Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RA Jadeja
29(23) 2x4 - 2x6
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 5 0 0 14 2 0
G Gambhir
58(46) 7x4 - 1x6
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 4 3 1 1 0 2 14

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O4.0
M0
R31
W1
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O4.0
M0
R11
W2
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Fielding, bowling and batting, the Delhi Daredevils outclassed the Rajasthan Royals. They take their first fixture with utmost ease in front of a loyal home crowd. They lost the toss but bowled clinically to keep Rajasthan to 129 before a 112-run stand between Gambhir and Dhawan, the local lads, sealed victory.

Gambhir, unbeaten on 58 from 46 balls, credits the bowlers and is pleased about the turn out at the Kotla under lights. He feels Delhi are gelling really well as they are a mixture of youth and experience. Hopes to go on from this win and believes it was a "fantastic" evening.

Well folks, thats all we have for you tonight. Again, thanks for tuning in to Cricinfo. Come back and see us tomorrow for two more IPL matches, the first between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Deccan Chargers (16:00 local, 10:30 GMT) and then the Mumbai Indians and the Bangalore Royal Challengers (20:00 local, 14:30 GMT).

Sriram Veera will bring you the commentary for the first game and myself, Jamie Alter, will cover game two. Until then, on behalf of Sajan and the rest of us at Cricinfo, cheers!

15.1
4
Pathan to Dhawan, FOUR runs, flat down leg stump and with that flick off the pads comes victory by nine wickets and a deserved half-century to Dhawan

END OF OVER:
15 | 13 Runs | DD: 128/1

  • G Gambhir58 (46b)
  • S Dhawan48 (40b)
  • SK Trivedi3-0-32-0
  • SR Watson4-0-31-1
14.6
0
Trivedi to Gambhir, no run, there's a front-foot defensive to point, as Gambhir decides to give Dhawan a shot at hitting the winning runs and raising his half-century
14.5
1
Trivedi to Dhawan, 1 run, dropped in short, he pulls out to deep midwicket to move to 48

Can Dhawan get to his fifty?

14.4
4
Trivedi to Dhawan, FOUR runs, dances down and swings this one over Trivedi's head for four, firm shot
14.3
2
Trivedi to Dhawan, 2 runs, heaves this one and though its mistimed he gets a couple past mid-on

And that raises the 100-run stand. Its been action-packed stuff.

14.2
4
Trivedi to Dhawan, FOUR runs, short, stays low but Dhawan pulls from outside off and past square leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RA Jadeja
29(23) 2x4 - 2x6
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 5 0 0 14 2 0
G Gambhir
58(46) 7x4 - 1x6
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 4 3 1 1 0 2 14

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O4.0
M0
R31
W1
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O4.0
M0
R11
W2
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301