Mostafiz’s great bowling, but Rajasthan lost
Mostafizur Rahman was wicketless despite bowling well against Punjab Kings on his return to the IPL. Bangladesh left-arm pacer has forgotten that grief today. Mostafiz took 2 wickets for 22 runs in 4 overs against Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi. The Delhi batsmen could not hit a four-six off his 24 balls.
But the last laugh was in Delhi. The team, which scored 154 runs for 6 wickets, stopped Rajasthan Royals by 121 runs and won by 33 runs. With this victory, Delhi has risen to the top of the points list by beating Chennai Super Kings with 16 points in 10 matches.
Sanju Samson fought alone for Rajasthan in the chase. The Rajasthan captain was unbeaten on 60 off 53 balls. Apart from this, only Mahipal Lomro has touched two figures. The left-arm batsman made 19 off 24 balls.
Earlier, Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson handed over the ball to Mostafiz at the start of Delhi’s innings. Cutter Master gave 6 runs in the first over. Mostafiz bowled for the second time in the twelfth over. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer broke the 72-run partnership. Pant just hooked the ball to the wicket while hooking the short ball outside the off stump. Before returning, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman made 24 off 24 balls.
Pant came to the wicket after Delhi lost the second wicket by 21 runs in the fifth over. Delhi lost by 6 balls and 3 runs to Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shake. Dhawan has been returned by pacer Karthik Tyagi, who gave Rajasthan an incredible victory in the previous match. Shaw gave wickets to Chetan Sakaria.
Iyer is the highest scorer in Delhi’s innings after 6 runs after Pant’s departure. Before being stumped by Rahul Tewatia, Iyer made 43 off 31 balls and returned to competitive cricket in the second innings of the IPL.
To get the fifth wicket of Delhi, the Rajasthan captain had to hand over the ball to Mostafiz again. In the 18th over, Mostafiz picked up the wicket of Shimron Hetmeyer for the third time in the third over. Hetmeyer, who scored 26 off 16 balls, can catch only the short third man by batting with the ball of Yorker length.
Mostafiz, who took 2 wickets for 15 runs in 3 overs, came back in bowling in the last over. 9 runs came with 2 leg byes in that over.