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IPL 2019 – Twitter Reactions: Rishabh Pant’s blitz overshadows Ajinkya Rahane’s ton as DC beat RR in Jaipur

Rajasthan Royals (RR) were left stunned by Rishabh Pant, whose blistering 78 gave Delhi Capitals (DC) a six-wicket win over the visiting team and pole position in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the Sawai Mansingh stadium, Jaipur on Monday.

For Royals, Ajinkya Rahane roared back to form with a scintillating century and propelled his side to 191/6 in 20 overs.


First innings: After put in to bat first, Rahane spearheaded Rajasthan 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 remained not out on 105 off 63 balls, decorating his knock with three sixes and 11 fours, while Steve Smith contributed 50 off 32 deliveries.

Second innings: In reply, Delhi got off to a flying start with Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw forging a 72-run stand. Dhawan scored 54 off 27 while Shaw hit a well-poised 42 off 39 balls. However, it was Pant’s blinder – 78 off 36 balls – which sealed the contest for the visitors. In his brief but powerful innings, Pant smashed six fours and four sixes to nullify Rahane’s ton and take DC to victory.


Here’s how Twitter reacted:


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