Delhi cruise; RR crush MI | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:52 AM, April 21, 2019

Delhi cruise; RR crush MI

Shreyas Iyer slammed a quickfire 58 as Delhi Capitals cruised to a five-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League encounter in Delhi yesterday. Chasing 164 to win Dehli won the match with 2 balls to spare.

In the day's first match Steve Smith led Rajasthan Royals to a five-wicket victory against Mumbai Indians in Jaipur and kept their slim chances of making the play-offs alive.

Chasing 162 to win, a 70-run partnership between Smith (59*) and Riyan Parag (43) for the fourth wicket laid the foundation for the win as RR eventually got to the target with 5 balls to spare.

SCORES IN BRIEF

Punjab: 163 for 7 in 20 overs (Gayle 69, Mandeep 30; Lamichhane 3-40, Rabada 2-23, Axar 2-22)

Delhi: 166 for 5 in 19.4 overs (Dhawan 56, Iyer 58; Viljoen 2-39)

Result: Delhi won by 5 wickets

Man-of-the-match: Shreyas Iyer

Mumbai: 161 for 5 in 20 overs (De Kock 65, Yadav 34; Gopal 2-21, Binny 1-19)

Rajasthan: 162 for 5 in 19.1 overs (Smith 59 not out, Parag 43; Chahar 3-29)

Result: Rajasthan won by 5 wickets.

Player-of-the-match: Steven Smith.

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