This win over Rajasthan Royals puts DC on the top of the IPL 2021 points table, for the time being, overtaking CSK
Rajasthan Royals restricted Delhi Capitals to 154/6 in the powerplay RR pacers broke through the defences of the DC top order. Skipper Rishabh Pant 24 runs off 24 deliveries was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman after Kartik Tyagi removed opener Shikhar Dhawan 8 runs and Chetan Sakariya dismissed Prithvi Shaw 10 runs early while Shreyas Iyer 43 runs of 32 deliveries also fell soon after.
However, Shimron Hetmyer’s counter-attacking batting helped DC breach the 150-run mark and finish at 154/6 in 20 overs. Mustafizur and Chetan Sakariya take 2 wickets each.
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After winning the toss RR skipper Sanju Samson says. We didn’t expect many changes today but there are actually quite a few and all surprising ones. Rajasthan will have another new opening pair today as Evin Lewis misses out. There is no Chris Morris as well, their costliest buy in the auction. Tabraiz Shamsi, the number 1 bowler in T20I rankings, and David Miller come in.
For Delhi, injury keeps Marcus Stoinis on the bench. They are happy with three overseas players today as Lalit Yadav comes in for him.
While chasing the target of 155 runs Rajasthan Royals (RR) openers Yashasvi Jaiswal 5 runs and Liam Livingstone 1 run departed in quick succession by Anrich Nortje and Avesh Khan.
Ravichandran Ashwin removed David Miller in his first over while Mahipal Lomror by Rabada.
Now the onus is on Sanju Samson the skipper of RR he still trying his best to take the game into the last over DC bowlers bowled tight lengths and lines from the start. Sanju Samson unbeaten 70 runs could not help to win over Delhi Capitals. DC restrict RR to 121/6 in their 20 overs.