Delhi Capitals (DC) have moved to the top of the points table after they defeated Rajasthan Royals by (RR) 13 runs in Match 31 of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Robin Uthappa hit a four and a six off Nortje in the 13th over as RR brought up their hundred. But, RR lost their fifth wicket in the next over as a mix-up between Uthappa and Riyan Parag saw the latter walk back to the dug-out.
RR needed 22 runs in the final over with Tewatia still in the middle and debutant Deshpande bowling the over.
While the right-arm pacer started the over with a wide, he conceded not more than nine runs and picked a wicket as DC returned to winning ways, beating RR by 13 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan, who was coming into this game on the back of his unbeaten 69 against Mumbai Indians, counterattacked as he and Shreyas Iyer scored 35 runs in the next three overs to take their side to 47/2 at the end of six overs.
DC will be mighty impressed with the extreme pace of Nortje who clocked 155 kmph quite easily and regularly. With Rabada, Ashwin and Axar rounding off their bowling, they look a really difficult team to beat.
DC had won the toss and decided to bat first.
Scores: Delhi Capitals 161/7 (Shikhar Dhawan 57, Shreyas Iyer 53; Jofra Archer 3/19) beat Rajasthan Royals 148/8 (Ben Stokes 41, Robin Uthappa 32; Anrich Nortje 2/33) by 13 runs.