A spirited bowling effort from the Rajasthan Royals allowed the Delhi Capitals to settle for a medicore score after the end of 20 overs. From conceding 221 for 6 in 20 overs a few days back, to keeping the Capitals in check with quick wickets, the pink team showed great intent in the field. Not a single six was scored in the first innings one of the rare occasions in T20 format in this venue. After losing four wickets inside 7 overs, Rishabh Pant (51) and Lalit Yadav (20) added 51 runs for the fifth wicket to rebuild the Delhi Capitals innings.
However, it was that freak run-out from Parag that turned things around, and despite some good work by Woakes and Curran at the death to salvage a defendable total, Unadkat and the Fizz were smart enough and good enough to keep the Daredevils to a sub-par total. Earlier, Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson on Thursday won the toss and opted to field. Rajasthan Royals were handed a big blow before their second game of this season as all-rounder Ben Stokes was ruled out of the tournament due to a finger injury. Delhi Capitals made two changes to their lineup as they brought in Kagiso Rabada and Lalit Yadav in place of Shimron Hetmyer and Amit Mishra while Rajasthan Royals brought in David Miller in place of the injured Stokes. Sanju Samson's side also brought in Jaydev Unadkat in place of Shreyas Gopal. Rajasthan lost its first game against Punjab Kings by four runs while Delhi Capitals defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven wickets.