DC vs RR - 7 May 2024 - Delhi Capitals Won By 20 Runs at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.

IPL 2024: DC vs RR – Delhi Capitals Won By 20 Runs

In the 56th match of the IPL 2024 season, the Delhi Capitals faced off against the Rajasthan Royals (DC vs RR) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

The match, held on May 7, 2024, saw the Delhi Capitals emerge victorious by 20 runs in a high-scoring affair.

Let check out DC vs RR head to head in the IPL.

DC vs RR: Head-To-Head in IPL

28 matches played between the DC vs RR. Delhi Capitals has won 13 matches while Rajasthan Royals has won 15 matches.

DC vs RR: Toss Moment

DC vs RR - 7 May 2024 - Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant at Toss Moment.
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The Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to field first, setting the stage for an exciting first innings.

“We prefer to bowl first. The pitch looks favorable for chasing, so that’s our initial plan. We’re prepared for both scenarios but after assessing our strengths and weaknesses, bowling first seemed the better choice.
Team dynamics are vital for success; it’s not just about skill but also the great personalities that enrich our team. These factors make our IPL experience unique and enjoyable.”

Sanju Samson, RR Skipper

“That was the strategy. Both teams have the same pitch conditions. This year, things are quite unpredictable with some injuries and health issues, but that’s all part of the game.
We need to perform across all departments. Our lineup remains largely the same, with Ishant returning and Gulbadin joining in. Plus, we’re utilizing an extra batter as an impact player.”

Rishabh Pant, DC Skipper

DC vs RR: First Innings

Delhi Capitals Batting

DC vs RR - 7 May 2024 - Jake Fraser - Mcgurk scored 50 (20) and Abishek Porel scored 65 (36).
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The Capitals’ batting lineup shone brightly, with Abishek Porel leading the charge with a dynamic 65 off 36 balls, including seven 4s and three 6s.

Jake Fraser-McGurk provided ample support with a quickfire 50 from 20 deliveries, hitting seven 4s and three 6s. Tristan Stubbs also contributed a valuable 41 runs in just 20 balls.

The rest of the batting order chipped in, pushing the team’s total to a formidable 221 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Rajasthan Royals Bowling

DC vs RR - 7 May 2024 - R Ashwin 3/24 (4). He took Nitish Kumar Reddy, Marco Jansen and Shahbaz Ahmed's wickets.
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The Royals’ bowlers had a challenging day, with R Ashwin being the standout performer, taking 3 wickets for 24 runs in his 4 overs.

Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Trent Boult each claimed a wicket, but they couldn’t prevent DC from setting a high target.

DC vs RR: Second Innings

Rajasthan Royals Batting

DC vs RR - 7 May 2024 - Sanju Samson scored 86 (46) and Jos Buttler scored 19(17).
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In response, the Rajasthan Royals put up a valiant fight. Sanju Samson led the way with an impressive 86 off 46 balls, hitting eight 4s and six 6s.

Riyan Parag and Shubham Dubey made notable contributions, but the team fell short, managing 201 runs for 8 wickets in their 20 overs.

Delhi Capitals Bowling

DC vs RR - 7 May 2024 - Mukesh Kumar 2/30 (3). He took Sanju Samson and Rovman Powell's wickets.
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The Capitals’ bowlers delivered when it mattered most. Khaleel Ahmed and Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets each.

Mukesh Kumar also bagged two crucial wickets, while Axar Patel and Rasikh Salam each added one to their tally.

Man of the Match

Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets each, with Kuldeep’s economical spell of 2 for 25 in 4 overs earning him the Man of the Match award.

Kuldeep Yadav’s exceptional bowling was pivotal in DC’s win, making him the standout player of the match. This win adds crucial points to DC’s tally as they continue their quest for IPL glory.

DC vs RR - 7 May 2024 - Kuldeep Yadav  is the Man of the Match.
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“Bowling a good length is crucial, especially during the death overs. Having played against Ferreira in South Africa, I knew he favored the back foot. I aimed to keep my deliveries full and quick, which worked as I got him out on the first ball.
I also threw in a couple of seam-up deliveries to gauge the batters’ responses. It’s all about the length, and sticking to that was my plan. Scoring over 200 puts pressure on bowlers but also presents opportunities for wickets, and I focused on playing to my strengths and maintaining belief.”

Kuldeep Yadav, DC

The Delhi Capitals’ comprehensive performance in both batting and bowling departments secured them a 20-run victory over the Rajasthan Royals.