DC defeated RR by a margin of 33 runs with the help of their strong bowling performance from Anrich Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin, & Kagiso Rabada. Initially, RR winning invited DC to bat first and Delhi managed to post a below-par total of 154/6 with the help of Shreyas Iyer & Shimron Hetmyer’s batting in 1st innings of the game.
In the 2nd innings, RR skipper Sanju Samson fought a lone battle as rest of the team members crumbled to Delhi bowling and didn’t contribute much with the bat. RR missed the services of players like Evin Lewis and Chris Morris with the bat.
Numbers and Stats from DC vs RR match:
3 – DC defended their 3rd lowest total in IPL history on Saturday.
Lowest total defended by DC in IPL history:
150/3 vs RR in Bloemfontein, 2009
152/6 vs RR in Delhi, 2012
154/6 vs RR in Abu Dhabi, 2021
50 – Rishabh Pant, as wicket-keeper completed 50 catches in IPL. He became the 8th wicket-keeper to complete 50 catches in IPL.
21 – RR recorded joint-lowest power-play score (21/3) in IPL 2021.
Least power-play score in IPL 2021:
MI – 21/1 vs PBKS in Chennai
RR – 21/3 vs DC in Abu Dhabi
CSK – 24/4 vs MI in Dubai
KKR – 25/1 vs RR in Mumbai
[Note:- In the next game between SRH vs PBKS at Sharjah, SRH broke this record by scoring only 20/2 in power-play.]
70* – Sanju Samson recorded his highest score (70*) vs DC in IPL.
Sanju Samson’s highest score vs DC in IPL:
70*(53) in Abu Dhabi, 2021
40(25) in Ahmedabad, 2014
37(22) in Jaipur, 2018
6 – Shreyas Iyer won MoM award for the 6th time in IPL.
Most MoM awards for DC in IPL:
Virender Sehwag – 10
Shreyas Iyer – 6
Shikhar Dhawan – 6
Amit Mishra – 6
Rishabh Pant – 6
10 – Both Chetan Sakariya and Mustafizur Rahman have taken 10 wickets in IPL 2021 so far.