Prime News, National Sport, Cricket, Jaipur, April 23:- Rajasthan Royals did not know what to bowl, where to bowl at Rishabh Pant, whose blistering 78 gave Delhi Capitals a six-wicket win and pole position in the IPL, at Sawai Mansingh Stadium on here on Monday.
While striking six fours and four sixes during his 36-ball furious gallop, Pant showed why his World Cup exclusion became a subject of intense debate.
Shikhar Dhawan got Delhi Capitals off to a rollicking start with a barrage of fours and sixes, adding 72 runs for the opening wicket with Prithvi Shaw in only 7.3 overs.
But it was Pant, who played the most influential role in DC’s win, finishing it off with a six.
Delhi Capitals now find themselves at the top of the table, tied on points with Chennai Super Kings but with a slightly better net run rate, although they’ve played one game more than Dhoni’s side. Rajasthan are firmly rooted at seventh, six points from 10 games.
Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 191/6 in 20 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 105*, Steve Smith 50; Kagiso Rabada 2-37) lost to Delhi Capitals 193/4 in 19.2 overs (Rishabh Pant 78*, Shikhar Dhawan 54; Shreyas Gopal 2-47) by six wickets. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)