Rishabh Pant played a memorable knock against Rajasthan Royals which steered Delhi Capitals to a six-wicket win at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Monday. During his explosive knock, there was one shot which stood out to be his best shot of the day and that was the falling pull shot which was hit with one hand.
The incident happened in the 15th over of Delhi's run chase which was bowled by Jaydev Unadkat. In the second delivery, Unadkat bowled a short length delivery as Pant tried to play his signature pull shot. However, while attempting the shot, he lost his balance and was on his knees but he had timed the ball perfectly as it landed just short of the boundary rope and went for four.
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Rishabh Pant played a stellar knock to take Delhi Capitals past the finish line against Rajasthan Royals by six wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Monday. As a result of this splendid knock, Delhi Capitals have now reached the summit of the points table.
Pant remained unbeaten as he scored a blistering 36-ball 78 at a strike rate of 216.67. His innings included six boundaries and four maximums. The wicket-keeper batsman was adjudged 'Man of the Match' for his brilliant knock. The 21-year old stitched in an 84-run third wicket stand with Prithvi Shaw who had scored a 39-ball 42.
Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane rediscovered his rhythm by scoring a fantastic century.Rahane opened the batting for Rajasthan as the hosts were put into bat by Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer after winning the toss. The former Rajasthan skipper put on a 130-run stand along with the newly-appointed skipper Steve Smith. Rahane scored an unbeaten 63-ball 105 at a strike rate of 166.67 which included 11 boundaries and three maximums. His blistering knock helped Rajasthan Royals get to a challenging total of 191/6 in their 20 overs.