IPL 208 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils: Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs (D/L Method)

Delhi Daredevils were handed over a target of 71 runs in 6 overs but they failed to go over the line and lost the match by 10 runs (D/L Method)

By: Express Web Desk | Jaipur | Updated: April 12, 2018 12:48:31 am
IPL 2018, RR vs DD: Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils in Jaipur. (PTI Photo)

IPL 2018 RR vs DD: A rain-affected match in Jaipur saw Rajasthan Royals emerging victorious by 10 runs (D/L Method). RR who batted first had to end their innings at 153/5 in 17.5 overs because of rain. When the play resumed, Delhi Daredevils were handed a difficult task of chasing 71 runs in 6 overs and what added to their misery was the wicket of Colin Munro on the very first delivery after a mix-up in the middle with Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell on the other hand never looked comfortable and played a lot of dot balls that put DD on the backfoot. Delhi kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and fell short of 10 runs eventually.

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Indian Premier League, 2018Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 23 April 2018

Rajasthan Royals 153/5 (17.5)


Delhi Daredevils 60/4 (6.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 6 ) Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs (D/L method)

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00:48 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
RR beat DD

That's all from our side for this match. Rajasthan Royals did play this one in a superb manner and applied themselves perfectly. They just need to continue this momentum while DD need to rejig their strategies and plans as they have two defeats in two matches now.

00:46 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Ajinkya Rahane is delighted

"Good way to start at home. We were thinking that 71 will be little difficult in 6 overs. But we focussed on things we could control. But our bowlers did a fantastic job. When we were batting we thought 165-170 would have been a good score. First over from Gowtham was very crucial. T20 is all about starting from zero, whether we win or lose. We will enjoy this win and move forward," he said.

00:45 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
Gautam Gambhir is disappointed

"We were very much in the game. It was a beautiful wicket to bat on, then 150 for 5 in 18 overs, we thought we could contain them to 170 and it was chaseable, especially with dew coming in later on. We were very much happy with the first innings. But then 6 overs, 72 was tough. We had to go from ball one. Obviously with these sort of games, things could go either way. Just 2 overs of Powerplay, it's very difficult. If it was a 20-over game, it would've been much easy to chase," he said during the post-match presentation.

00:33 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
RR beat DD

Delhi Daredevils did strike a six on the last ball of the 6th over but it didn't really matter as Rajasthan Royals finally etched their first win in IPL 2018 and after making a comeback to the league. They beat DD by 10 runs (D/L Method)

00:30 (IST) 12 Apr 2018

Another one bites the dust and this time it's Vijay Shankar who is going back. Delhi have certainly lost it and need some miracle to get back as they need 21 off 2 balls

00:27 (IST) 12 Apr 2018

Rishabh Pant is gone back in the hut. He tried to repeat what he did a couple of deliveries back but didn't quite middle it and Gowtham takes a brilliant catch. Delhi are surely on backfoot now

00:24 (IST) 12 Apr 2018

What a strike from Rishabh Pant. He pulled that length delivery from Unadkat and dispatched it over square leg boundary for a six. They now need 25 off 8 with 8 wickets in hand

00:19 (IST) 12 Apr 2018

Glenn Maxwell didn't really look comfortable at the crease. He did score boundaries on the last three deliveries that he faced before getting out but wasn't quite timing the ball properly. Ben Laughlin has his first wicket and Buttler completes a good catch behind the stumps

00:17 (IST) 12 Apr 2018

A tremendous effort from Rahul Tripathi who came in running from long on but didn't quite grab it. It could have been a bit risky as three fielders were converging towards the ball

00:14 (IST) 12 Apr 2018
RR vs DD Live Cricket Score

4 6 4 and that's how that brilliant over changed into an expensive one from Jaydev Unadkat. He had kept Maxwell silent for first three deliveries but the right-hander showed his abilities in the next three. DD are 29/1 after 3

00:09 (IST) 12 Apr 2018

Rajasthan Royals have applied themselves well in these two powerplay overs. They haven't given away runs and have scalped an important wicket of Colin Munro. Gambhir has certainly missed the trick here in selecting the opening combination for this chase

00:01 (IST) 12 Apr 2018

A perfect way to get off the mark. Rishabh Pant dances down the track and hammers that one from Gowtham straight to the long off boundary 

23:58 (IST) 11 Apr 2018

Huge! Huge mix-up and that is the first wicket. Colin Munro has to depart without playing a single delivery. Delhi Daredevils are 0/1. Delhi needed Munro to stay at the crease. He has the ability to strike the ball hard and get some quick runs

23:54 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Match to resume at 11:55 PM, Delhi Daredevils need to make 71 runs in six overs

So there we are, a truncated match. There will be a two-over powerplay and each bowler gets to bowl a maximum of two overs. Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell are coming out to open the innings. 

23:48 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Covers coming off

Cut-off time is 12:02 AM remember. If we do have a match it cannot be more than five overs. Rajasthan Royals have made 153/5 and that is where their innings ends. 

23:30 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Cut-off time is 12:02 AM

We have no news on a restart and we have about 40 minutes to go for that. Wait and watch is the only way forward. 

22:54 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Inspection at 11 PM

The rains have eased out but restart will depend upon whether the umpires are happy with the ground or not.

22:39 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Rain are back and so are the covers

So there was supposed to be an inspection but now, it is raining again apparently. We have to wait and watch how this spell will affect the game but as it stands at least three overs could be cut off we reckon.

22:27 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Rai, rain go away. DD and RR want to play

Oh. There is still some light drizzle at the moment. The umpires will inspect the pitch at 10.40 pm IST. 

22:18 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Sigh. When will the action resume?

It has been more than 30 minutes since the stop of play and we don't know yet when the match will resume. 

21:57 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Stay tuned

We are still waiting for the action to resume. It appears the ground staff are busy blow drying the pitch. Stay tuned for live upates. 

21:48 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
5/5 for social media updates

It appears Delhi Daredevils are itching to have a crack at the target. It is no surprise as captain Gambhir is looking for his first win in this IPL edition after losing to Punjab in their opening game. 

21:41 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Good run rate in last five overs

With just two overs to go Rajasthan Royals will be looking to add at least 20+ runs to the scoreboard. In the last five overs the run rate jumped to 9.20. The average run rate is currently at 8.57. Will a target of 180 be enough for Royals to defend? With openers like Gambhir and Munro you can never be too sure. 

21:37 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
The covers come off!

The covers are coming off much to the delight of the drenched Rajasthan Royals fans. Gowtham is on strike. He will be facing Shami for the last delivery of his final over. 

21:24 (IST) 11 Apr 2018

The players are going off the field with rain in Jaipur. Royals are 153 for 5 in 17.5 overs. It is not heavy but this will take some time to go away. It was raining in the morning as well. North India has received a lot of rain in the last week!

21:22 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
WICKET! Buttler b Shami

GONE! Shami keeps it dead straight and Buttler is bowled. What a comeback from Shami, using all his experience. Buttler shuffles across and tries to sweep Shami. Misses it completely and loses his stumps. Royals five down

21:22 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Shami off line

Shami not keeping it wicket to wicket. Buttler will be annoyed with himself to miss out on those loose deliveries. Pressure is telling. One is down the leg side but it brushes Buttler's pads!

21:19 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
SIX! Buttler with a six

Buttler goes after Shami! Six off the first ball over long off. It's a flat shot and Buttler has put a lot of power in this shot. Shami under pressure now after first ball goes for six

21:16 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Another big one!

Now, Buttler has a swing at Morris and it goes for a six. Morris follows it up with a dot. The next delivery one is wide off the lenght. Buttler takes advantage of it and smashes for a four.  With seventeen runs coming of that over, Rajasthan Royals are now at 144/4. 

21:15 (IST) 11 Apr 2018

Chris Morris returns for his second spell and Rahul Tripathi welcomes him with a six. Tripathi whacked over the boundary over deep square leg. Trent Boult attempted to catch it but it was too much for even him

21:14 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Royals 125/4 after 16 overs

Nine runs from the Tewatia over! He has bowled with figures of 4-0-29-0.  Royals are 125 for the loss of four wickets. Four overs remaining in the innings. Morris to conitnue

21:10 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Tewatia to bowl out

Rahul Tewatia will bowl his final over. He has been brilliant so far. Only 20 runs from his three overs although he not picked up a wicket yet. Buttler on strike for Rajasthan

21:09 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Good over by Shami

A full length delivery to Tripathi in the fourth. He wacks it towards mid off. Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir stops that from racing away to the boundary.  A good over from Shami  after an expensive second over. Just four runs coming of this over.

21:07 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Shami returns for his third

Shami is back for his third. Tripathi opens the face of his bat to guide it to midwicket for a single in the second delivery. A full toss in third as the ball slips from Shami's fingers. Buttler fails to take advantage.  

21:04 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Rajasthan Royals 113/4

Strategic timeout! 14 over bowled in the Royals innings and they are 113 for the loss of four wickets. Joss Buttler is at the crease and he will joined by Rahul Tripathi. Can they build a partnership for RR?

21:01 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane falls to Nadeem

GONE! Rahane gets a leading edge and is caught at point. Nadeem gets him for 45. Slower through the air and Rahane closes the face of the bat early. The leading edge flies to point fielder. Nadeem has now picked up two wickets, that of Samson and Rahane

20:58 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils: Score 108/3 after 13 overs

Shami recovers well after that Rahane blitz. He follows it up with three dots on the trot. Rahane takes a single of the last ball. Shami conceeds nine in his second over. 

20:56 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Rahane smacks Shami!

Rahane steps out of the crease and smacks Shami for a four. The ball zips through the offside for a boundary. Shami attempts a bouncer in the second delivery but Rahane sees the gap in deep square leg and pulls it for another boundary.  Boult attempts to catch the ball with a spectacular leap forward but misses.  

20:54 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
Rajasthan Royals 99/3 after 12 overs

Delhi have stopped the run flow here. The wicket of Samson will be a big hit to Royals confidence and run rate. Buttler and Rahane will look to push it up and get some quick runs in the middle overs

20:53 (IST) 11 Apr 2018
FOUR! Buttler through third man

Reverse paddle from Buttler off Tewatia to get a four. He waited for that ball to come to him. It is a short ball and slow one. Buttler puts all he has in that and through third man for four!

ajinkya rahane IPL Live Score RR vs DD: Rajasthan play Delhi in Jaipur. IPL Live Score RR vs DD Live Updates: IPL returns to the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur after a span of more than 2 years. Emulating the Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals will also be looking to register a victory on their home turf after a faulty start to their campaign this season. Delhi Daredevils met a similar fate in their opening fixture against Kings XI Punjab after being thrashed by in the northern derby. Hence, both the teams will have to regroup quickly and will a lot to improve upon. While Delhi will once again bank on skipper Gautam Gambhir to lead from the front, Rajasthan will hope their big guns- D'Arcy Short, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler can spur them to a much-needed win. Jaydev Unadkat also needs to prove his price tag and chip in with crucial wickets. In head to head records both the teams have met 16 times where Rajasthan have recorded 10 wins while Delhi has registered victories in 6 matches.

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