IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals highlights: Miller's fifty and Morris' late cameo take RR home

Match Synopsis: Rajasthan Royals' pacer Jaydev Unadkat on his return to the playing xi, picked the three wickets early in the DC inning and finished with the figures of 3/15 from his 4 overs. DC captain Rishabh Pant hit a fifty to stabilize the DC inning as put 147/8 in 20 overs. In the chase, David Miller hit fifty and Chriss Morris player a cameo lower down the order to take RR close to the target. Morris smoked two sixes in the last over to seal the match for his side. Unadkat won the Player of the Match award for his 3 wickets.
  • 23:47

    So, Jaydev Unadkat and David Miller justified their selection with 3 wickets and a fifty respectively! And finally, it was left to Chriss Morris and the most expensive player of the IPL, and he provedthat he can use the willow too! With the win, RR move fifth on the points table.

    Tomorrow, Punjab Kings face Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium. Join us for that coverage. Join us for the coverage of that match. For now, it is time to say good-night!!!!!

  • 23:40

    Player of the Match

    Jaydev Unadkat is the Player of the Match for a spell of 3/15 and 11 runs lower down the order.

    Jaydev Unadkat, Player of the Match: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.

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    Sanju Samson, RR skipper:Had some hopes with Miller and Morris to come but to be really honest I thought that it was tough from there and I think the boys did really well to get over the line. It's about reading the conditions. Was a bit sticky to start with.Hard lengths and mixing up with the variations was the key. That's also our strength - three left-arm fast bowlers. They are slightly different from the other so we can use it in a different way. We had a chat with him, he was very confident and very clear to Sakariya. I can't do much, was just praying inside. Always sit back and review my game. If I play that match (vs Punjab Kings) again 100 times I would not take the single (on denying strike to Morris last time).

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    Rishabh Pant, DC skipper:The bowlers did a good job at the start, but we let them get over us in the end. We could have bowled a bit better. It's part and parcel of the game and dew played a big role in the end. We were 15-20 runs short. But at least there is something to gain from this match, the bowlers did a great job at the start. Hopefully, if something like this happens we can pull it off.

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  • 23:11

    RR 150/7 after 19.4 overs.

    Curran to bowl the last over.

    19.1Curran to Morris, 2 runs, full ball wide of off stump, Morris drives the ball through cover and takes two runs.

    19.2Curran to Morris, SIX! Short ball on off stump, Morris swings and sends the ball back in the stands.

    19.3Curran to Morris, dot, full ball on off stump, Morris drives and the ball goes straight to Dhawan at extra-cover,

    19.4Curran to Morris, SIX! FULL TOSS AND MORISSS DOES IT FOR RR! HE SWINGS AND SENDS THE BALL BACK IN STANDS TO WIN THE MATCH FOR HIS TEAM

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  • 23:07

    RR 136/7 after 19 overs.

    Rabada to bowl.

    18.1Rabada to Morris, SIX! Full ball on off stump, the ball is in Morris' arc as he swings his bat and smokes the ball over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!!!!!

    18.2Rabada to Morris, dot, full and straight ball on off stump, Morris swings but he fails to connect.

    18.3Rabada to Morris, dot, full and straight ball on off stump, Morris swings but he fails to connect.

    18.4Rabada to Morris, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Morris edges the ball down to third-man for a couple.

    18.5Rabada to Morris, SIX! Short ball on leg, Morris swings and sends the ball over deep backward square-leg for a monster hit!!!!!

    18.6Rabada to Morris, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Morris drives the ball down the ground for a single.

  • 22:59

    RR 121/7 after 18 overs.

    Curran to bowl.

    17.1Curran to Morris, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Morris hits the ball to deep mid-wicket, Morris takes a single, Unadkat wants the second run but Morris turns down the single, Unadkat slips while turning backas the throw from the deep is in Pant's gloves as he removes the bails. But the replay shows that Pant did not have the ball in his hands while removing the bails so Unadkat survives.

    17.2Curran to Unadkat, 1 run, full ball, Unadkat nudges the ball to the leg side for a single.

    17.3Curran to Morris 1 run, full ball, Morris hits the ball down to long-on for a single.

    17.4Curran to Unadkat, 2 runs, short ball, Undatkat pulls and sends the ball over Pant's head for a couple.

    17.5Curran to Unadkat, 1 run, full and straight ball on leg stump, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls around the corner as Unadkat takes a single.

    17.6Curran to Morris, 1 run, slow short ball wide of off stump, Morris hits the ball down to deep midwicket for a single,

  • 22:54

    RR 114/7 after 17 overs.

    Woakes to bowl.

    16.1Woakes to Morris, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Morris hits the ball down to long-on for a single.

    16.2Woakes to Unadkat, BEATEN! Slow good length ball on off stump, Unadkat looks ti cut the ball but misses.

    16.3Woakes to Unadkat, SIX! Half-tracker on the leg side, Unadkat pulls and sends the ball back in the stands.

    16.4Woakes to Unadkat, dot, full length ball on off stump, the ball comes back in and flies past the bat.

    16.5Woakes to Unadkat, 1 run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Unadkat cuts the ball through backward point for a single.

    16.6Woakes to Morris, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Morris drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

  • 22:45

    RR 105/7 after 16 overs.

    Avesh to bowl.

    15.1Avesh to Miller, 1 run, full length ball wide of off stump, Miler drives the ball to mid-off for a single and get to his FIFTY!!!!!

    15.2Avesh to Morris, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Morris pushes the ball to cover for a sharp single.

    15.3Avesh to Miller, SIX! Avesh bowls full on middle and leg stump, Miller swings and sends the ball flying over fine-leg fence for the first maximum of the match!!!!!

    15.4Avesh to Miller,SIX! Good length ball on off stump, Miller blasts the ball and sends it deep back instands.

    15.5Avesh to Miller, WICKET! CAUGHT! Full ball wide of off stump, Miller swings his bat but has not timed his shot well, the ball has the height but not the distance as Lalit Yadav takes the catch to end Miller stays in the middle.

    Jaydev Unadkat walks out to bat.

    15.6Avesh to Morris, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and off stump, Morris runs the ball down to third-man for a single.

  • 22:39

    RR 90/6 after 15 overs.

    Rabada to bowl.

    14.1Rabada to Miller, 1 run, full and straight yorker, Miller blocks the ball and takes a single.

    14.2Rabada to Tewatia, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Tewatia hits the ball to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

    14.3Rabada to Tewatia, 1 run, slow good length ball on off stump, Tewatia drives the ball down to long-on for a run.

    14.4Rabada to Miller, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Miller plays the ball to the leg side for a single.

    14.5Rabada to Tewatia, WICKET! CAUGHT! Short ball wide of off stump, Tewatia swings his bat, the ball takes the lower end of the bat and lobs to mid-wicket where Lalit Yadava takes an easy catch.

    Chris Morris walks out to bat.

    14.6Rabada to Morris, BEATEN! Good length ball on off stump, Morris drives but misses as the ball goes past the edge of the bat.

  • 22:33

    RR 85/5 after 14 overs.

    Curran to bowl.

    13.1Curran to Tewatia, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Tewatia looks to pull, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls around the corner, Tewatia takes a single.

    13.2Curran to Miller, 1 run, full length ball wide of off stump, Miller slaps the ball through cover for a single.

    13.3Curran to Tewatia, FOUR! Good length ball wide of off stump, Tewatia smokes the ball down to long-off for a boundary.

    13.4Curran to Tewatia, 1 run, full length ball wide of off stump, Tewatia slaps the ball through point for a single.

    13.5Curran to Miller, 1 run, full length ball on off stump, Miller hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    13.6Curran to Tewatia, FOUR! Full length ball wide of off stump, Tewatia moves to off side and slogs the ball to backward square-leg for a boundary.

  • 22:28

    RR 73/5 after 13 overs.

    Marcus Stoinis to bowl.

    12.1Stoinis to Tewatia, 1 run, short ball, Tewatia pulls and sends the ball to the leg side for a single.

    12.2Stoinis to Miller, FOUR! Short ball on off stump, Miller pulls and sends the ball to backward square-leg for a boundary.

    12.3Stoinis to Miller, FOUR! Full length ball wide of off stump, Miller hammers the ball down to long-off for a boundary.

    12.4Stoinis to Miller, FOUR! Fuller ball on off stump, Miler works the ball to deep mid-wicket to make three in three.

    12.5Stoinis to Miller, 1 run, full length ball on off stump, Miller drills the ball down to long-off for a single.

    12.6Stoinis to Tewatia, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Tewatia plays the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 22:23

    RR 58/5 after 12 overs.

    Tom Curran to bowl.

    11.1Curran to Tewatia, WIDE! Full ball wide of off stump.

    11.1Curran to Tewatia, dot, full-length ball on off stump, Tewatia looks to drive the ball but misses.

    11.2Curran to Tewatia, dot, good length ball on off stump, Tewatia drives the ball to cover.

    11.3 Curran to Tewatain, dot, good length ball on off stump, Tewatia hits the ball to point.

    11.4Curran to Tewatain, dot, good length ball on off stump, Tewatia pushes the ball to cover.

    11.5Curran to Tewatain, 1 run, slow good length ball wide of off stump, Tewatia slaps the ball through cover for a single.

    11.6Curran to Miller, dot, good length ball on off stump, Miller guides the ball to the mat at backward point.

  • 22:20

    RR 56/5 after 11 overs

    Ashwin to bowl.

    10.1Ashwin to Miller, 1 run, full ball, Miller hits the ball down the ground for a single.

    10.2Ashwin to Tewatia, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Tewatia hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    10.3Ashwin to Miller dot, full ball fired on the pads, the ball raps on the pads.

    10.4Ashwin to Miller, dot, good length ball on off stump, the ball raps on the pads

    10.5Ashwin to Miller, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Miller guides the ball to the leg side for a single.

    10.6Ashwin to Tewatia, 1 run, full ball, Tewatia clips the ball to the leg side for a run.

  • 22:13

    RR 52/5 after 10 overs.

    Avesh to bowl.

    9.1 Avesh to Miller, 1 run, slow back of the length ball on middle and leg stump, Miller pulls and sends the ball through backward square-leg for a single.

    9.2Avesh to Parag, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow full delivery on off stump, Parag is foxed as he swings his bat and the ball balloons high in the air, Dhawan settles under the ball and takes his third catch of the night!

    Rahul Tewatia walks out to bat.

    9.3Avesh to Tewatia , 1 run, full delivery wide of off stump, Tewatia drives the ball through backward point for a single.

    9.4 Avesh to Miller, FOUR! Back of the length ball on off stump, Miller spanks the ball through mid-wicket for a boundary,

    9.5Avesh to Miller, FOUR! Full delivery wide of off stump and this time Miller slaps the ball through extra-cover for the second boundary in as many balls.

    9.6Avesh to Miller, 1 run, back of the length ball down the leg side, Miller guides the ball to square leg for a single.

  • 22:09

    RR 41/4 after 9 overs.

    Ashwin to bowl.

    8.1Ashwin to Miller, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Miller hits the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    8.2Ashwin to Parag, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Parag slaps the ball through cover for a single.

    8.3Ashwin to Miller, dot, full ball on middle stump, Miller drives the ball back to Ashwin.

    8.4Ashwin to Miller, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle stump, Miller hits the ball to the leg side for a single.

    8.5Ashwin to Parag, 1 run, full ball, Parag hits the ball down the ground for a single.

    8.6Ashwin to Miller, 1 run, full delivery on off stump, Miller drives the ball through cover for a single.

  • 22:01

    RR 36/4 after 8 overs.

    Avesh Khan to bowl.

    7.1 Avesh to Miller, FOUR! Back of the length ball outside the off stump, Miller slaps the ball through point for a boundary.

    7.2 Avesh to Miller, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg stump, Miller helps the ball to the leg side for a single.

    7.3 Avesh to Dube, dot, good length ball on off stump, Dube drives the ball to cover.

    7.4Avesh to Dube, WICKET! CAUGHT! Good length ball on off stump, Dube drives and edges the ball straight to Dhawan at third slip.

    Riyan Parag walks out to bat.

    7.5Avesh to Parag, dot, full length ball on off stump, Parag hits the ball to point.

    7.6Avesh to Parag, dot, slow short ball, Parag ducks and leaves the ball for Pant.

  • 21:57

    RR 26/3 after 6 overs.

    Rabada to bowl.

    5.1Rabada to Miller, dot, slow delivery, Miller is beaten as the ball goes to Pant,

    5.2Rabada to Miller, FOUR! Full length delivery on off stump, Miller stands rooted in his crease and punches the ball down to long-off for a boundary.

    5.3Rabada to Miller, dot, good length delivery on off stump, Miller punches the ball to cover.

    5.4Rabada to Miller, dot, good length ball on off stump, Miller hits the ball to cover.

    5.5Rabada to Miller, dot, good length ball on off stump, Miller works the ball just around the corner.

    5.6Rabada to Miller, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Miller runs the ball down to third-man for a single.

  • 21:52

    RR 21/3 after 5 overs.

    Woakes to bowl.

    4.1Woakes to Miller, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, the ball takes the inside edge and runs down to fine-leg as MIller completes a single.

    4.2Woakes to Dube, dot, back of the length ball on middle and leg stump, Dube hits the ball to the leg side.

    4.3Woakes to Dube, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Dube drives the ball to cover for a single.

    4.4Woakes to Miller, dot, slow good length delivery on off stump, MIller looks to hit the ball but misses.

    4.5Woakes to Miller, dot, full length delivery on off stump, Miller drives the ball back to Woakes.

    4.6Woakes to Miller, 1 run, full length delivery on off stump, Miller hits the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 21:47

    RR 18/3 after 4 overs.

    Kagiso Rabada to bowl.

    3.1Rabada to Samson, FOUR! Full delivery on middle and leg stump, Samson drives the ball through mid-wicket for a boundary.

    3.2Rabada to Samson, dot, full and wide delivery, Samson drives the ball to point.

    3.3Rabada to Samson, WICKET! CAUGHT! Full length delivery on off-stump Samson looks to drive, the ball takes the thick outside edge and flies to Dhawan at first slip who makes no mistake.

    David Miller walks out to bat.

    3.4Rabada to Miller, 1 run, full delivery wide of off stump, Miller driver the ball to cover for a single.

    3.5Rabada to Dube, dot, full delivery on off stump, Dube drives the ball to mid-off.

    3.6Rabada to Dube, dot, back of the length ball on off stump, Dube hits the ball to cover.

  • 21:40

    RR 13/2 after 3 overs.

    Woakes to bowl.

    2.1Woakes to Vohra, dot, slow full delivery on off stump, Vohra looks to play the ball to the leg side but is beaten as the ball goes to Pant.

    2.2Woakes to Vohra, FOUR! Full delivery wide of off stump, Vohra drives the ball through cover for a boundary

    2.3Woakes to Vohra, FOUR! Slow full delivery on middle and leg stump, Vohar swings his bat and sends the ball down to long-on for a bounadry.

    2.4Woakes to Vohra, WICKET! CAUGHT! Full and fast delivery on middle and leg stump, Vohra closes the face of the bat early, the ball lobs in the air and Rabada at long-on take an easy catch.

    Sanju Samson walks out to bat.

    2.5Woakes to Buttler, dot, short ball on off stump, Buttler punches the ball to cover and point region.

    2.6Woakes to Buttler, EDGE and TAKEN! Back of the length ball on off stump which cuts back in sharply, Buttler looks to block the ball, but the ball takes the inside edge and goes to Pant who puts in a good dive to send Buttler back.

  • 21:36

    RR 5/0 after 2 overs.

    Avesh Khan to bowl.

    1.1 AVesh to Buttler, 1 run, full-length delivery on off stump, Buttler plays the ball down to fine-leg for a single.

    1.2 Avesh to Vohra, dot, short ball on off stump, Vohra cuts the ball to point.

    1.3 Avesh to Vohra, dot, good length ball on off stump, the ball jags back in and hits the pads.

    1.4Avesh to Vohra, dot, short of the length delivery on off stump, Vohra pulls and sends the ball to the man at short mid-wicket.

    1.5Avesh to Vohra, dot, slow good length delivery on off stump, Vohra is early in his pull as the ball goes past the edge of the bat.

    1.6Avesh to Vohra, 1 Leg Bye, full length delivery on leg stump, the ball raps on the pads and goes to short fine-leg as Vohra darts to the other end for a single.

  • 21:30

    RR 3/0 after 1 over.

    Chris Woakes to bowl the first over of the inning.

    0.1Woakes to Buttler, dot, good length ball wide of off stump, Buttler leaves the ball for the keeper.

    0.2Woakes to Buttler, dot, good length delivery on off stump, Buttler lifts his bat and lets the ball go to Pant.

    0.3Woakes to Buttler, 1 run, full length delivery on off stump, Buttler steps out of his crease and plays the ball to mid-on for a single.

    0.4Woakes to Vohra, dot, back of the length delivery wide of off stump, Vohra cuts the ball to cover where Lalit Yadav puts in a dive and stops the ball.

    0.5Woakes to Vohra, 1 run, back of the length delivery wide of off stump, Vohra cuts the ball down to third-man for a single.

    0.6Woakes to Buttler, dot, fast back of the length delivery on good length, the ball nips back in and hits Buttler' s back pad before going to Dhawan at first slip.

  • 21:28

    Back live! The chase is about to get underway. DC players make their way to the field. And outwalks Jos Buttler along with Manan Vohra to open the innings for RR.

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  • 21:12

    DC 147/8 after 20 overs.

    Skarariya to bowl.

    19.1Skarariya to Woakes, 1 run, length ball, Woakes hits the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    19.2Skarariya to Rabada, 1 run, full delivery on middle stump, Rabada guides the ball down to long-on for a single.

    19.3Skarariya to Woakes, 1 run, slow good length delivery, Woakes swings, the ball takes the inside edge and goes to short fine, Woakes takes a single.

    19.4Skarariya to Rabada, 2 runs, full length delivery wide of off stump, Rabada hits the ball high in the air, the ball falls safely as Rabada takes a couple.

    19.5Skarariya to Rabada, FOUR! Good length ball wide of off stump, Rabada swings and the ball takes the inside edge and runs down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    19.6Skarariya to Rabada, 2 runs, full length delivery, Rabada hits the ball down to long-on and completes a couple.

  • 21:05

    DC 136/8 after 19 overs.

    Mustafizur to bowl.

    18.1Mustafizur to Curran, FOUR! Full length delivery wide of off stump, Curran hammers the ball through extra-cover for a boundary.

    18.2Mustafizur to Curran, BOWLED! Great come back fromMustafizur!!!! Slow full delivery yorker length on middle stump, Curran looks to play the ball to the leg side but is deceived and the ball hits the timber!!!!

    R Ashwin walks out to bat.

    18.3Mustafizur to Ashwin, FOUR! Back of the length delivery wide of off stump, Ashwin lifts the ball over backward point for a boundary.

    18.4Mustafizur to Ashwin, dot, slow delivery on middle stump, Ashwin swings his bat but fails to connect.

    18.5Mustafizur to Ashwin, 2 runs, slow full length ball wide of off stump, Ashwin dabs the ball through extra-cover and gets a couple.

    18.5Mustafizur to Ashwin, WIDE! Full ball way outside the off stump.

    18.6Mustafizur to Ashwin, 1 run, RUN OUT! Full length ball on off stump, Ashwin slaps the ball down to long-off, Ashwin takes the first run and Woakes calls for the second, the throw is as the striker's end and Ashwin is short of his crease.

  • 21:01

    DC 124/6 after 18 overs.

    Sakariya to bowl.

    17.1Sakariya to Curran,1 run, ful ball, Curran punches the ball to cover for a run.

    17.2Sakariya to Woakes, FOUR! Slow good length ball wide of off stump, Woakes cuts and sends the ball down to third-man for a boundary.

    17.3Sakariya to Woakes, 1 run, full delivery on off stump, Woakes hits the ball down to long-off for a single.

    17.4Sakariya to Curran, 1 run, slow full length delivery on middle and leg, Curran hits the ball down to long-on for a single.

    17.5Sakariya to Woakes, dot, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Woakes makes room and cuts the ball, the ball goes to the leg side.

    17.6Sakariya to Woakes, 1 run, slow delivery on middle and leg stump, Woakes drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

  • 20:55

    DC 115/6 after 17 overs.

    Mustafizur to bowl.

    16.1Mustafizur to Woakes, FOUR! Full delivery wide of off stump, Woakes smacks the ball over extra cover for a boundary.

    16.2Mustafizur to Woakes, 1 run, slow good length delivery on off stump, Woakes hits the ball through cover for a single.

    16.3Mustafizur to Curran, dot, slow full length delivery wide of off stump, Curran hits the ball and the ball on one bounce goes to Unadkat to short third.

    16.4Mustafizur to Curran, 2 runs, slow full ball on middle stump, Curran looks to hit the ball to tge leg side, the ball takes the top end of the bat and goes high in the air, the man in the deep drops the ball as Curran takes two runs.

    16.5Mustafizur to Curran, dot, slow good length ball on off stump, Curran looks to cut but misses.

    16.6Mustafizur to Curran, 1 run, slow good length ball on off stump, Curran hits the ball down to long-off for a single.

  • 20:51

    DC 107/6 after 16 Overs.

    Tewatia to bowl.

    15.1Tewatia to Woakes, 1 run, full delivery, Woakes guides the ball to mid-on for a single.

    15.2Tewatia to Curran, 1 run, short ball Curran cuts the ball through point for a single.

    15.3Tewatia to Woakes, dot, full delivery and Woakes hits the ball to mid-on.

    15.4Tewatia to Woakes, dot, full delivery on off stump, Woakes flicks tehe ball to mid-on.

    15.5Tewatia to Woakes, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Woakes hits the ball through extra-cover for a single.

    15.6Tewatia to Curran, 2 runs, full delivery on middle and leg stump, Curran flicks the ball to the leg side for a sharp couple.

  • 20:45

    DC 102/6 after 15 overs.

    Morris to bowl.

    14.1Morris to Curran, dot, slow good length delivery wide of off stump, Curran swings but misses hitting the ball.

    14.2Morris to Curran, FOUR! Back of the length delivery on off stump, Curran pulls and sends the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    14.3Morris to Curran, 1 run, good length delivery on middle and leg stump, Curran helps the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    14.4Morris to Lalit, dot, slow good length delivery wide of off stump, Lalit whacks his bat, the ball takes the inside edge and goes on one bounce to Samson.

    14.5Morris to Lalit, WICKET! CAUGHT! Full delivery on off stump, Lalit lifts the ball high in the air and Rahul Tewatia at long-on running backwards takes a great catch.

    Chris Woakes walks out to bat.

    14.6Morris to Curran, 2 runs, full ball on middle and leg stump, Curran flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

  • 20:37

    DC 93/5 after 13 overs.

    Parag to bowl.

    12.1Parag to Lalit, 1 run, full delivery, Lalit drives the ball down to long-on for a run.

    12.2Parag to Pant, 1 run, fuller ball, Pant plays the ball to long-on for another single.

    12.3Parag to Lalit, 1 run, full delivery, Lalit hits the ball down to long-off for a single.

    12.4Parag to Pant, WICKET! RUN-OUT! Full ball, Pant hits the ball to the off side, he darts for a single but Riyan Parag gets a direct hit at the bowler's end and Pant is short of his ground.

    Tom Curran walks out to bat.

    12.5Parag to Lalit, FOUR! Short ball, Lalit hammers the ball to square-leg for a boundary.

    12.6 Parag to Lalit, 1 run, full delivery, Lalit drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

  • 20:31

    DC 85/4 after 12 overs.

    Mustafizur to bowl.

    11.1Mustafizur to Lalit, 1 run, full ball, Lalit smacks the ball behind square on the leg side, the ball was going over the rope but Parag at the boundary rope pulls the ball back and saves 3 runs.

    11.2Mustafizur to Pant, dot, slow good length ball wide of off stump, Pant looks for a cut but misses.

    11.3Mustafizur to Pant, 1 run, good length delivery on off stump, Pant hits the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    11.3Mustafizur to Lalit, WIDE! Short ball fired down the leg side.

    11.4Mustafizur to Lalit, 1 run, slow good length delivery on middle and leg stump, Lalit flicks the ball to the leg side for a run.

    11.5Mustafizur to Pant, BEATEN! Full and fast delivery wide of off stump, Pant looks ti drive the ball but misses as the ball goes past the bat.

    11.6Mustafizur to Pant, FOUR! Short and wide delivery, Pant cuts the ball through point for a boundary. With the boundary, Pant also gets his FIFTY!

  • 20:25

    DC 77/4 after 11 overs.

    Rahul Tewatia to bowl.

    10.1Tewatia to Pant, FOUR! Short and wide, Pant slaps the ball through extra-cover for a boundary.

    10.2Tewatia to Pant, FOUR! Short ball wide of off stump, Pant plays a late cut to send the ball racing through backward point for a boundary.

    10.3Tewatia to Pant, FOUR! Three in Three!!!! Short ball wide of off stump, Pant hammers the ball through extra-cover for another boundary,

    10.4Tewatia to Pant, 2 runs, slow fuller delivery on middle and leg stump, Pant works the ball to the leg side for a couple.

    10.5Tewatia to Pant, 2 runs, fuller delivery on off stump, the ball takes the edge of the bat and goes through cover, Pant takes the first run quickly and a misfield gifts Pant another run.

    10.6Tewatia to Pant, FOUR! Another short ball, Pant hammers the ball through cover and Sakaria at sweeper cover misfields at the boundary to make it 20 runs in the over.

  • 20:20

    DC 57/4 after 10 overs.

    Undakat to bowl.

    9.1Undakat to Pant, 1 run, slow fuller delivery wide of off stump, Pant drives the ball through extra-cover for a single.

    9.2Undakat to Lalit, dot, good length delivery on middle and leg stump, the ball raps on the pads

    9.3Undakat to Lalit, dot, good length delivery on middle and leg stump, Lalit plays the ball to the leg side.

    9.4Undakat to Lalit, dot, full ball on off stump, Lalit drives the ball to the leg side.

    9.5Undakat to Lalit, 1 run, slow good length delivery on middle and leg stump, Lalit plays the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    9.6Undakat to Pant, 1 run, good length delivery on off stump, Pant drives the ball through extra-cover for a run.

  • 20:14

    DC 54/4 after 9 overs.

    Riyan Parag to bowl.

    8.1 Parag to Pant, FOUR! Short ball wide of off stump, Pant hammers the ball through cover for a boundary.

    8.1Parag to Pant, WIDE! Short ball fired way outside the off stump.

    8.2 Parag to Pant, dot, good length delivery on off stump, Pant pushes the ball to cover.

    8.3 Parag to Pant, 1 run, good length delivery on off stump, Pant hits the ball through cover for a single.

    8.4 Parag to Lalit, 1 run, good length delivery on middle stump, Lalit hits the ball down to long-on for a single.

    8.5 Parag to Pant, dot, full ball on off stump, the ball takes the inside edge and goes around the corner.

    8.6 Parag to Pant, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Pant smacks the ball to sweeper cover for a single.

  • 20:14

  • 20:08

    DC 46/4 after 8 overs.

    Morris to bowl.

    7.1Morris to Pant, 1 run, fuller delivery wide of off stump, Pant drives the ball to the man at sweeper cover for a single.

    7.2Morris to Lalit, FOUR! Fuller delivery on pads, Lait leans and drives the ball through mid-wicket for a boundary.

    7.3Morris to Lalit, dot, slightly short ball on off stump, Lalit blocks the ball with a straight bat.

    7.4Morris to Lalit, FOUR! Back of the length delivery on off stump, Lalit plays a late cut and runs the ball down to third-man for a boundary.

    7.5Morris to Lalit, dot, good length ball on middle and leg, Lalit tucks the ball to the leg side.

    7.6Morris to Lalit, dot, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Lalit looks to lift the ball over keeper but misses.

  • 20:03

    DC 37/4 after 7 overs.

    Mustafizur to bowl.

    6.1Mustafizur to Pant, 1 run, good length delivery on off stump, Pant drives the ball to cover.

    6.2Mustafizur to Stoinis, dot, back of the length delivery on off stump, Stoinis cuts the ball to point.

    6.3Mustafizur to Stoinis, dot, good length delivery on off stump, Stoinis drives the ball in the direction of the fielder at mid-off.

    6.4Mustafizur to Stoinis, PEACH! Slow good length delivery on off stump, the ball spins and beats the outside edge of the bat on its way to Samson.

    6.5Mustafizur to Stoinis, WICKET! CAUGHT! DC ARE IN A BIG BIG TROUBLE! Another slow good length delivery wide of off stump, Stoinis pushes the ball and the ball lobs just over Buttler at extra-cover, Buttler running backwards takes a good catch.

    Lalit Yadav walks out to bat.

    6.6Mustafizur to Lalit, dot, fuller delivery on off stump, Lalit pushes the ball to cover.

  • 19:57

    DC 36/3 after 6 overs

    Unadkat to bowl.

    5.1Unadkat to Pant, FOUR! Full length delivery wide of off stump, Pant gets a thick edge and the ball rolls down to third-man for a boundary.

    5.2 Unadkat Pant, dot, full length delivery on off stump, Pant drives the ball to cover.

    5.3Unadkat to Pant, 1 run, fuller delivery on middle stump, Pant hits the ball to the leg side for a single.

    5.4Unadkat to Rahane, BEATEN! Good length delivery on off stump, the ball nips back in and goes through the gap between the bat and the pads.

    5.5Unadkat to Rahane, WICKET! Slow good length delivery on middle stump, Rahane hits but closes the face of his bat early and lobs back to Unadkat.

    Marcus Stoinis walks out to bat.

    5.6Unadkat to Stoinis, dot, good length delivery on off stump, Stoinis blocks the ball with a straight bat.

  • 19:51

    DC 31/2 after 5 overs

    Chris Morris to bowl.

    4.1 Morris to Rahane, 2 runs, fuller delivery on off stump, Rahane works the ball to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

    4.2 Morris to Rahane, 1 run, fuller delivery on middle and leg stump, Rahane plays the ball down to fine-leg for a single.

    4.3 Morris to Pant, 1 run, fuller delivery wide of off stump, Pant drives the ball through extra-cover for a single.

    4.3Morris to Rahane, WIDE! Fuller delivery fired down the leg side. Samson fails to collect the ball cleanly as Rahane takes a single.

    4.4 Morris to Pant, FOUR! Slow fuller length delivery wide of off stump, Pant smashes the ball wide of the diving man at mid-off for a boundary.

    4.5 Morris to Pant, 1 run, slightly back of the length ball, the ball takes the inside edge of the bat and goe to the leg side, Pant takes a single.

    4.6 Morris to Rahane, dot, full ball, Rahane plays the ball to the leg side.

  • 19:45

    DC 20/2 after 4 overs.

    Unadkat to bowl.

    3.1Unadkat to Dhawan, WICKET! CAUGHT! STUNNING CATCH FROM SAMSON! Fuller delivery wide of off stump, Dhawan moves to off-side and looks to scoop the ball down to fine-leg. But Samson puts in a dive and takes a stunning catch.

    Rishabh Pant walks ou to bat.

    3.2Unadkat to Pant, BEATEN! Play and miss from Pant! Fuller delivery on off-stump, Pant looks for a drive but the ball moves back in and beats the edge of the bat.

    3.3Unadkat to Pant, FOUR! Back of the length ball wide of off-stump, Pant drives the ball wide of point for a boundary.

    3.4Unadkat to Pant, dot, fuller delivery on off-stump, Pant pushes the ball back to Unadkat.

    3.5Unadkat to Pant, dot, good length delivery wide of off stump, Pant leaves the ball for Samson.

    3.6Unadkat to Pant, dot, fuller delivery on off stump, Pant flicks and the ball goes to the man at mid-on.

  • 19:41

    DC 16/1 after 3 overs.

    Sakariya to bowl. Ajinkya Rahane walks out to bat.


    2.1Sakariya to Dhawna, FOUR! Fuller delivery wide of off stump, Dhawan smacks the ball through extra-cover for a boundary.

    2.2Sakariya to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller delivery on middle stump, Dhawan works the ball to mid-on for a single.

    2.3Sakariya to Rahane, 1 run, fuller delivery wide of off stump, Rahane drives and works the ball down to third-man for a single and open his account.

    2.4Sakariya to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller delivery wide of off stump, Dhawan punches the ball down to long-off for a single.

    2.5Sakariya to Rahane, dot, fuller delivery on middle and off stump, Rahane whips the ball to mid-wicket.

    2.6Sakariya to Rahane, FOUR! Sakariaya bangs the ball short, Rahane pulls and sends the ball down to backward square-leg for a boundary.

  • 19:35

    DC 5/1 after 2 overs.

    Jaydev Undakat to bowl.

    1.1Undakat to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller length delivery on off stump, Dhawan drives the ball to cover and takes an easy single.

    1.2Undakat to Shaw, 1 run, fuller delivery on off stump, Shaw guides the ball to the leg side for another comfortable single.

    1.3Undakat to Dhawan, dot, back of the length delivery on off stump, Dhawan comes out of the crease and cuts the ball to cover.

    1.4Undakat to Dhawan, dot, fuller delivery wide of off stump, Dhawan pushes the ball to point.

    1.5Undakat to Dhawan, 1 run, slow back of the length delivery wide of off stump, Dhawan hits the ball to the fielder at sweeper cover for just a single.

    1.6Undakat to Shaw, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow fuller delivery on middle stump, Shaw looks to play the ball to the leg side, the ball takes the outside edge of bat and lobs to David Miller at point.

  • 19:28

    DC 2/0 after 1 over.

    Chetan Sakariya to bowl the first over of the inning.

    0.1Sakariya to Shaw, BEATEN! Good length delivery on middle stump. The ball moves away after pitching, Shaw looks to drive but the ball goes past the outside edge of thebat.

    0.2Sakariya to Shaw, APPEAL FOR LBW! Good length delivery on middle stump, the ball comes back in and raps on the pads, Sakaria appeals but the ump gives that as not-out.

    0.3Sakariya to Shaw, 1 run, fuller ball on middle and leg stump, Shaw tucks the ball to the leg side for a single.

    0.4Sakariya to Dhawan, dot, fuller delivery on off stump, Dhawan plays the ball to point.

    0.5Sakariya to Dhawan, dot, good length delivery wide of off stump, Dhawan lifts his bat and leaves the ball for the keeper.

    0.6Sakariya to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller delivery on off stump, Dhawan punches the ball through cover and sneaks a single.

  • 19:22

    The match is about to begin. RR players are in a huddle. Sanju Samson is having an animated chat with his players. The two umpires make their way to the middle. RR players take their respective spots in the field. And outcome Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan, the two DC openers.

  • 19:06

    Teams

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

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

  • 19:04

    Rishabh Pant, DC captain: Toss doesn't matter. The surface looks good. The team that plays well wins. Shimron Hetmyer misses out, Kagiso Rabada comes back. Lalit Yadav makes his debut.

  • 19:03

    Sanju Samson, RR captain: We would like to bowl first. The conditions demand that. We have to take learning experiences and move on. We have plans for every batsman. You take the aerial route and goes over expected to go for runs here. We are ready to score it back. David Miller comes in for Ben Stokes. Jaidev Unadkat replaces Shreyas Gopal.

  • 19:00

    Toss

    Rajasthan Royalswin toss and opt to bowl.

  • 18:48

    Pitch Report

    The runs are scored on both sides of the pitch equally. The surface is another great one to bat on,says, Simon Doull in his pitch report.

  • 18:41

    Just In from Delhi Capitals camp

    Anirudha Joshi replaces injured Shreyas Iyer. Shams Mulani named as Covid-19 replacement for Axar Patel on a short-term.

  • 18:33

    Deccan Herald's Dream XI

    Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant (C & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra

  • 18:29

    Impact Player for Delhi Capitals

    Kagiso Rabada: Expect Kagiso Rabada to do a lot of damage to RR’s batting line-up. He was the leading wicket-taker last season with 30 scalps. Rabada picked four wickets in the two matches he played against RR last season. Usually, a front runner by this time in the race of the Purple Cap, Rabada will have catching up to do, on account of him missing DC’s first match. The competition could motivate him to be at his best.

  • 18:28

    Impact Player for Rajasthan Royals

    Sanju Samson: The 26-year-old sent out a statement as he hit a brilliant ton on his captaincy debut for RR against Punjab Kings. With Ben Stokes now missing out, Samson will have to share more responsibility. More responsibilities could further motivate Samson and deliver goods for his team and lead from the front.

  • 18:26

    Team News

    In a huge setback, Rajasthan Royalsall-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the tournament with a broken finger. Stokes suffered the injury while fielding against the Punjab Kings. Delhi Capitals' Kagiso Rabada is expected to be available for selection but Anrich Nortjeis still stuck in quarantine due to a delay in getting his Covid-19 test results. DC's Axar Patel, who was diagnosed with Covid-19, will also be unavailable as he continues his recovery.

  • 18:23

    Form Guide (Last five matches)

    Rajasthan Royals: L-L-W-W-L

    Delhi Capitals: W-L-W-L-W

  • 18:20

    Head to Head record

    Matches played: 22

    Rajasthan Royals wins: 11

    Delhi Capitals wins: 11

  • 18:16

  • 18:13

    DCThreats: Rishabh Pant is still new to IPL captaincy. He is not used to high-pressure situations and opposition teams can use that to their advantage.

  • 18:13

    DC Opportunities: An upbeat DC have a chance to continue their winning momentum and rack up some early tournament points. And they've also made a good start in terms of their net run rate.

  • 18:11

    DC Weaknesses: A somewhat shaky middle-order. For a long stretch last season, DC depended on the top order to deliver. However, if an opposition team can remove the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rishabh Pant, that would heap pressureon the middle-order comprising Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, and Shimron Hetmyer. RR need to figure out ways to snag some top-order wickets.

  • 18:10

    DC Strengths: South African pacer Kagiso Rabada can inflict a lot of damage on the opposition batting. He fetched 30 wickets last season and claimed the coveted Purple Cap. Fellow South African Anrich Nortje supported him well last year but he is right he is right now stuck in quarantine awaiting the delayed results of his Covid-19 test.

  • 18:09

    THE SWOT ANALYSIS FOR DELHI CAPITALS

  • 18:08

  • 18:06

    RR Threats: The core of RR revolved around the abilities of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes. With the two Englishmen not available now, and a new captain at the helm, and a loss in the first match, there would be a lot of uncertainties in the team. The team is expected to have a tough time in the upcoming matches until the players come to a grip on the situation.

  • 18:04

    RR Opportunities: With Ben Stokes out of the tournament, overseas players David Miller, Andrew Tye and Liam Livingstone would get more chances in the playing xi. Miller came into the season with an attractive fifty (his fastest ODI half-century) in an ODI against Pakistan. Liam Livingstone is a hard-hitting batsman who can hit fast bowlers well. Andre Tye could be a valued addition in the playing XI with his ability to hit his yorkers at the death. His T20 figures are impressive. The Australian has picked 218 wickets from just 162 T20 matches at an average of 21.68 and the best bowling figure of 5/16.

  • 18:02

    RR Weaknesses: Rahul Tewatia and Shreyas Gopal are the first-choice spinners. They are preferred for team balance as they provide batting ability down the order. However, they haven't been able to make an impact with their bowling. Against Punjab, the two bowled five overs and conceded 65 runs while failing to pick up any wickets. The team should try out other options as these two are holding them back.

  • 18:00

    RR Strengths: The emergence of Chetan Sakariya. The 23-year-old got three wickets on his RR debut against the Punjab Kings. In a run-fest where 438 runs were scored in 240 balls, Sakariya managed the best economy (7.8) among all pace bowlers. That list of pacers included names like Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Ben Stokes, Mohammad Shami, Jhye Richardson, and Riley Meredith.Sakariya showed that he can be a very good fielder too.

  • 17:55

    THE SWOT ANALYSIS FOR RAJASTHAN ROYALS

  • 16:51

    Read DH's analysis of the Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals match here

    The youngest skippers at this year’s IPL take centre stage as the Rajasthan Royals take on the Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Sanju Samson, aged 26, leads the Royals while Rishabh Pant, 23, leads the Capitals. Here's our analysis.

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  • 16:51

    Team news

    In a huge setback, RR all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the tournament with a broken finger. Stokes suffered the injury while fielding against the Punjab Kings. DC's Kagiso Rabada is expected to be available for selection but Anrich Nortje is still stuck in quarantine due to a delay in getting his Covid-19 test results. DC's Axar Patel, who was diagnosed with Covid-19, will also be unavailable as he continues his recovery.

  • 16:50

    Opportunities: An upbeat DC have a chance to continue their winning momentum and rack up some early tournament points. And they've also made a good start in terms of their net run rate.

    Threats: Rishabh Pant is still new to IPL captaincy. He is not used to high-pressure situations and opposition teams can use that to their advantage.

  • 16:50

    The SWOT for DC

    Strengths: South African pacer Kagiso Rabada can inflict a lot of damage on the opposition batting. He fetched 30 wickets last season and claimed the coveted Purple Cap. Fellow South African Anrich Nortje supported him well last year but he is right now stuck in quarantine awaiting the delayed results of his Covid-19 test.

    Weaknesses: A somewhat shaky middle-order. For a long stretch last season, DC depended on the top order to deliver. However, if an opposition team can remove the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant, that would heap pressure on the middle-order comprising Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer. RR need to figure out ways to snag some top-order wickets.

  • 16:50

    Opportunities: With Ben Stokes out of the tournament with injury, overseas batters David Miller or Liam Livingstone are likely to make the playing XI. Miller entered the season with an attractive fifty, his fastest ODI half-century, against Pakistan. Livingstone is a hard-hitting batsman who can take on the fast bowlers.

    Threats: RR's core strength revolved around Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes. With two of them currently unavailable, the team has multiple hurdles to overcome. The team will have a tough time in the coming matches unless someone else in the squad can take up the responsibility of delivering for the team.

  • 16:49

    The SWOT for RR

    Strengths: The emergence of Chetan Sakariya. The 23-year-old got three wickets on his RR debut against the Punjab Kings. In a run fest where 438 runs were scored in 240 balls, Sakariya managed the best economy (7.8) among all pace bowlers. That list of pacers included names like Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Ben Stokes, Mohammad Shami, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith.

    Weaknesses: Rahul Tewatia and Shreyas Gopal are the first-choice spinners. They are preferred for team balance as they provide batting ability down the order. However, they haven't been able to make an impact with their bowling. Against Punjab, the two bowled five overs and conceded 65 runs while failing to pick up any wickets. The team should try out other options as these two are holding them back.