Indian Premier League - 18th match

Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

2.4

Mascarenhas to de Villiers, 1 run, pushes in the gap through cover to the sweeper for a single.

Delhi Daredevils 21/1   AB de Villiers 1* (1b)

3.2

Kamran Khan to de Villiers, no run, shorter in length and angled away, de Villiers cuts and misses.

3.3

Kamran Khan to de Villiers, no run, full toss on the legs turned away to square leg.

3.4

Kamran Khan to de Villiers, no run, shorter in length and cramps de Villiers, no room for him to free his arms, bowling at a good pace is Kamran Khan.

3.5

Kamran Khan to de Villiers, no run, fuller and driven back firmly and Kamran Khan stops it well on his follow-through.

3.6

Kamran Khan to de Villiers, 1 wide, angled away too wide outside the off stump.

3.6

Kamran Khan to de Villiers, FOUR, short and de Villiers upper cuts over the slips to third man fence.

Delhi Daredevils 31/2   AB de Villiers 5* (6b 1x4)

4.6

Mascarenhas to de Villiers, no run, plays behind the wicket on the off side to Warne at slip.

Delhi Daredevils 36/2   AB de Villiers 5* (7b 1x4)

5.3

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, de Villiers stays back and clips it away well in front of square leg

5.6

Patel to de Villiers, FOUR, clipped away off the pads, gets it fine and the ball races away to the fine leg fence. de Villiers is looking good. A successful over comes to an end

Delhi Daredevils 42/3   AB de Villiers 10* (9b 2x4)

6.2

Mascarenhas to de Villiers, 1 run, again bit of width offered outside the off stump, de Villiers nicely taps it down to third man

6.4

Mascarenhas to de Villiers, 1 run, driven off the front-foot and an easy single to deep cover

Delhi Daredevils 46/3   AB de Villiers 12* (11b 2x4)

7.1

Warne to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up and turning away sharply, de Villiers waits for the ball to turn and taps it away behind point

7.4

Warne to de Villiers, 1 run, worked away on the leg side

7.6

Warne to de Villiers, FOUR, shot! tossed up outside the off stump and turning away, de Villiers pushes forward, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it through covers. Diving effort in the deep ends in vain. Boundary to end a successful over

Delhi Daredevils 56/4   AB de Villiers 18* (14b 3x4)

8.2

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, another fuller length delivery outside the off stump and de Villiers this time finds the gap on the off side

8.4

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, full and on the stumps, driven down to mid-off and they scamper through for a single

Delhi Daredevils 60/4   AB de Villiers 20* (16b 3x4)

9.1

Warne to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed away for a single

9.3

Warne to de Villiers, 2 runs, forced away through midwicket for a brace, fielder in the deep is bit late and they rush back for the second

9.4

Warne to de Villiers, no run, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover

9.5

Warne to de Villiers, no run, tossed up, pitched outside the leg stump and turning across, a Warne special - de Villiers tries to work it away on the leg side but fails to make contact. Loud appeal for lbw turned down and rightly so.

9.6

Warne to de Villiers, 1 run, single to end the over, full and on the pads, de Villiers opens up and punches it down to long-on for a single

Delhi Daredevils 66/4   AB de Villiers 24* (21b 3x4)

10.1

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, driven down to long-off for an easy single, if that is the strategy they have come up with then...

10.4

Patel to de Villiers, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and de Villiers finds the fielder at cover

10.5

Patel to de Villiers, no run, bit of extra bounce and de Villiers is beaten outside the off stump, going for the cut

10.6

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, line and length delivery on the middle and off stump line, de Villiers leans forward and taps it away towards point, the fielder is bit deep and they scamper through for a single

Delhi Daredevils 69/4   AB de Villiers 26* (25b 3x4)

11.1

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, full and on the pads, worked away through square leg for a single

11.4

Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR, plays inside out over extra cover for another boundary, wonderful footwork and touch from de Villiers.

11.4

Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR, take that! on the middle and off stump line, de Villiers gets right behind the line and chips it to the cover fence, perfect timing and the placement was spot on

11.5

Jadeja to de Villiers, 2 runs, works it through midwicket for couple of runs.

11.6

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, works it to deep square leg.

Delhi Daredevils 82/4   AB de Villiers 34* (29b 4x4)

12.1

Pathan to de Villiers, SIX, and immediately de Villiers down the track and lofts it high over wide long on fence for maximum, just got over the fielder.

12.2

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, a run out chance as de Villiers is stranded and Pathan fails to catch the ball.

12.5

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, a fumble at backward point, single taken.

Delhi Daredevils 93/4   AB de Villiers 42* (32b 4x4 1x6)

13.2

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, tosses it up bit fuller and driven down the ground to long off.

13.4

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, down the track and de Villiers not to the pitch off the ball, takes it on the pad.

13.5

Jadeja to de Villiers, no run, plays inside-out to extra cover.

13.6

Jadeja to de Villiers, 1 run, tosses it full outside the off stump, driven to the sweeper for a single.

Delhi Daredevils 98/4   AB de Villiers 44* (36b 4x4 1x6)

14.1

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, uses his feet and plays it through square leg to the deep for a single.

14.6

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, drops it short and de Villiers cannot put it away, pulls it to deep midwicket.

Delhi Daredevils 101/4   AB de Villiers 46* (38b 4x4 1x6)

15.1

Warne to de Villiers, FOUR, sweeps well to midwicket fence and Smith fails to pick up the ball in the background, brings up the 50! for de Villiers.

15.2

Warne to de Villiers, OUT, and Warne strikes, floats up the delivery and pitches outside the leg stump and de Villiers looking for the slog sweep, misses it and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and given, de Villiers is unlucky.

AB de Villiers lbw b Warne 50 (40b 5x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

Delhi Daredevils 105/5   AB de Villiers 50 (40b 5x4 1x6)
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Photos

Apr 28, 2009

The Delhi Daredevils celebrate Shane Warne's dismissal, Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, 18th match, Centurion, April 28, 2009

The Delhi Daredevils celebrate Shane Warne's dismissal

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Apr 28, 2009

Graeme Smith and Yusuf Pathan strategise during the chase, Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, 18th match, Centurion, April 28, 2009

Graeme Smith and Yusuf Pathan strategise during the chase

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