IPL 2021 DC vs RR: Sanju Samson’s valiant effort in vain as Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs


Sanju Samson’s fine knock of 70 off 53 deliveries went in vain as Delhi Capitals secured a convincing 33-run win against Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. 

Chasing a challenging 155-run target, the Royals got off to a poor start losing openers Liam Livingstone and Yashasvi Jaiswal inside the first two overs. David Miller then joined the duo in the dugout as Royals were reduced to 17/3 in the fifth over. 

Mahipal Lomror, who impressed everyone with his swashbuckling inning, showed some resistance and added 19 off 24 deliveries. Following his dismissal no other batter could cross the double digits as Royals could only manage 121/6 in their 20 overs.   

Among the Delhi Capitals bowlers Anrich Nortje scalped two wickets, while Avesh Khan, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, and Axar Patel picked one-wicket each.

Earlier in the afternoon, Samson won the toss and invited Capitals to bat first. 

Earlier, the Royals pacers — led by Mustafizur Rahman (2/22), Chetan Sakariya (2/33) and Kartik Tyagi (1/40) — shared five wickets while spin all-rounder Rahul Tewatia (1/17) dismissed one batsman. 

Tyagi, the star of the match against Punjab Kings, drew first blood with his very first delivery in the fourth over, cleaning up Orange Cap holder Shikhar Dhawan (8). 

The Delhi opener looked to play a good length delivery but the ball rolled back to hit the timber. Prithvi Shaw (10) soon followed his opening partner back to the dugout, slicing the ball off Sakariya to Liam Livingstone at mid-off.

At the end of the powerplay, the Capitals were precariously placed at 36 runs for the loss of two wickets. With spin introduced in the seventh over Shreyas Iyer (43 off 32 balls) and skipper Rishabh Pant (24 off 24 balls) started to repair the damage caused by the loss of the openers.

The duo, who stitched a 62-run partnership, kept the scoreboard ticking, while also hitting the occasional boundaries at the huge Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

The stylish Iyer then hit the first maximum of the match over long off in the 10th over off left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi (0/34).

As the two Delhi batters found their footing, Rahman was brought back into the attack and the move immediately paid dividends as Pant, looking to hook the ball away, ended up getting an under edge.

Samson then showed his skills with gloves to stump Iyer, who failed to stretch his back foot inside the crease as wicket continued to tumble at regular intervals.

Shimron Hetmyer, who was striking the ball well, then upped the ante, hitting three boundaries off Tyagi to plunder 16 runs in the 16th over. The big-hitting West Indian, who hit five fours, scored a brisk 28 off 16 balls.  

– with PTI inputs

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