Currently, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) are locking horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) for the first time in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. After winning the toss, the DC skipper, Shreyas Iyer asked the host to bat first the chances of some due in the latter half of the innings. However, RR started on a rough note as they lost Sanju Samson 2nd over of the game itself.
During the toss, the RR skipper, Steve Smith revealed that they have made no changes to the winning squad. On the other hand, DC had made a change in their squad as Chris Morris came back in place of the young Sandeep Lamichhane.
Samson got out before facing a delivery in the game as Ajinkya Rahane played the complete first over of Ishant Sharma and took a single off the final ball. On the very first ball of the second over, Samson got out owing to a brilliant throw by Kagiso Rabada. After that dismissal, Rahane went bonkers as he smashed the DC bowlers all-over the part. Even he got a lifeline in the 5th over when Ishant dropped a sitter.
Along with Steve Smith, Ajinkya was toying with the bowlers as from the score of 59/1 in the first 7 overs, they took RR to a total of 135/1 at the 13-over mark. Meanwhile, both of them completed their respective half-centuries as well. However, soon after completing his fifty, Smith was dismissed in the 14th over. On the very first ball of the over, Axar Patel delivered a length ball and Smith went straight down the ground but mistimed it off towards long off, and Morris takes a well-judged catch just by the boundary line. It was a consecutive fifty for the RR skipper.
Here is the video of the same:
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