While Rajasthan Royals were crushed by Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday, Delhi was outclassed by a resilient KXIP in Mohali on Sunday.
Dhawan had one more reason to celebrate the win, as he got to his 29 IPL half-century quite comfortably.
Delhi will start as favourites against Rajasthan but unlike their first match if the likes of in-form D'Arcy Short, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler or Ben Laughlin fire on the morrow, it could well be Rajasthan's field day at home as all the players have reputation of turning the game around.
They face Daredevils who are still in shock and feel that despite doing all good, it was just Rahul's lightning fifty which took the match away from them.
In their chase, SRH lost Wriddhiman Saha for 5 in the second over bowled by Jaydev Unadkat. RR are beginning to tumble now.
Earlier, SRH bowlers justified their Williamson's decision to bowl first producing a disciplined display to restrict Royals.
WICKET! SRH have finally got the main man Sanju Samson, who departs for 49. Like falling through a series of trapdoors, the Rajasthan collapsed from 92 for three to a sub-par 125 for nine after the dismissals of Rahul Tripathi (17) and a well-set Sanju Samson (49) in the space of four deliveries. This is top-class cricket from the hosts.
Rahane fell to Siddarth Kaul while playing an extravagant shot.
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Rahane, the skipper of the side and D'arcy Short could only score 13 and four respectively before going back to the pavilion.
The Royals, returning after a two-year ban due to a betting scandal, struggled to put on partnerships in the absence of their own banned captain, Steve Smith. Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan was brought into the attack and from ball 1, he kept the batsmen under check.
SRH clearly has one of the best bowling sides in this season of IPL 2018.
Shakib Al Hasan made his Sunrisers Hyderabad debut with a fantastic bowling performance when he took two wickets against Rajasthan Royals at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, yesterday.
This will be a special occasion for the Royals, not only because it will be their first home game of the season, but because it will be the team's long-awaited return to their fortress of Sawai Mansingh Stadium for the first time since 2013.
With Star India now acquiring the media rights from Sony Pictures Network India for the upcoming season, the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports channels.
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