IPL 2018, Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils, Highlights: Ajinkya Rahane and Ben Laughlin Derail Daredevils

    Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 12, 2018, 8:33 AM IST

    Match 6, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 11 April, 2018

    Toss won by Delhi Daredevils (decided to bowl)

    Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs (D/L method)

    Man of the Match: Sanju Samson



    Match Ends: Chris Morris hit a four and a six on the last two balls of the over but it was bit too late as Rajasthan clinched the match by 10 runs via Duckworth and Lewis method. 


    Out: Another one bites the dust as this time Vijay Shankar perishes in trying to hit the big shot. Ben Stokes takes a good running catch as Laughlin takes his second of the match.


    OUT: Rishabh Pant's luck finally runs out as he top edges another one and this time K Gowtham takes a blinder at square leg. Unadkat picks his first as Vijay Shankar comes out to bat. Delhi need 25 off 6 deliveries now. 


    Four: Short delivery from Unadkat and Pant goes for the pull shot and connects well. The ball lands just inside the square leg boundary and goes away for a boundary. Unadkat then hits back with a dot ball on the penultimate ball of the over. 


    Four: Unadkat bowls a bit wide and Morris simply guides the ball past the point fielder for a boundary. Delhi need many more than that to have a chance in this clash as there is still lot to do for them. 


    Chance: Rishabh Pant is living dangerously out there as he once again top edge a ball and once again it falls in no man's land. As things stand, Rajasthan are on top and firm favorites to win the match. Delhi need boundaries to change that. 


    OUT: This is the wicket that Rajasthan were hoping for and Ben Laughlin has provide them with just that. Maxwell tried to hit the ball out of the park but could only edge it and Buttler took an easy catch behind the stumps. Delhi lose their second. 


    Chance: Ben Laughlin produces an edge off the bat of Pant and the ball went miles up in the air. Three fielders converged at mid on but none could get close to the ball. A chance goes a begging but it was tough one and Pant survives.


    Four, Six and Four: The first three were dots and the last three balls gave away 14 runs. Maxwell simply tore apart Unadkat and slammed a four, six and four to bring Delhi right back into the match. Delhi now need 42 off 18 deliveries. 


    Stunning stuff from the Rajasthan bowlers as Unadkat now joins the party is putting the pressure on Delhi batsmen. After two slower deliveries to start with, he bowls a wide yorker and that makes it three dot balls in a row. 

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    In total, Kulkarni conceded just five runs from his over and Delhi now need 56 runs off 24 deliveries. Ajinkya Rahane will be a happy captain as thus far, everything as gone as per plan for him and his team. Jaydev Unadkat to bowl the third over now.


    Dhawal Kulkarni is bowling a dream over at the moment as he has given just three runs from the first four balls of the over. Neither Maxwell nor Pant is able to hit him for boundaries at the moment. Stunning stuff from the India pacer.


    Four: Pant is on fire here as he hits his second four of the over. This time, he helps the ball on the onside and the ball goes for a four behind square leg. 10 runs coming off the first over as Delhi now need 61 off 5 overs.


    Four: Rishabh Pant is not messing around as he hits a boundary on the first bal that he face. The southpaw comes down the track and hits the ball straight down the ground for a boundary. 


    OUT: Rajasthan Royals have made the perfect start possible as they get rid of Colin Munro early. Horrible mix-up between the batsmen as Buttler throws the ball at non-striker's end and the Gowtham takes off the bails in no time. 


    Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro are out in the middle and they are looking to swing the willow and tear apart this target in least number of balls as possible. Let's see how this chase goes. K Gowtham will bowl the first over for Rajasthan.


    Revised Target: Delhi need 71 to win from 6 overs with all their 10 wickets in tact. Rajasthan will be allowed to bowl their best three bowlers, who could bowl two overs each.


    UPDATE: The match will resume at 11:55 PM and it is likely that we will have a 6 over match. We will let you know the revised target in a bit. Stay tuned folks.


    UPDATE: If there is a five over match that takes place then Delhi will have to chase down 61 runs in 5 overs to win the match. This, however, is subject to officials being happy with the conditions first.

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    UPDATE: The covers are coming off and super soppers are working is full flow now. However, it still looks very difficult as to how the grounds men will be able to make the pitch ready in time for the match to take place. 


    UPDATE: There is nothing to tell here as it is still raining here at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur. Once we hit the cut-off match that is 12:02, the match will be called off. The clock is moving fast and the rain is also not relenting. 


    UPDATE: It is still raining in Jaipur and the start of match seems unlikely as things stand. 12:05 is the official cut-time for 5 overs match to take place. If that doesn't happen by then then we are staring at the first no result of the season.


    UPDATE: The rain has slowed down and it hasn't gone out completely. The official word has it that the ground will be inspected at 11:00 PM IST but things aren't looking good. 


    UPDATE: Just when we were thinking that the match will begin soon, the rain has returned to haunt the fans and players alike. The covers are back on at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium. 


    UPDATE:  While the ground will be inspected at 10:40 PM IST, just to tell the readers that we have already starting losing over. It was stated that we will start losing overs from 10: 25 PM and it is already 10: 30. 


    UPDATE: The covers are coming off in Jaipur. Once the groundsmen have done their job, Rajasthan will begin from their score 153/5 in 17.5 overs. Once we have an official word, we will let you know about the latets scenario of the match. 


    UPDATE: Its is still raining cats and dogs in Jaipur and things aren't looking good. Although the drainage system is good here, but it will still take some time for the ground staff to ready the ground. As things stands, we will be losing some overs here. 

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    IPL 2018, Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils, Highlights: Ajinkya Rahane and Ben Laughlin Derail Daredevils

    Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot during the match against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League. (BCCI Photo)

    PREVIEW RR vs DD: Rajasthan Royals will need to regroup quickly after a heavy loss when they face Delhi Daredevils in what will be their first IPL home game in five years at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday. The live telecast of the match will start at 8 PM on April 11(Wednesday) The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and analysis on cricketnext.com. Both Royals and Daredevils were outplayed in their opening games and will be itching to bounce back. Daredevils were severely hit by K.L. Rahul's fastest fifty against Kings XI Punjab, losing in Mohali by six wickets. Royals, on the other hand, could never cope with the bowling might of Sunrisers Hyderabad and went down by nine wickets in Hyderabad. It was a rather forgettable opening for the hosts who are making a comeback in the tournament after serving a two-year suspension. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane too would like to forget the outing where he failed with the bat, missed a sitter in slips and also gambled with batting only to see a complete rout of his team. 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. The shrewd cricketing brain and mentor of the side, legendary Shane Warne, will have to lift the morale of the side and he might use the success stories of home ground to motivate his men. The hosts have the resources with experienced overseas players and local talent under a calm and cool Rahane but they need to get their act together. They face Daredevils who are still in shock and feel that despite doing all good, it was just Rahul's lightning fifty which took the match away from them. The skipper Gautam Gambhir looked good and determined during his 55 and Rishabh Pant and Morris too contributed. They also have a good and experienced bowling side with Boult, Md. Shami, Morris and Amit Mishra in the forefront. The biggest factor for the Delhi Daredevils is the presence of Gambhir as skipper. He is eager to prove his prowess and leads the side with aggression. The weather in the Pink City has been cloudy with a little bit of drizzle. “We were hit hard by the RCA ban. Despite financial crunch we maintained the wicket and the outfield. There has not been much cricket on it but we have tried hard to sustain grass on it because it is this ingrown grass which binds the soil of the wicket. It is not the 200 run kind of wicket but 160-170 would be achievable because ball would come nicely on to the bat. The bowlers would also have something for them. They might find good bounce out of this surface,” said veteran curator Taposh Chatterjee.
    Playing XI: Delhi Daredevils: Colin Munro, Gautam Gambhir(c), Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant(w), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami
    Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin

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