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RR Vs DC IPL 2021 Match 7 Review: Day of Redemptions

RR Vs DC – IPL 2021 Match #7 Quick Review! The day of redemptions for Unadkat, Morris, Miller, & Mustafizur. Another last over game.

Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights

Scorecard: RR Vs DC Video Highlights

Toss: won the toss and chose to first.

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Umpires: Sundaram Ravi & Virender Sharma

What Actually Happened

  • Winner: Rajasthan Royals won by 2 wickets
  • Scores: RR 147/8 – PBKS 150/7
  • Player of the Match: Jaydev Unadkat
  • Best Figures
    • Jaydev Unadkat – 3/15
    • Avesh Khan – 3/22
  • Most Runs
    • Rishabh Pant – 51 (32)
    • David Miller – 62 (43)

Moments of The Day: Unadkat, Miller, & Morris Come Back In Style

The IPL is full of surprises and memorable moments. Here are my moments of today:

  • Rajasthan Royals have had two major purchases in the last few years—Jaydev Unadkat & Chris Morris. While Chris Morris has not had a major IPL season since the 2015 season with Delhi (Daredevils), Unadkat has been bitterly disappointing at RR. Today Unadkat ended up with 4-0-15-3, devouring the entire DC top order. Morris, who had been denied a run by Samson in the first game, came back with 36 (18) with 4 sixes.
  • The Fizz (Mustafizur Rahman) was the big positive for today. Post-injuries, his impact had dramatically reduced from the heights of his dream debut year. He was finally hitting speeds of 135 kph+ and putting revolutions on the ball. The dismissals of Stoinis & Curran were especially satisfying. With Unadkat-Fizz occupying the ‘specialist off-cutter’ position, & Sakariya/Morris for support, this is turning out pretty nicely for RR.
  • The fielding is finally doing justice to the standard of the IPL. After a horrendous few days, RCB-SRH brought things back on track. Today, it got even better—Samson’s flying screamer, Parag’s run out of Pant, Tewatia’s running back catch, Miller’s run out of Ashwin, & Dhawan’s 3 catches (6 in total this IPL).

Honorable Mentions: Lalit Yadav impresses; Rishabh Pant almost bails out DC with a 50; Avesh Khan’s 3 wickets

T20 World Cup Spotlight: South Africa, the Dark Horse?

Given that the T20I World Cup is around the corner, and pandemic induced rules has changed the rules to 23-player squad, we will be analyzing the impact of each match on the various T20I World Cup squads.

  • There was a point today where Miller & Morris partnership were facing Kagiso Rabada. Miller’s career can be divided into three phases:
    • Killer Miller (Pre-2016)
    • Where Is Miller? (2016-2020)
    • Accumulator Miller (Post-2020)
  • Frankly, if this third phase is anywhere close to ‘Killer Miller’ phase, South Africa might just have a chance for the T20I World Cup. With AB De Villiers’ return possible, the young SA squad impressing against Pakistan (Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Russie Van der Dussen, Klassen, Linde, Shamsi), & the IPL experience of Faf-ABD, QDK, Miller, Morris, Rabada-Nortje-Ngidi, count this Protea team out at your own peril.
  • The Chris Woakes & Tom Curran Conundrum – Woakes ended up with 15* & 4-0-22-2 today & 2/18 in the first game, while Curran had figures of 21 & 3.4-0-35-0 & 1/40 in the last game. Curran has played 28 T20I for England, while Woakes only has 8, last of which came in 2015. Time for a straight switch.

Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: Delhi’s Team Selection

  • Although the Capitals made a game out of a 148 score, their tactics should still be questioned. Why was Amit Mishra dropped? What is Rahane’s role in the team? Smith-Hetmyer? Frankly, DC’s depth is so good, but I am just afraid the constant changing & chopping will not help in the stability.
  • RR already dealing with Jofra Archer’s injury have been dealt with Ben Stokes being ruled out of the tournament. Hopefully he recovers well, but maybe blessing in disguise given David Miller & Liam Livingstone’s form.

IPL 2021 Points Table

No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table. We will keep updating it in every article!

PointsNet Run Rate
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore22004+0.175
2. Mumbai Indians21102+0.225
3. Punjab Kings11002+0.2
4. Delhi Capitals21102+0.195
5. Rajasthan Royals2 1102+0.052
6. Kolkata Knight Riders211000.00
7. Sunrisers Hyderabad20200-0.4
8.. Chennai Super Kings10100-0.779
IPL 2021 Points Table

Tomorrow’s Preview

The PBKS take on the CSK in Mumbai. Who do you think will win this one?

Also, if you have not yet read our IPL Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:

  1. Chennai Super Kings – CSK Preview
  2. Delhi Capitals – DC Preview
  3. Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR Preview
  4. Mumbai Indians – MI Preview
  5. Punjab Kings – PBKS Preview
  6. Rajasthan Royals – RR Preview
  7. Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB Preview
  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad – SRH Preview

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