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RR v DC: Ryan Barrack’s comeback; Avesh Khan’s Intimidation Bowling – Rajasthan to Continue to Win!

RR v DC: Ryan Barrack’s comeback;  Avesh Khan’s Intimidation Bowling – Rajasthan to Continue to Win!


In the story of the camel and the tent, Barak’s bat stood up and played like a camel that got lost in the corner and then took over the whole.

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For Delhi to field first, Khalil Ahmed and Mukesh displayed all the elements of swing and seam bowling on both sides. In the three overs bowled in the powerplay, Khalil Ahmed’s balls gave just 9 runs.

The powerplay saw just 31 runs, that too with a hat-trick boundary from Samson who showed his class and effectively found the gaps. A bowler’s `Battle Cry’ is the only wicket in the Powerplay of T20. Back-to-back wickets of Jaiswal and Samson gave Delhi a kick-start. Jos Buttler, who had a hat-trick dugout, 11 in the last four IPL scores, also got out for 11 not out in this match. Kuldeep’s faith in persuading Bundy to listen to TRS was not in vain.

10 overs – just 58 runs. The first low scoring game of this series was called Loading. But Barak seized the day. It was their middle-order batting, seen as Rajasthan’s area of ​​concern in the series, that prevented the collapse and lifted the team. Dropped early in the anchoring role to prevent the fall of wickets, Ashwin dazzled with three sixes. The highlight was two sixes off Narkia’s balls. Returning after a long break, Narkia’s bowling could be seen wandering in search of its rhythm. If Ashwin’s game was like a welcome drink, it was Parag who provided the main party. He has played an innings to remember and celebrate for Rajasthan, who have bagged him for years.

Barak had cheated in the last three seasons. In 2021 and 2022 he has not even reached 200 runs in 10 or more matches. Last season Rajasthan fans did not say Barak to him in Rajapath! The reason is that his bat added only 78 runs in 7 matches. Earlier this season, the team’s coach Sangakkara had said that Parag 2.0 had begun.


“The entry of his young IPL teammates Jaiswal and Jurel into Indian cricket has fueled Barak’s appetite for runs. His recent domestic performances have been good and that motivation has continued here,” he said.

However, what surprised him was that he bowled such a mature innings. Calm And Composed is just like that.

He had scored only 26 runs in the first 26 balls he faced. But the next 8 balls he faced saw 24 runs in the 300 strike rate and brought him to the half century. This is Barak’s first half-century in the IPL after almost two years. The next 11 balls added 34 runs to the team’s account. In the story of the camel and the tent, Barak’s bat stood up and played like a camel that got lost in the corner and then took over the whole.

The three fours and two sixes he hit in the last over of the match bowled by Norkia were beyond description and imagination. The fourth batting position is beneficial not only for him but also for the team. Yes! His score in this one match is more than his total in the last one season. This made the team reach the score of 186.


The chasing team has won 64 per cent of the matches, and Rajasthan’s recent record at their home ground has not been anything to speak of, but Rajasthan’s bowling prowess will keep Delhi somewhat nervous. Rajasthan would have had to bring in Rovman Powell as an impact player if Barak had not played well. As it was blocked, they brought in Burger in the second half and used Powell as a fielding substitute. Starting with three overseas players, Rajasthan made the most of it. Like the Butterfly Effect, a change in one place is transmitted to all. Nandre Burger’s two wickets added to the over.

After losing one of the openers who gave a great start, Delhi started to falter. However, their leading run-taker David Warner and Reb Punt struggled last season. Their partnership of 67 off 46 balls was the only wheel that carried the match to the end. However, forgetting what the target is and whether the run rate is moving towards it, they did not rotate the strike and looked below 7 runs in the middle of many overs. This is where Delhi stumbles big time. However, had the partnership lasted, Stubbs and Axar Patel would have stepped on the accelerator in the finish and steered the team towards the goal. Not only was this partnership broken, but both wickets fell and Rajasthan’s side pulled the game away. A costly over each from Sandeep and Ashwin gave Delhi a glimmer of hope to fight back.


The game moved from both sides like a tug-of-war. The bowlers took turns to claim the space and the batsmen fought back to make it their own and turn the game in their favor with the fall of a wicket. In the 17th over, Boult missed the chance of a catch by Stubbs’ miss-hit. And that’s where the excitement for the game is reset.

In the final over, Samson moved to Avesh Khan, who had a lower economy (8.3) than Boult and Nandre Burger each, despite having an over to spare (9.7).

His yorkers did not disappoint Samson. Sandeep and Avesh Khan combined to bowl three times in the last three overs of the match. However, they gave only 28 runs in those 18 balls.


The yorkers and unhittable empty length balls stifled Delhi’s scoring options. Samson’s bowling changes helped Rajasthan win by 12 runs. Delhi lost both the matches played, while Rajasthan won both.

This year, the IPL has seen a match where the home team has once again won, to extend the narrative that home grounds are helping their team.

Rajasthan’s IPL template is usually like a student who writes the first few pages of the exam beautifully and fills the last with hideously bad handwriting. The start has been good this year and should continue in the coming matches.



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