Rajasthan Royals beats Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets
Rajasthan Royals beats Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets

IPL 2021 RR vs DC highlights: The IPL 2020 finalist Delhi Capitals won the first match against CSK and set to play their second match of the league against Rajasthan Royals.

Losing the first match in a close call RR gets into play their second league match of the IPL 2021.

Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss Details: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opt to bowl

Captains View 

Sanju Samson | RR

We would like to bowl first. The conditions demand that it’s easier to bowl first. Matches come on in a very short time, you have to get over it. We have to take the learning experience and move on.

We have plans for every batsman. You are expected to go for runs here. We need to have a mindset of picking wickets. I am okay if our bowlers go for some runs, we there to score it back. David Miller comes in for Stokes. Unadkat replaces Gopal. 

Rishabh Pant | DC

On this wicket, toss doesn’t matter. The surface looks good. Good to hear that we have won the last five matches (against RR) but the team that plays well will in the match. Hetmyer misses out, Rabada comes in for himLalit Yadav makes his debut.

Playing XI

Rajasthan Royals(RR)

Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), David Miller, Jos Buttler, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman.

Delhi Capitals(DC)

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Tom Curran, Avesh Khan.

IPL 2021 RR vs DC highlights

Delhi Capitals(DC) Batting

Prithvi Shaw and Dhawan get into the crease to lead DC while Chetan Sakariya gets in to open the bowling attack against DC.

Not like their first match against CSK, DC openers struggles to face the RR’s bowling unit. DD’s opener struggled and loses their wicket within the first 3 overs of the innings. Where Shaw returns to Pavillion after scoring 2 runs while his opening partner departures for 9 runs.

Two quick wickets pose pressure over the DC’s batting unit. Soon the much-expected Rahane too dismissed for 8 runs and walks to the pavilion.

The pressure builds over the captain. Rishabh Pant gets into the yard where the Stoinis got a duck. Pant needs to build a steady partnership in order to grab some more runs for the team.

Pant finally joining hands with lower-order batsmen drags DC to score 147 runs for 8 wickets loss. Where skipper Pant scored the maximum of 51 runs from 32 deliveries.

Rajasthan Royals Batting

Buttler and Vohra joins hands to chase down the target of less than 150. Woakes opens the attack on behalf of the DC.

As like DC, Royals to starts to lose early wickets. Within 4 overs Royals loses three wickets for 17 runs. Start performer Sanju Samson too lose his wicket to the DC’s strong bowling unit.

As a savior, David Miller starts to stand in the yard and defends the DC’s bowling attack. Though Miller makes a long stand RR strikers struggle to make a winning partnership with him.

Chris Morris then join hands with David Miller and starts to make some quality partnerships. With 2 balls remaining to end the innings RR bags their maiden victory of the IPL 2021 by beating DC by 3 wickets.

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Man of the Match

  • Name: Jaydev Unadkat
  • Team: RR
  • Role: Bowler
  • Stats: 4 overs – 15 runs – 3 wickets

Have a lot of experience now I can say of handling tough situations. Was kind of a homecoming for me. Was bowling with the kind of freedom I wanted with the new ball. Couldn’t do that last season.

Had to step up this time. Didn’t get the first game so I knew the chances when they come, I have to take them. If you see the stats I think I only bowled about four-five change of pace. It was about hitting the hard lengths, hitting good lengths because it was doing a bit.

Feel there was a bit of moisture. Made good use of it. Changes you as a person in whole (marriage). Feel more settled, more calmer. Nothing like coming to the ground-hugging your wife and then sitting beside guys believing in you.