Indian Premier League - 39th match

Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals

Delhi Daredevils won by 1 run

Ankeet Chavan will bowl the first over and Mahela Jayawardene will take strike.

3.40 pm This is what Kevin Pietersen said on Twitter earlier in the day: "Big day today.. My last game at the #Kotla!! I believe its another full house.. Incredible support.. Hope we put on a good show again today!"

He'll probably play the away game against Rajasthan Royals on May 1 before going back to England to prepare for the Test series against West Indies.

Of course, the Daredevils will be propped up by the entry of Dave Warner and this is what he has to say on Twitter. David Warner , "Great series win by us, Was great couple of weeks. Now off to watch Delhi, #dontneedme haha"

Delhi have gone in with the same team that won their previous game, Rajasthan have made three changes to their 11. More on that when we hear more.

3.30 pm, Toss: Virender Sehwag has won the toss and decided to bat first.

Dravid says difficult to know what to expect from the pitches these days given that the summer has set in India. And yes, both captains were sweating truckloads at the toss.

3.20 pm: Hello everyone and welcome to the 39th game of the Indian Premier League, table-toppers Delhi Daredevils will be up against the Rajasthan Royals. I am Suneer Chowdhary and will take you through this game, followed by the evening match between Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers.

The last time Rajasthan played this season, Sachin Tendulkar was still 38. April 23 it was and Rajasthan lost to Bangalore by 46 runs.

Delhi had a game on Friday in which they crushed Mumbai Indians by 37 runs. They are a point ahead of Kolkata in the table, and have this game in hand.

0.1

Chavan to Jayawardene, FOUR, short ball and outside the off stump, cut away easily by Jayawardene through the gap in the covers.

0.2

Chavan to Jayawardene, 1 run, shorter again but this time more on the middle stump and turning away, pulled away to the leg side for a single to bring the in-form Sehwag on strike

0.3

Chavan to Sehwag, no run, little more pitched up and Sehwag tries to go for the cut, straight to point.

0.4

Chavan to Sehwag, no run, pitched up and Sehwag was going on to his back foot, kept a little low.

0.5

Chavan to Sehwag, no run, on the length, middle-stump and driven to the off side.

0.6

Chavan to Sehwag, 2 runs, pitched right up and Sehwag was driving that through the covers, gets an inside-edge that goes through fine-leg for a brace. Good over after that first-ball four.

End of over 1 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
V Sehwag    2* (4b)      AA Chavan    1-0-7-0
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (2b 1x4)     

1.1

Pankaj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the off-stump, on the length and deviating slightly away from the bat, gets the outside edge and goes through to third-man.

1.2

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, that is a show of form, that is an excellent shot, nothing too wrong with the ball, on the middle stump, clipped off the pads and the fielder at mid-on had given up the chase long before it was through.

1.3

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, no run, outside the off stump and he tries to carve it through the covers, to the fielder.

1.4

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, on the middle, good length, goes on to the back foot and stylishly flicks it away to the deep square-leg region for a single

1.5

Pankaj Singh to Jayawardene, no run, length ball, drifting a tad down the leg side and Jayawardene dabs it to the leg side.

1.6

Pankaj Singh to Jayawardene, OUT, shot in anger and caught! It was on the middle but this is a shot you would probably play towards the end of the innings. He tries to aggressively flick it over fine-leg, got too much under the ball and affords Brad Hogg at the deep square-leg a simple catch.

DPMD Jayawardene c Hogg b Pankaj Singh 6 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

End of over 2 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 13/1 (RR: 6.50)
     Pankaj Singh    1-0-6-1
V Sehwag    7* (7b 1x4)      AA Chavan    1-0-7-0

KP, in probably his penultimate innings this IPL.

2.1

Chavan to Pietersen, FOUR, on the back-foot and cuts it away through the covers for four! It was a decently sent down delivery and yet, KP did what he has been doing well this series.

2.2

Chavan to Pietersen, no run, on the back foot and driven to the covers.

2.3

Chavan to Pietersen, no run, over the wicket, pitched up, tries to sweep it and misses.

2.4

Chavan to Pietersen, 1 run, on the pads and this time he is able to go to the back foot and drives to square-leg for a single

2.5

Chavan to Sehwag, 1 run, length ball on his pads and flicked away to the deep square leg region. They are playing a lot on their back-foot here.

2.6

Chavan to Pietersen, OUT, gone, caught in the slips! Again, on the back-foot, tries to cut and it takes an edge through to Dravid in the slips, that was travelling quickly and taken well! In fact KP seemed to be coming down the pitch before changing his mind trying for that cut.

KP Pietersen c Dravid b Chavan 5 (3m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 3 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 19/2 (RR: 6.33)
     AA Chavan    2-0-13-1
V Sehwag    8* (8b 1x4)      Pankaj Singh    1-0-6-1

Ross Taylor has walked out now

3.1

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, no run, on the length, outside the off stump and punched off the back foot to the covers.

3.2

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, no run, tries to pull it away but it comes on quicker to him and mistimes it.

3.3

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, flicked through the mid-wicket region and that is gone for four! That is an awesome stroke and for the second time I will have to say that there wasn't too much wrong with the ball!

3.4

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, good delivery, on the off-stump, bounced more, quicker and he tried to play it from the back foot, gets the edge and takes it to third-man for a single

3.5

Pankaj Singh to Taylor, no run, on the stumps, pitched right up and Taylor defends it back to the bowler

3.6

Pankaj Singh to Taylor, no run, defended a ball outside the off stump, back to the bowler and that ends a decent over from Pankaj Singh.

End of over 4 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 24/2 (RR: 6.00)
LRPL Taylor    0* (2b)      Pankaj Singh    2-0-11-1
V Sehwag    13* (12b 2x4)      AA Chavan    2-0-13-1

Amit Singh comes in to replace Ankeet Chavan now.

aditya: "Delhi Daredevils are the Avengers of IPL if one leaves, the void is filled by other. KP leaves Warner comes, this is just bulldozing their way through the competition."

4.1

Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, on his pads, a poor delivery given Sehwag's form and the Powerplay fields, he is only able to get it through to the deep square-leg region for a single

4.2

Singh to Taylor, 1 run, on the pads yet again and this time Taylor flicks it away to deep square region yet again.

4.3

Singh to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, for the third time in a row, down the leg side, goes for an expansive lofted drive over the leg side but it was a tad too quick there.

4.4

Singh to Taylor, 1 wide, fourth ball in a row, on the pads but Taylor misses it this time, making it easy for the umpire to call it a wide.

4.4

Singh to Taylor, 1 run, adjusts his line this time, on the middle and nudged it to the leg side for a single.

4.5

Singh to Sehwag, 2 runs, goes for a big one, over the mid-off fielder but did not get it in the middle of the bat, it went high, not long but the fielder at mid-off Owais Shah, was way too far from the ball.

4.6

Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, and after bowling one on the off stump, he is back to drifting it to his pads, it is short as well and that is easily pulled away to fine-leg for a four! Finally he gets punished for a poor over.

End of over 5 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 35/2 (RR: 7.00)
V Sehwag    20* (16b 3x4)      A Singh    1-0-10-0
LRPL Taylor    2* (4b)      Pankaj Singh    2-0-11-1

Kevon Cooper is on now

5.1

Cooper to Taylor, no run, shortish ball, hurrying on to the batsman, tries to pull it away but beats the bat and hits his pads.

5.2

Cooper to Taylor, no run, on the middle stump, pitched up and Taylor has to go forward to defend it back to the bowler.

5.3

Cooper to Taylor, no run, and another one with perfectly the right line and length and Taylor cannot do much apart from defending it back to the bowler.

5.4

Cooper to Taylor, 1 run, on the front foot to this good length ball and driven on the up to mid-on for a single

5.5

Cooper to Sehwag, SIX, fullish ball and Sehwag has drilled it over mid-off for a six! That was hit rather flat after the batsman made room and it carried the distance

5.6

Cooper to Sehwag, no run, takes a little pace off the ball and Sehwag looked set to give himself some room yet again, tries to drive it through the covers. A bit of mistiming and there is no run.

End of over 6 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 42/2 (RR: 7.00)
V Sehwag    26* (18b 3x4 1x6)      KK Cooper    1-0-7-0
LRPL Taylor    3* (8b)      A Singh    1-0-10-0

6.1

Chavan to Taylor, 1 run, pitched right up to the bat, but down the leg-side and Taylor flicks it away to the leg-side for a single

6.2

Chavan to Sehwag, FOUR, reverse sweep! Sehwag has unleashed a player he rarely plays and he gets it through third-man/fine-leg for a four! Looking dangerous!

6.3

Chavan to Sehwag, no run, this time he tries to flick it away off the back foot but the ball hits his pad off an inside edge.

6.4

Chavan to Sehwag, no run, on the pads from over the wicket and misses, hits pads

6.5

Chavan to Sehwag, FOUR, pitched right up and Sehwag gives himself some room and drills it through the covers, goes for a four!

6.6

Chavan to Sehwag, 1 wide, outside the leg stump after Sehwag moved around to confuse the bowler!

6.6

Chavan to Sehwag, 1 run, and now he goes down the pitch, takes him on the full and driven to long-off.

End of over 7 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 53/2 (RR: 7.57)
V Sehwag    35* (23b 5x4 1x6)      AA Chavan    3-0-24-1
LRPL Taylor    4* (9b)      KK Cooper    1-0-7-0

An interest contest in the offing. Brad Hogg versus Virender Sehwag.

Karn: "Frankly, I'm not in favor if slotting all your firepower in the top four. I have always looked at it this way: 2 of your best four need to be there in the first 10; and at least one should be there for the last five. That, in fact, is one of my observations about good T20 teams - even more so in the IPL, where you have to slot in weaker players, too. It's great to have Taylor and Viru playing together, but the question is, can one of them stay there for the last five, the flourish?"

I hear you man, but nothing succeeds like success is what Sehwag's retort will be.

7.1

Hogg to Sehwag, 2 runs, shorter from Hogg and Sehwag cuts it away through point, diving stop from Menaria.

7.2

Hogg to Sehwag, 1 run, tries to bowl his googly, shorter and picked well by Sehwag, pulls it away but straight to deep square-leg.

7.3

Hogg to Taylor, 1 run, outside the leg-stump and turning a little, tapped away to rotate the strike back.

7.4

Hogg to Sehwag, 1 run, wrong 'un once again and he picks him well, goes on to the back foot, cuts to point.

7.5

Hogg to Taylor, no run, wrong 'un to Taylor now, who late cuts it but goes to the point fielder.

7.6

Hogg to Taylor, no run, flighted but on the pads, Taylor plays it gently to the leg side, stray thoughts of a single are quashed very early.

End of over 8 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 58/2 (RR: 7.25)
LRPL Taylor    5* (12b)      GB Hogg    1-0-5-0
V Sehwag    39* (26b 5x4 1x6)      AA Chavan    3-0-24-1

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8.1

Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, on the good length, and middle-stump, flicked it away to the leg side for a single.

8.2

Singh to Taylor, 1 run, on the off stump, pitched up and Taylor drives it to long-on for a single

8.3

Singh to Sehwag, no run, bouncer, a slower one, and Sehwag lets it go, probably expected a wide for height.

8.4

Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, goes down the track, wants to slay it away, but the ball is slower, never comes on to the bat and he can only manage to get it to long-on for a single.

Incidentally, a few runs ago, Sehwag became the highest run-scorer in this IPL.

8.5

Singh to Taylor, no run, defended back to the bowler and no run for Taylor who has played 14 balls for six.

8.6

Singh to Taylor, 1 run, slow, outside the off stump and he tries to cut it away, mistimes it a little but still gets it to deep point for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 62/2 (RR: 6.88)
LRPL Taylor    7* (15b)      A Singh    2-0-14-0
V Sehwag    41* (29b 5x4 1x6)      GB Hogg    1-0-5-0

Time-Out.

Sriz: "I agree with Karn .. Nagar must have walked in place of Ross ... too thin a tail now ..." Wonder what does Yogesh Nagar think of being called a tail-ender!

9.1

Pankaj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, outside the off stump and Taylor cuts it away to the point fielder yet again.

9.2

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, bludgeoned straight back, to the right of the bowler and it needs a sliding save from the fielder at long-off to prevent it from going to the fence.

9.3

Pankaj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, on the front foot and driven to long-on for a single.

9.4

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, no run, pitched a little up to the bat, on the off stump and Sehwag tries to late cut it to third-man but gets it only up to the point fielder.

9.5

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, no late cut this time, he smashes it away through the covers for a four! It was slashed to the right of the point fielder, the man is in form and how.

9.6

Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, Ho ho! Half-century for Sehwag and that is his fourth successive half century this season, becoming the first batsman ever to do so in IPL history. It was not so short and he still went for the pull, timed very well through mid-wicket for a four!

End of over 10 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 73/2 (RR: 7.30)
V Sehwag    50* (33b 7x4 1x6)      Pankaj Singh    3-0-22-1
LRPL Taylor    9* (17b)      A Singh    2-0-14-0

50 out of the 73 runs scored have come off Sehwag's blade.

10.1

Hogg to Taylor, 1 run, short from Hogg, Taylor sees it early, wants to pull it but does not get it off the middle. Single is the result.

10.2

Hogg to Sehwag, SIX, goes for a big one and connects! Hogg pitched it up to the bat and Sehwag has managed to give himself room and lofting it over long-on

10.3

Hogg to Sehwag, 1 run, shorter from Hogg and cut away through the covers for a single

10.4

Hogg to Taylor, 2 runs, misfielded and a second for Taylor. Defended on the back foot to the leg side, takes a single, the sliding stop does not come off and they are able to take two.

10.5

Hogg to Taylor, 1 run, goes on to his back foot and taps it to the leg-side for a single

10.6

Hogg to Sehwag, FOUR, he is not sparing anyone, not even Hogg, who has had a good time in the IPL, was shorter in length and that is pulled away to mid-wicket for a four!

End of over 11 (15 runs) Delhi Daredevils 88/2 (RR: 8.00)
V Sehwag    61* (36b 8x4 2x6)      GB Hogg    2-0-20-0
LRPL Taylor    13* (20b)      Pankaj Singh    3-0-22-1

Pranav: "It would be interesting to see that now,how will Sehwag fare against Hogg! True,he plunders and pulverizes the balls,irrespective of the bowler,but then,there are not much like Hogg left,there weren't much like him anway!"

For now, there is only one guy winning this battle.

11.1

Chavan to Taylor, 2 runs, pitched right up and driven through to the wide long-off for a couple

11.2

Chavan to Taylor, 1 run, almost walking into the shot and driving it to the leg side for a single

11.3

Chavan to Sehwag, 1 run, short from the bowler, Sehwag rocks back and hits it hard but to the long-on fielder.

11.4

Chavan to Taylor, 1 run, and against Taylor, he pitches them up and is driven to long-on for a single

11.5

Chavan to Sehwag, 1 run, he is toying with the bowling, almost looking bored, looking for a challenge, moves around in the crease and finally decides to play it to the mid-wicket fielder for a single.

11.6

Chavan to Taylor, 1 run, outside the off-stump, Taylor moves to the off as well and punches it to the deep mid-wicket fielder as well for a single

End of over 12 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 95/2 (RR: 7.91)
LRPL Taylor    18* (24b)      AA Chavan    4-0-31-1
V Sehwag    63* (38b 8x4 2x6)      GB Hogg    2-0-20-0

Puneet is rather demanding. "The Day Sehwag gets this consistency against top class test bowling attacks in foreign conditions will he regain his 'greatness'."

12.1

Cooper to Taylor, no run, good length, on the up and driven to the short covers.

12.2

Cooper to Taylor, no run, pitched a little up this time and driven, yet again to the short cover.

12.3

Cooper to Taylor, no run, shorter, down the leg side and Taylor misses. He has a puzzled look why the umpire did not call that wide.

12.4

Cooper to Taylor, 2 runs, on his pads yet again and this time he has drilled it to the deep square-leg for a couple of runs.

12.5

Cooper to Taylor, no run, outside the off stump, full and he tries to dab it to third-man but misses

12.6

Cooper to Taylor, 2 runs, length ball, on his pads, flicked away to the leg side, where the deep square leg has to rush to his right to clean up.

End of over 13 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 99/2 (RR: 7.61)
LRPL Taylor    22* (30b)      KK Cooper    2-0-11-0
V Sehwag    63* (38b 8x4 2x6)      AA Chavan    4-0-31-1

monty: "Ross Taylor is the last hope for Royals now.They should try to make him play the most.and dont get him out."

Remember the 2011 World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan, Monty?

13.1

Hogg to Sehwag, OUT, caught at sweeper, gone! This was shorter from Hogg and Sehwag went on to the back foot and tried to cut it away, but got the ball more in air than on the ground and the fielder dived in front to take a good catch under pressure.

V Sehwag c Menaria b Hogg 63 (60m 39b 8x4 2x6) SR: 161.53

Right, so sanity for some time I think.

13.2

Hogg to Taylor, 1 run, on the middle, Taylor comes forward, tapped away to the leg-side.

Sehwag had not hit a boundary for two overs before that stroke. Must have got restless.

13.3

Hogg to Nagar, 1 run, played forward, to the leg side and is off the mark

13.4

Hogg to Taylor, no run, wrong 'un and Taylor defends on the front foot, almost flat-bats it like Ravi Shastri in his heydays.

13.5

Hogg to Taylor, 1 run, flicked away to the leg side for a single

13.6

Hogg to Nagar, no run, pitched right up, comes on to the front foot, plays it to the right of Hogg, who gives it a run, fields off his own bowling and despite the batsman wanting to go for it, prevents the possibility of a single

End of over 14 (3 runs) Delhi Daredevils 102/3 (RR: 7.28)
Y Nagar    1* (2b)      GB Hogg    3-0-23-1
LRPL Taylor    24* (33b)      KK Cooper    2-0-11-0

14.1

Pankaj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, outside the off stump, goes down the pitch, driven to the covers for a quick single. Cooper fields but does not have a shy at the stumps.

14.2

Pankaj Singh to Nagar, 1 run, on the back foot and defended to the off side for a single

14.3

Pankaj Singh to Taylor, OUT, gone, bowled! He was playing many of these strokes, going outside the off-stump to flick it away to the leg side for a single or two, this time he failed to read the pace of the ball, missed the ball and is castled.

LRPL Taylor b Pankaj Singh 25 (55m 35b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

14.4

Pankaj Singh to Ojha, 1 run, outside the off stump and plays it late to third-man for a single.

14.5

Pankaj Singh to Nagar, no run, outside the off-stump and defended on the front foot, bit of a misunderstanding but in the end they do not go for a run

14.6

Pankaj Singh to Nagar, no run, comes down the pitch and taps it away to the covers.

End of over 15 (3 runs) Delhi Daredevils 105/4 (RR: 7.00)
Y Nagar    2* (5b)      Pankaj Singh    4-0-25-2
NV Ojha    1* (1b)      GB Hogg    3-0-23-1

15.1

Hogg to Ojha, 1 run, straighter one, defended on the back-foot to the off side and they take a single to point

15.2

Hogg to Nagar, no run, driven on the front foot to the right of Hogg, who fields.

15.3

Hogg to Nagar, 1 run, wrong 'un from Hogg, shorter and he is able to play it away to the off side for a single

15.4

Hogg to Ojha, SIX, shot and that is a six! It has almost come out of nowhere, he has only just come at the crease, it was pitched up and Ojha goes over long-off

15.5

Hogg to Ojha, no run, Ooo! Much slower, wrong 'un and he tries to go for a slog sweep and misses it completely!

15.6

Hogg to Ojha, 1 bye, beaten to a yorker! Pitched right up, missed completely, there was an appeal for an lbw but the umpire calls it a bye after the wicket-keeper missed it too.

End of over 16 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 114/4 (RR: 7.12)
NV Ojha    8* (5b 1x6)      GB Hogg    4-0-31-1
Y Nagar    3* (7b)      Pankaj Singh    4-0-25-2

Time-Out now. In the last five overs, only 26 runs have been scored. The pitch is a different one now from when Sehwag was batting. Or at least I think anyway.

Chirag: this is one of the worst Ross Taylor innings i have ever seen , no timing, no power , nothing at all !! really disappointed"

16.1

Cooper to Ojha, 1 run, slower, floated it up outside the off stump and the batsman waits for a while before he decides to dab it to the off side for a single

16.2

Cooper to Nagar, 1 leg bye, quicker this time and pitched right up to the bat, missed and there was an appeal for an lbw, not-out given. Cooper tried to kick the ball to the stumps because the batsman was out of his crease, it missed the stumps and they go for an overthrow.

16.3

Cooper to Ojha, 1 run, yorker length again and driven to the off side for a single

16.4

Cooper to Nagar, no run, very slow, rolled his fingers over it and beats the batsman

16.5

Cooper to Nagar, 1 leg bye, quicker down the leg side, does not get any timing on it and misses it. Hits the pad and they are away for a single

16.6

Cooper to Ojha, no run, short of length and the batsman was almost waiting for a slower one, it was quicker this time and the pull shot does not connect.

End of over 17 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 118/4 (RR: 6.94)
NV Ojha    10* (8b 1x6)      KK Cooper    3-0-13-0
Y Nagar    3* (10b)      GB Hogg    4-0-31-1

17.1

Singh to Nagar, 1 run, slower, outside the off stump, cut away and that sizzles through to deep point but only for a single

17.2

Singh to Ojha, 1 run, full-toss and flicked away to the fine-leg, would have wanted to get it away for a four.

17.3

Singh to Nagar, FOUR, finally a four, full-toss, a low one and that is drilled through the wide long-off region for a four. Hogg was not quick enough to get there.

17.4

Singh to Nagar, 1 run, slower one, tries to slog it away, gets a bit of an edge and goes to the deep square-leg for a single

17.5

Singh to Ojha, no run, slower one yet again and he goes for a big one, misses by a mile, and goes to the keeper on the bounce.

17.6

Singh to Ojha, OUT, slower, pitched up and it is well caught by Dravid. He was bowling almost all of them slow this over, and this time it was in the batsman's half too, mistimed it badly though and that is well-taken.

NV Ojha c Dravid b Singh 11 (15m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 18 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 125/5 (RR: 6.94)
     A Singh    3-0-21-1
Y Nagar    9* (13b 1x4)      KK Cooper    3-0-13-0

18.1

Cooper to Pathan, 2 runs, on his pads, fuller and flicked away to the deep square-leg region and they sprint well for a couple.

18.2

Cooper to Pathan, 1 run, slower ball, shorter as well and Pathan taps it away to the leg side for a single

18.3

Cooper to Nagar, 1 run, some bounce there or was it a case of playing on the front foot to a ball pitched up, tries to defend, hits his gloves and it rolls over to the off side

18.4

Cooper to Pathan, 1 leg bye, on his pads, pitched outside the leg and misses the bat, some appeal but they are off for a leg-bye

18.5

Cooper to Nagar, 1 wide, a wide this time, down the leg-side, the batsman isn't reading Cooper too well and that is making it difficult for him to get any bat on it.

18.5

Cooper to Nagar, 1 run, slower outside the off stump, 108 km/hr, tries to cut but gets it only up to the point region

18.6

Cooper to Pathan, no run, quick, yorker and dug out by Pathan, but fails to get it any other place but back to the bowler.

End of over 19 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 132/5 (RR: 6.94)
IK Pathan    3* (4b)      KK Cooper    4-0-19-0
Y Nagar    11* (15b 1x4)      A Singh    3-0-21-1

ramchandchina: "@suneer: Credit for Ross's century against Pak in WC'12 should be equally given to K.Akmal also." True that, should have factored that in!

19.1

Singh to Nagar, SIX, full-toss and that has been deposited into the stands over deep mid-wicket! The batsman was coming down the pitch as well and that is a good start to the over.

19.2

Singh to Nagar, no run, slower, outside the off-stump, beaten and the keeper collects well and removes the bails. Appeal for a stumping.

19.3

Singh to Nagar, FOUR, down the pitch and this is a quicker one, he gets an outside edge and goes over short third-man for a four!

19.4

Singh to Nagar, SIX, another full-toss and that has been dispatched over deep square-leg for another six, poor, poor bowling and it seems like Cooper has done some damage to his knee at the boundary

Cooper went for the catch and even got a hand to it but then landed hard on the foot and is down. Subbed out by a fielder as a physio looks after him.

19.5

Singh to Nagar, OUT, slower one, and Nagar goes for another shot over long-on, that connected well to the deep mid-wicket region but to the fielder.

Y Nagar c Chavan b Singh 27 (32m 20b 2x4 2x6) SR: 135.00

19.6

Singh to Pathan, FOUR, on the middle stump and that has been swung away to the leg side for a four to get Delhi to their 150. Excellent last over for the home team!

Biplab has this to say, "After Viru, this looks like a Jaipur Pitch rather than one in Kotla... !!!! RR having a home game with their battery of slow bowling..."

I think it was a tale of three parts, one when Sehwag batted, the second when the others came in and the third, the 20th over of the innings. After 11 overs they had got to 88. Off the next eight overs, they made 44 and off the last, Amit Singh was smacked for 20.

Sehwag is presented the Orange Cap and claims that he is not too bothered by the strike-rate.

Will be back in 10 minutes.

End of over 20 (20 runs) Delhi Daredevils 152/6
IK Pathan    7* (5b 1x4)      A Singh    4-0-41-2
AB Agarkar    0* (0b)      KK Cooper    4-0-19-0
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Apr 29, 2012

Delhi Daredevils celebrate the wicket of Brad Hodge, Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, Delhi, April 29, 2012

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Morne Morkel bowled a tight penultimate over

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