Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2012, Jaipur May 1, 2012

Negi, Sehwag give Delhi fourth straight win

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Delhi Daredevils 144 for 4 (Sehwag 73) beat Rajasthan Royals 141 for 6 (Dravid 57, Negi 4-18) by six wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

A game-changing spell from left-arm spinner Pawan Negi followed by a fifth consecutive half-century from Virender Sehwag overwhelmed Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur and helped Delhi Daredevils strengthen their hold on the No. 1 position. The six-wicket victory, achieved with 28 balls to spare, was Daredevils' fourth consecutive win this season and gave them 16 points after ten games, while Kolkata Knight Riders are second with 13 after ten. One more win in six remaining games will assure Daredevils a place in the playoffs.

The previous game between these sides, two days ago at the Kotla, had been decided by a one-run margin, with Daredevils stealing victory from a dire situation. Royals looked like stretching Daredevils today as well, until Negi began to spin through the top order. After replacing Ajit Agarkar in Daredevils' XI, Negi began his spell when Royals were 56 for 0 in six overs. By the time he finished they had slumped to 95 for 5 after 13, and were eventually restricted to 141.

Negi was brought into the attack after the fielding restrictions were lifted and went for only six in his first over. In his next, after bowling two dot balls, he induced in Ajinkya Rahane the need to attempt the unorthodox, a reverse swat that landed in Virender Sehwag's hands at point. Until then Rahane had helped Royals score at about ten an over with mostly conventional yet extremely potent strokes. Rajasthan were 71 for 1.

Shane Watson, playing his first game this season in place of the injured Kevon Cooper, did not take long to unfurl a trademark heave against the other left-arm spinner, Shahbaz Nadeem, depositing the ball over deep midwicket. When he exhibited similar intent against Negi, he missed and lost off stump. In his final over, Negi had Brad Hodge caught cutting to point and Ashok Menaria holing out to long-on to finish with 4 for 18. Before that brace of wickets another in-form Royals batsman, Owais Shah, had been caught behind, top-edging a pull off Umesh Yadav. Royals had lost 5 for 24.

Through all this, Rahul Dravid stood firm. He had contributed a fair share to the early momentum, then watched the advantage fritter away, and took it upon himself to bat through the innings. In the 17th over, he drove Morne Morkel inside out to bring up a half-century off 35 balls. In the penultimate over, though, Dravid's slog across the line resulted in the ball going off the inside edge on to his leg and then on to hit the off stump.

Royals' hopes of defending 141 surged when Mahela Jayawardene was lbw without scoring in the first over. They were short lived, though, as Sehwag launched a withering assault. He hit five of his first six balls for four and after 17 deliveries that count was up to nine. When the fielding restrictions were over, Daredevils had raced to 61 for 1 and their momentum did not abate.

In the eighth over, Sehwag used his bat like a ramp to launch Pankaj Singh over the third-man boundary. The shot made him the only batsman with five consecutive Twenty20 half-centuries, this one taking only 20 deliveries. With Sehwag ripping apart Royals, Pietersen was overshadowed in his final innings this season during a partnership of 96 for the second wicket. Daredevils will miss Pietersen's consistency at No. 3, but with Sehwag in some of the best form the format has known, Daredevils' place in the playoffs is virtually sealed.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY on | May 3, 2012, 23:23 GMT

    Sehwag is Unique.!!!!

  • POSTED BY superstar100 on | May 2, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    lot's of people saying flat track bully about sehwag oo dear i want to ask why only he making runs where is your other fav players??

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    Sehwag is a great batsman in all forms of the game. He is the first Indian to score a triple century in a test. On his debut hit a 100 in South Africa. Another 300 against South Africa. He is currently the highest ODI scorer (219). Now in T20 another world record of five consecutive fifties. Ian Chappell says Sehwag is the modern day Bradman. Ravi Shastri, Rameez Raja and Yuvraj Singh compared Viru Sehwag with Viv Richards. Still why all these un-nesessary doubts. Best wishes to Sehwag for more success...

  • POSTED BY balu22 on | May 2, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    East or west Delhi is the best

  • POSTED BY anshu.s on | May 2, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    I agree with most of the views posted by@Sai Manak Varadharajan,but i disagree with views of @ Sunil Kabra,i feel Ashok Maneria is one of the more talented Indian youngster going around,he has got a very good record in Ranji trophy and replacing him with someone like Faiuz Fazal who is not 1/4th as talented as him and has just one score above 50 in domestic cricket,as for Botha he can be a good mentor but there are many spinners like him in India.As for your comments regarding Sehwag being a flat track bully nothing can be further from the truth,even if he is a flat track bully why many other batters seem incapable of bullying !!

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 11:22 GMT

    What is flat-track ? A track which is suitable for batsmen "AND SPINNERS". A batsman who score 100 doesn't get appreciated coz it was a flat-track. But a bowler who gets 5 wickets haul on BOUNCY and FAST we call them "Wow ! What a bowler" ... Makes sense :) !! But the same bowler gets hammered in sub-continent.

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    Rahane is a flat-track bully. He has the maximum runs this season so far. So obviously he is more flat-track specialist than Sehwag.

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    @ Sunil Kabra: Okay he is a flat track bully but How many international level players have Rajasthan produced ? Even Rahane is from Mumbai. :) Just because RR is losing you are taking out your frustration on other players. Not Good ! Remember his Knock of 195 against the likes of Lee, McGrath, Warne that too in Australia and that too when Steve Waugh was the captain ? DD won this match NOT because of Viru but because of superb bowling by Negi. Rise above Hate, dude !

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    India's WC 2011 win was of NO VALUE. Viru, Gauti, Sachin and Yuvi all batted brilliantly but on FLAT TRACK. So, that's it. Makes sense na guys ? :)

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 10:20 GMT

    http://iplt20.com/stats/2012/most-runs performance of indian players and their strike rates. MS Dhoni's strike rate is below 120 which is not at all good for T20. RR lost the match because of fragile middle order. They have to drop Shah or Hodge and bring Chandimal instead

  • POSTED BY on | May 3, 2012, 23:23 GMT

    Sehwag is Unique.!!!!

  • POSTED BY superstar100 on | May 2, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    lot's of people saying flat track bully about sehwag oo dear i want to ask why only he making runs where is your other fav players??

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    Sehwag is a great batsman in all forms of the game. He is the first Indian to score a triple century in a test. On his debut hit a 100 in South Africa. Another 300 against South Africa. He is currently the highest ODI scorer (219). Now in T20 another world record of five consecutive fifties. Ian Chappell says Sehwag is the modern day Bradman. Ravi Shastri, Rameez Raja and Yuvraj Singh compared Viru Sehwag with Viv Richards. Still why all these un-nesessary doubts. Best wishes to Sehwag for more success...

  • POSTED BY balu22 on | May 2, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    East or west Delhi is the best

  • POSTED BY anshu.s on | May 2, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    I agree with most of the views posted by@Sai Manak Varadharajan,but i disagree with views of @ Sunil Kabra,i feel Ashok Maneria is one of the more talented Indian youngster going around,he has got a very good record in Ranji trophy and replacing him with someone like Faiuz Fazal who is not 1/4th as talented as him and has just one score above 50 in domestic cricket,as for Botha he can be a good mentor but there are many spinners like him in India.As for your comments regarding Sehwag being a flat track bully nothing can be further from the truth,even if he is a flat track bully why many other batters seem incapable of bullying !!

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 11:22 GMT

    What is flat-track ? A track which is suitable for batsmen "AND SPINNERS". A batsman who score 100 doesn't get appreciated coz it was a flat-track. But a bowler who gets 5 wickets haul on BOUNCY and FAST we call them "Wow ! What a bowler" ... Makes sense :) !! But the same bowler gets hammered in sub-continent.

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    Rahane is a flat-track bully. He has the maximum runs this season so far. So obviously he is more flat-track specialist than Sehwag.

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    @ Sunil Kabra: Okay he is a flat track bully but How many international level players have Rajasthan produced ? Even Rahane is from Mumbai. :) Just because RR is losing you are taking out your frustration on other players. Not Good ! Remember his Knock of 195 against the likes of Lee, McGrath, Warne that too in Australia and that too when Steve Waugh was the captain ? DD won this match NOT because of Viru but because of superb bowling by Negi. Rise above Hate, dude !

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    India's WC 2011 win was of NO VALUE. Viru, Gauti, Sachin and Yuvi all batted brilliantly but on FLAT TRACK. So, that's it. Makes sense na guys ? :)

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 10:20 GMT

    http://iplt20.com/stats/2012/most-runs performance of indian players and their strike rates. MS Dhoni's strike rate is below 120 which is not at all good for T20. RR lost the match because of fragile middle order. They have to drop Shah or Hodge and bring Chandimal instead

  • POSTED BY justtogood on | May 2, 2012, 10:16 GMT

    @everyone - ITS SIMPLE SEHWAG IS GOOD AT HOME AND SAYING HE DID SCORE RUNS A VEY LONG TIME AGO OUTSIDE INDIA NOW MEANS NOTHING.....HE IS A GREAT BATSMAN IN INDIA NOW AND THATS IT!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    @avani--it would be very sad if RR fades off considering this is RD's last appearance at any level.Let us hope they make it at least till the play offs for the great man's sake..also itsnt like they are poor,they seem to lack this/there everytime...a bit ubnfortunate

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    not performing in one or two series doesnt means that viru is ordinary player. who can forget the series in nz where whole team of bothe side were unable to make 125 he made two centuries. in asian condition where aussies and english have bad records against spin he had good record. .......dont be critic.....know the truth....single player on planet to hit two triple century and one touble hundred in odi.....fastest double and treple ton.....!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Sheela on | May 2, 2012, 6:19 GMT

    It is really sad to watch many teams faltering after very good starts. T20 induces batsmen to take undue risks and if the gamble comes off it looks spectacular and if the risk fails the team goes down. In the risk taking by batsmen, on failures, even ordinary bowling is successful and on successful risk taking good bowling fails.

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | May 2, 2012, 5:55 GMT

    WOW ! ISN'T THIS AMAZING . SEHWAG IS MAKING RUNS IN EVERY MATCH HERE WHILE HE CAN'T MAKE A SINGLE 50 IN THE WHOLE CB SERIES IN AUS . NO DOUBT THAT MOST PEOPLE CALLS HIM A FLAT TRACK BULLY ALONG WITH RAINA & JADEJA .@GULSHAN KUMAR . YES IT 'S TRUE HE MADE A CENTURY IN SA IN TESTS IN 2002 BUT AFTER THEN HE HAS NOT MADE ANY RUNS THERE . ALSO HE HIT 3 CENTURIES IS NZ BUT THAT WERE IN ODIS NOT TESTS . WHY HE WAS FLOPPED IN WHOLE TOUR OF AUS ?

  • POSTED BY Mr_pdl on | May 2, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    RR is unluckly again, not being able to capitalized the start but they are dark horse....they'll come back strongly....DD are almost through to Play off...now viru is getting is rithm and looks unstopable..after KP return as well warner is waiting his turn...looks every thing going DD ways.....best of luck.....and best of luck for RR as well...

  • POSTED BY HSAF on | May 2, 2012, 5:40 GMT

    Hey, 3 things cost RR a major setback on few matches - those are, 1. Lost by 1 run vs DD and on next match Sehwag showed them how it should be done when chasing a low score. 2. Belief on Amit Singh instead of other local players (too much chance and his economy is the highest of all RR bowlers and even on IPL) 3. Left Arm Spin failure - 2nd time on the same pitch and same style bowler have claimed 4 wickets against RR. KP Appanna of RCB & p Negi of DD on Jaipur pitch. These things should be recovered immediately by RR, otherwise there is no chance of making it to playoffs. New problem - Kebin Cooper is not available for rest of the matches.......

  • POSTED BY Nitin180 on | May 2, 2012, 5:33 GMT

    Viru is in gr8 form, he can thrash ne attack at the time

  • POSTED BY avani on | May 2, 2012, 5:17 GMT

    After that 1 run loss to DD the other day, I felt RR's hopes in this season IPL is over. Yesterday's loss confirmed my view. The middle order morale is utterly down. Only plus point is we came to know about Rahane'e abilities and happy to see Dravid still doing great with the bat. I could see RR going further down the points table in coming days.

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 3:15 GMT

    People started writing Viru as flat track bully and easily forget that the same track others like SRT,KP, Mahela, Gauthi, great MSD and so many other greats are playing. Why they are not able to play the same way Viru playing. After couple of international tour failures now a days viru started concentrating more on occupying the crease and this will ultimately will follow for the international matches as well. He already scored runs in seam wicket as well. Shane Warne never performed against India and it doesn't mean that he is not a legend. If others in the Indian team including SRT not performed in a couple of series it won't hurt as much as Viru failures. Viru is a impact player is he fails all our weakness will be exposed like average fast bowling attack and all example Gauti's last year test average is 24 and unnoticed. I hope viru is playing with purpose and wish him to continue for a long time so that he can most of the people wrong

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 3:09 GMT

    all those who are calling sehwag a flat bulley should know that his first test century was against fast and swing bowler against AFRICA and he also scored 3 or 4 centuries in newzland whare bowler get most swing and movement than any other country

  • POSTED BY shaonkarmakar on | May 2, 2012, 3:07 GMT

    in a post match analysis, Ian Chappel said about Sehwag that 'if sehwag was in my team and i m the captain, i'd never have looked at his form and i'd have played his every match. because i believe if he can give a hint of him to a match, the opposition looses the chance to win the match. he is such a dangerous player'. his hand coordination is better than any other contemporary batsman. i like the way he takes chances and gives the bowlers hopes which in fact kills the bowler.

  • POSTED BY shaonkarmakar on | May 2, 2012, 2:58 GMT

    i am a dead fan of RR. well, i am from bangladesh and one can ask that how come i support RR. its all because of the great SHANE WARNE. in fact paradoxically, but truely there is not much of sensible cricket left is the RR side so that they can be supported deadly unless u r from rajasthan. T20 is all about the rythm. the result of the total match depends on the play between the 11-15 overs. RR is getting good starts from their opening pair, but one has to say that its not comprehensive. and the bowling department, thats tender... RR started this IPL in a grand style, but i always had the fear whether or no they can continue this. well, what can they do now??? i dont think they can do further with the batting. but in the bowling department there can be some changes, specially while using them. rahul dravid is a great player, but as a captain he has always been questioned.

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | May 2, 2012, 2:54 GMT

    RR should try Chandimal in Hodge's place. Give it a try Rahul.

  • POSTED BY naga25french on | May 2, 2012, 2:08 GMT

    People who are barking here saying Viru a Flat track bully should realise how tough it is to get a five consecutive 50's in a unpredictable T20 matches, more importantly with SR over 150 . I am sure very very few players can do that . Take a bow Viru ! You rock

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 1:25 GMT

    There is only one Sehwag. There was Viv, there is Sehwag

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 1:08 GMT

    Sehwag couldn't middle one ball in the entire Australian tour. Of course, he is a flat track bully.

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 1:06 GMT

    RR has only two players showing consistent performance - their luck could only carry them this far. 4 consecutive losses. Its a shame that despite such an awesome start, they had four flat tires in the middle order. Its time to look elsewhere - Hodge, Menaria, Amit Singh and Goswami should be let go. Tie to give a chance to Tait, Faiz and Yagnik. May be even Botha for Shah.

  • POSTED BY AvidCricFan on | May 2, 2012, 0:17 GMT

    Shewag is definitely a flat wicket bully these days unlike what others are thinking. His record out of subcontinent of the past three years speak for itself. Now not all Aussie or English players are cut out to perform well on flat, low-bounce, turning wickets. I hope the future team is selected based on skills as well as performance. On this criteria, Shewag should only be selected to play in subcontinent, WI and possibly Zimbabwe.

  • POSTED BY on | May 2, 2012, 0:05 GMT

    For Dravid, feel real sorry man.. U r always contributing consistently, but the guys around u, not at all.. Ths RR team ystdy, is poor-man show.. These are mistakes: 1. Playing unnecessary shots 2. Shah at 4, instead get hodge thr. 3. Amit Singh in team 11 4. Menaria at deep down order (if 2-3 wkts fall quickly, thn send him top) 5. Not utilizing hodge, shah & menaria's bowlng option 6. Playing with Goswami, instead Yagnik or Paunikar (if possible, ask rahane or shah to keep wkts, thn add binny into 11) 7. Making silly mistakes, at dead end overs (both while bat & bowl) 8. NOT Keeping Botha in field atleast as sub (he can mentor the boys) 9. NO Tight spell (if chavan bowl excellent 1st ovr, thn pankaj goes expensive in 2nd).. 10. Not keeping 4 man inside & 5 man outside the circle, whn spinners to bowl 11. Not having Cap or Vice Cap always beside the bowler (to hav healthy chat) 12. NOT using mind game while bowlng (see ashwin & kulasekara, also morne) 13. NO consecutive yorkers.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 23:49 GMT

    i think all the seniors should stop playing T20 'international' matches completely. Let the youngsters burn it out in the middle. As walking legs are no good for t20 matches.

  • POSTED BY jacksonville on | May 1, 2012, 23:35 GMT

    VIRU is the best and try to beat DD it is almost impossible this time.GO DD

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 23:04 GMT

    Sehwag himself said he was lucky to get those 5 half-centuries. Leave him alone. I hope he gets luck many times OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY.

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | May 1, 2012, 22:54 GMT

    People, get a life. Is Sehwag playing on tracks that are different from what the other players are playing on? We need to question the greatness of Dravid, Ganguly, Mahela, Sachin, Sanga, Gayle and KP for not getting 5 consecutive 50s on those same tracks. Move on people. Get a life. Shame.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 22:33 GMT

    delhi are in a very formidable position now. by the addition of david warner ,daredevilry will be more intensified.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 22:28 GMT

    RR needs to play Johan Botha instead of Brad Hodge. Botha is a very good international player and give extra bowling option. Shaun Tait & Sreesanth should also be considered.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 21:15 GMT

    @the_blue_android and @RameshRayaprolu _ If scoring 5 consecutive 50s on flat tracks was so easy, then I wonder why aren't all the batsmen of all the teams doing that !! These are flat tracks so any batsman can come and score as much at will .. right !!!

  • POSTED BY Alexk400 on | May 1, 2012, 21:07 GMT

    Sehwag lacks hunger for runs. He like to showoff. You can't showoff in bouncy pitches and you can't be lucky all the time when ball swings and bounces. Sehwag really can play in any condition , it is just that he does n't want to. He needs to be praised for him to excel.

  • POSTED BY darsh127 on | May 1, 2012, 20:39 GMT

    We have our top 3 people for t20 world cup. The top 3 run scorers in IPL so far. Rahane, Sehwag and Gambhir.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 20:26 GMT

    Stop calling Sehwag a flat track bully guys, he is playing on the same tracks all the other great batsman are playing but he gets 5 con- Half Centuries but none of the others, this just implies he is great cricketer. There are number of occasions where he has guided India to victory in Seaming and Spinning Wickets. People calling him flat track bullies just don't know the stats..

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 20:19 GMT

    @Shankar Kumar Choudhury and Abhishek Upadhyaya, viru is playin 20 20 not a 50 overs game.. hence 5 , 50ties r as gud as centuries .. He is in awesome form.. hope he carries own for the rest ..

  • POSTED BY skalwani on | May 1, 2012, 20:14 GMT

    Gambhir and Sehwag are performing to their potential. Form is temporary - class is permanent. To fault them alone for failures in Australia is not fair, since the whole team shares that blame.

  • POSTED BY skalwani on | May 1, 2012, 20:09 GMT

    Although Kevin Pietersen will no longer be at #3 sport, Michael Clarke will more than adequately fill that slot!

  • POSTED BY RameshRayaprolu on | May 1, 2012, 19:43 GMT

    Looks like Sehwag and Gambhir are catching up to their 'good' forms, thanks to the flat-tracks :) ! They form the opening pair for Indian team. So, will this be good for Indian cricket for the next season? Or, its just for the sake of 'money'?

  • POSTED BY the_blue_android on | May 1, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    So good to see the flat track bully roar back to form! Of course we know the form will be gone as soon as he flies to another country!

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 18:28 GMT

    This is not fair. Dravid doesn't deserve this. Amongst all the so-called seniors, Dravid has been the best. He doesn't deserve to be on losing side. He has been giving great starts to royals consistently but royals middle order is failing him consistently. What were Watson, hodge, owais, and maneria doing? Were they planning to hit 6 of every ball? Were they so scared of Delhi batting line up that they wanted to set a target in excess of 500?? Trying to hit every ball out of the park. Rubbish. Even Rahane. What was he doing? Ye guy ha the temperament to score a hundred at a strike rate of 140+ with proper cricketing shots, then what was the need to play an unorthodox shot? He is no KP or AB devilliers. Rahane shud stick to playing proper cricket. Now RR are under pressure. They have to win 5 out of 6 games to save themselves from NRR headache. Last time Dravid paid the price for poor umpiring, today he paid price for poor middle order batting.

  • POSTED BY superstar100 on | May 1, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    sehwag oo dear 5 fifties in a row it's speechless...

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    Congrtulations to Delhi Daredevils for their strong come back in this IPL. And Congruations to Veru for his record making 5 consecutive 50s. I wish him raise this amount to even 10 consecutive 50s. Daredevils is composed of very talented players both bowlers and batsmen. In every match whenever one cannot perform better, then the one does it. So I hope they go ahead to finally get the cup.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 18:10 GMT

    DD r just not winning games ! they r destroying net run rates of other teams !

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    fifth-consecutive half-century dammit, not century. whatever happened to taking care before writing ?

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | May 1, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    As I said before the match, RR lost a trick or two at Kotla. Not everyday you see DD batting fail. RR should have pounced on that chance. I'm disappointed today but congrats to DD, Negi and Sehwag. Well played. Joy to watch.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:53 GMT

    sehwag has not scored 5 centuries. he has scored 5 50's

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:52 GMT

    @George "......followed by a fifth consecutive century....", just to correct that it should be half century not century...

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    DD tough to beat with Morkel and the Unknown bowlers around him.Hopefully RR will still make it to #3 Or #4. Id throw up if i see CSK or RCB in #3 or #4. Dravid has being such a treat to watch,hes playing the best T2O cricket ever!

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    Where was Mr Sehwag's form during the Aussie summer? How about showing same or more responsibility when batting for India team?? Or maybe he is just a flat-track bully.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    Menaria is useless, Goswami should give up cricket. His strike rate in T20 cricket is a touch over 90%, which is quite shocking. Not sure why a wise man like Dravid continues to believe in him. Yagnik was better and he can atleast hit boundaries if not sixes.

    Poor show by Rajasthan especially their big overseas players.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    Disaapointed cos of seeing amit singh again and again in the team... RR is an unlucky team and that's all...

  • POSTED BY Andrew_Aung on | May 1, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    Flat track bully at his best. Was he saving his energy for IPL?

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    If Rajastan needs to win further matches Dravid should replace Amit Singh with any other indian bowling options like sreesanth.....

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  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    If Rajastan needs to win further matches Dravid should replace Amit Singh with any other indian bowling options like sreesanth.....

  • POSTED BY Andrew_Aung on | May 1, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    Flat track bully at his best. Was he saving his energy for IPL?

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    Disaapointed cos of seeing amit singh again and again in the team... RR is an unlucky team and that's all...

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    Menaria is useless, Goswami should give up cricket. His strike rate in T20 cricket is a touch over 90%, which is quite shocking. Not sure why a wise man like Dravid continues to believe in him. Yagnik was better and he can atleast hit boundaries if not sixes.

    Poor show by Rajasthan especially their big overseas players.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    Where was Mr Sehwag's form during the Aussie summer? How about showing same or more responsibility when batting for India team?? Or maybe he is just a flat-track bully.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    DD tough to beat with Morkel and the Unknown bowlers around him.Hopefully RR will still make it to #3 Or #4. Id throw up if i see CSK or RCB in #3 or #4. Dravid has being such a treat to watch,hes playing the best T2O cricket ever!

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:52 GMT

    @George "......followed by a fifth consecutive century....", just to correct that it should be half century not century...

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:53 GMT

    sehwag has not scored 5 centuries. he has scored 5 50's

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | May 1, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    As I said before the match, RR lost a trick or two at Kotla. Not everyday you see DD batting fail. RR should have pounced on that chance. I'm disappointed today but congrats to DD, Negi and Sehwag. Well played. Joy to watch.

  • POSTED BY on | May 1, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    fifth-consecutive half-century dammit, not century. whatever happened to taking care before writing ?