Delhi Daredevils put their campaign back on track after a thrilling 4-run win (DLS method) over Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League clash on Wednesday. In a run-truncated match, Rajasthan were chasing 151 runs in 12 overs and got off to a flier with Jos Buttler hammering the Delhi bowlers all over the park. Buttler hit 67 runs off 26 runs with seven maximums and 4 boundaries. D Arcy Short (44) gave some glimmer of hope in the latter stages but Delhi bowlers were right on the money. Trent Boult (2/26) was the pick of the bowlers for Delhi. (SCORECARD)
Earlier, skipper Shreyas Iyer and stumper Rishabh Pant smashed rollicking half-centuries to power Delhi Daredevils to a massive 196/6 in 17.1 overs against Rajasthan Royals in a rain-truncated Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Wednesday. Pant (69 off 29 balls; 4x7, 6x5) and Iyer (50 off 35; 4x3, 6x3) capitalised on a brilliant start by teenaged sensation Prithvi Shaw (47 off 25 balls; 4x4, 6x4) as Delhi overcame the early loss of opener Colin Munro in the opening over. After heavy rain delayed the start of play by one and a half hours, resulting in the match being reduced to 18 overs a side, pacer Dhawal Kulkarni provided the visitors a perfect start with the wicket of the Kiwi, caught behind on a duck. Rajasthan's ploy of opting to field after winning the toss, was however soon dismissed by the 18-year-old Prithvi, who combined with his skipper to smoke 73 runs for the second wicket in mere 40 balls.
IPL 2018 Highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals match, straight from Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
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00:36 IST: Delhi get their campaign back on track as they beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs. (DLS method)
00:35 IST: FOUR! DD skipper drops it. Bounces and it goes for a four.
00:34 IST: OUT! Run out. Tripathi departs for 9. RR 141/5 in 11.4 overs
00:33 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 11 runs in 4 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
00:32 IST: Just the two runs. Gowtham gets two runs.
00:32 IST: Only a single taken. 13 off 5 needed for Rajasthan.
00:32 IST: Trent Boult bowls the last over.
00:30 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 15 runs in 6 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
00:30 IST: SIX! Gets plenty off it. 15 needed off last ball for Rajasthan to win this match.
00:29 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 21 runs in 7 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
00:28 IST: FOUR! Bit of luck. Much needed four for Rajasthan.
00:27 IST: Review taken. The original decision is not out. Rahul Tripathi awaits his fate. Review lost. Not out and a dot ball.
00:25 IST: FOUR! One bounce and four. Gets a boundary in the second ball.
00:24 IST: Plunkett takes the pace off the ball and Gowtham misses it completely.
00:23 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 30 runs in 12 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
00:21 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 33 runs in 14 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
00:21 IST: OUT! Short departs for 44 runs off 25 balls. RR 118/4 in 9.4 overs
00:20 IST: 6,6,6. Maxwell gets hammered for third successive six.
00:19 IST: SIX! Short finds the middle of his bat and hammers Maxwell for a six. Back-to-back sixes for him.
00:16 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 51 runs in 19 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
00:16 IST: OUT! Ben Stokes departs for 1. Boult gets his man. Rajasthan are losing their momentum. Stokes stays back to check for the no-ball. Umpire confirms and he has to go.
00:15 IST: 100 up for Rajasthan in 8.5 overs
00:15 IST: FOUR! Not where Short would have wanted it to go but he won't mind it. Edges will help RR here.
00:14 IST: Good yorker by Boult. Short and Stokes need to get going. They don't have many overs to play.
00:13 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 57 runs in 22 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
00:11 IST: OUT! Very high and Colin Munro takes it. Samson departs for 3 runs. Rajasthan lose their second wicket. RR 92/2 in 8.1 overs
00:10 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 59 runs in 24 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
00:08 IST: SIX! Short hits a six over deep mid wicket.
00:06 IST: Good two overs by Amit Mishra and Liam Plunkett. Delhi slowly gain control.
00:05 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 67 runs in 29 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
00:03 IST: Sanju Samson is the new man in for RR.
00:02 IST: OUT! Amit Mishra gets the important wicket of Jos Buttler. He departs for a brilliant 67 runs. Pressure was building and Mishra gets his man. RR 82/1 in 6.4 overs
00:00 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 72 runs in 36 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
23:57 IST: SIX! Avesh is getting hammered by Buttler. He is timing these shots impeccably. Graceful looking shot. 13 runs off that over. RR 79/0
23:56 IST: FOUR! Buttler is unstoppable. Its raining boundaries for him. Juicy full toss on the leg stump by Avesh.
23:52 IST: Fifty up for Buttler. A full toss by Amit Mishra and a reverse weep for a boundary. What an inning by him. 50 off 20 balls for him.
23:51 IST: Another good over for Rajasthan. RR 58/0 in 4 overs
23:48 IST: FOUR! A little bit of glove, unlucky for Rishabh Pant. Buttler gets his boundary.
23:47 IST: SIX! Another one for Buttler off Liam Plunkett's delivery. 76 metres long six. 42 runs off 15 for Buttler. he is on fire.
23:47 IST: Rajasthan Royals need 106 runs in 54 balls (2nd innings reduced to 12 overs, Target 151)
23:46 IST: 23 runs off his over. Superb one for Rajasthan. RR 45/3 in 3 overs
23:45 IST: FOUR! Buttler flying along. This time he plays it through the off side. Too many short ones for him and he is on a rampage.
23:44 IST: SIX! Third six by Buttler. This is a big over for Royals. Two balls to go.
23:43 IST: A good slower ball by Avesh.
23:42 IST: SIX! Talk about timing. Buttler gets underneath the ball and generates a good amount of power. Avesh Khan gets hammered. Back-to-back sixes for him. Clever batting. Game on here.
23:42 IST: NOT OUT! Short takes a review. The original decision was out. Replays show there was no nick. Decision overturned. Short survives. RR 22/1 in 2 overs
23:40 IST: Good short ball by Boult
23:38 IST: FOUR! Pace on the ball and Short is a happier one. He drives it towards the mid off region for a four.
23:38 IST: Trent Boult is the new bowler for Delhi.
23:33 IST: SIX! Another boundary for Buttler. Gets it straight over the leg side boundary for a maximum. 14 runs off the first over. RR 14/1 in 1 over
23:35 IST: FOUR! Buttler times it perfectly. Charges towards the bowler and hits it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
23:34 IST: Two runs off the first two balls. This shouldn't harm Delhi. RR need boundaries.
23:33 IST: D Arcy Short and Jos Buttler open the innings for RR. Shahbaz Nadeem bowls the first over for Delhi.
23:28 IST: Play will restart at 23:30 PM IST. It will be a 12-over innings for RR and their target is 151
23:16 IST: Covers are coming off.
23:15 IST: The rains have played spoilsport tonight and the covers are still on.
22:58 IST: Umpires have called for the covers now. It has started to drizzle again. DD 196/6 in 17.1 overs
22:56 IST: OUT! Review taken by Glenn Maxwelll. LBW decision. The original decision was out.Super yorker by Archer. And Maxwell has to depart. DD 196/6 in 17.1 overs
22:56 IST: Archer bowls the final over.
22:55 IST: 8 runs off Unadkat's final over. DD 196/5 after 17 overs
22:52 IST: WICKET! Rahul Tripathi takes another good catch. Shankar departs for 17 runs off 6 balls. Delhi loses their fifth wicket. DD 191/5 in 16.2 overs
22:50 IST: FOUR! Swung away over the short fine fielder and the ball vanishes. Poor bowling by Unadkat.
22:47 IST: SIX! Vijay Shankar crunches the ball towards the log side. Another six for Delhi. Follows up with a boundary. Perfect back foot cover drive.
22:45 IST: OUT! Rishabh Pant departs for 69 runs. Another brilliant inning comes to an end. 69 off 29 balls. A good ball by Unadkat to send Pant back to the pavilion. DD 172/4 in 15 overs
22:43 IST: SIX! Another one for Pant. Hits the toe end of the bat and still goes the distance.
22:40 IST: OUT! Rahul Tripathi takes a good catch to break this partnership. Shreyas Iyer departs for 50. A superb inning by him. Delhi lose their third wicket. DD 163/3 in 14.3 overs
22:39 IST: Overthrow and its five extra runs for Delhi. Nothing is going Rajasthan's way here.
22:37 IST: FIFTY up for the DD captain Shreyas Iyer now. 50 off 34 balls. He has been brilliant too.
22:36 IST: SIX! Pant hits it over deep extra cover for a maximum. DD 160/2 in 14 overs
22:35 IST: Both these batsmen are striking it sweet. These two have continued from where Prithvi had left.
22:34 IST: Fifty up for Pant off 23 balls.
22:33 IST: FOUR! Rishabh Pant gets to 49 with his 7th over.
22:32 IST: FOUR! Pant hammers it again over the fielder at short extra cover for a four. DD 145/2 in 13 overs
22:31 IST: FOUR! Pant smacks it hard over the off side boundary. Pant knows exactly what he is doing and punishes Kulkarni.
22:30 IST: Dhawal Kulkarni is under pressure. Three successive wides bowled by him.
22:27 IST: SIX! Pant is on fire. Pulls it over the wicket keeper. Top edge and an unbelievable shot by him. DD 134/2
22:24 IST: FOUR! Pulled it over for a four. Back of length and pick up the short one. Back-to-back boundaries for Pant. DD 125/2 in 12 overs
22:22 IST: SIX! Very high and humongous. Shreyas Iyer is punishing the slower bowlers here. That is perfect timing over the mid on region. With the six, he becomes the 6th player this season to cross 300 runs
22:20 IST: Another good over for the Daredevils. DD 109/2 in 11 overs
22:18 IST: FOUR! Another one for Pant. Impeccable timing by him. Pulled it over the leg side for a boundary.
22:15 IST: SIX! What a shot by Pant. Its a jab and it goes for a maximum over mid off. DD 99/2 in 10 overs
22:14 IST: FOUR! Short delivery. Shreyas guides it over deep point fielder.
22:12 IST: FOUR! Over mid wicket and gets his boundary. Delhi have maintained their run rate despite Prithvi's dismissal. DD 88/2 in 9 overs
22:10 IST: Pant struck on the belly by a Ben Stokes' delivery.
22:08 IST: SIX! Pant opens his account with a six. DD 80/2 in 8 overs
22:06 IST: Lovely comeback bowling by Gopal after getting hit for a six off the first ball.
22:05 IST: Rishabh Pant is the new man in for Delhi.
22:04 IST: OUT! A slower ball by Gopal and Prithvi is caught and bowled. 47 off 25 runs for him. A wonderful inning comes to an end. DD 74/2 in 7.2 overs
22:03 IST: SIX! Inside out and uses his feet perfectly to hit for a maximum. DD 47/1
22:02 IST: A good over by Ben Stokes. Only 6 off it. DD 68/1 in 7 overs
22:01 IST: Run out chance but Prithvi is safely home.
21:58 IST: SIX! Wow. That is a maximum. Another one by Prithvi. back-to-back sixes for Prithvi. He seems unstoppable. DD 62/1 in 6 overs
21:55 IST: 50 up for Delhi after 5.2 overs
21:55 IST: Shreyas Gopal is the new bowler for Rajasthan.
21:52 IST: SIX! Prithvi has turned it on for Delhi. Superb batting display by him. DD 48/1 in 5 overs
21:49 IST: SIX! Another four for Prithvi.Not a bad ball but Prithvi picks it perfectly and clears the mid off region. Back-to-back boundaries for him. Smart batting by him. DD 42/1 in 5 overs
21:48 IST: Jaydev Unadkat is the new bowler for Rajasthan.
21:47 IST: Another good over for Delhi. 12 runs off it. DD 33/1 in 4 overs
21:46 IST: FOUR! Inside out. Iyer slices it towards back foot point.
21:45 IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Prithvi. A good shot on the off side.
21:44 IST: Krishnappa Gowtham is the new bowler for Rajasthan.
21:43 IST: FOUR! A slower one and in the gap between covers and mid off. 18 off 11 balls for Prithvi. A good over for Delhi. 16 runs off it. DD 22/1 in 3 overs
21:41 IST: SIX! This time its over mid off. Second six of this over. Back of the length and gets the deserving punishment by Prithvi. This one went further than the first six.
21:40 IST: SIX! What a pick up by Prithvi. Great power generated by him. Picks up the back of a length delivery by Kulkarni and he hammers it for a maximum.
21:40 IST: A quick delivery to finish the over by Archer. DD 6/1 in 2 overs
21:39 IST: FOUR! Too straight by Archer. Iyer glides it towards the leg side. Maintained his balance and played it late to get it fine. A good shot. DD 6/1 in 1.5 overs
21:37 IST: Jofra Archer is the new bowler for Rajasthan.
21:36 IST: A god over for Rajasthan. Not a start Delhi would have wanted. Lost Munro to a good delivery by Kulkarni. DD 1/1 in 1 over
21:34 IST: Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer is the new man in.
21:33 IST: OUT! Inside edge. And Munro departs for a duck. An inside edge and a good catch by Buttler behind the stumps. DD 1/1 in 0.4 overs
21:32 IST: Flick off the wristy for a single for Prithvi.
21:31 IST: Width with a little bit of swing. Crisp sound from the bat off the first two balls. No runs yet for Prithvi
21:30 IST: Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro are the two openers for Delhi. Dhawal Kulkarni begins proceedings with the ball for Rajasthan
21:13 IST: It is an 18 overs a side contest now with play to start at 21:30 PM IST. 3 bowlers can bowl a maximum of 4 overs each.
20:43 IST: GOOD NEWS! Covers are coming off. The next inspection to take place around 9:10 PM IST.
20:34 IST: Looks like it has stopped pouring. The soppers are doing their job.
20:27 IST: Super soppers have started their work but their is still some drizzle out there.
20:06 IST: It seems the rains are getting heavier.
20:00 IST: The covers are on as it has begun to drizzle at the venue. The start of the match has been delayed.
19:40 IST: Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni
19:39 IST: Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult
19:30 IST: TOSS! Rajasthan Royals Ajinkya Rahane wins toss, elects to field
19:25 IST: Ajinkya Rahane's team are currently fifth in the table, with a game in hand over fourth-placed KKR.
18:36 IST: Trivia! Rajasthan have won the last seven head-to-head encounters between the two sides. They have also won the last three meetings at this venue after losing their first three.
18:35 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of the 32nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals
In the batting department, Iyer and stumper Rishabh Pant have done the bulk of the scoring for Delhi, amassing 306 and 257 runs respectively so far and the onus would be on the duo to lead the batting unit on Wednesday. Delhi will also hope for a repeat of the brilliant opening platform, they got against KKR from young Prithvi Shaw and Colin Munro besides expecting Australian power-hitter Glenn Maxwell for some fireworks lower down the order.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have experienced a topsy-turvy campaign and find themselves on fifth in the table with six points from seven matches.
With the IPL, entering its business end, skipper Ajinkya Rahane will expect his team to get their act together and aim for consistency.
In their previous match, Rajasthan fell short of Sunrisers Hyderabad's modest target of 152 by 11 runs. It was despite Rahane scoring a 65 and young Snaju Samson hitting a 40 as they didn't get support from other batsmen.
Rahane and Samson have been their best batsmen this season but an inconsistent run of Ben Stokes and Jos Butler has affected their performance this season.
Among the bowlers, young seamer Jofra Archer have done well to claim six wickets in the two matches that he has played so far while this IPL's costliest buy Jaydev Unadkat have also been amongst the wickets.
But RR's main concern will be the form of their spinners -- Shreyas Gopal and K. Gowtham -- who have so far failed to hunt in pairs.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), D'Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat.
Delhi Daredevils: Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Rishabh Pant (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult.