Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 13 Runs | RR: 136/9 (15 runs required, RR: 6.80)

  • SK Trivedi6 (10b)
  • MM Patel23 (10b)
  • DP Nannes4-0-33-1
  • A Nehra3-0-8-1

So a professional performance from Delhi keeps them in line for the top spot. It also was the first one-sided after a long while. Good to have you read this. Okay bye.

* Presentation:

Warne: Probably they got 15 too many. We dropped our catches, but that's the way it goes. Had we got a good start, it still could have been a par score. [On Munaf's last over that went for 25] Well Munaf has been pretty special, he was sensational in that last over against Mumbai, and this can happen to anyone in twenty20

Sehwag: Pretty happy with the performance. The batting didn't click, still AB and Dilshan carried on from their good form. I knew 150 is a good total here because we almost won against Punjab after scoring just 120. I haven't got any runs, so I can use the next two games. It is important for my team.

de Villiers, Man of the Match: My game plan was to get myself in the first 20 balls or so, and I scored freely after that. That's how I have played throughout this tournament. * Finally --- finally --- finally we get a one-sided game. Thanks to the last few overs of Delhi's innings and the first few of Rajasthan's. More seriously, Rajasthan are now on the brink. They will back themselves to beat the whipping boys of this tournament, Kolkata, but that might not be enough. Good thing is, their last game is three days down the line. And by the time they play that in Durban, they will have a fair idea of whether a win will do them any good. But they haven't been knocked out yet. Not mathematically at any rate.

Nannes to Trivedi, no run, wicked Nannes ends with a bouncer, Trivedi sways out of the way without incident. Easy win for Delhi
Nannes to Patel, 1 run, that's the end of Munaf's fun, bouncer, backs away, looking to sway out, but the ball finds the bat and rolls along to third man
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Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

1st7GC SmithRJ Quiney
2nd1NV OjhaRJ Quiney
3rd16J BothaNV Ojha
4th55J BothaRA Jadeja
5th3J BothaYK Pathan
6th16J BothaAS Raut
7th1SK WarneAS Raut
8th0SK WarneA Singh
9th8SK WarneSK Trivedi
10th29SK TrivediMM Patel