Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals – IPL 2021
The 36th IPL match will be played between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals on 25th September 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Young guns. Big stage. We go again, the Royals way. ?#RoyalsFamily | #HallaBol | #DCvRR pic.twitter.com/Q8RN9ulgiZ— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 25, 2021
Head to Head comparison of matches played and won between the two teams shows that out of 23 matches played between them, RR and DC have neck-to-neck wins, RR has won 12 times whereas DC has won on 11 occasions.
However, DC has beaten RR 4 times in their 5 last encounters, which means in the current form DC has better chances of winning. Also, for DC, a win against RR will take them to 16 points on the IPL 2021 table that most often ensures a spot in Playoffs.
? Toss Update ?@IamSanjuSamson has won the toss & @rajasthanroyals have elected to bowl against @DelhiCapitals. #VIVOIPL #DCvRR— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 25, 2021
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DC vs RR Match Details
Sanju Samson, the captain of RR won the toss and elected to bowl first against Delhi capitals. From the RR side, Tabraiz Shamsi and David Miller come in for Evin Lewis and Chris Morris.
Whereas Delhi has replaced the injured Marcus Stoinis with Lalit Yadav and will play with three overseas players (Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, and Anrich Nortje)
Below are the DC and RR teams that were declared.
|Delhi Capitals (DC)||Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan|
|Rajasthan Royals (RR)||Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Liam Livingstone, David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Tabraiz Shamsi|
What made #RishabhPant & #SanjuSamson go ??— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 25, 2021
Drop your best guesses ?!#DCvRR #VIVOIPL #DelhiCapitals #RajasthanRoyals #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/6SbJbZrsrd
Delhi Capitals after losing the toss batted first, they scored 154-6 in 20 overs. Rajasthan Royals had to get 155 in 20 overs at the rate of 7.75 runs per over.
RR had a tough time chasing the total and kept on losing the wickets, their major concern was the creeping required run rate that they never were able to meet.
Sanju Samson scored 70 but was not enough to beat the team effort of DC. In the end, RR could only score 121-6 in 20 overs and lost the match by 33 runs.
Shreyas Iyer was awarded man of the match for scoring 43 off 32 deliveries in the difficult situation to bat.
Delhi started batting with their well-known openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Dhawan has been in good form throughout the IPL 2021, they both started well, DC was 18-0 after 3 overs.
Kartik Tyagi, the man of the match of RR vs PBKS match gave the first breakthrough when he dismissed the in-form batsmen Dhawan at 8 in the 4th overs, DC was 21-1 after 4 overs.
Prithvi tried to increase the scoring rate but he too got dismissed in the very next over by Sakariya at 10, DC was 25-2 after 4 overs with both openers back in the pavilion.
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant were in the middle and DC was 36-2 after the power play (6 overs).
They both stayed on the crease and completed 50 runs partnership in the 11 overs, DC was 79-2 after 11 overs.
5⃣0⃣-run stand! ? ?@ShreyasIyer15 & @RishabhPant17 complete a vital half-century stand as @DelhiCapitals move past 70. ? ? #VIVOIPL #DCvRR— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 25, 2021
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In the 12th over Mustafizur scalped Pant at 24, DC was 84-3 after 12 overs, Shimron Hetmyer replaced Pant and in the 14th over Tewatia dismissed Iyer at 43. DC was 92-4 after 14 overs.
Lalit Yadav came in for Iyer and DC again loss the wicket of Hetmyer in the 17th over to Mustafizur at 28, DC was 124-5 after 17 overs.
Axar Patel came in for Hetmyer but soon got out to Sakariya at 12, DC was 145-6 after 19 overs.
Lalit Yadav and R Ashwin were at the crease and finished DC’s innings at 154-6 in designated 20 overs.
|Prithvi Shaw |
c Livingstone b Sakariya
|Shikhar Dhawan |
b Kartik Tyagi
|Shreyas Iyer |
st Samson b Tewatia
|Rishabh Pant |
|Shimron Hetmyer |
c Sakariya b Mustafizur
|Lalit Yadav |
|Axar Patel |
c Miller b Sakariya
|R Ashwin |
|Total: 154-6 in 20 Overs|
RR needed 155 runs at the required rate of 7.75 runs per over. This seemed to be a difficult total to achieve considering the bowling form of DC and not so set and struggling opening pair, Liam Livingstone and Yashashvi Jaiswal of RR.
As expected RR lost its first wicket in the very first over of their innings in the form of Livingstone to Avesh Khan, RR was 6-1 after 1 over.
They lost Jaiswal to Nortje in the second over, RR was 11-2 after 2 overs.
Sanju Samson and David Miller were in the middle trying to build innings but Ashwin broke the partnership by dismissing Miller at 7, RR was 19-3 after 5 overs.
After the power play (6 overs) RR was 21-3 struggling to maintain the required run rate. From here they needed 134 more runs at the rate of 9.5 runs per over.
Sanju and Mahipal Lomror tried to match the RRR but Rajasthan again lost Lomror to Rabada, RR was 49-4 after 11 overs.
RR now needed106 more runs in the remaining 9 overs, the required run rate was around 12 runs per over. In the very next over, Ryan Parag was dismissed by Axar, RR was 56-5 after 12 overs.
Rahul Tewatia and Sanju fought and Sanju got his half-century in the 17th over, but the target seemed to be too far, RR was 99-5 after 17 overs.
5⃣0⃣ for @IamSanjuSamson! ? ?— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 25, 2021
The @rajasthanroyals captain is putting up a fight here in Abu Dhabi. ? ? #VIVOIPL #DCvRR
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Thereafter, it was a formality to keep playing and try to achieve as many runs as they can so as to reduce the losing margin. In the end, RR could only score 121-6 in 20 overs.
|Liam Livingstone |
c Pant b Avesh
|Yashasvi Jaiswal |
c Pant b Nortje
|David Miller |
st Pant b Ashwin
|Mahipal Lomror |
c Avesh b Rabada
|Riyan Parag |
|Rahul Tewatia |
c Hetmyer b Nortje
|Tabraiz Shamsi |
|Total: 121-6 in 20 Overs|
DC vs RR Match Highlights (video)
The Highlights (video) of the match between Delhi capitals and RR.