After playing a game-defining 45-run knock from just 24 balls against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Capitals batsman Shimron Hetmyer said it was good for him to get a long knock in the middle . Rajasthan Royals failed to defeat 185 runs and were eliminated for 138, giving Delhi Capitals a 46-run victory.
First to strike, Delhi Capitals registered 184/8 in the allotted twenty overs. For the Shreyas Iyer-led side, Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis came between the points with 45 and 39 points respectively.
“I actually felt good, after a while I got a long knock in the middle, it felt really great, yes I was trying to get a six at delivery. I was going to get a single first, but I felt the ball was in the slot, so I went for it, but that’s how it goes sometimes, “Hetmyer told Marcus Stoinis in a video on iplt20.com.
In the 17th over, Hetmyer had already smashed two sixes and went for the third to pick up his fifty, but the left-handed batsman was caught by the boundary lines.
Hetmyer has scored 91 points for the Delhi Capitals so far in the current edition of the IPL with an average of 30.33.
No Rajasthan Royals batsman could stay in the fold for a long time and only Rahul Tewatia (38) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (34) achieved respectable scores. For Delhi Capitals, Kagiso Rabada did well again when he scalped three wickets.
In the match, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel got three wickets among them. Ashwin also managed to grab Jos Buttler’s crucial wicket.
With this win, Delhi Capitals has risen to the top of the IPL 2020 leaderboard with 10 points from six games. The party will face the next battle against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, Oct. 11.
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