Indian Premier League - 33rd match

Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils

Rajasthan Royals won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Mascarenhas has the new ball. He's in the deep end already. Gambhir on strike

Toss: The news from the middle is that Shane Warne has won the toss and Rajasthan will field first. The other big news is that Dimitri Mascarenhas makes his IPL debut for Rajasthan.

Teams
Rajasthan: 1 Graeme Smith, 2 Yusuf Pathan, 3 Mohammad Kaif, 4 Shane Watson, 5 Niraj Patel, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Dimitri Mascarenhas, 8 Shane Warne (capt), 9 Mahesh Rawat (wk), 10 Siddharth Trivedi, 11 Munaf Patel.

Delhi (probable): 1 Virender Sehwag (capt), 2 Gautam Gambhir, 3 Shikhar Dhawan, 4 AB de Villiers, 5 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Amit Mishra, 8 V Yomahesh, 9 Glenn McGrath, 10 Farveez Maharoof, 11 Pradeep Sangwan.

Mascarenhas finally gets a game and he replaces Sohail Tanvir. Rajasthan are in such good form that they can afford to leave out a key player like Tanvir. For Delhi, Mohammad Asif goes out and Farveez Maharoof comes in. Asif isn't the only Pakistani to be omitted. Shoaib Malik makes way for another Sri Lankan - Tillakaratne Dilshan.

The pitch has a few cracks on it but nothing to worry too much about. Rajasthan are experts at chasing targets and Warne said at the toss he wanted to go with the flow.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 33rd match. This is past 2 of the Sunday double-bill and the action's now in Jaipur where the Rajasthan Royals host Delhi Daredevils. This is Kanishkaa returning to take you through this game. Raghav joins me on scoring.

0.1

Mascarenhas to Gambhir, FOUR, and Mascarenhas nearly celebrates with a wicket! He pitches it on middle and gets it to cut back in, Gambhir gets a thin inside edge which nearly shaves the legstump ad the ball rolls to fine leg

0.2

Mascarenhas to Gambhir, 3 runs, pitches it full outside off and Gambhir leans onto the drive and forces it through the arc between mid-off and cover, Trivedi slides and cuts it off

0.3

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, no run, the slower ball this time, Sehwag slices it off the toe of the bat towards mid-off, he needs a replacement bat

0.4

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag goes for broke over the on side but completely mistimes it as the leading edge falls short of extra cover

0.5

Mascarenhas to Gambhir, FOUR, he overpitches on the pads and Gambhir plays his trademark loft through the line while showing the full face of the bat and clears midwicket

0.6

Mascarenhas to Gambhir, no run, full and wide outside off, he makes plenty of room but chops the ball down to the offside

End of over 1 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 12/0 (RR: 12.00)
G Gambhir    11* (4b 2x4)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-12-0
V Sehwag    1* (2b)     

1.1

Watson to Sehwag, no run, he tries to tuck this through the on side but gets a thin edge onto his pads, Watson lets out a stifled appeal

1.2

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, this one nips back in off the seam and cramps him for a bit of width outside off as he slices it wide of gully

1.3

Watson to Gambhir, no run, the first false shot from Gambhir as he chases a wide delivery and nearly gets a en edge to the keeper, Watson is amused by that

1.4

Watson to Gambhir, no run, he flirts outside off again and nearly gets a feather edge as he opens the face and tries to slice it down to third man

1.5

Watson to Gambhir, 2 runs, pitches in line with the pads and Gambhir chips it over square leg, there's protection in the deep for him

1.6

Watson to Gambhir, no run, nearly an edge? Or was it? Gambhir fishes outside off and there appeared to be a sound as it beat the bat, curiously both Rawat and Watson didn't appeal

End of over 2 (3 runs) Delhi Daredevils 15/0 (RR: 7.50)
G Gambhir    13* (8b 2x4)      SR Watson    1-0-3-0
V Sehwag    2* (4b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-12-0

2.1

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, 1 run, he stays at the crease and chips it over square leg, deep square leg picks it up

2.2

Mascarenhas to Gambhir, 1 run, he throws his bat at a good length delivery which seams away, the ball sails past the vacant backward point region

2.3

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, no run, he takes a pace forward and tries to whip it across the line but only manages an inside edge onto his pads

2.4

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, FOUR, this time Sehwag connects and it travels, he sees the width outside off and drags it wide of Trivedi at mid-on

2.5

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, 1 run, slides way down the leg side and Sehwag can't resist chasing that, the ball appears to strike the back of the bat before rolling to square leg

2.6

Mascarenhas to Gambhir, 1 run, fullish outside off, he drives in front of square on the offside

End of over 3 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 23/0 (RR: 7.66)
G Gambhir    15* (10b 2x4)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-20-0
V Sehwag    8* (8b 1x4)      SR Watson    1-0-3-0

3.1

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, Now Gambir makes plenty of room rather early, takes a few paces forward and just creams that past Trivedi at mid-off, he had barely enough time to react

3.2

Watson to Gambhir, 1 run, slides on the pads, he shuffles and whips it behind square on the on side

3.3

Watson to Sehwag, no run, bangs in the bouncer and he weaves away from the stroke, the umpire signals the one bouncer for the over

3.4

Watson to Sehwag, no run, Watson tempts him with width outside off and Sehwag has a whiff at it, he stays rooted to the crease and misses

3.5

Watson to Sehwag, no run, Watson keeps it nice and tight by getting the ball to jag back in, the least Sehwag could do was to tap it to mid-on

3.6

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, slightly fuller in length, he gets behind the line and pushes it in front of Munaf at mid-off and sets off

End of over 4 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 29/0 (RR: 7.25)
V Sehwag    9* (12b 1x4)      SR Watson    2-0-9-0
G Gambhir    20* (12b 3x4)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-20-0

I'd describe this as a scratchy start by Delhi. Here's Munaf

4.1

MM Patel to Sehwag, 1 run, pitches on middle and leg and holds its line, he gets across and whips it behind square on the on side

4.2

MM Patel to Gambhir, 1 run, stands a little wide of legstump at time of delivery to give himself room, he opens the face of the bat and dabs it to third man

4.3

MM Patel to Sehwag, 1 wide, attempts to pull a short delivery but fails to cover the late inward movement, he nearly gloves it to Rawat

4.3

MM Patel to Sehwag, FOUR, he errs by pitching it on the pads and Sehwag gently glances it down to the vacant fine leg region, the margin for error is very little with this field

4.4

MM Patel to Sehwag, 1 run, pitches on a good length outside off, he slices it wide of gully

4.5

MM Patel to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, Munaf sees Gambhir advancing down the track and cleverly changes his pace, the ball rolls off Gambhir's pads to the offside

4.6

MM Patel to Sehwag, 1 run, places it down to Kaif at point and sets off, they decide against the run initially but go ahead with it as Kaif has a shy at the stumps and misses

End of over 5 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 39/0 (RR: 7.80)
V Sehwag    16* (16b 2x4)      MM Patel    1-0-9-0
G Gambhir    21* (14b 3x4)      SR Watson    2-0-9-0

5.1

Watson to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag sees the bouncer and goes for the hook, he's beaten for pace though

5.2

Watson to Sehwag, 1 run, stays at the crease and plays a deliberate late cut down to third man

5.3

Watson to Gambhir, FOUR, he pitches it short but it sits up nicely for Gambhir who makes room outside his leg stump and slaps it over cover

5.4

Watson to Gambhir, 1 run, brings the length a little fuller this time, he uses his wrists and works it away behind square on the on side

5.5

Watson to Sehwag, 2 leg byes, he gets across his stumps early and tucks it very close to his pads, Watson appeals for a leg before, Sehwag runs the first very quickly and that allows them to scamper back for second, good running

5.6

Watson to Sehwag, OUT, Watson pitches it outside off and the ball holds its line, Sehwag tries to punch it wide of the infield on the offside but ends up placing it straight to Kaif at backward point who hangs on to the sitter

V Sehwag c Kaif b Watson 17 (20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

End of over 6 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 47/1 (RR: 7.83)
     SR Watson    3-0-15-1
G Gambhir    26* (16b 4x4)      MM Patel    1-0-9-0

6.1

MM Patel to Gambhir, 1 run, walks a couple of paces down the track and angles it wide of slip and takes off, Dhawan makes his ground before the direct hit

Warne takes his time in adjusting his field

6.2

MM Patel to Dhawan, 2 runs, grants him width outside off and he caresses it wide of backward point, Watson does well to run across from fine leg to intercept it

6.3

MM Patel to Dhawan, 1 run, pitches outside off, he leans forward and taps it in front of cover

6.4

MM Patel to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir makes room to cut but gets a thin under edge which falls short of Rawat

6.5

MM Patel to Gambhir, 1 run, the slower ball this time, he leans forward and taps it wide of point

6.6

MM Patel to Dhawan, OUT, Dhawan taps it a little wide of Munaf with soft hands and for some reason they set off for a single which was never there in the first place, Gambhir looks back but Dhawan decides to sacrifice his wicket and goes ahead with the run as Munaf gathers the ball and takes out the middle stump

S Dhawan run out 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 7 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 52/2 (RR: 7.42)
     MM Patel    2-0-14-0
G Gambhir    28* (19b 4x4)      SR Watson    3-0-15-1

7.1

Trivedi to de Villiers, 1 run, gets a low full toss straight away and taps it down to long-on

7.2

Trivedi to Gambhir, 1 run, the slower ball this time, he opens the face of the bat and dabs it to third man

7.3

Trivedi to de Villiers, 2 runs, this one nips back in off the seam, he shuffles across and tucks it behind square on the on side

7.4

Trivedi to de Villiers, no run, good slower ball, the offcutter nips back in and de Villiers defends it back to the bowler

7.5

Trivedi to de Villiers, 2 runs, he times it well and sends the ball racing along the turf but a brilliant sliding save by Watson to his right at mid-off saves a certain boundary, Gambhir was ball watching but luckily the throw at his end was just wide

7.6

Trivedi to de Villiers, 1 run, slides on the pads, he tucks it down to fine leg

End of over 8 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 59/2 (RR: 7.37)
AB de Villiers    6* (5b)      SK Trivedi    1-0-7-0
G Gambhir    29* (20b 4x4)      MM Patel    2-0-14-0

Here's Shane Warne, slip in place

8.1

Warne to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, he leans forward and pushes it to the offside

8.2

Warne to Gambhir, 1 run, risky run! He tucks it in front of square leg and there's plenty of hesitation in the running, a direct hit would have sent Gambhir back by miles, Warne couldn't get behind the wicket to gather the ball

8.3

Warne to de Villiers, no run, rocks back and punches with the turn to extra cover

8.4

Warne to de Villiers, no run, gets forward to defend but the turn beats him

8.5

Warne to de Villiers, 2 runs, steps down and heaves it across the line to the on side

8.6

Warne to de Villiers, 1 run, tapped to the on side for a single

End of over 9 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 64/2 (RR: 7.11)
AB de Villiers    10* (10b)      SK Warne    1-0-5-0
G Gambhir    30* (21b 4x4)      SK Trivedi    1-0-7-0

9.1

Trivedi to de Villiers, no run, fullish outside off, he places it towards mid-off

9.2

Trivedi to de Villiers, 1 run, slides on middle and leg, he shuffles and works it to the on side

9.3

Trivedi to Gambhir, 1 run, bangs in the short ball which is a little slow as well, he makes room and heaves it across the line to Watson at deep midwicket

9.4

Trivedi to de Villiers, 1 wide, bangs in another bouncer but this one's a little quicker, it sails just over head height and the umpire deems it illegal

9.4

Trivedi to de Villiers, 1 run, gets across and tucks this one wide of midwicket

9.5

Trivedi to Gambhir, OUT, the slower ball does him in, Gambhir makes room to carve that over extra cover but fails to pick the offcutter as he under edges it onto the stumps, the offstump is flattened

G Gambhir b Trivedi 31 (23b 4x4 0x6) SR: 134.78

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Dinesh Karthik walks in, Delhi need a partnership here

9.6

Trivedi to Karthik, no run, bowls a much quicker one, it sits up for Karthik as he defends to the offside

End of over 10 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 68/3 (RR: 6.80)
KD Karthik    0* (1b)      SK Trivedi    2-0-11-1
AB de Villiers    12* (13b)      SK Warne    1-0-5-0

10.1

Warne to de Villiers, 2 runs, pushes it wide of point, they scamper back for the second run

10.2

Warne to de Villiers, 1 run, whips a full delivery across the line and places it to square leg

10.3

Warne to Karthik, 1 run, tucks it in front of square leg and they set off in a flash

10.4

Warne to de Villiers, no run, gives it a lot of air outside off, he drives on the front foot to cover

10.5

Warne to de Villiers, 2 runs, tucks this one across the line to square leg

10.6

Warne to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted outside the offstump, he leans forward and pushes this one through the line to cover

End of over 11 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 75/3 (RR: 6.81)
AB de Villiers    18* (18b)      SK Warne    2-0-12-0
KD Karthik    1* (2b)      SK Trivedi    2-0-11-1

Dimitri comes back for a new spell, Rawat is upto the stumps

11.1

Mascarenhas to de Villiers, 2 runs, he chips it on the up and just manages to clear short cover

11.2

Mascarenhas to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, slides on the pads and this one skids through to de Villiers as he tries to tuck it across the line, the ball rolls to the offside

11.3

Mascarenhas to Karthik, 2 runs, curves in from outside the offstump, he opens the face of the bat and dabs it to third man

11.4

Mascarenhas to Karthik, no run, lunges forward and plays it through the line to mid-off

11.5

Mascarenhas to Karthik, no run, he punches this off the meat of the bat and a sliding save at short cover cuts off at least another couple of runs

11.6

Mascarenhas to Karthik, 1 run, he gets forward and pushes this wide of the covers to retain the strike

End of over 12 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 81/3 (RR: 6.75)
KD Karthik    4* (6b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-25-0
AB de Villiers    20* (20b)      SK Warne    2-0-12-0

12.1

Warne to Karthik, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he tucks it to the onside

12.2

Warne to Karthik, FOUR, gets on his knee early and plays an imperious slog sweep, he gets his placement spot on and finds the gap at deep square leg

12.3

Warne to Karthik, 2 runs, gets across and whips it to deep midwicket

12.4

Warne to Karthik, no run, defended on the front foot to cover

12.5

Warne to Karthik, 2 runs, pushes this one to deep midwicket

12.6

Warne to Karthik, no run, bowls the flipper this time and the ball nearly goes through his legs as he makes room

End of over 13 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 89/3 (RR: 6.84)
KD Karthik    12* (12b 1x4)      SK Warne    3-0-20-0
AB de Villiers    20* (20b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-25-0

13.1

Mascarenhas to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, gets this one to nip back in and traps him on the pads, there was a thin inside edge onto his pads

13.2

Mascarenhas to Karthik, 2 wides, slides really wide down the leg side and they pick up an extra single off a deflection from Rawat

13.2

Mascarenhas to de Villiers, OUT, de Villiers stays at the crease and tries to loft him straight, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and gets a top edge which swirls in the air for ages, Warne runs across from cover and takes the catch in the region of mid-off

AB de Villiers c Warne b Mascarenhas 20 (22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Dilshan walks in

13.3

Mascarenhas to Karthik, no run, tries a cheeky steer down to third man but misses

13.4

Mascarenhas to Karthik, 1 run, gives him width again outside the offstump, he opens the face of the bat and steers it down to third man

13.5

Mascarenhas to Dilshan, 1 run, opens the face of the bat again and steers it behind square on the offside

13.6

Mascarenhas to Karthik, OUT, Mascaranhas signs off his bowling in the IPL in style! Pitches on the corridor outside off and straightens, Karthik pokes at it and gets a thin edge through to Rawat, Dimitri knows it and so does the umpire

KD Karthik c †Rawat b Mascarenhas 13 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

End of over 14 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 94/5 (RR: 6.71)
     AD Mascarenhas    4-0-29-2
TM Dilshan    1* (1b)      SK Warne    3-0-20-0

14.1

MM Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, fullish outside the offstump, he gets forward and drives through the line to deep cover

14.2

MM Patel to Mishra, 1 run, slides on the pads, he shuffles across and tucks it down to fine leg

14.3

MM Patel to Dilshan, no run, chops it down towards point and contemplates a single, sends him back

14.4

MM Patel to Dilshan, no run, hits a good length on off and straightens, he defends back to the bowler

14.5

MM Patel to Dilshan, no run, fires in the yorker, he manages to dig it out but only back to the bowler

14.6

MM Patel to Dilshan, no run, fires in another yorker, this one swings in and Dilshan fails to squeeze it out

End of over 15 (2 runs) Delhi Daredevils 96/5 (RR: 6.40)
TM Dilshan    2* (6b)      MM Patel    3-0-16-0
A Mishra    1* (1b)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-29-2

15.1

Trivedi to Mishra, 2 runs, slides on the pads and he flicks it quite fine, Pathan at the boundary slides and cuts it off

15.2

Trivedi to Mishra, no run, opens the face of the bat and taps it towards point, the batsmen hesitate and Dilshan is sent back, the throw was too high for Munaf to gather

15.3

Trivedi to Mishra, 1 run, pushes a low full toss through the line to long-off

15.4

Trivedi to Dilshan, 1 run, pitches on middle and leg, he shuffles and tucks it behind square on the on side

15.5

Trivedi to Mishra, OUT, another one bites the dust, Mishra makes room to scoop it through the line over long-off, Trivedi fires in the yorker and flattens the offstump

A Mishra b Trivedi 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Maharoof walks in, something has to give or Delhi will have to settle for a below par score

15.6

Trivedi to Maharoof, 1 leg bye, bowls the slower ball but misdirects it on the pads, he shuffles and nudges it off his pads to beat the keeper

End of over 16 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 101/6 (RR: 6.31)
MF Maharoof    0* (1b)      SK Trivedi    3-0-15-2
TM Dilshan    3* (7b)      MM Patel    3-0-16-0

16.1

MM Patel to Maharoof, no run, full and swinging away from the right hander, he pushes it to mid-off

16.2

MM Patel to Maharoof, no run, fires in the yorker which seams away a touch, Maharoof watches it closely and digs it back to the bowler

16.3

MM Patel to Maharoof, 1 run, holds the length back a touch, he pushes this through the line to long-off

16.4

MM Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, full and swinging away from him, he digs it out to cover

16.5

MM Patel to Maharoof, FOUR, and the boundary drought is broken - after 27 balls! Munaf overpitches and the ball swings away, he makes room and scoops this over backward point

16.6

MM Patel to Maharoof, 2 runs, fires in a low full toss and Maharoof creams it past Munaf, Pathan runs across from long-off and cuts it off

End of over 17 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 109/6 (RR: 6.41)
MF Maharoof    7* (6b 1x4)      MM Patel    4-0-24-0
TM Dilshan    4* (8b)      SK Trivedi    3-0-15-2

17.1

Trivedi to Dilshan, FOUR, bangs it in short of a length, he swivels and pulls over square leg

17.2

Trivedi to Dilshan, SIX, cracker of a shot! The ball is short and kicks up on Dilshan who pulls and just clears the rope at long leg

17.3

Trivedi to Dilshan, 1 run, full in length, he drives to the offside

17.4

Trivedi to Maharoof, 2 runs, Maharoof goes for the pull but gets a thick top edge, the ball's in the air forever but just falls short of fine leg

17.5

Trivedi to Maharoof, no run, deceives him with the slower ball, he swings and misses

17.6

Trivedi to Maharoof, no run, another slower one and another heave meets thin air

End of over 18 (13 runs) Delhi Daredevils 122/6 (RR: 6.77)
MF Maharoof    9* (9b 1x4)      SK Trivedi    4-0-28-2
TM Dilshan    15* (11b 1x4 1x6)      MM Patel    4-0-24-0

18.1

Warne to Dilshan, 1 run, full outside off, he leans forward and drives to deep cover

18.2

Warne to Maharoof, SIX, one-handed! Warne bowls the flipper but it's too short, Maharoof steps forward and clubs it, releases his right hand on the follow through and the ball just clears long-off

18.3

Warne to Maharoof, SIX, a brilliant catch goes in vain! Maharoof steps down the track and carts it towards long-on, Kaif runs across and pulls off a blinder one handed but lands on the rope, if only the boundary was pushed back a little further....

18.4

Warne to Maharoof, 2 runs, makes room and scoops this one over backward point

18.5

Warne to Maharoof, SIX, a high full toss, he steps down and lofts that high over cow corner, quite an expensive over so far

18.6

Warne to Maharoof, SIX, steps down and clubs another full toss over deep midwicjet this time, 27 runs off this over!

End of over 19 (27 runs) Delhi Daredevils 149/6 (RR: 7.84)
MF Maharoof    35* (14b 1x4 4x6)      SK Warne    4-0-47-0
TM Dilshan    16* (12b 1x4 1x6)      SK Trivedi    4-0-28-2

19.1

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, Watson bangs it in short on seeing Dilshan advance, he gets a thick under edge which just beats the keeper

19.2

Watson to Maharoof, FOUR, Maharoof steps down the track again and gets another short ball, he goes for a mighty heave and gets a thick top edge which clears the keeper

19.3

Watson to Maharoof, OUT, Watson bowls a low full toss and Maharoof stepsn down the track and slices it over the infield, the timing was good but not the placement as Niraj Patel takes the catch at sweeper cover

MF Maharoof c NK Patel b Watson 39 (16b 2x4 4x6) SR: 243.75

19.4

Watson to Mahesh, 1 bye, swings and misses, they steal a bye

19.5

Watson to Dilshan, no run, goes for a mighty heave but fails to make contact with the bat as the ball hits him flush on the body

19.6

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, digs in a short one, he pulls to the on side and thinks of a second run but they settle for a single

The last three overs produced 47 runs and the innings really turned on its head. 157 still is a par score at best. Rajasthan have a great record at chasing and should still be the favourites. They'll have to be careful with Glenn McGrath. No Mohammad Asif this time. Join us shortly for the chase.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 156/7
TM Dilshan    18* (15b 1x4 1x6)      SR Watson    4-0-21-2
VY Mahesh    0* (1b)      SK Warne    4-0-47-0
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