DC vs RR IPL 2021 Match 36 Highlights: Updates from Abu DhabiDC vs RR Live IPL 2021: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 36 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 where Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on Rajasthan Royals(RR) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Delhi Capitals will be aiming to retake their top spot with a win over Rajasthan Royals, who are also high on confidence after clinching a thrilling two-run victory over Punjab Kings in their first game since the resumption of the UAE leg. Follow DC vs RR Live Score and DC vs RR Live Cricket Score on indiatvnews.com. LIVE STREAMING
19.12 PM: RR 121/6 in 20 overs. AND THAT'S IT! Delhi Capitals are on the top of the table, registering their third successive victory since the season restart in the UAE. DC beat RR by 33 runs.
19.00 PM: RR 101/6 in 18 overs. Sanju Samson has run out of partners as he leads the lone battle. Delhi Capitals are set to go top of the table again -- at least until tomorrow, as CSK meet KKR in the first match of the double-header Sunday.
18.30 PM: RR 56/5 in 12 overs. DC are in full command in this game. Rajasthan Royals have failed to put on a partnership so far and DC's bowling attack has been supremely accurate with its line and lengths. Sanju Samson still unbeaten for RR but this looks an incredibly difficult task for the Royals.
18.15 PM: RR 43/3 in 9 overs. What a start for the Delhi Capitals! Avesh Khan makes a great comeback for Delhi as he dismisses Liam Livingstone in the very first over, while Anrich Nortje's seething pace becomes too good to handle for Yashasvi Jaiswal. Ravichandran Ashwin also strikes in his first over, dismissing David Miller on 7.
17.15 PM: DC 154/6 in 20 overs. Pant and Iyer steered Delhi Capitals out of trouble after the early blows but the side couldn't consolidate on their innings, as the duo's departure slowed the pace of scoring. Shimron Hetmyer (28 off 16) did adopt an aggressive approach in his short stay at the crease to help take Delhi's score past 150.
16.50 PM: DC 104/4 in 15 overs. Shimron Hetmyer is beginning to take charge after the dismissals of Pant and Iyer. DC will need a strong finish to their innings and will be pinning their hopes on the West Indian left-hander to stay till the end.
16.40 PM: DC 90/4 in 13.2 overs. Both Rishabh Pant (24) and Shreyas Iyer (43) depart after bringing some stability to the DC innings.
16.20 PM: 10 overs gone and Delhi Capitals have put on 66/2. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer are now steering an innings rebuild after the early blows of both the openers in the powerplay.
16.00 PM: END OF POWERPLAY. A strong start for Rajasthan Royals as they dismiss both of their openers. Onus now on captain Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer to steer the Capitals out of trouble. DC 36/2 in 6 overs.
15.52 PM: ANOTHER WICKET! Delhi lose two in two. Prithvi Shaw is dismissed in the fourth over. This time, it's Chetan Sakariya who gets the wicket. DC in all sorts of trouble!
15.45 PM: WICKET! Early setback for the Delhi Capitals as they lose Shikhar Dhawan in the third over of the innings. The opener is dismissed on 8. Shreyas Iyer is the new man in.
15.40 PM: Careful start from the DC openers as Rajasthan Royals bring on spinner Mahipal Lomror in only the second over of the innings. DC 11/0 after 2 overs.
15.20 PM: Playing XI
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
15.00 PM: Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to bowl against Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi.
14.30 PM: Rajasthan Royals hold a marginal lead over Delhi Capitals in head-to-head clashes in IPL history. However, in the past three games between both the sides, DC have won two.
DC vs RR Head to Head
DC Won: 11
RR Won: 12
IPL 2021 DC vs RR Preview: Operating like a well-oiled unit, Delhi Capitals will be eager to consolidate their top spot when they clash with a resurgent Rajasthan Royals, who will be keen to keep the winning momentum going in the Indian Premier League here on Saturday. The Rishabh Pant-led side had a sensational first leg, winning six games in eight outings. They started the second phase on a high by handing laggards Sunrisers Hyderabad an eight-wicket thrashing on Wednesday to maintain their top spot on the points table. FULL PREVIEW