Delhi vs Rajasthan
Rajasthan win by 7 wickets
Rajasthan post a massive win against Delhi, winning by 7 wickets. Their bowlers bowled well in the first innings and then Nair and Samson controlled the batting and took them to a 7-wicket win.
Over 18.3 - RR 156/3 (Nair 73, Watson 16)
Four, Unadkat bowls a slower ball and Nair hits it over cover for four. Scores are level, Rajasthan need 1 to win. Four, Nair finishes it in style, hits a boundary through sweeper cover for four.
Over 18 - RR 148/3 (Nair 65, Watson 16)
Parnell comes back into the attack, after a few sight screen issues, Watson takes a single from the first ball. Nair hits a boundary, he has played that shot well today, just angles his bat and lets the ball run away to the third man fence. Nair takes a single to bring Watson on strike, Royals need 11 runs to win. A chance of a run out, the TV umpire is called into action. Watson puts in the dive, and he is safe. Six, a couple of dots and then Watson hits the last ball over deep midwicket for a six. 12 from the over.
Over 17 - RR 136/3 (Nair 60, Watson 9)
Unadkat runs in to bowl his third over. Nair clips the first ball through midwicket for a couple of runs and gets his 50, good innings from him at the top. Nair brings Watson on strike with a single to long-off. Another single, Nair hits the next ball over long-on for a six. A couple of runs to end the over, 12 runs from it. Rajasthan need 17 from 18 balls with 7 wickets in hand.
Over 16 - RR 124/3 (Nair 49, Watson 8)
Watson comes out to bat. Nair takes a single to bring Watson on strike. Nadeem into his last over. Watson cuts the first ball behind point for a couple of runs, good shot from the back foot. Six, Watson wants to end this early, he comes down the track and hits it over long-on for a six. Three dots to end the over, 9 from it, Royals need 29 from 24.
Over 15 - RR 115/3 (Nair 48)
After the time out, Shami comes into the attack. Three singles from the first three balls. Nair awkwardly pulls it through midwicket for another single. WICKET! Bhatia is out, Shami picks up a wicket and the Royals need 38 from 30 balls.
Over 14 - RR 111/2 (Nair 46, Bhatia 15)
Parnell starts the over with a short ball that goes over the batsman's head, umpire calls it a wide. Bhatia pulls the ball to square leg for a single. A couple of singles and Nair hits a boundary from the fifth ball, late cuts it to third man for four. A couple of runs to end the over, 10 runs from the over. Rajasthan need 42 from 36 balls.
Over 13 - RR 101/2 (Nair 39, Bhatia 13)
Bhatia drives the ball to long on for a couple of runs, Rahul Sharma starts his third over. Six, Bhatia targets long-on again and clears him easily, Bhatia gets his first boundary. Driven through long-on for a couple more runs, 10 runs from the over so far. A single and Nair hits the last ball through point for four, good cut shot to end an expensive over. 15 runs from it.
Over 12 - RR 86/2 (Nair 35, Bhatia 2)
Unadkat comes into the attack, Nair takes a single and then Bhatia gets off the mark with a single from the first ball. Another single brings Nair on strike, he backs away and sends the last ball of the over in the air through extra cover for a six. Good end to the over, 10 runs from it.
Over 11 - RR 76/2 (Nair 27, Bhatia 0)
Rajat Bhatia is the new man in, a gamble from Watson. A couple of dots to start Shami's third over and Nair tries to hit the ball on the leg side, only to toe end it for a couple of runs. Five runs from the over, the asking rate is now 8.55 per over.
Over 10 - RR 71/2 (Nair 22)
Nadeem starts his third over, Nair takes a single to bring Samson on strike. Four, Samson hits a four through extra cover, good shot through the off side. Six, Samson then hits it straight down the ground for a six. 10 runs in two balls. WICKET! Nadeem strikes, Samson comes down the track to connect the last ball of the over, he misses and Dinesh Karthik does the rest.
Over 9 - RR 60/1 (Nair 21, Samson 24)
Samson stays on the leg side of the ball, and slaps it through to the sweeper for a couple of runs. Rahul is into his second over. Four, Nair launches this ball over extra cover for four, a single to end the over. 8 runs from the over, the asking rate is now 8.45 per over.
Over 8 - RR 52/1 (Nair 16, Samson 21)
Nadeem is back into the attack. Samson picks the arm ball and hits it through the square for a couple of runs. Three more singles from the over, five runs from the over.
Over 7 - RR 47/1 (Nair 15, Samson 17)
Rahul Sharma comes into the attack. Samson hits the first ball through the keeper for a couple of runs. A single and Nair late cuts it to third man for four runs, good shot against the spin. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 6 - RR 38/1 (Nair 10, Samson 13)
Unadkat starts his second over. A couple of dots to start the over, Samson looks to get a run but is unable to. Six, it was full and on middle stump, Samson hits it straight and out of the ground for a six. A single to end the over.
Over 5 - RR 31/1 (Nair 10, Samson 6)
Shami comes back into the attack to bowl his second over. Nair flicks it to third man for a single. Samson takes another single to bring Nair back on strike. Nair chops it behind point for a quick single. Four singles from the over.
Over 4 - RR 27/1 (Nair 8, Samson 4)
Unadkat comes into the attack replacing Shami. A couple of dots and then Unadkat bowls a wide. Good bowling from Unadkat, he pitches it in line and slants it across the right hander. Nair pushes it to square leg for a single. Four, Samson gets off the mark with a boundary from the last ball. Six runs from the over.
Over 3 - RR 21/1 (Nair 7, Samson 0)
Parnell comes into the attack and a leg bye to start the over. Nair guides it to third man for a single. Four, Rahane puts it away easily for another boundary, he flicked it through the deep fine leg boundary. WICKET! Parnell strikes and Delhi get their first wicket. Rahane drives it through the covers from the front foot and Vijay dives, plucks out a low catch and celebrates. Samson walks out to bat.
Over 2 - RR 14/0 (Nair 6, Rahane 8)
Shami comes into the attack, a bit of shape away from Rahane, but he manages to hit it through the covers for four. A single and then Nair clips Shami through midwicket for four, smart shot from him. 9 runs from the over.
Over 1 - RR 5/0 (Nair 2, Rahane 3)
Karun Nair walks out with Rahane to open the innings for Rajasthan. A slip comes in for Nadeem as he starts the first over. Four singles from the first four balls, and a single to end the over.
Over 20 - DD 152/5 (Jadhav 28, Parnell 0)
Richardson to finish things off, Jadhav takes a single. Six, Duminy hits it over square leg for a six. WICKET! Out, Duminy goes in the last over, Bhatia on the long leg boundary picks up a sensational catch. Duminy swings it to the long leg boundary, Bhatia runs to his right and holds on to a good catch. Four, Jadhav digs out the yorker and sends it to the third man boundary for four. Six, Jadhav picks up the length ball and hits it over the bowler's head for a six. A single to end the innings, Delhi end on 152.
Over 19 - DD 134/4 (Jadhav 16, Duminy 33)
Faulkner starts the 19th over. Jadhav comes down the track and hits it to deep midwicket for four. Three singles from the next three balls and then Duminy hits the last ball of the over for four. Faulkner misses his length and JP hits it through long-on for four.
Over 18 - DD 123/4 (Jadhav 10, Duminy 28)
Four more, Duminy hits the first ball of the over for four, there is no slip and Duminy just opens the face of the bat and hits it to the third man boundary. A single and then Richardson bowls a wide. Another single and then Duminy sends the last ball of the over to the square leg boundary, useful runs for Delhi.
Over 17 - DD 112/4 (Jadhav 9, Duminy 19)
Four, Jadhav hits the first ball to the boundary. Five singles from the next five balls.
Over 16 - DD 103/4 (Jadhav 7, Duminy 12)
WICKET! Faulkner comes back into the attack and picks up a crucial wicket. Karthik hits it in the air and the third man fielder hardly moves as he takes the catch. A couple of singles and then six, Jadhav hooks it over the leg side for a six. 9 runs from the over.
Over 15 - DD 95/3 (Karthik 12, Duminy 10)
Three singles from the first three balls, Tambe into his last over. Five singles from the over, Delhi 94 for 3.
Over 14 - DD 89/3 (Karthik 10, Duminy 7)
Kulkarni runs in to bowl his second over, three singles from over. Rajasthan have done well to stop Delhi to 89 from 14 overs.
Over 13 - DD 86/3 (Karthik 8, Duminy 6)
A couple of singles to start the over. Another single and then Karthik hits it straight through the bowler for a couple of runs. A single to end the over.
Over 12 - DD 80/3 (Karthik 4, Duminy 4)
Three singles from the over as Richardson finishes his second over. Delhi reach 80 in 12 overs.
Over 11 - DD 77/3 (Karthik 4, Duminy 3)
Faulkner comes in to bowl and Duminy comes in to bat. A couple of singles to start the over, then Karthik races down the track and misses it, pads it away for a couple of leg byes. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 10 - DD 73/3 (Karthik 1)
Tambe runs in to bowl his third over. WICKET! Pietersen is out, his timing fails and the ball hits the splice of the bat and goes to Smith at long-on. Dinesh Karthik comes out to bat. A couple of singles and then De Kock is out. WICKET! Tambe strikes twice in one over, de Kock spoons it back to the bowler and Tambe takes the catch.
Over 9 - DD 69/1 (De Kock 41, Pietersen 14)
Bhatia comes in to bowl his second over, a couple of singles to start the over. Four, de Kock walks across his stumps and swipes it over short fine leg's head for four. A single and the Pietersen ends the over with another boundary. 11 runs from the over.
Over 8 - DD 57/1 (De Kock 35, Pietersen 9)
Three singles from the first three balls, Pietersen then comes forward and hits it through the covers for four. Delhi going at 7.12 per over.
Over 7 - DD 50/1 (De Kock 33, Pietersen 4)
Bhatia comes into the attack, KP is out from the second ball, but the umpires don't go for the review, he was miles out. Watson has a few words with the umpires. Four singles from the next four balls to end the over.
Over 6 - DD 46/1 (De Kock 31, Pietersen 2)
Tambe to bowl the last over of the power play, Rajasthan have used 6 bowlers for 6 overs. Tambe tosses it up and de Kock hits it through the covers for four. Four more, de Kock hits it through point, goes squarer this time, finds the boundary again. De Kock drills the last ball between midwicket and long-on for a couple of runs.
Over 5 - DD 35/1 (De Kock 21, Pietersen 1)
WICKET! Faulkner comes into the attack and strikes with his first ball. Vijay spoons the length ball to mid-off and Watson takes the catch. KP walks out to bat. A couple of dots and then a couple of singles from the over.
Over 4 - DD 33/0 (De Kock 20, Vijay 13)
Vijay takes the first ball from outside off and hits the through the leg side for three runs. A couple of singles, Watson brings himself into the attack, four bowlers in four overs. Six, de Kock flicks it away on the leg side and it goes all the way for a six. 11 runs from Watson's first over.
Over 3 - DD 22/0 (De Kock 13, Vijay 9)
Three bowlers for three overs, Kulkarni comes into the attack. A couple of singles and then de Kock hits the last ball over long leg for four.
Over 2 - DD 16/0 (De Kock 8, Vijay 8)
Richardson starts the second, de Kock takes a single from the first ball. Four, a half volley and Vijay hits it through the covers for four. A couple more singles from the over, 16 from 2 overs.
Over 1 - DD 9/0 (De Kock 6, Vijay 3)
De Kock and Vijay at the crease for Delhi, Binny starts for Rajasthan. Four, De Kock plays a dot and then drills the next one through point for four. The square drive is followed by a single through midwicket. Two runs, Vijay outside edges it to third man for two runs.
Abdulla sits out for Dhawal Kulkarni, for Rajasthan. Delhi replace Shukla with spinner Rahul Sharma.
Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and elected to field.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over coverage of the Delhi versus Rajasthan game. Delhi will be playing at home and will be looking to win.
- 3rd May 2014
- Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
- S Ravi, S S Hazare
- TV Umpire
- K Srinath
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- N Singh
rajasthan BATTING CARD
|A.M. Rahane||c Vijay b Parnell||12|
|K.K. Nair||Not out||73|
|S.V. Samson||s Karthik b Nadeem||34|
|R. Bhatia||b Ahmed||17|
|S.R. Watson||Not out||16|
|Total||18.3 Overs||156 - 3|