DC vs RR, IPL 2021 prediction: Who will win Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals match today?
IPL 2021 Live Score, Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR): Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs. RR continued to lose wickets at regular intervals in the 155-run chase. Skipper Sanju Samson remained unbeaten on 70 but it was not enough to win the match for RR. Apart from Samson, all the other RR batsmen struggled against Delhi's bowling attack with Mahipal Lomror being the only other batsman to go into double figures. Delhi Capitals posted 154/6 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals.
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SEP 25, 2021 07:14 PM IST
Delhi Capitals win match
Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 34 runs to climb to the top of the table. RR reached 121/6 in 20 overs. Sanju Samson remained unbeaten on 70.
SEP 25, 2021 07:07 PM IST
Sanju Samson DROPPED!
In the air… Shikhar Dhawan received a sitter of Sanju Samson. But the game is done and dusted now — but Dhawan should have taken that.
SEP 25, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Nortje to Tewatia - GONE!
Rahul Tewatia tried to break the shackles, but he has hammered it straight to Shimron Hetmyer in the deep. RR 99/6
SEP 25, 2021 06:54 PM IST
FIFTY FOR SAMSON!
FIFTY! Sanju Samson brings up his half century and he is fighting a lone battle here for RR. But can he win the match? RR 96/6
SEP 25, 2021 06:45 PM IST
DC vs RR - Live!
0 4 1 1 4 4 – Sanju Samson hits three boundaries in the 15th over, targetting Kagiso Rabada. Takes RR's total to 82/5 in 15 overs. Need 73 to win in 30 balls. Possible?
SEP 25, 2021 06:41 PM IST
Equation right now
Rajasthan Royals need 87 runs to win in 36 balls as RR reach 67/5 in 14 overs. Sanju Samson is RR's last hope.
SEP 25, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Axar to Parag - OUT!
GONE! Axar Patel has rattled Riyan Parag's stumps. Rajasthan Royals go five wickets down for 55.
SEP 25, 2021 06:25 PM IST
Rabada to Lomror - OUT!
GONE! Mahipal Lomror has hammered it to the fielder at backward square leg. Tried to hit a boundary, but mistimed his shot. RR 48/4
SEP 25, 2021 06:23 PM IST
10 overs gone
Sanju Samson and Mahipal Lomror have settled down RR, taken them to 48/3 in 10 overs. But they need to begin the fireworks soon.
SEP 25, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Ashwin to Lomror - SIX!
Mahipal Lomror looks to shake off the cobwebs – steps forward and smashes Ashwin for the maximum towards long-on.
SEP 25, 2021 06:10 PM IST
IPL 2021, DC vs RR LIVE SCORE AND UPDATES: Stats attack
Lowest Powerplay scores in IPL 2021:
21/3 RR v DC Abu Dhabi *
21/1 MI v PBKS Chennai
24/4 CSK v MI Dubai
25/1 KKR v RR Mumbai
SEP 25, 2021 06:06 PM IST
End of powerplay overs
What a powerplay this has been for Delhi Capitals. Rajasthan Royals could only score 21 runs with three wickets down.
SEP 25, 2021 06:00 PM IST
Ashwin to Miller - OUT!
GONE! R Ashwin has managed to pick the wicket of David Miller. Slow ball, tempted him to come out of crease. Pant knocks down bails. RR are falling like pack of cards. RR 17/3
SEP 25, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Nortje to Samson - OUT! NO, DRS SAVES!
GONE! Anrich Nortje celebrates after Sanju Samson nicks one to Rishabh Pant. But Samson has taken a review on this. The reviews showcases the ball hit the shoulders.
SEP 25, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Only twice have Delhi defended 154 or fewer in a full 20-over match in IPL - both against Rajasthan:
150 in Bloemfontein, 2009
152 in Delhi, 2012
SEP 25, 2021 05:51 PM IST
Wickets slow down run rate
That is what quick wickets do - it slows down the scoring rate for Rajasthan Royals. This is what they needed here. 3 overs gone, RR 15/2
SEP 25, 2021 05:44 PM IST
Norjte gets Jaiswal
OUT! First-ball wicket for Anrich Nortje. It was a clear edge, God knows why the umpire gave him not out at the first place. Pant was always going upstairs with this one and replays confirmed the outside edge. What a fatastic start for the Delhi Capitals. Yashasvi Jaiswal the man dismissed. RR 6/2 after 1.1 overs
SEP 25, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Avesh strikes in the first over
OUT! Avesh Khan removes Liam Livingstone for 1. Huge wicket for DC. Livingstone charged down the track but Avesh was clever with a slower one. The right-hander got an under edge and Pant took a good catch. RR 6/1 after the first over
SEP 25, 2021 05:35 PM IST
Royals' chase begins
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Liam Livingstone walk out to open the batting for Rajasthan Royals. They need a good start from this opening pair as this pitch is a bit slower than usual.
SEP 25, 2021 05:21 PM IST
End of innings
Delhi Capitals post 154/6 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals. RR need 155 to win.
SEP 25, 2021 05:12 PM IST
Sakariya to Axar - OUT!
GONE! Chetan Sakariya gets 2nd wicket of the match as Axar Patel pulled a slow one straight to David Miller. DC 142/6
SEP 25, 2021 05:11 PM IST
Sakariya to Axar - SIX!
SIX! Chetan Sakariya has been smashed for a six straight for the maximum. DC 141/5 in 18.1 overs.
SEP 25, 2021 05:09 PM IST
Tyagi to Lalit - FOUR!
FOUR! Lalit Yadav manages to get a boundary off Kartik Tyagi to end the 18th over. Two overs left, DC are 132/8. How many more runs can they add in the last 12 balls?
SEP 25, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Mustafizur Rahman gets the prized wicket!
GONE! Mustafizur Rahman bowls a yorker and Shimron Hetmyer has cut it to Chetan Sakariya. DC 121/5
SEP 25, 2021 04:56 PM IST
DC vs RR - LIVE!
FOUR! Short, and Shimron Hetmyer stepped back to his create, and cut it over point for another boundary.
SEP 25, 2021 04:53 PM IST
Tyagi to Hetmyer - FOUR! FOUR!
FOUR! FOUR! Kartik Tyagi has been slammed for consecutive boundaries by Shimron Hetmyer and he is targeting the fast bowlers. Wonderful batting.
SEP 25, 2021 04:48 PM IST
Sakariya to Hetmyer - FOUR!
FOUR! Shimron Hetmyer slams Chetan Sakariya for a straight four towards long-on. He is amplifying DC's innings now. How far can he taken DC?
SEP 25, 2021 04:38 PM IST
DC vs RR, IPL 2021 - CHANCE! OUT!
STUMP APPEAL! Rahul Tewatia bowls a short one, Shreyas Iyer missed it. Sanju Samson was quick to take off stumps. Huge appeal – is it out? Third umpire decides.
Shreyas Iyer is out of his crease. OUT!
SEP 25, 2021 04:29 PM IST
IPL 2021, DC vs RR - GONE!
OUT! Mustafizur Rahman has broken the wicket - and the change in bowling attack worked. Rishabh Pant chopped on a slow one to stumps. DC 83/3
SEP 25, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Fizz is back!
Mustafizur Rahman is back with both spinners getting hit for sixes by Shreyas Iyer in past two overs.
SEP 25, 2021 04:20 PM IST
Tewatia to Shreyas - SIX!
SIX! Shreyas Iyer has hammered a six off Rahul Tewatia – he enjoys stepping up against spinners and he made the most of it.
SEP 25, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Boundaries slowing down
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant take Delhi Capitals' total to 50/2 in 8.2 overs. Three boundaries in 8 overs – DC need to switch gears at some point.
SEP 25, 2021 04:03 PM IST
IPL 2021, DC vs RR: Change in attack
6 overs gone, DC are 36/2 at end of powerplay overs. Time for some spin with Tabraiz Shamsi
SEP 25, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Tyagi to Pant - FOUR!
FOUR! Short and back of the length, and Rishabh Pant has pulled towards short fine leg for a boundary. Fantastic shot.
SEP 25, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Tyagi to Shreyas - FOUR!
FOUR! Kartik Tyagi bowls wide and short, and this has been slammed by Shreyas Iyer. Good position, deep in the crease, picked length so early. Good shot.
SEP 25, 2021 03:52 PM IST
Sakariya to Shaw - OUT!
GONE! Prithvi Shaw slices a slow one from Sakariya into the air and an easy catch for Livingstone. DC 21 for 2.
SEP 25, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Tyagi to Dhawan - OUT!
GONE! Kartik Tyagi continues his good run. Slow ball, and Dhawan has chopped on to the stumps. Big wicket. DC 18/1
SEP 25, 2021 03:41 PM IST
Change in bowling attack
Chetan Sakariya replaces Mustafizur Rahman in the bowling line-up. Can he get a breakthrough here?
SEP 25, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Lomror to Dhawan - FOUR!
FOUR! First ball, wide outside off stump, late cut from Dhawan, slices between two fielders. Gift for Dhawan, first boundary for Dhawan.
SEP 25, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Good first over
Fizz bowls an economical over — quite good line and length that tsted both Dhawan and Shaw. No room at all to play shots. 5 runs from it.
Here comes Mahipal Lomror on the other end.
SEP 25, 2021 03:29 PM IST
IPL 2021, DC vs RR - LIVE!
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw out to bat for Delhi Capitals against Rajasthan Royals. RR start the attack with Mustafizur Rahman.
SEP 25, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Table points news
Rajasthan Royals will climb to the third spot if they win the match with a big margin.
SEP 25, 2021 03:14 PM IST
RR's Chris Morris speaks
Chris Morris: Was a roller-coaster, the last game was pretty tough on us with both bat and ball. But we fought until the last ball, happy with the result, but not so with our performance on the day, but we'll take the points. I haven't played any cricket (between the two IPL phases), a lot of guys have been training hard and we have been lucky that some of our internationals did get to play, but a lot of us haven't played and you saw the rustiness in the last match, especially on the field. But at the end of the day, you need to shake it and perform on the field. It's pretty warm, we did some training this week. But at the end of the day, we are all professionals and need to switch on to combat (the sweat). I have been lucky with some wickets, someone will travel on the day, last match was my turn, but we need to manage as a unit for the team.
SEP 25, 2021 03:07 PM IST
Rishabh pant speaks at toss
Rishabh Pant - We were looking to bowl first as well, but it doesn't matter. There will be a bit on the wicket in the day game. One change for us, Lalit Yadav replaces Marcus Stoinis. It's good to be nearing a record, but we're not looking at individual performances, not thinking too much about qualifying.
SEP 25, 2021 03:07 PM IST
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Liam Livingstone, David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Tabraiz Shamsi
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
SEP 25, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Sanju Samson speaks at toss
Sanju Samson: We will bowl first. It's a day game, it becomes easier to bat second. We have all settled down and moved on to this game, it was a complete team effort by everyone. Evin Lewis and Chris Morris miss out; Tabriez Shamsi and David Miller are in. They have a balanced side, we are looking forward to an exciting game
SEP 25, 2021 03:02 PM IST
IPL 2021, DC vs RR: Toss in 30 minutes
Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals - Toss upcoming in 30 minutes.
SEP 25, 2021 02:40 PM IST
DC's Anrich Nortje speaks before toss
Anrich Nortje: It was nice to have that, playing those one day games, that was a big advantage coming here. It did help me quite a bit preparing for the IPL. It's nice bowling with KG (Rabada), his process and what he does at certain stages, it's always nice having him there. It's a day game, so it will be quite hot, let's see how it goes. We need to continue what we've been doing. We need to be clear with our plans. It's quite simple, we need to continue doing what we have done in the previous game.
SEP 25, 2021 02:36 PM IST
“It's pitch number 8, a day game in Abu Dhabi and it will be tough on the players. A new strip, but it's similar to the other surfaces, there is a bit of moisture on the surface. It's firm, but there is no base underneath, need to show intent with the bat and the spinners will dominate. You will not be able to drive on the up, the pacers will be challenging on this surface.”
— Matthew Hayden on Star Sports
SEP 25, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Nortje on Stoinis
"So as far as I know, Stonis...we're just waiting for some results. He looks good, he seems to be fine. I just spoke him to this morning. But we're just waiting on some results, I think he's gone for a scan." - Nortje on Stoinis's fitness.
SEP 25, 2021 02:11 PM IST
Delhi Capitals have suffered a big blow with allrounder Marcus Stoinis suffering an injury. He is likely to miss the game. How will his absence affect DC's campaign?
SEP 25, 2021 01:58 PM IST
RR Predicted XI vs DC
Rajasthan Royals may have a few tricks up their sleeves in predicted:
RR's predicted playing XI vs DC: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman
SEP 25, 2021 01:50 PM IST
DC Predicted XI vs RR
Wondering what might be the team for today? We got Predicted XI:
DC's predicted playing XI vs RR: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
SEP 25, 2021 01:42 PM IST
DC vs RR: Interesting factoids
- In the game versus SRH, Dhawan became the third player to aggregate 400+ runs in six or more consecutive seasons after Suresh Raina (2008-14) and David Warner (2013-20).
- RR's economy rate of 9.63 in the slog overs is the third best this season. In 2019 and 2020, RR had the worst economy rate during that phase of the innings
SEP 25, 2021 01:34 PM IST
IPL 2021, DC vs RR: Full Squads
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shreyas Gopal, Tabraiz Shamsi, KC Cariappa, Glenn Phillips, Shivam Dube, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Gerald Coetzee, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh
Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Steven Smith, Ishant Sharma, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Praveen Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel
SEP 25, 2021 01:26 PM IST
DC vs RR: Stats attack
• 1: Sanju Samson needs 1 more six to complete 100 sixes for RR.
• 7: sixes Shikhar Dhawan needs to complete 200 T20 sixes.
• 100: Amit Mishra will be playing his 100th IPL match for Delhi Capitals.
• 99: Shikhar Dhawan needs 99 more runs to complete 2000 IPL runs for DC.
• 4: Sixes Ajinkya Rahane needs to complete 100 T20 sixes.
• 25: runs Liam Livingstone needs to complete 4000 T20 runs.
• 5: sixes Chris Morris needs to complete 100 T20 sixes.
• 6: wickets Chris Morris needs to 100 IPL wickets.
• 1: wicket Ravichandran Ashwin needs to complete 250 T20 wickets.
• 50: Riyan Parag will be playing his 50th T20 match if he takes the field against DC.
• 5: sixes Mahipal Lomror needs to complete 50 T20 sixes.
SEP 25, 2021 01:24 PM IST
DC vs RR: Head to head
HEAD-TO-HEAD - (23 MATCHES - RR 12 | DC 11)
SEP 25, 2021 01:05 PM IST
IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals - LIVE!
Hello and welcome to our live blog on IPL 2021 match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. DC are currently sitting second of the table - but can RR pull off a surprise heist once again?
राजस्थान रॉयल्स की टीम
संजू सैमसन (कप्तान), लियाम लिविंगस्टोन, एविन लुईस, डेविड मिलर, क्रिस मॉरिस, ओशाने थॉमस, मुस्ताफिजुर रहमान, तबरेज शम्सी, ग्लेन फिलिप्स, चेतन सकारिया, रियान पराग, राहुल तेवतिया, आकाश सिंह, अनुज रावत, केसी करियप्पा , यशस्वी जायसवाल, शिवम दुबे, श्रेयस गोपाल, कार्तिक त्यागी, मयंक मार्कंडे, जयदेव उनादकट, कुलदीप यादव, महिपाल लोमरोर।
DC vs RR – Head to Head
Matches played – 23
DC won – 11
RR won – 12
AVG score by DC – 150.9
AVG score by RR – 154.9
Highest score by DC – 196
Highest score by RR – 201
Lowest score by DC – 60
Lowest Score by RR – 115
DC won – 6
RR won – 5
DC won – 5
RR won – 7
DC vs RR – In UAE
Matches Played – 2
DC won – 2
RR won – 0
- Ajinkya Rahane – 611
- Virender Sehwag – 295
- Rishabh Pant – 276
- Rahul Dravid – 253
- Shane Watson – 220
- Ajinkya Rahane – 105*
- Ajinkya Rahane – 91*
- Ajinkya Rahane – 84*
- AB de Villiers – 79*
- Rishabh Pant – 78*
Best Strike Rate
- Nathan Coulter-Nile – 300.00
- Munaf Patel – 230.00
- Vijay Shankar – 222.22
- Deepak Hooda – 216.00
- Chris Morris – 212.90
Ajinkya Rahane saves a six
Wow what a terrific effort in the long off boundary from Ajinkya Rahane. He hold on to the catch but released the ball as soon as he realised he was falling over.
23:01 hrs IST
Rabada to Archer: OUT
A simple catch in the covers, no timing on that shot from Jofra Archer. The two gun-pacers of the Delhi Capitals - Rabada and Nortje - are closing this match out here.
22:57 hrs IST
Excellent over from Nortje
A single to finish. Just 4 runs off the 18th over and the important wicket of Robin Uthappa in it. Anrich Nortje you beauty. The equation has come down to 25 off 12 balls now.
22:53 hrs IST
Nortje to Uthappa: OUT
BOWLED! A yorker at 150. You can’t get deadlier than that. Robin Uthappa had no chance of keeping that one out after he had danced down the track. The Capitals are well and truly in it.
22:48 hrs IST
Rabada to Tewatia: FOUR
Excellent shot from Rahul Tewatia. He sensed Rabada is going to bowl a bouncer, kept his weight on the backfoot and just ramped it over the keeper’s head for a boundary. Important boundary, RR now need 29 runs in the last 3 overs.
22:44 hrs IST
What a brilliant over from R Ashwin
Four dots and only two singles - That’s Ravi Ashwin for you. The equation has just got very interesting now after that tidy over. The Royals need 37 runs off 24 balls with 5 wicket in hand.
22:41 hrs IST
DC vs RR live score: Last 5 overs remain
8 runs from Tushar Deshpande’s over and there should’ve been a wicket but for that drop catch. So the Royals now need 39 runs off 30 balls, one would think they should get these runs.
22:38 hrs IST
Nortje drops Tewatia
Of that could prove to be very costly miss. It was pulled straight to Anrich Nortje at fine leg and he drops it despite setting himself up nicely underneath it, disappointment from the debut
22:31 hrs IST
Riyan Parag is run out
Sold down the river. That was a terrible c all from Robin Uthappa. He hit it straight back to the bowler Axar Patel and started to run, when Parag responded he sent him back. The young man had no chance of coming back. Good work from Patel too, he knocked the stumps down.
22:29 hrs IST
11 runs from Anrich Nrotje’s over
A six and a four from Uthappa’s bat in that Anrich Nrotje over, 11 runs from it. At the end of 13 over the Royals have reached 110 for 4, need 52 off 42 balls.
22:26 hrs IST
Nortje to Uthappa: FOUR
Short and wide from Nortje and Uthappa cuts it away to the right of Rahane at point. No chance for the deep cover fielder, it was a very well-timed shot from the experienced campaigner.
22:23 hrs IST
Axar to Samson: OUT
BOWLED! Straight through, a big roar from Axar Patel. It’s revenge for him. He was hit for his first two sixes in this IPL by Samson and now he has come back to get his wicket. it was definitely bit too close to cut. Samson has to go.
22:16 hrs IST
Obstructing the field appeal against Robin Uthappa
Didn Robin Uthappa change his course while running after seeing the throw, that is what will be checked by the third umpire. From the replays, it looks like he had turned his back before Shikhar Dhawan threw the ball And yes, the third umpire rules it not out. It was actually clever from Uthappa. He knew that the throw would be towards him, so changed his line and got
22:13 hrs IST
Deshande to Stokes: OUT
Tushar Deshpande has got his maiden IPL wicket and it’s the bug one of Ben Stokes. It was a slower delivery, Stokes, who charged down the wicket, did not pick it. he ended up giving up a simple catch to long on. RR: 86/3
22:11 hrs IST
Good over from Ashwin
Only 4 singles, that’s a very good over from the experienced R Ashwin and he almost forced the false shot from Stokes. We are halfway through and RR at 85 for 2, needing 77 off 60 balls.
22:07 hrs IST
Axar to Samson: SIX
The most economical bowler of DC is going the journey today. It was a short one, Samson hopped on the backfoot in the wink of an eye and pulled it away deep into the stands. Royals: 81 fo
22:05 hrs IST
Axar to Stokes: FOUR
Reverse sweep played to perfection by Ben Stokes. He is a master at these type of shots. Nothing much wrong from Axar Patel, Stokes just played with the field and got enough connection to get it over the in-field for a boundary. RR:74/2
22:02 hrs IST
Ashwin to Stokes: FOUR
That was a hit me ball from Ashwin. It was on the pads with the fine leg up and Ben Stokes is too good a player to let that opportunity go. He pulls it away over fine leg for a boundary.
21:57 hrs IST
Axar to Samson: SIX
That’s huge! A monstrous six from Sanju Samson’s bat. He dances down the track, reaches the pitch of the ball hits it deep into the stands, that’s almost as big as the six MS Dhoni hit last
21:55 hrs IST
End of powerplay
A calm end to the powerplay after a high-octane start, 7 runs from Kagiso Rabada’s 2nd over. The Rajasthan Royals have reached 50 for 2 after 6 overs.
21:51 hrs IST
Shreyas Iyer hurts his shoulder
DC captain Shreyas Iyer has walked off the field grabbing his left shoulder. He dived to save the ball in the last ball of the fifth over and in the process jarred his shoulder with the ground. He looked to be in some pain while walking off. And looks it will be Shikhar Dhawan who will take over the captaincy for the time being.
21:49 hrs IST
Nortje bowls a good over
Three balls over 150, that is becoming a quite a norm for Anrich Nrotje here. Only 3 runs from it, time to rebuild for the Rajasthan Royals
21:43 hrs IST
RR lose second wicket
Steve Smith’s short innings came to an end as Ashwin takes a catch off his own bowling. He could only manage one run off 4 balls. Sanju Samson comes into bat. RR 40/2 after 4 overs.
21:39 hrs IST
Nortje castles Buttler
He was going for big runs with Buttler smashing the ball all over the park. But the South African made an impressive comeback by castling Buttler.RR 37/1 after 3 overs.
21:35 hrs IST
Huge six from Buttler
It was an effortless glance from Jos Buttler and it travelled all the way for a six. RR needs Buttler to fire today.
Stokes hits a four
Ben Stokes has smashed a four off the bowling of Tushar Deshpande.
21:29 hrs IST
That was creamed through the covers. Both Stokes and Buttler have got off the mark with superbly timed shots. This was a fuller length delivery from Rabada, Buttler transfers his weight beautifully to the front foot and just strokes it through the covers.
21:28 hrs IST
Rabada to Stokes: FOUR
WOW what a start to the RR innings. Archer had started off by dismissing Prithvi Shaw and now Ben Stokes starts with a scorching flick shot off Rabada for a boundary.
21:25 hrs IST
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler open the batting for RR
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will begin the RR chase and Kagiso Rabada will start the proceedings for Delhi Capitals.
21:13 hrs IST
DC end with 161/7 after 20 overs
2 wickets in the last 3 balls and Delhi Capitals finish with 161 for 7 after 20 overs. It has been a brilliant performance by the death-ball bowlers of Rajasthan Royals bowlers. Jofra Archer has been outstanding, with figures of 3 for 19.
21:08 hrs IST
DC can’t get boundaries
3 balls of the 19th over bowled and DC managed to score only 4 runs from it. Alex Carey and Axar Patel can’t find the boundaries, really good stuff from Unadkat.
21:05 hrs IST
Jofra Archer gets Marcus Stoinis
OUT! Wonderful stuff by Rajasthan Royals, Jofra Archer ends up with three wickets. 14 dots in his 4 overs. Marcus Stoinis has to go. Delhi Capitals 153/5 with only 1 over to go.
21:00 hrs IST
Excellent over from Kartik Tyagi
Pinpoint yorkers from Kartik Tyagi, only 5 runs from the over. Delhi are not getting the finish here. They are 148 for 4 after 18 overs.
20:55 hrs IST
Archer to Carey: SIX
Alex Carey made room and hit that Jofra Archer bouncer for a flat six. That’s what he can do when he gets going and DC would be hoping he gets going toni
20:50 hrs IST
Kartik Tyagi gets Shreyas Iyer
OUT! What a way to end a magnificent over from Kartik Tyagi. It was full outside off, Iyer went for a big heave, got a top edge and Jofra Archer takes a good running catch. Iyer has to go for a well-made 53. DC: 132/4 with only 4 overs to go now.
20:44 hrs IST
Good try Ben Stokes but it’s a six
That was mighty close but the third umpire rules it in favour of Shreyas Iyer and Delhi Capitals and rightly so. Ben Stokes feet touched the ground before he could release the ball and so it’s a six, it also brings up Iyer’s fifty off 40 balls.
20:41 hrs IST
A milestone for Shreyas Iyer
SIX! That came out of nowhere. Shreyas Iyer had been playing second-fiddle to Dhawan for a long time but now he is set and he shows what he can. A length ball from Unadkat and KIIyer just slogs it over long on for a six. He has also brought up 1000 runs in the IPL as captain.
20:38 hrs IST
IPL 2020 live score, DC vs RR: 14 overs bowled
8 runs from Shreyas Gopal’s over. The Delhi Capitals are 112/3 after 14 overs. We’ve seen some big finishes in this IPL and there is no reason why we can’t see another one of those tonight with Iyer and Stoinis still in the middle.
20:33 hrs IST
DC vs RR live score: Shreyas Iyer hits a four
Super shot from the DC captain, over extra cover and away she goes for a boundary. That will also bring an end to the 13th over. DC: 104/3
20:28 hrs IST
Shreyas Gopal to Shikhar Dhawan: OUT
Oh no no what have you done Shikhar Dhawan? He was hitting the same ball over extra cover but suddenly decides to go for the reverse sweep, gets an outside edge and Kartik Tyagi at short third man takes a simple catch. Dhawan departs for 57. DC 95/
20:26 hrs IST
Fifty for Shikhar Dhawan
A nice tap down the leg side and an easy single to complete his 39th IPL fifty. This has been one of his best innings so far and one gets the feeling he is just warming up for a big one.
20:23 hrs IST
Tewatia to Dhawan: FOUR
That was beautiful from Shikhar Dhawan. It was a flighted delivery from Tewatia, Dhawan goes to the pitch of the ball with a big stride and uses his beautiful hands to lost it over the extra cover fielder. The ball bounces away over the ropes.
20:19 hrs IST
Stokes to Iyer: FOUR
What happened there? Iyer lost the grip of his bat but had enough to almost carry the ball over the ropes straight over the bowler’s head. In the end, it lands just inside the boundary ropes and results in a four
20:15 hrs IST
DC vs RR: End of 9 overs
Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer have taken Delhi Capitals to 68 for 2 at the end of 9 overs as the umpire signals for the for the first strategic timeout of the match.
20:10 hrs IST
Tewatia to Dhawan: FOUR
Sanju Samson did the right thing by going for the catch but it bounced way in front of him and bounced over his diving figure to the deep mid wicket boundary. Dhawan did not time that slog sweep perfectly and more importantly did not pick the gap but thankfully for him, he got a boundary. DC: 61/2 after 8 overs
20:07 hrs IST
Spin from both ends for Royals
After a five-run over from leg-spinner Shreyas Iyer, Stee Smith has thrown the ball to his other leggie Rahul Tewatia. It will be spin from ends now for the Royals.
20:04 hrs IST
DC end powerplay on a high
14 runs off the kartik Tyagi over, the most expensive one of the DC innings. Shikhar Dhawan looks to be in fine touch today and the Capitals have recovered from the early jolts to end the powerplay at 47 for 2.
20:00 hrs IST
Shikhar Dhawan in the mod
FOUR! Once again smacked off the middle of the bat. You don’t bowl short and wide to Dhawan when he’s in that sort of mood. No chance for the cover fielders and once gets the feeling that DC are clawing their way back in the game.
19:57 hrs IST
Stokes to Iyer: FOUR
This a good counter-attack from Iyer and Dhawan. They realised that the Royals are all over them in this powerplay. Iyer backs away and hits the Stokes length delivery over mid-on to collect the second boundary of the over. DC: 33/2 after 5 overs
19:54 hrs IST
Ben Stokes to Dhawan: FOUR
SLAMMED! Right out of the middle of the bat from Shikhar Dhawan. It was short and wide from Stokes, those are bread and butter for Dhawan. He stands up tall and smacks it through the covers and it reaches the boundary ropes in no time.
19:50 hrs IST
Tyagi to Dhawan: SIX
Cracker of a pull shot from Tyagi. It was an attempted bouncer from Tyagi but not high enough, Dhawan swivelled and pulled it flat over fine leg for a six, that’s the first maximum of the match.
19:48 hrs IST
Kartik Tyagi into the attack
This is a good move by Steve Smith. He saw there is a bit of juice in the wicket and immediately got his second quickest bowler Kartik Tyagi into the attack. Can the young man have a similar impact Archer?
19:44 hrs IST
Jofra Archer to Ajinkya Rahane: OUT
CAUGHT! Ajinkya Rahane succumbs to pressure. Jofra Archer was on to him. He gave no room to him whatsoever and Rahane felt the need to take him on but he chose the wrong ball. There was no timing on that one and he was holed out at mid-on. Rahane goes for 2. DC: 10/2
19:41 hrs IST
Jaydev Unadkat to Shikhar Dhawan: FOUR
Something was coming, you could sense it. DC had scored only 6 runs 1.5 overs and Shikhar Dhawan decided to have a go at Jaydev Unadkat. It was shortish delivery, Dhawan got on the backfoot and played the short-arm pull shot to perfection to collect DC’s first boundary today.
19:35 hrs IST
Terrific start by Jofra Archer
All the deliveries were in the high 140s, a fired up Jofra Archer has given an early wake up call for the DC batsmen. Only 3 runs off the first over and he had Rahane, Dhawa hopping after cleaning up Shaw off the first ball.
19:30 hrs IST
Archer to Prithvi Shaw: OUT
BOWLED! What a start to the game. Jofra Archer has dismissed Prithvi Shaw. It was a length delivery, fast and came back in a touch. Shaw went for an expansive drive with a big gap between bat and pad. There was an inside edge and it hit the top of middle stump.
19:28 hrs IST
IPL live score, DC vs RR
A huddle and the Rajasthan Royals players are out in the middle. They know the importance of getting a few early wickets to unsettle the strong Indian batting unit of Delhi Capitals. It will be Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw who will open for DC.
19:22 hrs IST
Double century for Steve Smith
This is the 200th T20 match for Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith. A great milestone for a great player. Smith would be looking to make the occasions special by producing a top-class performance with the bat.
19:19 hrs IST
Ben Stokes will open, Steve Smith confirms
Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith at the toss: I was gonna bat as well. Hopefully we can bowl well, restrict them and chase it later on. It’s obviously used wicket and hopefully we will put some pressure with the ball. We are playing the same team. And yes, Ben (Stokes) will open again.
19:17 hrs IST
Shreyas Iyer says they will miss Rishabh Pant
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer at the toss: It’s been dry and like we saw the other games, it’s holding a bit. We want to approach every game positively and we got really good bowling attack to execute our plans. We got good back-ups who can come and perform, we are definitely missing him (Pant).
19:11 hrs IST
Tushar Deshpande makes his IPL debut
Big moment for Mumbai right-arm pacer Tushar Deshpande. He is making his IPL debut today. He has replaced Harshal Patel in the DC playing XI. Deshpande has been one of the most consistent performers in the domestic circuit but the IPL cap had somehow eluded them. But finally, he has got his opportunity today.
19:09 hrs IST
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI vs Delhi Capitals
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
19:08 hrs IST
Delhi Capitals Playing XI against Rajasthan Royals
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
19:03 hrs IST
No Rishabh Pant for Delhi Capitals
So it appears that Pant couldn’t clear the fitness test. He is not playing so Alex Carey will keep the wickets for the Capitals.
19:01 hrs IST
DC vs RR: Toss
Delhi Capitals win the toss and opt to bat first against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai.
18:54 hrs IST
DC vs RR - Pitch Report
A lot drier that what we have seen in the last 3 weeks, there are patches of grass but don t think that would make much of a difference. This a new ball wicket, and not only for the seamers, you’ve got a lot in it for the spinners too. Win the toss and bat first definitely: Kevin Pietersen and Pommie Mbangwa with their pitch
18:50 hrs IST
Marcus Stoinis has been a star for Delhi Capitals
Marcus Stoinis is yet to get the Player of the Match award this year but he has had a major to play in almost all of Delhi Capitals’ victories this season. He has been a gun-player for them with the bat, providing the finishing touches and with the ball too he has giving them the crucial breakthroughs.
18:44 hrs IST
DC vs RR: Players to watchout for
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Axar Patel.
Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer.
18:37 hrs IST
Rishabh Pant enjoying himself
Live images show Rishabh Pant having a quite laugh with Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammed Kaif. He even carried Kaif for sometime, surely he can’t be doing that with a hamstring injury? The DC fans would be hoping that Pant is fit to play today.
18:28 hrs IST
Will Rishabh Pant play today?
Well we’ve got some interesting news coming up. The live visuals show Rishabh Pant going through a fitness test that means the Delhi Capitals are quite desperate to play Pant today against Royals. The earlier updates had indicated that Pant may be out for at least a week but looks like DC want to keep no stones unturned to get Pant up and running.
18:20 hrs IST
Delhi Capitals Predicted XI vs Rajasthan Royals
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
18:16 hrs IST
Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI vs Delhi Capitals
Here is some fantasy teams for those who love the thrill to be a selector. Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.
18:10 hrs IST
Ashwin and Axar Patel key in DC bowling attack
The DC spin unit has been one of the cornerstones of their success. Delhi Capitals’ spinners have conceded 284 runs (least by a team) at an economy of 6.45 (best by a team) having conceded 23 boundaries (only team spinners to have conceded less than 25 boundaries).
The current DC duo of Ashwin and Axar Patel picked up 6 wickets each at an economy of 7.40 and 5.0 respectively. Axar’s economy of 5.05 is the 3rd best by a spinner this season. Axar is also the only bowler to have not been hit for a six after bowling 90+ balls
Ashwin has been a tad expensive but has had the better of Jos Buttler in the IPL, even though he has dismissed him just once (in the previous match against RR), Buttler hasn’t been able to score freely against him
18:05 hrs IST
DC vs RR - Who will win today?
The experts are divided in this. Former Australia pacer Brett Lee backed Delhi Capitals to win this one while legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara picked Rajasthan Royals to drive away with the momentum.
18:00 hrs IST
1 hour to go for toss in DC vs RR, IPL 2020 match
We are exactly 1 hour away from the toss in the Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League in Dubai. What should the captains do? Well, considering the slow nature of the pitches everywhere in Dubai, chances are high that both captains would want to bat first.
17:50 hrs IST
DC vs RR: Should Ben Stoke continue to open for Royals?
I think he should to be honest. Steve Smith was pretty happy to know at the post-match presentation that his move to send Stokes up with Buttler had surprised many. With Tewatia and Riyan Parag proving that they can be trusted to provide the finishing touches to the Royals innings, it might not be a bad idea to continue with Stokes and Buttler at the top. And besides, after a couple of days of training Stokes is sure to have shrugged off his quarantine bl
17: 42 hrs IST
Ajinkya Rahane at No.3 for Delhi Capitals
Rishabh Pant’s injury has finally opened up the doors for Ajinkya Rahane. He played his first match of this IPL against MI. With Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw opening the innings, Rahane had to bat at No.3 and looks like he will continue to bat at the same position against the Royals today.
17:38 hrs IST
DC vs RR, IPL 2020 live score: Raise your hand if you are a Rahul Tewatia fan
Well I’d the first one to raise my both hands. If 2020 is the toughest question paper, then Rahul is the answer. What a time he has had in this IPL. Tewatia once again played a major role in helping RR end their 4-match losing run against SRH.Tewatia top scored with an unbeaten 45 with a strike rate of 160.71.
He has now scored 189 runs, among RR players only Samson has scored more. However, Tewatia’s average of 37.80 is the highest by a RR player. (More than 4 innings). Rahul Tewatia is the only player to score 3 30+ scores for RR in IPL 2020 and has faced the most balls by an RR player in IPL 2020. He has a strike rate of 152.41, 3rd best by a RR player.
17:30 hrs IST
Prithvi Shaw, the man to watch out in Delhi Capitals
Prithvi Shaw is the 2nd highest scorer for DC this season having scored 202 runs at a strike rate of 150.74 His strike rate is 2nd best in the DC side among players who have played 100+ balls. His 2 fifty plus scores are the joint most by a DC player this season. He has been a revelation in the powerplay. Prithvi Shaw is the only player to score 100+ runs at a strike rate of above 140 in this IPL.
17:22 hrs IST
DC vs RR live score, IPL 2020: Can Royals turn it around
Two youngsters - Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia stitched a super partnership against SRH to bring RR back to winning ways. Ben Stokes too is back in mix and we expect him to hit the straps soon. If the Royals can beat DC then it will open up the points table.
17:16 hrs IST
Ishant Sharma ruled out from IPL 2020
Rishabh Pant’s injury is not the only concern for DC. Their most experienced pacer Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the entire tournament. It is true that Ishant wasn’t playing an active part in DC’s playing XI but his presence in the dressing room was of immense importance. DC had the option to even rest one among Anrich Nortje or Kagiso Rabada and play Ishan. But now, there will be added pressure on the South Africa pacers to bear the burden.
17:10 hrs IST
DC vs RR - What happened when they met last time
On October 9, Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals met for the first time in IPL 2020. In the match Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stonis pushed DC to 184 for 8, batting first. In reply, the Royals never quite looked like chasing the total down, they were bowled out for 138 in 19.4 overs as DC won by 46 runs.
17:00 hrs IST
Rishabh Pant’s injury big set back for DC
DC captain Shreyas Iyer confirmed in their last match against MI that Rishabh Pant is out for more than a week with a hamstring injury. This is set to completely change the balance of the DC side. Not only Pant was a crucial batsman but his presence in the side also allowed DC to play Shimron Hetmyer as an overseas batsman but now they have play Alax Carrey as the wicket-keeper batsman, meaning Hetmyer might find it difficult to get a spot in the XI.
16:50 hrs IST
IPL 2020 live score, DC vs RR
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of IPL 2020 match No.30 between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Based on current form one should back DC to roll over RR today but a few things have changed for DC due to injuries to some of their key players. We are in for a cracker of a contest.