Delhi Capitals almost booked themselves a place in the Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021) playoffs following 33-run win over Rajasthan Royals. The Rishabh Pant-led side now have 16 points from ten matches and sit comfortably on top of IPL 2021 points table. Set 155 runs to win, Royals could manage only 121 for six despite captain Sanju Samson scoring unbeaten 70 off 53 balls. Delhi Capitals bowlers made sure the target remained out of Royals reach. DC vs RR Highlights of VIVO IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals Inch Closer to Playoffs Spot.
Despite losing wickets at regular intervals Delhi Capitals managed to post a competitive total of 154 for six. Shreyas Iyer played a valuable knock of 43 runs off 32 balls. He was well supported by Rishabh Pant, who scored run-a-ball 24. Meanwhile, you can check stat highlights from DC vs RR below. IPL 2021 Points Table Updated.
# Sanju Samson for the first time remained unbeaten in a run chase and his side has ended up losing.
# Mustafizur Rahman for the second time in IPL didn’t concede a boundary in his full quota of overs.
# Rishabh Pant is now the first player to take 50 catches for Delhi Capitals in IPL
# Ravi Ashwin completed his 150 T20 wickets.
In chase of 155, Royals lost two wickets inside first two overs with just six runs on board. Things got further ugly for Royals when David Miller and Mahipal Lomror were sent back to the hutch inside 10.2 overs. Samson tried to steady the ship but was left with too much to do singlehandedly.
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