Sanju Samson's much-awaited IPL captaincy debut for RR ended in defeat against DC.

Axar Patel's bowling performance played a crucial role in DC's win against RR.

Samson scored a half-century but failed to accelerate the run rate towards the end.

Samson's strike rate was below 120, which hindered RR's chances of a win.

Samson's captaincy decisions were questionable, like not using Morris in the death overs.

DC's disciplined bowling and fielding restricted RR to a below-par total.

Axar Patel's three-wicket haul and economy rate of 4.5 was the highlight of the match.

RR's weak middle-order was exposed again, which needs to improve in upcoming matches.

DC's opener Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 85 helped them chase down the target with ease.

RR needs to work on their batting and captaincy strategies to bounce back in the tournament.