Rajasthan Royals produced an all-round performance as they beat Delhi Daredevils by 10 run s(DLS) in a rain-marred match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Wednesday. Ajinkya Rahane's 45 and Ben Laughlin's 2/30 made sure that their team cross the finish line and secure the first win of the season. On the other hand the Gautam Gambhir-led team still remain without a win. The IPL returned to the Pink City after 2013 but rain played spoilsport for the major part, forcing D/L method to come into play after the hosts were 153/5 in 17.5 overs when it started drizzling. Delhi were given a revised target of 71 to chase in six overs but Australian pacer Ben Laughlin picked up the wickets of Glenn Maxwell (17) and Vijay Shankar while Jaydev Unadkat (1/24) accounted for Rishabh Pant (20) to never let Delhi come close to winning in harsh circumstances. Opener Colin Munro (0) was run out without facing a ball. Chris Morris (17 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (0 not out) were at the crease.(IPL Scorecard, RR vs DD)
IPL 2018 highlights of Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils match, straight from Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
00:40 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog. Do tune back in when Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Mumbai Indians at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at 20:00 IST.
00:30 IST: Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs (DLS) in Jaipur.
00:28 IST: Delhi Daredevils need 21 runs in 3 balls.
00:25 IST: OUT!! Unadkat strikes, Rishabh Pant departs. Delhi Daredevils need 25 off six balls.
00:23 IST: FOUR! Unadkat bowls on the pads and Pant lifts him over mid-wicket for a one-bounce boundary.
00:21 IST: FOUR! Chris Morris, the new man in, carves the ball for a boundary. Much-needed boundary.
00:20 IST: Delhi Daredevils need 35 runs in 12 balls
00:18 IST: OUT!! Big, big wicket! Glenn Maxwell departs in search of quick runs.
00:15 IST: Rishabh Pant gets a life as three fielders collide but none holds onto the ball.
00:13 IST: FOUR! Maxwell finishes off the over in style! Carves the ball over the fielder at point. 14 off the last three deliveries. Delhi need 42 runs in 18 balls.
00:12 IST: SIX! Maxwell clobbers Unadkat for a maximum. Short from the pacer and the Australian says thank you as he deposits the ball in the crowd.
00:11 IST: FOUR! One too many same delivery and Maxwell edges the ball over the short third-man for a boundary.
00:10 IST: Jaydev Unadkat is bowling magnificently. Three dot balls to begin with.
00:06 IST: Brilliant over from Dhawal Kulkarni. Delhi Daredevils 15/1 after the second over, need 56 more runs in 24 balls.
00:03 IST: Delhi Daredevils 10/1 after the first over vs Rajasthan Royals.
00:01 IST: FOUR! Pant, down on one knee, sweeps the ball past the man at short fine leg for the second boundary of the over.
23:59 IST: FOUR! Rishabh Pant, the new batsman in, dances down the wicket and slams Gowtham for a boundary straight down the ground.
23:58 IST: RUN-OUT! A mix-up in the middle and Colin Munro departs for a duck. Horrible, horrible start for the visitors.
23:55 IST: Hello and welcome back. Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell are opening the batting for Delhi. Krishnappa Gowtham opening the bowling for Rajasthan.
23:53 IST: Revised playing conditions
23:50 IST: Delhi Daredevils get a revised target of 71 in six overs.
23:46 IST: GOOD NEWS! It's a six-over game, with a resumption at 11:55 IST.
23:45 IST: If we get a five-over game, Delhi Daredevils will have to chase 61.
23:35 IST: Some good news! The rain has stopped and covers coming off now. However, we have just a little under 30 minutes for the umpires to inspect the field and to ascertain the start of play.
23:22 IST: While we wait, here is a little trivia for you. If rain persists, then this could be the first "no result" game in the IPL since 2015.
23:11 IST: 12:02 AM is the cut-off time for a five-over game to start. We wait.
23:03 IST: Don't think that we will get the inspection as it is still raining.
22:44 IST: BAD NEWS! The rain is back and so are the covers.
22:20 IST: It is still raining at Sawai Mansingh stadium. Inspection at 10:40 IST
22:00 IST: It is still pouring in Jaipur. Stay tuned for more updates.
21:25 IST: RAIN STOPS PLAY -- Rajasthan Royals 153/5 in 17.5 overs
21:22 IST: OUT! Shami bowls a slower fuller delivery to dismiss Buttler. Brilliant thinking from Shami under pressure as he strips the pace off the ball and Buttler, who shuffled across the stumps to guide the ball down the leg-side, misses as the ball crashes into the middle-stump.
21:19 IST: SIX! Buttler has changed gears now. Full delivery from Shami, Buttler gets low and carves the ball straight over the fielder at long-off for a powerful maximum. The ball is flying all around the stadium, here.
21:17 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Morris, Buttler slaps it hard through point for yet another boundary. Morris is losing his plot here. This might be the over that Royals were awaiting.
21:15 IST: SIX! This time Jos Buttler gets into the action. Length delivery outside off, Buttler, gets deep into his crease, and lifts it straight towards the long-on boundary. Maxwell waits for the ball and times his jump to catch the ball and throw it inside but fails to collect the ball. He is not happy with himself.
21:14 IST: SIX! Chris Morris bowls a half-volley and Rohit Tripathi in on to it in quickly as he smashes the ball towards the deep mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. Trent Boult, at the boundary, timed his jump and caught the ball but was unable to release it before crossing over. A magnificent effort, though.
21:10 IST: Last 5 overs to go, can the Royals put up a competitive total on board?
21:08 IST: Delhi Daredevils fans are cheering for their team.
Jaipur Dhadkega!— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 11, 2018
Lots of passionate support for DD in the Sawai Mansingh Stadium!
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21:02 IST: OUT!! Nadeem dismisses Rahane for 45. Nadeem bowls a quicker delivery as Rahane is stuck between a flick and a pull. In the end, Rahane gets a leading edge only for Chris Morris at point to take a comfortable catch. This could be the turning point in the match as Delhi will look to restrict the hosts to a modest total.
20:59 IST: Most runs vs DD in IPL --
673 Ajinkya RAHANE *
670 Rohit Sharma
661 Virat Kohli
551 Robin Uthappa
491 Suresh Raina
445 Yuvraj Singh
20:55 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries from Rahane off Samson. First, he drives the ball through the covers for a boundary and then follows it up with a flick on the leg-side. Trent Boult on the boundary, makes a desperate effort, but doesn't get his hands on the ball. Had he got the ball, this would've definitely been the catch of the tournament.
20:52 IST: FOUR! Jos Buttler announces his arrival in the middle with a cheeky reverse sweep.
20:47 IST: OUT! Shahbaz Nadeem gets the all-important breakthrough. Tossed up delivery from Nadeem, Samson, down on one knee, attempts the slog-sweep but misses it as the ball brushes against his thigh and ricochets onto the off-stump.
20:45 IST: Rajasthan Royals 84/2 after 10 overs. Brilliant play from Rahane and Samson as they steadied the innings after two early wickets.
20:43 IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Tewatia and Rahane says thank you as he pulls the ball in front of the square for a boundary. Poor choice of delivery from the bowler.
20:42 IST: Rajasthan Royals 62/2 after eight overs.
20:41 IST: The crowd is definitely enjoying the fireworks.
20:39 IST: Stat -- Samson has been dismissed by right-arm leggies 10 times in 176 balls in IPL.
20:37 IST: SIX and a FOUR! Samson is on fire now! Nadeem bowls a short-delivery and Rahane rocks back and clobbers the ball over the cow-corner for a towering maximum. He follows it up a beautiful boundary. Slower delivery from Nadeem around off, Samson waits and plays it late right out of the keeper's gloves. The shot couldn't have been any perfect.
20:35 IST: Trivia -- Ajinkya Rahane completes 650 runs against Delhi Daredevils in IPL.
20:23 IST: FOUR! The runs continue to come for the Royals. Short of a length delivery from Boult saw Rahane pull the ball with out any discomfort as it raced away to the boundary. Boult is leaking runs here!
20:20 IST: FOUR and a SIX! Sanju Samson, the new batsman in, takes Boult by surprise as he takes him to the cleaners from the word go. Boult bowls full and Samson takes a stride forward and guides the ball through the point for his first boundary. He follows it with a maximum at deep mid-wicket. Short delivery from Boult lights up Samson's eyes as he pulls his handsomely over mid-wicket for a brilliant shot.
20:16 IST: OUT! Ben Stokes was taking the attack to the opposition but has to take the long walk back after two boundaries. Boult bowls a good length delivery that angles into Stokes and shapes away with a bit of bounce. The bit of a bounce caught Stokes by surprise as he edges the ball back to the keeper, who dived to his left and took a brilliant catch. An absolute cracker of a delivery from the New Zealander.
20:15 IST: SIX! Stokes is not taking any time to settle down in the middle. Short delivery from Chris Morris, the new bowler, Stokes reads the ball early, gets into position and pulls the ball handsomely at deep square-leg for the first maximum of the night.
20:10 IST: FOUR! Ben Stokes, the new man in, comes down the track and smacks the Trent Boult wide ball for a powerful boundary. What a start from the England all-rounder.
20:06 IST: RUN-OUT! Nadeem bowls into middle and leg, Short nudges the ball towards deep mid-wicket and takes the first run comfortably. However, uncalled mix-up between Rahane and Short for the second run saw the batsman fall short of the crease as Vijay Shankar sent him back with a direct hit. D'Arcy Short departs for six. Poor start from the hosts.
20:05 IST: FOUR! Short welcomes Shahbaz Nadeem to the crease with a powerful boundary. Short and wide from Nadeem, Short rocks back, frees his arms and slaps the ball through the covers. Beautiful shot that from the left-handed batsman.
20:04 IST: Rajasthan Royals 6/0 after the first over.
19:59 IST: Trent Boult is opening the bowling for Delhi Daredevils. D Arcy Short and Ajinkya Rahane are opening the batting for Rajasthan Royals
19:58 IST: Alright then! It is game time. Both the teams are making their way out in the middle.
19:43 IST: Rajasthan Royals playing XI:
19:38 IST: Delhi Daredevils playing XI:
TEAM NEWS:— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 11, 2018
Colin Munro, Gautam Gambhir (c), Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant(w), Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami.#DilDilli #Dhadkega #RRvDD
19:35 IST: Team Changes -- For Delhi Daredevils, Shahbaz Nadeem comes in for Amit Mishra and Glenn Maxwell replaces Dan Christian, while Rajasthan Royals remain unchanged.
19:30 IST: Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir wins toss and elects to bowl.
19:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the IPL 2018 match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils staright from Sawai mansingh Stadium.
The comfort zone of playing at home may give the desired dose of much needed confidence but the cracks exposed against Sunrisers need to be addressed quickly. The batting order in absence of Steve Smith looked brittle, the overseas players including Ben Stokes looked shaky against the spinners and the bowlers lost heart once the batsmen could put only 125 on the board. Barring a 49 by Sanju Samson, none of other the batsmen showed any confidence nor they could build any partnerships in their last match.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin
Delhi Daredevils: Colin Munro, Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami