Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020: Hello and welcome to our coverage of DC vs RR live IPL match from Dubai. Delhi Capitals (DC) on Wednesday beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 13 runs at the Dubai International Stadium and climbed back to the top of the IPL points table, even as the winning team's fast bowler Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest ball of the tournament history. Defending a total of 161/7 wickets in 20 overs, DC looked off the pace for much of the second innings but the bowlers led by South African duo Nortje (2/33) and Kagiso Rabada (1/28) stifled the batting side for runs in the 'death' overs to take the game away from them. DC conceded just 26 runs in the last five overs, started off by Ravichandran Ashwin (1/17) conceding just two in the 16th. He finished his four overs with an economy of 4.25. Rabada then bowled the 17th and conceded just eight after which Nortje dismissed Robin Uthappa (32) in the next and conceded just four. Follow all the updates of Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals match here. (SCORECARD)
DC beat RR by 13 runs
23.08 IST: Tushar to Gopal, OUT! and it's DONE AND DUSTED, DC beat RR by 13 runs
23.08 IST: Tushar to Gopal, FOUR! The batsman swings it hard and gets a thick edge which races away for a boundary.
23.01 IST: Rabada to Archer, OUT! Rabada looks to break the shackles and tries to slice it over point but the ball lands into safe hands of Ajinkya Rahane
22.53 IST: Nortje to Uthappa, OUT! Yorker and Uthappa fails to deliver again. RR six down and all the responsibilities on Tewatia shoulders again.
22.48 IST: Rabada to Tewatia, FOUR! Good short ball from KG but Tewatia was ready for it and upper-cuts it for a boundary over wicketkeeper's head.
22.45 IST: Rabada to Uthappa, DOUBLE! Good shot but not the best of trimmings as the ball didn't reach the deep mid-wicket boundary.
22.29 IST: Axar to Uthappa, RUN OUT! It was a poor call from the senior Uthappa but Riyan Parag pays the price.
22.27 IST: Nortje to Uthappa, SIX! Short ball and Uthappa tries to pull it but gets a top edge, however, it was enough to collect a six.
22.26 IST: Nortje to Uthappa, FOUR! Short and wide as Uthappa cuts it hard to collect a crucial boundary to release some pressure.
22.21 IST: Axar to Samson, OUT! CASTLED! Sanju tries to make the room for himself and gets beaten by the arm ball.
22.19 IST: Tushar to Uthappa, FREE HIT! FOUR! Uthappa charges down the ground but gets an outside edge as the ball runs away for a boundary on fine leg region.
22:12 IST: Tushar to Stokes, OUT! Slowish one, down leg side and Stokes shimmies down to pull it over mid-wicket only to find Lalit Yadav in the deep. Tushar gets his maiden wicket.
22:07 IST: Axar to Samson, SIX! Short in length and Samson clobbered it for a maximum.
22:04 IST: Axar to Stokes, FOUR! Reverse sweep and the ball travels over short third man for a boundary.
22:02 IST: Ashwin to Stokes, FOUR! Angled across, Stokes down on one knee, slogged it over backward square leg for a boundary.
21.55 IST: Axar to Samson, SIX! MASSIVE! The batsman steps our and slams it straight for a 102 meter six.
21.42 IST: Ashwin to Smith, OUT! Smith's misery in the tournament continues as he gets caught and bowled by Ashwin this time.
21.39 IST: Nortje to Buttler, OUT! BOWLED! The bowler gets the last laugh as he beats the top batsman with the lethal pace this time.
21.38 IST: Nortje to Buttler, FOUR! JOS THE BOSS! Full and Buttler plays his favourite lap shot for a boundary.
21.35 IST: Nortje to Buttler, SIX! CLASS! Too full and Buttler just lofts it over mid-on for a maximum.
21.32 IST: Tushar to Stokes, FOUR! Length ball and Stokes stays inside the crease and slams it over covers for a boundary.
21.29 IST: Rabada to Buttler, FOUR! Length ball and Jos drives it through covers for a lovely boundary.
21.27 IST: Rabada to Stokes, FOUR! On the pads and the southpaw gets off to the mark with a boundary through square leg.
* Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are back for the chase. Rabada to start the proceedings with the new ball
21.10 IST: Unadkat to Axar, OUT! Delhi Capitals 161/7 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai. Dhawan 57, Archer 3/19
21.10 IST: Unadkat to Axar, FOUR! In the slot and Axar slams it over covers for a boundary.
21.09 IST: Unadkat to Carey, OUT! Slower one and Carrey tries to launch it over long-off but gets caught.
21.05 IST: Archer to Stoinis, OUT! Short ball and Stoinis' misery ends as he tries to pull it over deep mid-wicket and Tewatia takes an easy catch.
20.55 IST: Archer to Carrey, SIX! Short ball and Carrey makes room for himself to cuts it hard for a maximum over point.
20.48 IST: Tyagi to Iyer, OUT! The skipper tries to clear the rope once again but couldn't time it well as Archer takes a comfortable catch.
20.41 IST: Unadkat to Iyer, SIX! STAND AND DELIVER! The skipper slams it over deep mid-wicket for a 91-meter biggie.
22.35 IST: Gopal to Stoinis, FOUR! Length ball and Stoinis slams it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.
22.33 IST: Tewatia to Iyer, FOUR! Enough width for Iyer to slams it over covers for a boundary.
22.27 IST: Gopal to Dhawan, OUT! Poor shot selection as Dhawan tries to play the reverse sweep and gets caught.
22.25 IST: Gopal to Dhawan, SIX! In the slot and Dhawan slammed it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
20.22 IST: Tewatia to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan charges down the ground and lofts it over extra covers for a boundary.
20.18 IST: Stokes to Iyer, SIX! Shreyas Iyer makes full use of the free hit. Straight down the ground for a maximum.
20.09 IST: Tewatia to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan looks in good touch tonight as he smashes this one over deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
20.02 IST: Kartik to Dhawan, FOUR! Poor length and Dhawan plays it on square leg for a boundary.
19.54 IST: Stokes to Dhawan, FOUR! Little bit of room and the southpaw punches it through covers for a boundary.
19.49 IST: Tyagi to Dhawan, SIX! Short ball and Dhawan pulls it over square leg for a maximum
19.44 IST: Archer to Rahane, OUT! The dot ball pressure made Rahane plays that shot and he gets caught inside the circle.
19.40 IST: Unadkat to Dhawan, FOUR! CRACKING! Length ball and the southpaw powers it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.30 IST: Archer to Shaw, OUT! BOWLED! Right on the money with his very first ball and Shaw departs for a golden duck.
19.04 IST: Playing XIs of both teams are out
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
19.00 IST: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer wins toss and elects to bat against Rajasthan Royals
18.47 IST: Two best bowlers in the business will collide in the mega encounter.
.@KagisoRabada25 🆚 @JofraArcher ⚡— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🇦🇪) (@DelhiCapitals) October 14, 2020
Blink and you miss it 🤫@rajasthanroyals, let's get these two to recreate #TheFlash pose together tonight 😉#DCvRR #Dream11IPL #YehHaiNayiDilli pic.twitter.com/A2QHuC9iMB
18.24 IST: Rajasthan Royals will look to take revenge for their last defeat against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020
18.10 IST: Hello and welcome to our live blog of DC vs RR Dream 11 IPL 2020 from Dubai.