Player of the Match
Player of the Match
293dThe Report by Varun Shetty

Belligerent top order gives Daredevils enough to edge out Royals

In their second rain-curtailed game against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils survived a brutal Jos Buttler attack to lift themselves off the bottom of the table

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Pant
69(29) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
10 9 0 5 5 22 0 18
JC Buttler
67(26) 4x4 - 7x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 16 7 10 11 0 17 6

Best performances - Bowlers

JD Unadkat
O4
M0
R46
W3
Eco11.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TA Boult
O3
M0
R26
W2
Eco8.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Sreshth Shah

END OF OVER:
12 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 146/5 (5 runs required, RR: 12.16)

  • K Gowtham18 (6b)
  • JC Archer0 (0b)
  • TA Boult3-0-26-2
  • LE Plunkett3-0-37-0

12.54am And as we approach 1 am, it's time to say goodnight. We'll be back in around 18 hours for game 33 of the IPL. For now, on behalf of Nikhil Kalro, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Hope you enjoyed our company.

12.44am Three teams on six points, while Mumbai are at four. The bottom-half of the points table is getting very interesting. Time for the presentation.

Rishabh Pant, the Man of the Match and orange cap holder. He says: "It's been going great but I'm just happy with the win for my team. If anyone is retained, it doesn't matter, you have to just perform for your team. I play the paddle well, so since people are bowling me there, I'm pulling some tricks. As Daredevils, we're just being positive. We know if we lose, we're out, so being positive for every match. Intent is same in every game, but the small things were important which got us the win tonight."

Shreyas Iyer, the winning captain: "Really important win, coming in this situation. Was a heart throbbing match. This wicket here even 200 is less, but the bowlers kept their nerves and came back strong. The start Shaw is giving is amazing for Daredevils. Personally, Pant coming in, giving that extra strike-rate, and if he plays till the end the score can be totally different. We also know that it's important for us to win all the games. We've been believing in each other and Ricky Ponting is really positive. No one is thinking negatively. It's really difficult to bowl in these conditions, plus the small grounds, so we try to slow things down if the bowler is going for runs."

Fahim: "Oh That missed overthrow from Stokes !!!!"

Bhaskar: "Have teams qualified for playoffs with 14 points ever in IPL ?" -- yes

12.36am Lots of talking points tonight. What was Short's innings all about? Why did Maxwell bowl that over? And how good were Pant and Buttler tonight?! Daredevils, however, collect the two points tonight, and stay alive in IPL 2018!

Out statsman Rajesh S says: that's the highest run-rate in any IPL game in which both teams have batted at least 10 overs. Pant's smart-strike rate: 302.75!

Ajinkya Rahane, the losing captain: "Definitely disappointed. Buttler was amazing, but we could've batted better. 151 off 12 was difficult but we did magnificently with the bat nonetheless. The wicket was pretty good, ball was coming onto the bat, but our bowlers' execution wasn't well. We're still in the tournament, so got to believe. Buttler, we know how dangerous he is. Jos in form is good for us. We believe we can win all the games for now. All games are knockouts for us. It's all in the minds now. Character and attitude will be important."

Trent Boult, the purple cap holder: "Was good to test my skillset against quality players. A win's nice. (on bowling at the death), it's still a learning curve so trying to develop my skills. Advantage of coming to IPL is picking others' brains. We had to play good cricket, and we're taking it game by game. Good to tick it off. Now to test ourselves in Hyderabad. Pant's a great cricketer."

Sumanth: "Said it before (not published ofcourse) and saying it again, sending Tripathi before Gowtham would be the difference in the end."

Gaurav K: "Yipeee....DD no more at the bottom of points table."

vamsi: "I'm neither DD nor RR person. But I'm happy DD winning this match to get total 6 points which enables a close contest among the bottom 4 teams in the table."

11.6
1
Boult to Gowtham, 1 run, full and wide outside off, and in the slot to be hit for six. But he can only slice it over cover for a single. Delhi Daredevils win by four runs!

Six needed...

11.5
4
Boult to Gowtham, FOUR runs, Rajasthan need six off the last ball! This was full on leg stump, and Gowtham lifted it to long on. Iyer prepares himself at long on, but he can't hold on to the catch. Goes to the boundary on the bounce
11.4
W
Boult to Tripathi, OUT, run out at the non-striker's end! Full and wide outside off again, and Tripathi can't muscle this over cover either. Gowtham's quick to get to the other end, but Tripathi's too slow. Rajasthan need 10 off two balls

RA Tripathi run out (†Pant/Boult) 9 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Ten off three balls...

11.3
1
Boult to Gowtham, 1 run, slower ball, but very full outside off. He can't slog it away and through to Pant on the bounce. They're running for the runs anyway, and Pant's throw to Boult can't be collected by the bowler. Rajasthan get the run

Eleven off four balls...

11.2
2
Boult to Gowtham, 2 runs, full just outside off, and Gowtham gets his front foot out of the way to lift it over cover. Two men in the deep though

Thirteen off five now...

11.1
1
Boult to Tripathi, 1 run, good length on middle stump, and he goes down on one knee to pull it towards deep square leg

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st82DJM ShortJC Buttler
2nd10DJM ShortSV Samson
3rd8DJM ShortBA Stokes
4th18DJM ShortRA Tripathi
5th23K GowthamRA Tripathi
6th5K GowthamJC Archer