250dThe Report by Shashank Kishore

Royals return home with rain-hit victory

Delhi Daredevils were set a target of 71 in six overs, after a rain delay of more than two and a half hours. They never really got going in the chase

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
45(40) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
3 0 11 2 6 3 3 17
SV Samson
37(22) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 2 0 4 2 2 3 20

Best performances - Bowlers

B Laughlin
O2
M0
R20
W2
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Nadeem
O4
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
6 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 60/4 (11 runs required, RR: 10.00)

  • CH Morris17 (7b)
  • SS Iyer0 (0b)
  • B Laughlin2-0-20-2
  • JD Unadkat2-0-24-1

12.45pm That's all we have in game 6 of the 2018 IPL, from a rainy Jaipur. Rajasthan have a win, Delhi don't. More IPL tomorrow, join us then.

12.31am It's not very loud in Jaipur, but Rajasthan are on the board. They successfully, and very clinically, defend 71 to beat the Delhi Daredevils for the seventh consecutive time in the IPL.

A few more minutes of rain may have meant this match would have been washed out, but not to be. We managed to get in a six-over game, with a 71-run target for Delhi. They could never get anything going right from the outset. Ben Laughlin was the best bowler for Rajasthan, culling the game with a match-changing 10 balls. That leaves Delhi to still get a win in this year's IPL.

Sanju Samson is the Man of the Match: "Feels amazing, we wanted a win at our home ground. It's about the preparation, we had four team camps."

Ajinkya Rahane: "Good way to start at home. We thought 71 was difficult to chase, focussing on things we could control. When we were batting, we thought 165 to 170 would be good. T20 is all about starting from zero, whether we win or lose."

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Gautam Gambhir: "It was a beautiful wicket to bat on. One of the flattest wickets. Thought if we could contain them to 170, we had a good chance. We had to go from ball 1. There are hardly any balls, difficult for our batsmen."

5.6
6
Laughlin to Morris, SIX runs, a six to finish! Another swervy slower delivery outside off, Morris stands in his crease and smashes the ball over long-on for six. Rajasthan enjoy their hoemcoming too, beating the Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs
5.5
4
Laughlin to Morris, FOUR runs, full and wide outside off, smashed over cover for four. But doesn't do much to the crowd or Delhi's mood.
5.4
W
Laughlin to Shankar, OUT, takes the catch! A slower ball on leg, Shankar bunts the ball away again to long-on. Stokes runs in and takes a simple catch to seal Delhi's fate. A match-changing 10 balls from Laughlin.

V Shankar c Stokes b Laughlin 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

5.3
2
Laughlin to Shankar, 2 runs, full outside off, chipped away over cover. Wild cheers from the Rajastahn crowd because they've won this game without any extras in the next three balls.
5.2
1lb
Laughlin to Morris, 1 leg bye, smashed on the helmet! This is a terrific delivery again. Doesn't bother with the slower ball, goes short and fast and accurate. Morris can't connect with a pull, the ball pings him on the helmet.

24 off 5 for Delhi. Morris on strike.

5.1
1
Laughlin to Shankar, 1 run, a length delivery outside off is swung away to deep midwicket, it shapes away again.

Right then, 25 off 6! Laughlin to bowl. 24 runs will take us to a Super Over.

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0C MunroGJ Maxwell
2nd34GJ MaxwellRR Pant
3rd12CH MorrisRR Pant
4th4CH MorrisV Shankar
5th10CH MorrisSS Iyer