The capital clearly moved when Rabada ruled over the Royal Challengers

The capitals of Delhi took a clear place at the top of the Indian Premier League table with a 59-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The capital clearly moved when Rabada ruled over the Royal Challengers

A strong batting display that Marshall Steins took advantage of a late attack on Delhi and was put on the bat by Virat Kohli.

Shikhar Dhawan made an aggressive start in the 68-run stand with Prithviraj Shaw (42), who scored 32 runs in the 10th over before leaving.

Rishabh Pant scored 37 runs but it was Estonia who did it in the closing overs. The Australian all-rounder struck an unbeaten 53 with a pair of six fours and a six.

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Bangalore's response never came after a poor start which soon led them to a 43-3 loss to AB de Villiers.

Captain Kohli top-scored with 43 before becoming one of four wickets for the great Kagiso Rabada, who now has 12 runs at an average of 12.50 in this year's tournament.

There were also two wickets for Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel; the Royal Challengers finally embarrassed 137-9 in their 20 overs.

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The Estonian had endured a thinning since the start of the new IPL season with a 53 against Kings XI Punjab in the Delhi opener.

He then went on to score just 16 runs in three sixes but returned to his devastating innings against Bangalore, reaching his half-century at 24 when he added 89 for the third wicket with Pant. Were


In 2019, Ravichandran Ashwin caused a stir when, as the captain of Kings XI, he dismissed Rajinhan Royals' Jose Butler at the end of the non-striker, the batsmen had left their crease before the ball arrived.

There was almost a repetition when Ashwin created a similar situation with Aaron Finch here, but the Indian spinner chose to stare at the Bangalore out-of-batsman and then a sharp smile.


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