Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Q de Kock
42(33) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 4 0 4 10
KK Nair
73(50) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 3 0 8 14 2 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammed Shami
O4.0
M0
R22
W1
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PV Tambe
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So that's a simple chase done and dusted and Rajasthan Royals have moved up to third in the points table. Joins us at 8 pm tomorrow as the IPL caravan moves on. This is Alagappan Muthu, signing off midway through a yawn

Karun Nair is the Man of the Match "In the UAE, I wasn't giving myself enough time. There are quite big legends in the dressing room and I would like to thank Watto and the support staff for their confidence in me"

"Nice win to be able to restrict such a high quality batting order to around 150. We controlled it well in the middle with Pravin Tambe and Rajat. We've got quite a lot of bowlers to mix and match and the way Karun steered the ship home, it's quite exciting," Shane Watson says, "Management does a brilliant job spotting the talent and we like to encourage these guys to play with freedom. Very disappointing not to play in Jaipur, I love it there and we;ve had a lot of success there. Feels like a second home for me but I'm sure Ahmedabad will be good for us and hopefully we can make that into a fortress as well"

"Feeling good about contributing for the team," says Sanju Samson. "They [management] want me to play according to the situation. It is one of the main roles in the team and they don't want me to lose my wicket early. So I hang on a little and then I play my shots. [Sixes flying off his bat] It just goes away. Any cricketer of my age, like Karun Nair and myself, it is a great support to have Rahul sir in the team. The atmosphere is very awesome, we never get to see the king in any other team. We enjoy it and when it is time to perform, we step up"

kartik: "All this talk about Sanju Samson is justified.. he is a terrific player.. but now its time for him to show maturity and get past that 20s and 30s score..He just seems to give it away when he is looking good"

"I thought in the 10th over when myself and Quinny got out, that undid us," says KP, "It was poor for both of us to get out and we didn't have enough runs on the board. I want the boys to keep their heads up, they've done all they can and that's all one can ask for. The pitch got slower, but we just didn't have a score on. [Satisfied with his bowling attack] We're talking the right language and the boys are training hard and that's all anyone can ask for"

11.30 pm Daredevils just did not have enough on the board and with an opener lasting the entire chase, Rajasthan Royals have cantered home with seven wickets and nine balls to spare. Karun Nair played within himself early on and as he grew in confidence he started playing more shots and has finished on a decent 73 off 50 balls. None of the bowlers really looked threatening and the Daredevils' drawing board must be in disarray again

18.3
4
Unadkat to Nair, FOUR runs, slower ball ends up a full toss which Karun smashes over point and that seals the game
18.2
0
Unadkat to Nair, no run, seeks the yorker on middle, Karun nudged towards midwicket and the captain at the other end just set off. The fielder takes aim and sends in the throw, but it misses. Watson was miles out
18.1
4
Unadkat to Nair, FOUR runs, slower ball in the slot and Karun has launched it over cover. One-bounce four brings the scores level

Ridwan M.: "No one talks about Karthik, the second expensive buy. Its high time he let his bat do the talking."

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | RR: 148/3

  • SR Watson16 (10b)
  • KK Nair65 (47b)
  • WD Parnell4-0-35-1
  • JD Unadkat3-0-28-0

srinivas: "Feeling very good for all karnataka players who performed well in domestic cricket and getting a good chance to play in ipl k.nair, k.l.rahul, manish, robin, vinay, c.m.gowtham well deserved players :) !"

17.6
6
Parnell to Watson, SIX runs, length and it sat up for Watson to maul over midwicket. If he was looking for revenge, that was it
17.5
0
Parnell to Watson, no run, came on the front foot and slaps it towards point. Though there was a run in it but he is sent back by the non-striker. Rightly too and a desperate dive seems to have saved him. Kedar Jadhav had a stump or so to aim at and he nailed it. Excellent work
17.4
0
Parnell to Watson, no run, fullish on middle, Watson punches it back at the bowler who hurls it at the stumps. Watson was taking evasive action and finds himself on the floor. Parnell apologises, but Watson doesn't seem like he takes too kindly to unnecessary projectiles hurled at him

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Q de Kock
42(33) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 4 0 4 10
KK Nair
73(50) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 3 0 8 14 2 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammed Shami
O4.0
M0
R22
W1
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PV Tambe
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Watson v Unadkat

210

Shane Watson’s strike rate against Unadkat in the IPL before this match (21 runs of 10 balls)

congrats

2

No. of fifties Karun Nair has now scored in all T20 cricket

Smart stats

10

No. of times Royals have successfully chased down a 150+ score in the IPL (in 24 previous attempts)

Smart stats

7

No. of times Daredevils have set the Royals a 150+ score in the IPL. No other team has done this more than 4 times

promotion

1

No. of times Rajat Bhatia has batted in the top 4 in 74 IPL innings – today is the first instance

Smart stats

5

No. of wickets Wayne Parnell has taken against Royals – the most for him against any IPL team

bogey team

115

Shahbaz Nadeem’s average against Royals after 5 matches, his worst against any team

Expensive

8.12

Daredevils' economy rate this season – the worst for any team

Smart stats

18

No. of wickets Daredevils have taken in this year’s IPL, the lowest for any team – Sunrisers is next with 28

Head-to-head

6-6

Record between Daredevils and Royals in the IPL. However, Royals won both matches last season

history with dd?

152

The total posted by Daredevils when they beat Royals by 1 run at the Kotla in 2012 – they have posted the same today

Smart stats

5

No. of times Kedar Jadhav has remained unbeaten after making a 20+ score in the IPL – he has seven 20+ scores

deadly faulkner

23

No. of wickets for Faulkner in the last 5 overs of an innings – the most for any Royals player on show today

Indian Premier League

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