RR vs DC Man of the Match: The fast bowler from Rajasthan Royals was awarded the Man of the Match award for his dual performance.
During the seventh match of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in Mumbai, Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets to register their first victory of this season.
In what was yet another close finish in this season, Rajasthan’s batsmen initially made a mess of what should’ve been a simple 148-run chase. Having lost half their side for 42 runs before the halfway mark, RR had a near-improbable task ahead of them.
Eventually, it was batsman David Miller whose 10th IPL half-century brought back Royals into the match. Having scored 62 (43) with the help of seven fours and two sixes, Miller’s counter-attacking knock consisted of sheer entertainment on the back of some well-executed shots played with a lot of courage and calculated risk.
While Miller’s dismissal in the 16th over once again put Royals on the back foot, RR all-rounder Chris Morris stood tall on his potential to score a match-winning 36* (18) comprising of four sixes.
RR vs DC Man of the Match
Earlier, it was Royals captain Sanju Samson who had won the toss and invited DC in to bat. On the back of captain Rishabh Pant top-scoring with his 51 (32) comprising of nine fours, Capitals had scored 147/8 in 20 overs.
Not part of the first match, pacer Jaydev Unadkat made his inclusion count as he was the pick of the bowlers for Royals with bowling figures of 4-0-15-3.
Unadkat, who dismissed the likes of Prithvi Shaw (2), Shikhar Dhawan (9) and Ajinkya Rahane (8) in the powerplay, was awarded the Man of the Match award tonight. It is worth mentioning that the 29-year old player had also scored a pivotal 11* (7) consisting of a six in the business end of the match.
“I think I have a lot of experience now. This was kind of a homecoming for me, I would like to bowl with the freedom I got with the new ball. This time I didn’t get the first game so I knew when the chances came, I’d have to take them. Worked out really well today.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 15, 2021
“If you see the stats, I think I only bowled about four or five change of pace. It was the wickets I got that’s why it seemed like I bowled more, but it was about hitting the hard lengths today. There was moisture and I made use of it today,” Unadkat told Star Sports during the post-match presentation ceremony.