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IPL 2021, DC vs RR Highlights: Delhi overcome Rajasthan by 33 runs

IPL 2021, DC vs RR Highlights: Delhi Capitals consolidated their position at the top of the points table — 16 points from 10 matches — with a win over Rajasthan Royals.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 25, 2021 7:49:59 pm
IPL 2021, DC vs RR Highlights.

IPL 2021, DC vs RR Highlights: Delhi Capitals (DC) consolidated their position at the top of the IPL 2021 points table after beating Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 33 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Batting first, DC faltered early on, losing both of their openers inside five overs. Rishabh Pant (24) and Shreyas Iyer (43) steadied the ship in the middle overs with ultimately the team finishing on 154/6 after 20 overs. Chasing, RR looked uncomfortable right from the start. The Royals lost three wickets inside five overs and despite an unbeaten 70-run knock by skipper Sanju Samson, they failed to chase the target in the end.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 36

Delhi Capitals

154/6 (20.0)

Rajasthan Royals

121/6 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 36 )
Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs

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IPL 2021, DC vs RR Highlights:

19:14 (IST)25 Sep 2021
DC beat RR by 33 runs

It was an inevitability after their top order collapse and lack of support from anybody in the middle or lower order for Samson. Delhi Capitals win the match, take the 2 points to take back the top spot on the points table.

RR end on 121/6, Samson, who hit what was probably the best shot of the match off the penultimate ball of the fruitless chase, ends on 70*.

19:09 (IST)25 Sep 2021
DC close in on 2 points, top of table

Nortje finishes with 2/18, one of DC's multiple standout bowlers today. Rabada now bowls the 19th over. Samson scoops him behind the keeper for 4 - keeping the show going even as his team is losing sight of the target. 

RR 110/6 after 19, 45 runs away from the target with 1 over left. 

Today's second match is minutes away meanwhile:

19:00 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Samson loses another partner

Another batsman falls for RR. Tewatia goes for 9 off 15 balls. Not the miracle innings his team needed. Shamsi is Samson's new partner.

RR 99/6 after 17.2, need 56 runs in 16 balls

18:54 (IST)25 Sep 2021
50 for Samson

It's reverse sweep time! First Tewatia hits one with a flourish, for a single. Samson goes for it next ball. Misses. Not to be discouraged, goes for it again as Axar becomes bemused at this reverse sweep onslaught. This time it's Samson 1-0 Axar, he gets it over the inner field for four to third man.

50 for Samson, his lone hand lifting RR's hopes.

RR 96/5 after 16.3

18:45 (IST)25 Sep 2021
RR need 73 runs from 5 overs

Samson nudges a short ball from Nortje for four down to third man. Rabada also at the end of a few attacking shots from Samson, who picks up 3 boundaries in 1 over. It's Samson vs Delhi at the moment. If Tewatia can do a Tewatia and if Samson can carry on in this vein, who knows what might happen in the last 5 overs.

RR 82/5 after 15, need 73 runs from 5 overs

18:35 (IST)25 Sep 2021
5th wicket for DC, RR looking down at barrell

Riyan Parag comes in at 6. Rajasthan needing a turnaround like the one Tyagi gave them last time out. Riyan Parag's stay ends up being a short one. He misses the turn of Axar and is bowled. Tewatia joins Samson with RR now needing a miracle.

RR 59/5 after 13

18:24 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Rabada strikes

Rabada back into the attack and he gets a wicket straightaway! Lomror swings away to the leg side. Straight to fine leg. Gone for 19. Rajasthan's innings in tatters, even as Samson keeps holding his end up.

RR 48/4 after 10.2

18:22 (IST)25 Sep 2021
RR 48/3 after 10

Mahipal Lomror continues having his time under the sun, years after his more specialist U-19 WC teammates made their marks in international cricket. Looking easy on the eye as he builds a partnership in attempt of a Rajasthan recovery. Axar and Ashwin continue bowling for DC.

RR 48/3 after 10

18:13 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Ashwin, Axar keep things tight

Ashwin bowls another tight over. Samson pounces on the one ball which had some loop on it, slamming it for four past point. Axar Patel, Ashwin's competitor for a place in India's XI in the T20 WC, now joins him from the other end.

RR 34/3 after 8

18:09 (IST)25 Sep 2021
RR register lowing powerplay score in IPL 2021

Samson (5*) and Lomror (3*) make it to the end of powerplay against Delhi's ruthless bowling. RR: 21/3 (6 overs)

18:02 (IST)25 Sep 2021

Ashwin joins the party and he scalps the wicket of Miller (7). The batsman shimmies down the wicket, misses the ball and Pant completes the formalities. DC's bowling is proving to be too hot to handle for RR! RR: 17/3 (4.2 overs)

17:57 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Samson, Miller hold fort

RR get a second chance! After Samson is called caught behind, the skipper goes for a DRS. Nothing on UltraEdge and he is adjudged to be not out. Nortje keeps the pressure on well, concedes just two runs in his over. RR: 17/2 (4 overs)

17:44 (IST)25 Sep 2021

The agony doubles up for the Royals! Jaiswal (5) is sent back to the pavilion by Nortje... on his first ball of the innings. The pacer pitches it outside off, Jaiswal gets an edge on it and Pant makes no mistake with the catch. RR: 6/2 (1.1 overs)

17:41 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Livingstone sent back early on

Calamity in the first over! After some good running in the opening five balls by Livingstone (1) and Jaiswal, the former is caught behind! Avesh Khan strikes in his first over! Pant with a diving catch behind the wickets. RR: 6/1 (1 over)

17:35 (IST)25 Sep 2021
"Tyagi don’t think, keep it simple!"

“Zyaada soch mat, (dont overthink) keep it simple!” was the cry from captain Sanju Samson from behind the stumps at the start of the 18th over. The advise was perhaps something to do with Tyagi’s previous over where he leaked 16 runs, with Shimron Hetmeyer looting three fours. He repeatedly made room on the leg side and carved the full, length, and short deliveries behind square on the off side. Perhaps, Samson wanted more consistency, and hence that suggestion to keep it simple. What happened? A outside-off yorker followed which was called wide. Then another one down the leg, and Samson was left holding his hands akimbo. 11 runs came off the over and those 27 from two helped Delhi move past 150. Tyagi had started well, almost continuing from his last game's last-over heroics, as he removed Shikhar Dhawan. It went a bit pear shaped in the end.

17:22 (IST)25 Sep 2021
DC score 154/6, RR to chase 155 to win

Mustafizur bowls a great 20th over, Ashwin and Lalit kept under check as they look to score quickly at the death. Ashwin shows the balue of running to your end even when there is no hope. He had no chance of making it but still kept running. Mustafizur fails to get him run out. Ashwin manages to get 2. Excellent running to end their innings!

DC get to 154/6 after 20 overs.

Mustafizur finishes with 2/22 in 4 overs.

17:14 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Sakariya gets Axar

Tyagi, Sakariya and Mustafizur to bowl the last 3 overs one by one. Tyagi gets no success. 11 runs off his over. Sakariya bowls the 19th. Axar slogs a six down the ground. Then next ball, he goes aerial again, and is caught by Miller.Ashwin joins Lalit with 10 balls left.

DC 142/6 after 18.2

17:02 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Mustafizur derails Hetmyer Express

It's Hetmyer on the charge! Kartik Tyagi at the end of his charge. Consecutive fours slammed past point. Another short ball, again the length used to push it into the third man fence. 16 runs off the 16th over!

Mustafizur snares Hetmyer! The man from Satkkhira gets a yorker to land in the blockhole, Hetmyer slices to third man. Fantastic delivery to get the danger man! Hetmyer gone for 28.

DC 123/5 after 16.5

16:50 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Hetmyer lifts off

Lalit Yadav joins Hetmyer. Sakariya also back into the attack. But he is instead attacked by Hetmyer. His bat speed as quick as a Boeing headed to the Caribbean for a summer break. A four hammered past extra cover. Then past long on. DC cross 100 with Hetmyer providing the impetus that they looked to have lost with Iyer's wicket.

DC 104/4 after 15

16:40 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Shreyas Iyer out - stumped for 43

Hetmyer goes down on his knees and heaves Shamsi away to the leg side, making his intentions clear early on. Iyer, now in his 40s, steps out to Shamsi too, a lofted shot lands just one drop away from the fielder at long on. Tewatia, running in with a Prasanna-ish action, bowls a wide. Iyer looks to step out and drive. Misses. Samson swipes the bails off. Is that a wicket? Replays to decide DC's highest scorers's fate. And he is out! Shreyas Iyer falls for 43 (32). Stumped. Tewatia gets a freak wicket.

DC 90/4 after 13.2

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