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IPL 2022 on 22-04-2022
Rajasthan Royals (RR) who made a score of 222 runs for the loss of 2 wickets beat Delhi Capitals (DC) with a score of 207 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.
The end turned out to be chaotic as the DC team wanted to call back their players and send a coach to get a ‘call’ overturned but the Jos Buttler century was the highlight.
Buttler seemed to be uncomfortable initially due to which the 1st 11 runs were made in 14 balls. Rishabh Pant, the captain of the competitor did not seem to be very happy with his bowlers. In the end, Buttler managed to make 116 runs in 65 balls, with 9 sixes, with one being 107m long.
The left arm angle of Khaleel Ahmed managed to trouble Buttler but he, yet managed to hit 2 boundaries in the 1st over.
A Shift in Momentum
Unlike before, Padikkal was not the bystander, he managed to take off some pressure off Buttler and hit 3 fours in the 1st over by Mustafizur Rahman. This was followed by 2 sixes by Buttler. The score in the powerplay was 44 runs for no loss.
Padikkal and Buttler went after Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel and took 12 and 15 runs from the 8th and the 9th over’s.
Buttler had enjoyed support from Padikkal as he offered most of the strike to Buttler. Padikkal had scored 54 runs in 35 balls. He was dismissed in the 16th over.
Warner, Shaw get a quick start
Prithvi Shaw and David Warner are two people who can manage to scare you as the opening pair. In the 1st two balls Shaw managed 2 fours. Warner on the other hand, managed to score 28 runs off 13 balls.
Buttler managed to mess with all the plans of the DC team. This team was missing out on Ponting who stayed back as a family member fell ill with the virus.
Spinners control the Middle Overs
Yuzvendra Chahal and R Ashwin controlled the middle over’s. Ashwin managed to get Sarfaraz Khan in the 6th over. This was backed by tight overs by Chahal, after which, Shaw was caught at deep cover. The game seemed to be over when Prasidh returned to get Pant. He bowled hard lengths.
Powell turns the game around
Powell struck fear in the 18th over. They required 51 runs off 18 balls. Powell managed to hit 2 sixes at the end. Prasidh seemed to kill the game with a ‘wicket-maiden’. He bowled over the wicket with a cover field considered ‘strong’.
The last over was to be given to McCoy. He had conceded 26 runs in the 9th over. The pauses between deliveries seem to get longer. The pause between the 3rd and 4th seem to be the longest as the DC team wanted a decision to be ‘reversed’. This was not possible.
A short ball that was slow after the layoff brought the ‘dot’. This was the game.