Sanju Samson’s side won by 15 runs at the Wankhede Stadium against Delhi Capitals to reach the top of the points table.

Rajasthan Royals sat a target 0f 223-2 in 20 overs losing only two wickets.

When the chase began, 223 seemed improbable. David Warner and Prithvi Shaw got them off to a steady start before two quick wickets pegged them back. Rishabh Pant and Shaw looked to rebuild but failed.

The game kept slipping away from Delhi despite two bad overs from Rajasthan but Lalit Yadav kept the chase alive before Rovman Powell sent Wankhede into Euphoria.

With 36 left in the final over, he smashed three straight sixes before a non-ball fiasco got Obed McCoy to settle his nerves and eventually Rajasthan Royals won by 15 runs.

Earlier, Rajasthan started slow with Delhi Capitals keeping things tight before Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal broke free and stitched a record 155-run stand. Padikkal scored his maiden fifty for Rajasthan but departed shortly after.

Buttler’s carnage continued as he reached his third century this season and fourth in IPL career, fifth in T20s before captain Sanju Samson’s fiery cameo knock, in the end, propelled the Royals to 222 for 2 in 20 overs, which is now the highest score this season, breaking past their own record. 

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