Rahane and Pant make statements by playing to strengths

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Asked to bat after Iyer called correctly at the toss, Rahane spearheaded Rajasthan Royals’ innings after getting a life on 16, the culprit being Ishant Sharma, who dropped a sitter at short fine-leg. The drop hurt the visitors, but Delhi did well to prevent RR from going past 200.

Rahane reached the three-figure mark in the IPL after seven years banking on 11 boundaries and three hits over the fence which also ensured Rajasthan Royals post a challenging total against the visiting DC.

Rahane remained unbeaten on 105, registering his best-ever IPL score.

Earlier, blending panache with power, Rahane roared back to form with a scintillating century and propelled Rajasthan to 191 for six. Rahane remained not out on 105 off 63 balls, decorating his knock with three sixes and 11 fours, while Smith contributed 50 off 32 deliveries.

Rishabh Pant-Powered Delhi Capitals Beat Rajasthan Royals To Go Top Of Table Rajasthan Royals did not know what to bowl, where to bowl at Rishabh Pant, whose blistering 78 gave Delhi Capitals a six-wicket win and pole position in the IPL 2019 in Jaipur on Monday.

While striking six fours and four sixes during his 36-ball furious gallop, Pant showed why his World Cup exclusion became a subject of intense debate. Dhawan got Delhi Capitals off to a rollicking start with a barrage of fours and sixes, adding 72 runs for the opening wicket with Shaw.