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IPL 2018 DD vs RR Highlights: Delhi Daredevils win by 4 runs against Rajasthan Royals

Jos Buttler top scored for the Royals scored with a quickfire 67(26). However, Trent Boult proved to be the difference as he took 2 wickets for 26 runs.

Delhi Daredevils beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

Bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils were in desperate need of a victory after suffering a 13-run defeat at the hands of table-toppers Chennai Super Kings. Facing an inconsistent Rajasthan Royals at home, Delhi Daredevils finally achieved their desired result after defeating the Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs, courtesy of the DLS method. Chasing a revised target of 151 in 12 overs, RR got off to a good start but were ultimately restricted to 146/5 in their stipulated quota of 12 overs. Jos Buttler top-scored for the Royals scored with a quickfire 67 off 26 balls. However, Trent Boult proved to be the difference as he bowled a fiery spell and returned with figures of 2/26 runs. Royals needed 15 in the last over but it was Boult who bowled a brilliant last over to secure an important victory for his side. A fine performance by the home side earned them vital two points and simultaneously pushed them up to the sixth spot on the points table.

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IPL 2018, DD vs RR: Highlights

Delhi Daredevils win by 4 runs!

Delhi Daredevils have beaten Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs (DLS method). Chasing a revised target of 151 in 12 overs, RR were restricted to 146/5 (12.0 Ovs) Jos Buttler top-scored for the Royals scored with a quickfire 67(26). However, Trent Boult proved to be the difference as he took 2 wickets for 26 runs. A fine performance by the home side earns them vital two points and pushes them up to the sixth spot on the points table.

15 in the last over

A huge six off the last ball of the penultimate over and the deficit is reduced to just 15. Royals now require just 15 in six balls. Trent  Boult to bowl the last over. Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham at the crease.

GONE!

After smashing three sixes in the over D Arcy Short is dismissed by Glenn Maxwell. Ball is spinning away from him and he goes for the shot over mid-wicket and the edge carries it straight to Avesh Khan. Royals are losing wickets in a flurry.   RR - 121/4 in 10.0 ovs. They still need 30 runs in 12 balls.

Boult strikes twice!

Boult has struck twice in one over. This time it is Ben Stokes who has to make the long walk back. High full toss and he hits it towards the deep mid-wicket. Royals are losing the plot here.

OUT!

Sanju Samson is dismissed by Trent Boult.  Length delivery and Samson has to go for the big hit but doesn't connect properly and the ball went high into the air. A very well judged catch by Colin Munro. Samson departs for 3.  Rajasthan Royals still need 59 runs in 23 balls 

Stumped!

Smart bowling from Amit Mishra. Conceded just three runs in the over and the pressure got to Buttler. Flighted top-spinner by Mishra draws the batsmen forward and he misses it completely and is stumped by Rishabh Pant behind the wickets. RR - 82/1  in 6.4 Ovs. They still need 69 runs in 32 balls 

Fifty for Jos Buttler

SIX! and Jos Buttler has reached his half-century in just 18 balls. A full toss by Amit Mishra and he reverse sweeps it for six. Buttler has been on a rampage. This is also the fastest fifty by any Rajasthan Royals batsmen in the history of IPL.

Expensive Over!

Jos Buttler has taken the attack to Avesh Khan and smashed him for three sixes and one four in the over. 23 runs conceded in the over and RR are on the charge. However, they still need 106 runs in 54 balls.

SIX!

Jos Buttler gives it a whack over the fine-leg and it sails over the ropes for a six. 14 runs off the first over. Good start for Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals need 137 runs in 66 balls

Rajasthan begin chase

Opening the innings for the Royals are - Jos Buttler and D Arcy Short. Shahbaz Nadeem has the ball in hand and will open the attack for DD. A mouth-watering contest awaits us. Target - 151 in 12 overs

Play to start at 11.30 PM

The rain has stopped and covers are coming off. So that means live action to begin at 11: 30 PM. Rajasthan Royals will need to kickstart proceedings on a positive note. Powerplay of 4 overs. 2 bowlers can bowl a maximum of 3 overs.

Trivia

Here is an interesting statistic- All the boundaries in the DD innings have been hit by the Indian batsmen. Then are the foreign batsmen becoming of zero value for the Daredevils? Good news for Indian cricket. Rain has stopped though and play is expected to begin soon.

Raining again!

Glenn Maxwell is lbw by Joffra Archer and just as he is walking back, it has started to rain. The players walk off as the umpires call for cover

Gone!

Rishabh Pant is gone, Unadkat takes the pace off the ball and Pant goes for the big heave but can only find Stokes towards the mid-wicket region. What an innings by Pant, another brilliant one sets the platform for Delhi. DD- 172/4 in 15 overs.

OUT!

Jaydev Unadkat dismisses Shreyas Iyer. One shot too many for Iyer, the bat turns in his hand as he goes for another big hit and a good catch by Tripathi at long-off. Finally, RR have the breakthrough. DD-166/3

10'th IPL fifty for Iyer

10th IPL half-century for Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer. He has been the shining light in DD's batting line-up this season. Three fours and three sixes in his innings so far.

Fifty for Pant!

What a fine innings by the youngster. Since the time he walked in, Pant looked in fine touch and hammered the bowlers all around the park. 6th IPL fifty for Pant. Incidentally, this is also his fastest IPL half-century.

Cracking shot!

Rishabh Pant is in scintillating form. Back to back boundaries through the extra-cover region. Kulkarni is guilty of being wayward in his line and length and is punished ruthlessly. DD - 145/2 in 13 overs

Another Maximum!

Shreyas Iyer launches into a half-tracker by Krishnappa Gowtham and hoicks it over the mid-wicket region for another huge six. with this hit, Iyer crosses the 30-run mark in IPL 2018.

SIX!

Rishabh PAnt takes on the in-form Joffra archer and launches him over the mid-wicket region for a humongous six.  Pant has been in the devasting form in IPL 2018 and looks set for a good knock today. 10 sixes so far in Delhi's innnings. DD-99/2 in 10 overs

OUT!

Smart bowling from Shreyas Gopal, pitches on the shorter side, Prithvi Shaw goes for the punch off the back foot but it hits it straight back to the bowler. DD -74/2 in 7.2 ovs

DROPPED!

Dhawal Kulkarni gets a catch back to him in his follow through but drops it to give Prithvi Shaw another life. That was not an easy one but you can't afford to drop someone who is in this form and of that calibre

SIX!

A back of the length delivery from Dhawal Kulkarni and Prithvi Shaw has dispatched it for a maximum. This is the second six of the over and Shaw is hammering his Mumbai teammate here in Delhi. They have lost an early wicket and need partnership from Shaw and Iyer

First blood for RR

Dhawal Kulkarni strikes, seaming delivery grabs an inside edge of Colin Munro's bat.  Jos Buttler accepts the catch gleefully.  Big setback for the home side. DD- 1/1 after 0.4 ovs

Colin Munro & Prithvi Shaw walk out!

Delhi Daredevils openers, Colin Munro & Prithvi Shaw have walked out to the middle led by umpires Nandan, Virender Sharma. Dhawal Kulkarni has the ball in hand. The crowd, which has gathered in numbers also look happy. We are all set for live action.

Play to start at 9.30 PM

UPDATE: It is an 18-overs-a-side match. Play to start at 9.30 pm. As per the rules - 2 bowlers can bowl max 3 overs, 3 bowlers get 4 overs each

Flip the bottle challenge!

This is what Rajasthan Royals are up to as rain continues to delay the start of play.

Inspection at 9.10 pm

Good news folks! Covers are coming off and an inspection will be carried out at 9.10 PM

Weather Report

The heavy showers are slowly turning into a drizzle. It seems like the dark clouds will clear in a bit.  Super soppers are working in full flow. Stay tuned for live updates.

Its drizzling in Delhi

Few of the covers are coming on the pitch, slight drizzle at Feroz Shah Kotla. We had told you earlier that is a forecast of rain towards the latter half of the evening. While it is a slight drizzle let's hope for the best.

Playing XI for both teams

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

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

Changes in team line up!

One change for Delhi Dareveils- Shahbaz Nadeem comes in for Rahul Tewatia.
One change for Rajasthan Royals - D'Arcy Short comes in for Ish Sodhi. Shreyas Gopal comes in place for Mahipal Lomror.

Toss Time!

Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and opted to bowl first. Remember there is a forecast of rain in the evening at Feroz Shah Kotla so the decision to bowl first might have been impacted by this.

Weather Update

Probable XI for RR

Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, K Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat

Probable XI for DD

Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult

Rajasthan Royals Squad

Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, D Arcy Short, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera, Heinrich Klaasen

Delhi Daredevils Squad

Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gautam Gambhir, Mohammed Shami, Harshal Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Junior Dala

Who should open for Rajasthan Royals?

With Darcy Short, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi and Jos Buttler in the team, Rajasthan Royals have plenty of options as openers. The opening combinations have not always worked for the franchise this season, and they will be eager to get off to a flying start against DD tonight. Who should open for Rajsthan Royals?

Will Gautam Gambhir play for DD tonight?

Delhi Daredevils former skipper Gautam Gambhir has missed out the past two matches after he left his captaincy reigns and handed it over to the youngster Shreyas Iyer. In his absence, DD have looked good with the bat, scoring 220 and 193 in the two matches. But they failed to pick up the win against CSK in the last match. With a place in the competition at stake, will DD bring Gambhir back in the playing XI?

IPL 2018, DD vs RR Live Score

IPL 2018, DD vs RR Live Score: Jofra Archer could be the key figure for Rajasthan Royals. (Source: IPL)

The IPL 2018 tournament has not gone well for Delhi Daredevils as they planned. With the return of two-time IPL winning captain Gautam Gambhir back as the skipper, DD hoped that they could finally climb to the top four in the table. But after half of the tournament passed, Gambhir has stepped down as the skipper and is not even included in the playing XI in the previous two matches. Shreyas Iyer, the new leading figure has looked good in his new shoes, but still has been unable to find consistency in the team results. Rajasthan Royals, who made the two heaviest purchases at the auctions, with Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat, have also been unable to find a consistency of results. Thought the inclusion of West Indies youngster, Jofra Archer, has given their side a much-needed oomph factor. The youngster has been tremendous with the bowling, picking up In 2 matches, the allrounder has taken 6 wickets at an average of 8 and a terrific economy of 6. Against DD, who have been good with the bat in the past two matches, Archer could be a key figure for RR side.

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