Indian Premier League - 6th match

Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils won by 6 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

Toss: Delhi have chosen to bowl.

Gambhir "It's a good wicket to bat. Nothing is going to change much. Hopefully we can restrict them to a total that we can chase. Ladda, the leggie, comes in for Yo Mahesh."

Warne: "I thought there were lots of positives from the previous games. We would have also liked to bowl .. Dew comes up later .. it could be a major issue later. Munaf Patel comes in for Kamran Khan."

Apparently, the organisers asked the crowd to come in 5 hours before the start of the game (security issues) and people have responded positively.

And it's Sarabjit Ladda who will be playing instead of Yo Mahesh. Typo in my initial Gambhir quote. I have changed it now.

It's not houseful yet but junta have been coming in. It seats 40,000 and despite being a weekday, it is easily 60 percent full and will swell further as the evening lenghtens.

It has become a dust bowl after the dust from the parking lots surrounding the stadium has kicked in. it gives a foggy feeling in combination with the haze of the floodlights.

0.1

Maharoof to Asnodkar, FOUR, Four first ball. Over pitched outside off stump and Swapnil leans across to square drive to the point boundary

0.2

Maharoof to Asnodkar, 1 run, Immediately, Maharoof corrects the length, hits the deck on a length, it kicks up, Swapnil takes the bottom-hand off the handle as he fends it behind square-leg

0.3

Maharoof to Smith, FOUR, commits the mistake he did in the first ball - overpitches it and Smith whips it through the on side

0.4

Maharoof to Smith, no run, good delivery this time, on a length, cutting away from Smith who is beaten, pushing inside the line

0.5

Maharoof to Smith, no run, leans forward to defend the length delivery

0.6

Maharoof to Smith, 1 wide, pushes it across.. too far across outside off

0.6

Maharoof to Smith, FOUR, back of length on the middle and leg, Smith clips it away forcefully to the square-leg boundary. Dirk Nannes gets a bad bouncel and lets the ball slip through his fingers to turn a single to a fourWhat a start for the Royals.

End of over 1 (14 runs) Rajasthan Royals 14/0 (RR: 14.00)
GC Smith    8* (4b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-14-0
SA Asnodkar    5* (2b 1x4)     

1.1

Nannes to Asnodkar, no run, slants it across Swapnil who chases it but doesn't connect

1.2

Nannes to Asnodkar, OUT, Swallowed by Dilshan at backward point. It was a length delivery moving away from him and Swapnil hit it on the up, pretty powerfully, but Dilshan lunged forward to take a neat catch.

SA Asnodkar c Dilshan b Nannes 5 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

1.3

Nannes to Ojha, no run, around the off stump line, tapped to the off side

1.4

Nannes to Ojha, no run, a nasty lifter , just above chest-high and Ojha tries to play it down initially before he tries to get his bat out of the way and the ball crashes into the right shoulder

1.5

Nannes to Ojha, no run, Another fine bouncer, Ojha allows it to fly past his face

1.6

Nannes to Ojha, 1 run, Superb over this. Nannes hurls this fuller, and takes it away from Ojha who stabs it just short of the lunging second slip fielder who makes a half-stop

End of over 2 (1 run) Rajasthan Royals 15/1 (RR: 7.50)
NV Ojha    1* (4b)      DP Nannes    1-0-1-1
GC Smith    8* (4b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-14-0

2.1

Maharoof to Ojha, no run, hits the deck on a length, around the off stump, pushed out to cover

2.2

Maharoof to Ojha, FOUR, Wallop. Every time Maharoof has hurled it fuller, he has paid for it. This one is not overpitched but it was fuller in length and Ojha thrashes it over mid-on

2.3

Maharoof to Ojha, no run, length delivery around off stump, guided to backward point

2.4

Maharoof to Ojha, FOUR, Edged over the lone slip fielder. It was a slower one, full and just outside off, Ojha tried to slog it across the line over midwicket but gets a lucky fat edge

2.5

Maharoof to Ojha, 1 run, straightens outside off stump, run down to Nannes at third man

2.6

Maharoof to Smith, 1 run, full pitched on the off stump line, pushed out to left of mid-off for a single.

End of over 3 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 25/1 (RR: 8.33)
GC Smith    9* (5b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-24-0
NV Ojha    10* (9b 2x4)      DP Nannes    1-0-1-1

3.1

Nannes to Smith, no run, Nannes continues to hit the deck hard and is troubling the batsmen. This one is outside off stump and Smith is beaten, trying to punch on the up

3.2

Nannes to Smith, 2 runs, bangs it in short outside off, Smith swivels to pull it past square-leg

3.3

Nannes to Smith, FOUR, Again tries a short delivery but too short and moving on the leg and middle line, Smith pulls it hard to the square-leg boundary

3.4

Nannes to Smith, no run, Much better. Gets to the line he was troubling the batsmen before. He hits the deck short of length and cuts the back in to the middle and off line, defended back down the pitch

3.5

Nannes to Smith, no run, And again. It kicks up from short of length around off stump, pushed out towards point

3.6

Nannes to Smith, no run, fuller, around off stump, SMith is rooted to the crease and mistimes the off drive .. the ball rolls away to mid-off

End of over 4 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 31/1 (RR: 7.75)
GC Smith    15* (11b 3x4)      DP Nannes    2-0-7-1
NV Ojha    10* (9b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-24-0

Shashank Bhoop: "That boundary by Ojha on the 2.4th over was the 150 of IPL 2010."

4.1

Mishra to Ojha, no run, flat, straight, on a length on the middle, skids on to middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler

4.2

Mishra to Ojha, FOUR, slower, slightly shorter, turns away from the off stump, Ojha stays back to cut it hard past point

4.3

Mishra to Ojha, FOUR, flighted leg break around off stump, Ojha stretches forward to sweep it to the square-leg boundary. Thump!

4.4

Mishra to Ojha, SIX, Bosh! Mishy overpitches the flighted delivery and Ojha clears the front foot and swings it cleanly .. high and over long-on

4.5

Mishra to Ojha, OUT, Oh boy! what a comeback from Mishy! Done in by the googly! It broke back in from just outside off stump, Ojha went for the big cover drive. Mistake. He went outside the line of the ball and lost his stumps. Mishra is almost angry as he celebrates!

NV Ojha b Mishra 24 (14b 4x4 1x6) SR: 171.42

4.6

Mishra to Pathan, no run, leans forward to defend .. big cheers from the crowd as Yusuf Pathan walked out to the middle.

End of over 5 (14 runs) Rajasthan Royals 45/2 (RR: 9.00)
YK Pathan    0* (1b)      A Mishra    1-0-14-1
GC Smith    15* (11b 3x4)      DP Nannes    2-0-7-1

5.1

Maharoof to Smith, 1 run, length delivery pushed across outside off stump, Smith edges the off drive to square-leg

5.2

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, length delivery around off stump line, Yusuf gets behind the line to tap it back to the bowler

5.3

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, full in length, slower one on the middle but Yusuf taps it gently back down the pitch

5.4

Maharoof to Pathan, no run, back of length and on the off stump line, again Yusuf continues to remain cautious and pushes it back to Maharoof

5.5

Maharoof to Pathan, OUT, Done in by the slower one. It was almost predictable that Yusuf, who was dead-batting so far, would go after this ball. He picked the wrong ball, though. He didn't pick the slower one all that well and ended up dragging it straight up and AB moved to his right at mid-on to collect it.

YK Pathan c de Villiers b Maharoof 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

5.6

Maharoof to Smith, 1 run, length delivery cutting away from Smith who edges it to third man

End of over 6 (2 runs) Rajasthan Royals 47/3 (RR: 7.83)
GC Smith    17* (13b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    3-0-26-1
AA Jhunjhunwala    0* (0b)      A Mishra    1-0-14-1

6.1

Sangwan to Smith, 1 run, short in length, cuts in towards middle and leg, clipped to fine-leg for a single

6.2

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, no run, full in length and outside off stump, the batsman pushes at it and is beaten

6.3

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, no run, short in length around off and middle line, mistimes the pull shot to wards mid-on

6.4

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, bounces across Jhunjhunwala who dabs it to third man

6.5

Sangwan to Smith, no run, lovely length delivery shaping away ever so late from Smith who is comprehensively beaten, trying to defend

6.6

Sangwan to Smith, no run, jumps out, Sangwan shortens the length, worked to midwicket

End of over 7 (2 runs) Rajasthan Royals 49/3 (RR: 7.00)
GC Smith    18* (16b 3x4)      PJ Sangwan    1-0-2-0
AA Jhunjhunwala    1* (3b)      MF Maharoof    3-0-26-1

7.1

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, no run, leans forward to defend the slider

7.2

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, no run, shout for lbw. Not given. Why I wouldn't know. It landed on middle and straightened, the batsman was trying the paddle sweep and got struck right in front of middle.

Maria: "Why are the players wearing black bands?why are there so many moths or w/e??and is shane warne applying lip gloss??.....umm wrong person to ask?"

THere has been a terrible accident in Rajasthan. 26 students died when the bus ferrying them fell over a bridge on a dry river bed.

Yeah there are insane no of moths out there.

As for Shane Warne, try texting him to find out.

7.3

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, no run, gets forward to defend to the on side

7.4

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, no run, quick slider around off, tapped to backward point

7.5

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, 1 wide, pushes this one down the leg side. Ladda jumps before he gets into the final stride pre release

7.5

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, no run, slower, around off stump line, pushed out to cover

7.6

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, no run, quicker one just outside off, skids on straight, cut straight to point.

End of over 8 (1 run) Rajasthan Royals 50/3 (RR: 6.25)
AA Jhunjhunwala    1* (9b)      S Ladda    1-0-1-0
GC Smith    18* (16b 3x4)      PJ Sangwan    1-0-2-0

Saquib: ""Yusuf out for 0".I think he was confused that he is playing for India!"

8.1

Sangwan to Smith, OUT, Sangwan has bowled well at Smith so far and takes him out now. Smith charged out for the big hit but the youngster banged it shorter and Smith mistimes the pull shot towards deep midwicket. Sehwag runs in and almost clangs it! The ball pops out of his palm ... once .. twice and he takes it on the third attempt!

GC Smith c Sehwag b Sangwan 18 (17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 105.88

8.2

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, jabbed away to the off side

8.3

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, pushed out to the off side

8.4

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, hit to sweeper cover for a single

8.5

Sangwan to Dogra, 1 wide, fiery bouncer on the middle stump line but it climbs above the batsman .. wide

8.5

Sangwan to Dogra, 1 run, kicks up from short of length around off, run down to third man

8.6

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, turns this to wide of midwicket for a single

Time out

End of over 9 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 54/4 (RR: 6.00)
AA Jhunjhunwala    3* (13b)      PJ Sangwan    2-0-6-1
P Dogra    1* (1b)      S Ladda    1-0-1-0

9.1

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, on the off stump line, punched down to long-on

9.2

Ladda to Dogra, no run, around the off stump, again skids in - that has been mostly what Ladda has been doing so far - pushed out to cover

9.3

Ladda to Dogra, no run, straightens around off, punched to the off side

9.4

Ladda to Dogra, 1 run, fuller, on the off stump line, trying to land it on the blockhole, driven to long-off

9.5

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, slow this one, tosses it up, really full, square driven to deep cover

9.6

Ladda to Dogra, no run, flatter, quicker, slider on the middle stump line, just pushed away .. another tight over from Ladda

End of over 10 (3 runs) Rajasthan Royals 57/4 (RR: 5.70)
P Dogra    2* (5b)      S Ladda    2-0-4-0
AA Jhunjhunwala    5* (15b)      PJ Sangwan    2-0-6-1

10.1

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, no run, on a length, straightening .. dabbed away ..

10.2

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, pushes this across Jhbujhunwala who square drives it very neatly , good timing and all that, but hits it straight to Sehwag at deep point region

10.3

Sangwan to Dogra, no run, length delivery moving across the batsman, guided to point

10.4

Sangwan to Dogra, no run

10.5

Sangwan to Dogra, FOUR, lands it on a length, cuts across outside off stump, Dogra opens the bat face to steer it wide of a tumbling Nannes at third man .. He could have stopped it but ends up palming it beyond the ropes

10.6

Sangwan to Dogra, 2 runs, leans forward to drive through the field

End of over 11 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 64/4 (RR: 5.81)
P Dogra    8* (9b 1x4)      PJ Sangwan    3-0-13-1
AA Jhunjhunwala    6* (17b)      S Ladda    2-0-4-0

11.1

Mishra to Jhunjhunwala, 2 runs, stays back to pull it to wide long-on

11.2

Mishra to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, worked through the on side for a signle

11.3

Mishra to Dogra, no run, slider around off stump, tapped to backward point

11.4

Mishra to Dogra, SIX, Flamboyant hit over extra cover. Really skilful. It was flighted legbreak around off stump and Dogra went down on his knee to drive it inside-out up and over the boundary

11.5

Mishra to Dogra, no run, Googly .. breaks back in from outside off stump .. Dogra is hit on the pad, trying to defend. Loud shout for lbw .. did it strike him outside off? Looked a good shout .. Perhaps on the off stump line

11.6

Mishra to Dogra, no run, leans forward to drive to cover

End of over 12 (9 runs) Rajasthan Royals 73/4 (RR: 6.08)
P Dogra    14* (13b 1x4 1x6)      A Mishra    2-0-23-1
AA Jhunjhunwala    9* (19b)      PJ Sangwan    3-0-13-1

12.1

Maharoof to Jhunjhunwala, 2 runs, slower one on the middle stump line, wristed just past square-leg and they run hard to come back for the second run

12.2

Maharoof to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run

12.3

Maharoof to Dogra, no run, banged in short on the leg stump line, goes past the attempted pull to the keeper

12.4

Maharoof to Dogra, no run, just outside off stump, slower one, pushed out to point

12.5

Maharoof to Dogra, 1 run, Another slower one, fuller this time around off, driven down to long-off

12.6

Maharoof to Jhunjhunwala, 2 runs, full pitched around off stump, driven to right of sweeper cover

End of over 13 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 79/4 (RR: 6.07)
AA Jhunjhunwala    14* (22b)      MF Maharoof    4-0-32-1
P Dogra    15* (16b 1x4 1x6)      A Mishra    2-0-23-1

13.1

Mishra to Dogra, no run

13.2

Mishra to Dogra, no run, from wide of the crease, slider on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

13.3

Mishra to Dogra, 1 run, leans forward to drive through covers

The 12 the over was bowled by Mishra. Not Ladda. Technical glitch. They are changing it

13.4

Mishra to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, the quick slider on the middle stump line, stays outside the line, picks it off the pitch to jab it to cover

13.5

Mishra to Dogra, 2 runs, another slider on the middle stump line, this time worked through midwicket

13.6

Mishra to Dogra, 1 run, googly from outside off, chopped wide of backward point

End of over 14 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 84/4 (RR: 6.00)
P Dogra    19* (21b 1x4 1x6)      A Mishra    3-0-28-1
AA Jhunjhunwala    15* (23b)      MF Maharoof    4-0-32-1

14.1

Sangwan to Dogra, no run, yorker length on the leg stump line, goes off the boot and Karthik makes a good diving stop

14.2

Sangwan to Dogra, 1 run, slower one on the stumps, swatted to midwicket for a quick single

14.3

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, no run, bouncer flies across the batsman who watches it sail by ...

14.4

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, moves outside leg stump and carves a length delivery from the off stump line past the diving Dilshan at backward point

14.5

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, 1 wide, high bouncer around leg stump line. Wide

14.5

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, no run, the slow yorker attempted outside off stump, the batsman tries to steer it to third man but no wood on leather

14.6

Sangwan to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, moves outside leg, Sangwan hurls it full on the leg and middle, square driven for a single

End of over 15 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 91/4 (RR: 6.06)
AA Jhunjhunwala    20* (27b 1x4)      PJ Sangwan    4-0-20-1
P Dogra    20* (23b 1x4 1x6)      A Mishra    3-0-28-1

15.1

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, straightens on the off and middle line, cut away off the back foot

15.2

Ladda to Dogra, 1 run, quicker on the middle, worked through midwicket

15.3

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, SIX, Ladda, who has been generally been pushing it through quick, slows this one and flights it across and the batsman charged down the track to lift it over long-on

15.4

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, another flighted delivery around off stump and lofted to deep cover

15.5

Ladda to Dogra, SIX, The time out chat is showing results. Dogra moves down the track and heaves this one over long-on!

15.6

Ladda to Dogra, 2 runs, full and quicker, swung past square-leg

End of over 16 (17 runs) Rajasthan Royals 108/4 (RR: 6.75)
P Dogra    29* (26b 1x4 2x6)      S Ladda    3-0-21-0
AA Jhunjhunwala    28* (30b 1x4 1x6)      PJ Sangwan    4-0-20-1

16.1

Mishra to Jhunjhunwala, 2 runs, front-of-the hand slider, quick and on the middle and leg, tapped towards midwicket .. he comes back for the second and dives to get back inside the crease.

16.2

Mishra to Jhunjhunwala, OUT, Dogra is run out It was cut to point. Dogra did all the running there. first he ran nearly all the way to the other end and came back. Too late. Gone!

P Dogra run out 29 (26b 1x4 2x6) SR: 111.53

16.3

Mishra to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, around off stump line, carved to right of backward point for a quick single

16.4

Mishra to Mascarenhas, 1 run, gets forward to drive through covers

16.5

Mishra to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, really full, just short of the blockhole, pushed out to cover

16.6

Mishra to Mascarenhas, 1 run, around off stump, pushed to cover point

End of over 17 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 114/5 (RR: 6.70)
AD Mascarenhas    2* (2b)      A Mishra    4-0-34-1
AA Jhunjhunwala    32* (34b 1x4 1x6)      S Ladda    3-0-21-0

17.1

Nannes to Mascarenhas, 1 run, OUT, Mascarenhas is run out. It was pushed to third man and he came back for the second run but he is not even in the frame when DK breaks the stumps.

AD Mascarenhas run out 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.2

Nannes to Uniyal, 1 run

17.3

Nannes to Jhunjhunwala, no run, Pacy bouncer and a shout for a catch. The batsman went for the pull, seemed beaten for pace and DK took it and appealed for a catch.

17.4

Nannes to Jhunjhunwala, no run, charges out but doesn't connect with the slog

17.5

Nannes to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, drags it short and Abhishek clears the front foot and pulls it to wide midwicket boundary. Crash!

17.6

Nannes to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, forces this one to deep point for a single

End of over 18 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 121/6 (RR: 6.72)
AA Jhunjhunwala    37* (38b 2x4 1x6)      DP Nannes    3-0-14-1
A Uniyal    1* (1b)      A Mishra    4-0-34-1

18.1

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, swats this one away for a single

18.2

Ladda to Uniyal, no run

18.3

Ladda to Uniyal, no run, lands around off and breaks away, goes for the sweep but can't connect

18.4

Ladda to Uniyal, 1 run, heaves this one to long-on

18.5

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, moves down the track to play a lovely inside-out lofted hit to extra-cover boundary

18.6

Ladda to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, pulls the final delivery to deep midwicket

End of over 19 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 128/6 (RR: 6.73)
AA Jhunjhunwala    43* (41b 3x4 1x6)      S Ladda    4-0-28-0
A Uniyal    2* (4b)      DP Nannes    3-0-14-1

19.1

Nannes to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, clears the front foot and slams it to deep cover

19.2

Nannes to Uniyal, 1 run, moves outside leg and flat-bats it between cover and mid-off

19.3

Nannes to Jhunjhunwala, 1 wide, high bouncer and the batsman can't reach it .. Wide

19.3

Nannes to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, banged in short of length, moves away from the leg stump and carves it to the cover boundary. Slap!

19.4

Nannes to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, full pitched, square driven for a single

19.5

Nannes to Uniyal, 1 run, full in length, can't get much power behind that shot, gets across for a single after pushing it to cover

19.6

Nannes to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, gives him room by moving outside leg stump and swings the full length delivery to the square-leg boundary ... His maiden IPL 50 as well.

Rajasthan have reached 141. Will it be enough? Join us in a short while for the chase.

End of over 20 (13 runs) Rajasthan Royals 141/6
AA Jhunjhunwala    53* (45b 5x4 1x6)      DP Nannes    4-0-27-1
A Uniyal    4* (6b)      S Ladda    4-0-28-0
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Graeme Smith catches Virender Sehwag moments before breaking his finger, Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils, IPL, Ahmedabad, March 15, 2010

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