Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson (Image Credit: Twitter)

DC vs RR Head to Head Records: Delhi Capitals’ H2H Record Against Rajasthan Royals- IPL 2021 Match 36. Delhi Capitals will square up against Rajasthan Royals in the 36th match of IPL 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday. Delhi Capitals sits at the top of the table with 7 wins in 9 matches. Their seventh win came on Wednesday against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada both played together for DC for the first time this season and the decision paid off pretty well. Avesh Khan was picked as the third seamer in the squad. While Khan went wicketless, the South African duo picked five wickets between them and didn’t allow Sunriders Hyderabad to stitch vital partnerships. Axar Patel also picked 2 wickets for 21 runs and as a result, Sunrisers Hyderabad managed only 134 runs in the first innings.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (Image Credit: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals faced little trouble in chasing down the score. In-form Shikhar Dhawan played a sensible 42-run knock to give Delhi a steady start. He got out in the 11th over of the innings before Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer took the team home in just 17.5 overs.

Making a comeback, Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 47-run knock off 41 balls, while Rishabh Pant also remained unbeaten at 35 off 21 balls. Delhi Capitals are now just one win away from booking a playoff berth.

Facing them are Rajasthan Royals, who snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat against Rajasthan Royals in their last game. Rajasthan Royals put on a blistering batting performance in the first innings. Sanju Samson went cheaply, however, other batsmen namely Evin Lewis (36 off 21), Yashasvi Jaiswal (49 off 36), Sanju Samson (4 off 5) and Liam Livingstone (25 off 17) made significant contributions.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rajasthan Royals, at one stage, looked like reaching the 200-run mark, however, Shami and Arshdeep bowled beautifully in the death overs to restrict them to 185. Punjab was equally brilliant with the bat as KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal batted wonderfully in the second innings.

Punjab had the game in their grasp till the 18th over of the innings, however, two sensational last two overs from Muztafizur Rahman and Kartik Tyagi helped RR snatch victory from Punjab, winning the game by just 2 runs. Tyagi gave only 1 run in the final over to register an improbable victory for the side. Kartik Tyagi finished with figures of 2 for 29 in 4 overs.

Rajasthan Royals would confident of defeating Delhi Capitals in their next game on Saturday.

DC vs RR Head to Head Records: Delhi Capitals’ H2H Record Against Rajasthan Royals- IPL 2021 Match 36

Delhi Capitals

Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches DC  Won RR Won Tied
Overall 23 11 12
At Sheikh Zayed Stadium 0
In the last 5 matches 5 4 1
IPL 2021 1 0 1

Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting:

Innings DC won RR won
First Batting   6 5
Second Batting 5 7

(Top players’ stats)

Stat DC vs RR RR vs DC
Highest Individual Score AB de Villiers: 79* Ajinkya Rahane: 105*
Best Batting Average Rishabh Pant: 69 David Miller-62
Most runs Virender Sehwag: 295 Ajinkya Rahane: 611
Best economy rate Keemo Paul- 4.74 Sreesanth- 4.50
Most wickets Amit Mishra- 20 Shane Watson: 9
Best Bowling figures Pawan Negi: 4/18 Shane Watson: 3/10