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Delhi Capitals Clinch 20-Run Victory Against Rajasthan Royals in High-Scoring Encounter

New Delhi: The Delhi Capitals (DC) secured a thrilling 20-run win against the Rajasthan Royals (RR), adding a new twist to the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Points Table as they climbed to 12 points alongside three other teams.

Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, the Rajasthan Royals aimed to chase down any total, banking on their batting prowess. However, the DC openers, led by Jake Fraser-McGurk, set the stage with a blistering start, showcasing relentless attacking cricket. Fraser-McGurk’s explosive 19-ball half-century set the tone for DC’s innings, guiding them to a commanding position.

Despite some quick wickets in the middle overs, Abishek Porel’s steady knock, coupled with Tristan Stubbs’ explosive cameo, propelled DC to a formidable total of 221 for eight at the end of their innings.

In response, RR began their chase with aggression, with captain Sanju Samson leading the charge with a spectacular innings. Samson’s remarkable knock, supported by contributions from Shubham Dube and Riyan Parag, kept RR in the hunt. However, DC’s bowlers maintained their composure in the crucial stages, denying RR the momentum they needed to seal the victory.

With 29 runs required off the last over, DC’s Mukesh Kumar delivered a decisive blow by dismissing Rovman Powell, effectively sealing the win for his team.

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