Indian Premier League, 52nd match: Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils at Jaipur, May 7, 2013
Rajasthan Royals won by 9 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
7 May 2013 - day/night match (20-over match)

Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene are out to open. And Royals are opening with pace. Pace of Tait

3.50pm Our well-connected scorer, Raju Srinivasan, has just informed me Tambe is 41 years and 211 days old. What a story

3.30pm "A pretty decent, consistent wicket," says Mahela Jayawardene. It's a windy afternoon, I can tell you. Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and are batting. Rahul Dravid says their side prefers chasing in day games. Morne Morkel and Ben Rorher are in as part of six changes. Out go Jeevan Mendis and Johan Botha. Other four players coming in are Ajit Agarkar, Siddarth Kaul, Pawan Negi and CM Gautam replacing Shahbaz Nadeem, Irfan Pathan, Ashish Nehra and Unmukt Chand. And MJ remembered all these changes at the toss. Give him an award already, I say

For Royals, there have been two interesting changes. Shaun Tait and the 42-year-old legspinner Pravin Tambe have come in for Kevon Cooper and Ajit Chandila. Tambe is fascinating. He has hardly played any official cricket. He is from Mumbai. He is 42. And has been picked by Royals out of nowhere. What a story it will be if he takes three wickets today. Will he open the bowling?

"Sidharth Commentary is like Sehwag performance in this IPL" Narwadeshwar, at least Sehwag has had one good game. I haven't had even that. So poor Sehwag must feel this comparison is unfair

3.15pm Welcome to game 52 of the greatest extravaganza on earth. Rajasthan Royals are playing Delhi Daredevils. Another banana skin for Royals because Daredevils don't have much to lose. Toss in 15 minutes

0.1

Tait to Jayawardene, no run, full, swinging away, 140ks, defended from the crease

0.2

Tait to Jayawardene, FOUR, short, into the pads, 137ks, he has pulled this past short fine leg for four

0.3

Tait to Jayawardene, 1 wide, tried the full fast straight one. Wide down the leg side

0.3

Tait to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, cut in the air, goes one bounce to third man for one

0.4

Tait to Sehwag, 1 wide, short of a length, 140ks, but wide down the leg side

0.4

Tait to Sehwag, 2 runs, full, swinging away, driven with an open face, but there is a deep point placed for him

0.5

Tait to Sehwag, no run, finally he cranks it up. Short of a length, 145ks, kicks away. Samson collects it after head high after Sehwag has said he doesn't want to have anything to do with it

0.6

Tait to Sehwag, 1 wide, good Tait, bad Tait. Both of them are here. He has bowled this at 147ks, but has also strayed down leg side

0.6

Tait to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched away for a single

End of over 1 (11 runs) Delhi Daredevils 11/0 (RR: 11.00)

    • V Sehwag 3 (3b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 5 (3b 1x4)
    • SW Tait 1-0-11-0

James Faulkner to share the new ball

1.1

Faulkner to Sehwag, FOUR, starts with a half-volley on off, and has been clipped away between mid-on and midwicket

1.2

Faulkner to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

1.3

Faulkner to Sehwag, FOUR, punched away superbly. There are shortish backward point and cover in place, and a deepish cover-point. But he has found the gap for four

1.4

Faulkner to Sehwag, OUT, back-of-the-hand slower ball, and Sehwag has not picked it. That's the clear sign that Sehwag is not in form. He is the biggest murderer of slower balls because he picks them earlier than others. This one he has swung at in a different time zone. Bowled. They check for a no-ball but more than half of his foot is behind the line

V Sehwag b Faulkner 11 (9m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 157.14

CM Gautam is the new bat in

1.5

Faulkner to Gautam, no run, short of a length, on middle and off, seams away to beat his outside edge. That's baptism by fire

1.6

Faulkner to Gautam, 2 runs, moves across, covers the swing, clips this past square leg

End of over 2 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 21/1 (RR: 10.50)

    • CM Gautam 2 (2b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 5 (3b 1x4)
    • JP Faulkner 1-0-10-1
    • SW Tait 1-0-11-0

Shane Watson to bowl now

2.1

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended back to him

2.2

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, this one seams away from short of a length. Jayawardene pushes tentatively. Is Beaten

2.3

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, he has hit his bat handle. Or is it the glove? This one kicks from short of a length, and Jayawardene has to drop the bottom hand to dan this to third man

2.4

Watson to Gautam, OUT, CM Gautam's IPL debut hasn't gone well. He drives at a sucker ball outside off, and gets an edge as it moves away

CM Gautam c †Samson b Watson 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

In comes David Warner. At least he is facing the new ball

2.5

Watson to Warner, no run, good first ball. On a length, outside off, seams away a touch, beats the outside edge

2.6

Watson to Warner, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

End of over 3 (1 run) Delhi Daredevils 22/2 (RR: 7.33)

    • DA Warner 0 (2b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 6 (6b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 1-0-1-1
    • JP Faulkner 1-0-10-1
3.1

Faulkner to Jayawardene, no run, on a length, middle and off, defended in front of off

3.2

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, on a length, on off, dropped to leg for one

A slip in place for Warner

3.3

Faulkner to Warner, no run, on a length, on off, no room, defended back to him

3.4

Faulkner to Warner, no run, short of a length, outside off, skids away to beat his attempt to dab at it

3.5

Faulkner to Warner, no run, short of a length, pushed outside off, wants a single, but is sent back

3.6

Faulkner to Warner, 1 run, full, on the pads, pushed wide of mid-on for one

End of over 4 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 24/2 (RR: 6.00)

    • DA Warner 1 (6b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 7 (8b 1x4)
    • JP Faulkner 2-0-12-1
    • SR Watson 1-0-1-1

Tait is back

4.1

Tait to Warner, no run, full, on off, defended off the back foot

Mubin Faiz: "Experts should stop complaining about Warner not opening up front. He only misses the top few overs at max. ;)"

4.2

Tait to Warner, FOUR, pushed up wide, full, inviting the loose drive, and succeeds in it. But the thick edge eludes slip

4.3

Tait to Warner, FOUR, short of a length, just outside off, he backs away to make room, and cuts this between point and cover-point

4.4

Tait to Warner, 1 run, gets a bottom edge on the cut, past slip for one

4.5

Tait to Jayawardene, FOUR, bad ball. Bat Tait. Short, down the leg side, with fine leg up, pulled away for four

4.6

Tait to Jayawardene, FOUR, using all the 143ks of Tait's pace. Dabs on the top of it, past point, and to the right of third man for four

End of over 5 (17 runs) Delhi Daredevils 41/2 (RR: 8.20)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 15 (10b 3x4)
    • DA Warner 10 (10b 2x4)
    • SW Tait 2-0-28-0
    • JP Faulkner 2-0-12-1

Stuart Binny is on now

5.1

Binny to Warner, no run, full, outside off, beats him on the inside edge

5.2

Binny to Warner, no run, short of a length, on middle and off, seams away a little to beat the outside off

5.3

Binny to Warner, no run, length ball, on off, pushed with an open face to cover-point

5.4

Binny to Warner, no run, punched away from off, can't beat cover

5.5

Binny to Warner, 1 run, on a length, middle and leg, flicked away to deep midwicket for one

5.6

Binny to Jayawardene, no run, on a length, on off, defended to mid-on

End of over 6 (1 run) Delhi Daredevils 42/2 (RR: 7.00)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 15 (11b 3x4)
    • DA Warner 11 (15b 2x4)
    • STR Binny 1-0-1-0
    • SW Tait 2-0-28-0

The moment has arrived. Time for Pravin Tambe

6.1

Tambe to Warner, 1 run, starts with a short ball, pulled away for one

He got the cap from Chandila

6.2

Tambe to Jayawardene, no run, on a length, slight drift in, pitched on off, turned away, defended with an open face

6.3

Tambe to Jayawardene, no run, this one goes straight on, at 103ks, doesn't turn, Jayawardene defends

6.4

Tambe to Jayawardene, 1 run, stays back to push this length ball away for a single

6.5

Tambe to Warner, 1 run, short of a length, no turn, punched away for one

6.6

Tambe to Jayawardene, 1 run, on a length, middle and leg, pushed to long-on for one. No turn, but quick and flat

End of over 7 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 46/2 (RR: 6.57)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 17 (15b 3x4)
    • DA Warner 13 (17b 2x4)
    • PV Tambe 1-0-4-0
    • STR Binny 1-0-1-0

manoj : "Tait is like dice... unpredictable.. 1 day you feel like cursing him other day worshipping him."

7.1

Binny to Jayawardene, no run, on a length, on off, defended off the front foot

7.2

Binny to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, worked away to fine leg for one

7.3

Binny to Warner, OUT, this is not a slower ball, but it has stopped and jumped at Warner. Short of a length, middle and off, Warner shapes up to force into the off side, but he is done in by that slow extra bounce. Ends up offering a catch to short cover

DA Warner c Sachin Baby b Binny 13 (20m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

Ben Rohrer is in

7.4

Binny to Rohrer, no run, and he is nearly out first ball. This one seamed back in from middle and leg, which suggests it might have pitched in line. But not given. His the outside of the front pad, so could have going down

7.5

Binny to Rohrer, no run, short of a length, on off, no room. Defended

7.6

Binny to Rohrer, 1 run, cut away to third man for one

End of over 8 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 48/3 (RR: 6.00)

    • BJ Rohrer 1 (3b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 18 (17b 3x4)
    • STR Binny 2-0-3-1
    • PV Tambe 1-0-4-0
8.1

Tambe to Rohrer, 1 run, full, picked away off the toes

8.2

Tambe to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted, middle and leg, driven to long-off for one

8.3

Tambe to Rohrer, no run, tossed up, stays quick, 89ks, defended back to him

8.4

Tambe to Rohrer, 2 runs, short of a length, middle and leg, pushed into the leg side with soft hands for a couple

8.5

Tambe to Rohrer, 1 run, flighted, on off, still at 89ks, flicked away for one

8.6

Tambe to Jayawardene, no run, bowled from behind the wicket, floated outside off, MJ dabs at it, but can't beat short third man

Time for a timeout. Tambe has had a decent debut so far

End of over 9 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 53/3 (RR: 5.88)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 19 (19b 3x4)
    • BJ Rohrer 5 (7b)
    • PV Tambe 2-0-9-0
    • STR Binny 2-0-3-1

Abhijeet1810: "@manoj : And Sehwag's current form is like number 7 on the dice. They both don't exist."

"Love watching a "proper" fast bowler in action, but Tait doesn't seem on his game tonight." James, that's a risk we have to take

Talking of proper pace. Here he is Sid Trivedi

9.1

Trivedi to Rohrer, no run, on a length, on off, defended back to him

9.2

Trivedi to Rohrer, 1 run, pitched up outside off, but he can't beat mid-off with the drive

9.3

Trivedi to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, outside off, tries the late cut, but can't beat point

""A risk we have to take"? With Tait yes. I was brought up on the likes of Lillee, Thommo, Roberts, Holding etc. Not often wayward (not often enough for the English!)" James, like Floyd and Dylan never went wrong. Or rarely, at any rate

9.4

Trivedi to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, outside off, finds point again

9.5

Trivedi to Jayawardene, no run, finds point again

9.6

Trivedi to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, on a length, outside off, pushed to long-on for one

End of over 10 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 55/3 (RR: 5.50)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 20 (23b 3x4)
    • BJ Rohrer 6 (9b)
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-2-0
    • PV Tambe 2-0-9-0
10.1

Tambe to Jayawardene, FOUR, that's the typical MJ sweep. Rarely ever goes wrong with it. Moves across the stumps, gets outside the line of the stumps, and then sweeps it away. Hodge misfields at deep square leg

10.2

Tambe to Jayawardene, 2 runs, chipped over extra cover for two

Dead ball. I see a stump down at the non-striker's end

10.3

Tambe to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up wide, driven to deep cover for one

10.4

Tambe to Rohrer, FOUR, Rohrer moves across the line to try to paddle this away. Gets this off the inside half of the bat, but succeeds in beating short fine leg

10.5

Tambe to Rohrer, FOUR, the first rank bad ball Tambe has bowled. Full, wide outside leg, swept away fine for four

10.6

Tambe to Rohrer, no run, tossed up, slower, 89ks, gets some dip, gets an inside edge on the flick

End of over 11 (15 runs) Delhi Daredevils 70/3 (RR: 6.36)

    • BJ Rohrer 14 (12b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 27 (26b 4x4)
    • PV Tambe 3-0-24-0
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-2-0
11.1

Trivedi to Jayawardene, no run, slower ball, short of a length, outside off, pushed to point

11.2

Trivedi to Jayawardene, 1 run, moves across to get inside the line of the ball and gets a single to leg. Has taken this from outside off

"Hasn't that rule been changed? I thought i saw a bowler get no-balled the other night for hitting the stumps with his hand." Johnno, I don't think the bowler did that. Or did he? We haven't had any replays

11.3

Trivedi to Rohrer, 1 run, short of a length, on off, pushed to off for one

11.4

Trivedi to Jayawardene, SIX, lovely shot. He has picked the slower ball, got under it, and lofted this inside-out over mid-off

11.5

Trivedi to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed back to him

11.6

Trivedi to Jayawardene, OUT, what a nothing shot. One of the softest dismissals this IPL. This is neither a slower ball nor does it stop at him. Just short of a length, outside off, but he has flicked this straight to midwicket

DPMD Jayawardene c Dravid b Trivedi 34 (56m 31b 4x4 1x6) SR: 109.67

End of over 12 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 78/4 (RR: 6.50)

    • BJ Rohrer 15 (13b 2x4)
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-10-1
    • PV Tambe 3-0-24-0

Tambe to bowl out

12.1

Tambe to Rohrer, no run, full, outside off, nearly a yorker, dug out back to him

12.2

Tambe to Rohrer, no run, appeal for a catch off the toe. Rohrer gets a bottom edge on the sweep, it seems it has lobbed off the boot, but it has also bounced just before hitting the boot. Rightly called not out, but in IPL you never know

12.3

Tambe to Rohrer, 1 run, full, middle and leg, clipped away to deep midwicket

12.4

Tambe to Jadhav, no run, stays back to a length-ball legbreak. Beaten on the cut

12.5

Tambe to Jadhav, 1 run, full, on the pads, bunted towards deep midwicket for one

12.6

Tambe to Rohrer, FOUR, pushes his last ball through flat, and has been cut away past point for four. Has gone for 0 for 30 in his four overs. Not bad

End of over 13 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 84/4 (RR: 6.46)

    • BJ Rohrer 20 (17b 3x4)
    • KM Jadhav 1 (2b)
    • PV Tambe 4-0-30-0
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-10-1
13.1

Trivedi to Jadhav, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched away to deep cover for one

bdk: "check with StatGuru, you will find numerous occasions Jayawardhane's dismissals in similar fashion: caught at mid wicket at 30s!"

13.2

Trivedi to Rohrer, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked away for one

13.3

Trivedi to Jadhav, 1 leg bye, short of a length, middle and off, seams in to hit the pad

"@Sid... I think Perera hit the stumps with his hand, in the last sunrisers game, in his second over. It was called a no ball." Zaki, that was the right call

13.4

Trivedi to Rohrer, FOUR, short of a length, middle and off, stays back to cut this between point and short third man

13.5

Trivedi to Rohrer, no run, cut away from just outside off, but straight to backward point

13.6

Trivedi to Rohrer, 2 runs, slower ball, middle and off, worked away against the angle for two

End of over 14 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 93/4 (RR: 6.64)

    • BJ Rohrer 27 (21b 4x4)
    • KM Jadhav 2 (4b)
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-18-1
    • PV Tambe 4-0-30-0

"I have to agree with Johnno. I definitely saw a bowler get no balled for hitting the stumps. Was it Nehra?" Yes, Satwik, I agree, but I am not sure Tambe disturbed the stumps

14.1

Watson to Jadhav, no run, on a length, on off, defended to cover-point

"@ Sid; "Rightly called not out, but in IPL you never know" Hmmm..... So are you saying something or just wondering out aloud?" RS Sampat, I am not saying anything. I am speechless. I have no speech

14.2

Watson to Jadhav, 2 runs, lofted over midwicket, but Faulkner makes a superb one-handed save at the boundary

14.3

Watson to Jadhav, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, dabbed away for one

14.4

Watson to Rohrer, 1 run, full, on off, defended to cover for one

14.5

Watson to Jadhav, no run, short of a length, outside off, Jadhav looks to work it fine. Beaten

14.6

Watson to Jadhav, FOUR, this time Faulkner won;t be able to save it. Jadhav has got a short ball and pulled this over midwicket

Timeout now

End of over 15 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 101/4 (RR: 6.73)

    • KM Jadhav 9 (9b 1x4)
    • BJ Rohrer 28 (22b 4x4)
    • SR Watson 2-0-9-1
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-18-1
15.1

Trivedi to Rohrer, no run, short of a length, cut away, but not past point

"Sid, you are so truthful. You have keyboard, no mic. :) Hence, no speech. Thank God." Bang_La, if I had speech, it would be passive, for sure

15.2

Trivedi to Rohrer, 1 run, driven on the up, gets just the single to deep cover

15.3

Trivedi to Jadhav, 2 runs, slower short ball, he is already down the track and gets a couple for it

15.4

Trivedi to Jadhav, no run, short of a length, outside off, beaten on the cut

15.5

Trivedi to Jadhav, no run, slower ball, beaten on the sweep with the low bounce

15.6

Trivedi to Jadhav, no run, short of a length, outside off, Jadhav tries the cut, but is beaten. This has been a superb over for Royals

End of over 16 (3 runs) Delhi Daredevils 104/4 (RR: 6.50)

    • KM Jadhav 11 (13b 1x4)
    • BJ Rohrer 29 (24b 4x4)
    • SK Trivedi 4-0-21-1
    • SR Watson 2-0-9-1

Tait is back

16.1

Tait to Rohrer, no run, good comeback. Short, quick, on the stumps. Beats him on the pull

Long leg and deep midwicket in place

16.2

Tait to Rohrer, 2 runs, slower sucker ball, runs off the outside half of the bat, Tambe dives at point, but can't get to it. Watson at third man keeps it in

16.3

Tait to Rohrer, FOUR, through Tambe at point. Driven hard, but Tambe has let this through his legs at point

16.4

Tait to Rohrer, FOUR, short, but wide at that pace is not what you should do. He has cut this over point

16.5

Tait to Rohrer, 1 leg bye, short of a length, pitched outside leg, hits him on the pad

16.6

Tait to Jadhav, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

16.6

Tait to Jadhav, no run, short, fast, 141ks, at the body. He gets inside the line of it, but can't do much else

End of over 17 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 116/4 (RR: 6.82)

    • KM Jadhav 11 (14b 1x4)
    • BJ Rohrer 39 (29b 6x4)
    • SW Tait 3-0-39-0
    • SK Trivedi 4-0-21-1

Faulkner comes back

17.1

Faulkner to Rohrer, 1 wide, full and wide, swinging away, called wide

17.1

Faulkner to Rohrer, 1 run, slower ball, short, pulled away to deep midwicket

17.2

Faulkner to Jadhav, 2 runs, down the wicket, loses the shape on the pull, gets a bottom edge into the leg side. He comes back for two, and has beaten the direct hit from the deep

17.3

Faulkner to Jadhav, 2 runs, full and straight, dug out for one to long-on

17.4

Faulkner to Jadhav, FOUR, he took the risk, he got the reward. Short of a length, slower ball, he backs away, gets a bottom edge, which has gone between the keeper and short third man

17.5

Faulkner to Jadhav, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

17.6

Faulkner to Rohrer, 1 run, yorker, on off, 140ks, dug out for one

End of over 18 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 128/4 (RR: 7.11)

    • BJ Rohrer 41 (31b 6x4)
    • KM Jadhav 20 (18b 2x4)
    • JP Faulkner 3-0-24-1
    • SW Tait 3-0-39-0
18.1

Watson to Rohrer, 2 runs, down the wicket, mis-hit towards long-on, which allows him time to come back for two

18.2

Watson to Rohrer, no run, wide length ball, he wants to go over long-off. Misses

18.3

Watson to Rohrer, FOUR, full, middle and leg, he does well by getting inside the line to clip this past short fine leg

18.4

Watson to Rohrer, 1 run, drilled towards mid-off, who is up in the circle, but it bounces short of him

18.5

Watson to Jadhav, 1 run, charges at him, ends up yorking himself, gets a single to deep cover

18.6

Watson to Rohrer, FOUR, the keeper was doing the right thing, but he has been beaten. Rohrer is moving across to scoop it, Watson follows him, the keeper goes for the angle. Rohrer doesn't get good contact on it, but enough to send this through where the keeper would originally have been. Fifty for Rohrer

End of over 19 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 140/4 (RR: 7.36)

    • BJ Rohrer 52 (36b 8x4)
    • KM Jadhav 21 (19b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 3-0-21-1
    • JP Faulkner 3-0-24-1
19.1

Faulkner to Jadhav, 1 run, pulled away to deep midwicket

19.2

Faulkner to Rohrer, 1 run, superb yorker, swinging into the toes, the best he can do is dig it out for a single, which is what he has done

19.3

Faulkner to Jadhav, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-off for one

19.4

Faulkner to Rohrer, FOUR, slower ball, drives hard at it, but gets a thick edge over short third man

19.5

Faulkner to Rohrer, SIX, on a length, outside off, dragged back over the bowler's head for a six. They can use their runs

19.6

Faulkner to Rohrer, 1 run, backs away, gets too far from the ball, dabs it to point for one

So Delhi have managed a fighting total after the slow start. Is this going to be enough, though? If you are watching this alone, you can discuss it at our super cool Match Companion

Tambe says he doesn't feel he is old. He feels very fit. He says Royals didn't even ask him about his age when they picked him. They just saw he was fit, and picked him

End of over 20 (14 runs) Delhi Daredevils 154/4

    • BJ Rohrer 64 (40b 9x4 1x6)
    • KM Jadhav 23 (21b 2x4)
    • JP Faulkner 4-0-38-1
    • SR Watson 3-0-21-1
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