IPL 2021: After an embarrassing defeat against Rajasthan Royals (RR), Delhi Capitals (DC) now has something to be happy about as their star pacer Anrich Nortje has joined the squad on Thursday. The speedster after a false positive Covid-19 result, tested negative thrice and will now be available for selection. “Our pace superstar is now out of quarantine. After a false positive result for COVID-19, Anrich Nortje tested negative thrice, and is now part of our team bubble,” DC announced on its official Twitter handle.
He’s here 💙
Our 🇿🇦 pace superstar is now out of quarantine. After a false positive result for COVID-19, Anrich Nortje tested negative thrice, and is now part of our team bubble.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 16, 2021
Nortje’s return will be a boost to DC who lacked lethalness in its bowling attack against Sanju Samson’s RR.
IPL 2021: RR vs DC Highlights
Back against the ball, left-handed batsman David Miller produced a 62-run knock and it was followed by Chris Morris’ cameo of 36 runs off just 18 balls as Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Capitals by three wickets.
Miller played a knock of 62 runs. The left-handed batter came out to bat with the score at 17/3, and he guided Rajasthan’s innings. And with 27 needed off the final two overs, Morris stepped up to the occasion to take his side over the line with two balls to spare.
With this win, Rajasthan has registered their first victory in this edition of the IPL.Chasing 148, Rajasthan did not get off to an ideal start as the side lost its opening batters Manan Vohra (9) and Jos Buttler (2) in the third over of the innings.
Chris Woakes provided the first two breakthroughs to Delhi. In the very next over, Kagiso Rabada dismissed Sanju Samson (4), leaving Rajasthan in a spot of bother at 17/3. Shivam Dube and David Miller put on a 19-run stand for the fourth wicket, but Avesh Khan cut short the partnership in the eighth over as he dismissed the left-handed Dube (2).
Avesh caused further trouble as he sent Riyan Parag (2) back to the pavilion, reducing Rajasthan to 42/5 in the 10th over. Rahul Tewatia then joined Miller in the middle and the partnership between these two batters saw Miller taking the mantle and accelerating the innings
IPL 2021: When is Delhi Capitals next match?
Delhi will play Punjab Kings next on April 18 at 7:30 pm.