Indian Premier League, 2021

Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals - Match 36

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 25 September 2021

Rajasthan Royals 121/6

RR: 6.05 | Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Liam Livingstone c Rishabh Pant (C) (W) & b Avesh Khanc Rishabh Pant (C) (W) & b Avesh Khan1300
Yashasvi Jaiswal c Rishabh Pant (C) (W) & b Anrich Nortjec Rishabh Pant (C) (W) & b Anrich Nortje5400
Sanju Samson not out not out 705381
David Miller stumped Rishabh Pant (C) (W) & b Ravichandran Ashwinstumped Rishabh Pant (C) (W) & b Ravichandran Ashwin71000
Mahipal Lomror c Avesh Khan & b Kagiso Rabadac Avesh Khan & b Kagiso Rabada192401
Riyan Parag bowled Axar Patelbowled Axar Patel2700
Rahul Tewatia c Shimron Hetmyer & b Anrich Nortjec Shimron Hetmyer & b Anrich Nortje91500
Tabraiz Shamsi not out not out 2400
Chetan Sakariya
Kartik Tyagi
Mustafizur Rahman
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 1, w 5, nb 0)
Total 121 (6 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
6-1 (Liam Livingstone,1), 6-2 (Yashasvi Jaiswal,1.1), 17-3 (David Miller,4.2), 48-4 (Mahipal Lomror,10.2), 55-5 (Riyan Parag,11.5), 99-6 (Rahul Tewatia,17.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Avesh Khan4 0 29 1 7.25
Anrich Nortje4 0 18 2 4.50
Ravichandran Ashwin4 0 20 1 5.00
Kagiso Rabada4 0 26 1 6.50
Axar Patel4 0 27 1 6.75

Right then! That's all from this game but don't go anywhere as it is a Super Saturday and that means it is a double-header. The second game is between Hyderabad and Punjab at Sharjah. That match will begin at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT). Do join us for that. Cheers and take care. 

Shreyas Iyer is the Man of the Match for his fine batting performance. 

Anrich Nortje is there for a chat. He says that the pitch was quite slow and they tried to hit the good length. Adds that the bowlers collectively did a great job. Adds that it depends on what to bowl, yorker or bouncers but he likes the former one. Adds that they are trying to work hard as the games are coming thick and fast.

Sanju Samson, the Rajasthan skipper, says that looking at a wicket it was a chaseable target but they kept losing wickets and lost the momentum. Adds that they will come back stronger. Says that they will like to take some time off and think about the changes. Says the pitch was holding a bit much and adds if they had waited a bit more, things could have been different.

Earlier, in the game, after being put into bat, Delhi posted a par score on the board. There were some useful contributions from Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and from the lower order helped Delhi reach 154. The bowling from Rajasthan was decent and they might have thought they will be able to chase this score down but it was not to be as their batting succumbed to pressure. 

The bowling from Delhi was excellent! Avesh Khan continues to impress in this tournament and he started it well. Anrich Nortje was pacy as usual and he had another good game with the ball. Kagiso Rabada too was decent while the spinners strangled the Rajasthan batsmen with their tight lines and lengths. They did not give anything away and were simply terrific with the ball. Overall, a very good outing for Delhi.

Rajasthan never got going with the bat as they lost Liam Livingstone and Yashasvi Jaiswal early. David Miller too did not last long and runs were hard to come by. They hit their first boundary after the Powerplay and that tells you a story. Sanju Samson played a fine hand but he received little to no support and with the required run rate rising, it was always going to be a difficult task for Samson to do it all himself. In the end, it was a tough outing.

A fine win for Delhi! They have continued their winning run and they move back to the top of the table. More importantly, they have more or less, secured their place in the playoffs. Rajasthan, on the other hand, will be disappointed with the effort and now need to make a strong comeback in their upcoming games in order to make it to the playoffs.

19.6
1
Avesh Khan to Sanju Samson, There comes the victory for Delhi! A yorker, on off. Samson pushes it to long on for one. He finishes on 70 but Delhi win by 33 runs!
19.5
6
Avesh Khan to Sanju Samson, SIX! Cracking shot but too little too late for Rajasthan! Length ball, outside off. Samson lifts it over long off for a maximum.
19.4
1
Avesh Khan to Tabraiz Shamsi, Length ball, outside off. Punched to deep cover for one.
19.3
1
Avesh Khan to Sanju Samson, Full ball, on off. Chipped to long on for a single.
19.2
0
Avesh Khan to Sanju Samson, A searing yorker, on off. All that Samson can do is block it out.
19.1
2
Avesh Khan to Sanju Samson, Full toss, outside off. Samson punches it to deep cover for a couple.
18.6
1
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, On a length, on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
18.5
0
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, A slower, length ball, outside off. Sanju Samson tries to reverse scoop but fails to get any bat on it. 
18.5
0
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, WIDE! Yorker down the leg side, Samson lets it go. Wided.
18.4
2
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, DROPPED! Dhawan has dropped a sitter! It won't cost much! Full ball outside off, Samson looks to go over deep cover but mistimes it. Shikhar Dhawan runs ahead to take the catch but puts it down. A couple taken.
18.3
0
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, Slower short ball around off, Samson looks to ramp it over the keeper's head but misses.
18.3
0
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, Length ball, down the leg side. Samson misses the flick. Wide called.
18.2
4
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, FOUR! Cheeky stroke! Full ball, on off. Samson plays the reverse paddle over short third for a boundary.
18.1
0
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, Full ball, on the pads. Samson gets the inside edge while looking to flick.
17.6
1
Anrich Nortje to Sanju Samson, A wide yorker, outside off. Samson runs it past point for one. 54 needed in the last two overs.
17.5
1
Anrich Nortje to Tabraiz Shamsi, Length ball, around off. Shamsi pushes it past point for one.
17.4
0
Anrich Nortje to Tabraiz Shamsi, Full ball, on off. Pushed to mid off. Shamsi wants a run but is sent back. The fielder has at the keeper's end but misses.
17.3
0
Anrich Nortje to Tabraiz Shamsi, Length ball, around off. Pushed towards point for nothing.

Who comes out now? Tabraiz Shamsi it is.

17.2
0
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, OUT! TAKEN! Straight to the fielder! Anrich Nortje comes back and strikes right away! Short ball, down the leg side. Rahul Tewatia pulls it well but straight to Shimron Hetmyer at deep square leg. Things are getting really tough for Rajasthan now.
17.1
0
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, Dot ball! On a length, outside off. Slapped to covers for nothing.

Anrich Nortje is back on.

16.6
1
Avesh Khan to Rahul Tewatia, A full toss, outside off. Tewatia slaps it to long off for a single. 56 needed from the last 3 overs!
16.5
1
Avesh Khan to Sanju Samson, A perfect yorker, on off. All that Samson can do is block it out.
16.4
1
Avesh Khan to Rahul Tewatia, Length ball, outside off. Whipped to long on for one.
16.3
1
Avesh Khan to Sanju Samson, Length ball, around off. Samson goes for the drive but gets the inside edge towards short fine leg for one.
16.3
0
Avesh Khan to Sanju Samson, Full ball, down the leg side. Samson misses the flick. Wide called.
16.2
2
Avesh Khan to Sanju Samson, FIFTY for Samson but his job is still not done. Rajasthan need him to bat till the end if they are to win this game. Length ball, on leg. Samson flicks it past square leg for a couple.
16.1
1
Avesh Khan to Rahul Tewatia, Full ball, outside off. Tewatia sweeps it past square leg for one.

Avesh Khan is back on. 2-0-10-1 are his figures so far.

15.6
1
Axar Patel to Rahul Tewatia, Quicker ball outside off, slapped to deep cover for a single.
15.5
1
Axar Patel to Sanju Samson, Shortish ball on the pads, Sanju flicks it to deep square leg for one.
15.4
2
Axar Patel to Sanju Samson, Flatter ball on middle, Samson works it wide of long on for a couple.
15.3
4
Axar Patel to Sanju Samson, FOUR! This time, Samson makes the connection and he finds the boundary! Quicker ball on off, Samson reverse-sweeps it to deep point for a boundary.
15.2
0
Axar Patel to Sanju Samson, Flatter ball outside off, Samson looks to play the reverse sweep but misses.
15.1
1
Axar Patel to Rahul Tewatia, Floated ball on off, Tewatia reverse sweeps it to deep cover for a single.

Strategic Time-Out! Sanju Samson has kept the hopes alive for Rajasthan and he will look to take his team over the line. For Delhi, Samson's wicket will be a key point for them. Also, Axar Patel is back into the attack.

14.6
4
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, FOUR! This is vintage batting from Samson! Short ball on middle, Samson swivels and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.
14.5
4
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, FOUR! Excellent shot from Samson! Back of a length ball outside off, Samson lifts it over mid off for a boundary. Till Samson is there, Rajasthan are not out of it.
14.4
1
Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tewatia, Good-length ball outside off, Tewatia punches it to deep cover for one.
14.3
1
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, Good-length ball outside off, punched to deep cover for a single.
14.2
4
Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, FOUR! Loose delivery from Rabada! Good-length ball on the pads, Samson flicks it past short fine leg for a boundary.