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The Delhi Capitals might find themselves on the wrong end of some sanctions that add insult to the injury of their final over defeat to the Rajasthan Royals. Jos Buttler was on song for the Royals smashing an incredible 116 to help set Delhi a steep 223-run winning target. Needing 36 to win off the final over Rovman Powell smashed the first three balls for six and on the fourth caused high drama.
Capitals peeved at final over call
West Indies allrounder Obed McCoy bowled a high full toss to his compatriot but to the Capitals dismay the delivery was not called a no-ball. Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant even sent a team official onto the field to argue his case with umpires. The Capitals appeared to cross the line with their furious remonstrations. Pant acknowledged that his team's reaction was out of line but questioned the call. "Everyone was frustrated because it was not even close, so I thought it was a no ball. Everyone in the ground saw that," the Delhi skipper said after the match. "Obviously it wasn't right, but what happened with us was also not right. It was just the heat of the moment."
Buttler has drawn lavish praise for his current form and his innings set the Royals up for victory.
Buttler making waves
The England batter savoured another big innings at the Wankhede, a ground he loves playing at. "Really special, I really enjoyed it," Buttler said after the match. "I think especially being here at the Wankhede, I love this stadium. My first IPL was here with Mumbai Indians. It's a fantastic atmosphere and I really loved it. I'm really enjoying some of the best form of my life and trying to work out why, bottle it up and continue that form. "I love the team, we've got an incredibly strong side. It's great to be at the top at the halfway stage of the tournament and we need to continue that form all the way through. The ball swung in the first over. I found that really tricky and didn't feel in good touch at that point. "You just try to soak up that pressure and try and come through it, keep believing that one ball will set you on your way and can get going. Once I got to that point, the confidence came back. "We managed to build a good partnership. Devdutt played fantastically well at the other end. Being no wickets down with eight overs gone, it felt like the right time to attack and put the pressure back on Delhi."
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