New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs in game 23 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. Chasing a modest total of 185, Rajasthan Royals lost its opener Jos Buttler in the third over of the match. Skipper Steve Smith followed suits in the ninth over off Nortje's delivery and the team failed to recover from there.

Earlier, Shimron Hetmyer's 24-ball 45 had guided Delhi Capitals to 184. Invited to bat first, Delhi Capitals had lost its top order inside powerplay. The middle-order, however, came to the rescue and the team managed to put up 184 on the scoreboard. 

Here are the latest updates from game 23 between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals:

Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs

Delhi Capitals have won the contest by 46 runs. Win the win, the team has moved to the top of the points table.

Wickets tumble for Rajasthan Royals in 185-run chase

Rajsthan Royals are seven down for just 100 runs after 15 overs. Nearly impossible for the team to make a come back from here.

Stoinis gets Samson for 5 to rattle Rajasthan Royals’ run-chase

Sanju Samson has been dismissed yet again on a single digit score. Trouble for Rajasthan Royals in 185-run chase

Nortje gets Smith for 24; Rajasthan two down in 185-run chase

Nortje has dismissed skipper Steve Smith for 24. Rajasthan Royals are two down for 56 in the ninth over. 

Rajasthan Royals lose Jos Buttler early in 185-run chase

Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Jos Buttler for 13. Delhi Capitals are one down in 185-run chase.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler begin Rajasthan Royals' 185-run chase 

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler have begun Rajasthan Royals' 185-run chase against Delhi Capitals. Kagiso Rabada is with the new ball.

Hetmyer's blitz guides Delhi Capitals to 184 against Rajasthan Royals

Delhi Capitals have managed to put up 184 on the scoreboard despite losing its top order inside powerplay.

Delhi Capitals lose half their side after Tewatia gets Stoinis for 39

Rahul Tewatia has dismissed dangerous-looking Marcus Stoinis for 39. Delhi Capitals have lost half their side for 39.

Stoinis marches on as wickets tumble at other end for Delhi Capitals 

Four Delhi Capitals batsmen are back in the pavillion without even 100 at the scoreboard. Marcus Stoinis is batting at 33. 

Trouble for Delhi Capitals as top order collapses inside powerplay

Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer has been run out in the penultimate ball of the powerplay. Delhi Capitals are 51/3 at the end of 6 overs.

Jofra Archer gets Delhi openers inside powerplay 

Jofra Archer has dismissed Prithvi Shaw for 19 in the fifth over of the match. Delhi Capitals are two down inside powerplay.

Delhi lose Shikhar Dhawan early after invited to bat first

Jofra Archer has dimissed Shikhar Dhawan for 5 in the second over of the match.

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan begin Delhi Capitals' innings

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have begun Delhi Capitals' innings against Rajasthan Royals. Varun Aaron is with the new ball.

Playing XI

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron

Rajasthan Royals opt to field

Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and opted to field first against Delhi Capitals.

Toss at 7 pm

The toss between two teams will be held at 7 pm (IST).

Squads:

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Varun Aaron, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ankit Rajpoot, Manan Vohra, Andrew Tye, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Aniruddha Joshi, Shashank Singh, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.

Posted By: Lakshay Raja