Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
64(50) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 5 2 0 0 3 2 9
MK Tiwary
61(44) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 1 4 0 1 1 2 11

Best performances - Bowlers

R Bhatia
O3.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Imran Tahir
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

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs | DD: 139/9

  • MK Tiwary61 (44b)
  • S Kaul2 (2b)
  • DS Kulkarni4-1-24-1
  • KK Cooper3-0-19-1

There hasn't been a one-sided match as this one this year. It got over almost 10 overs ago. Rajasthan Royals continue to stick to the other two teams at the top of the table while Delhi Daredevils keep plummeting to depths unknown. The match, it seemed, was played on two surfaces - Royals scored over 200 with ease. Then Daredevils just couldn't get the innings going on this slow surface.

Thanks for your comments and feedback; they made the second half entertaining. Enjoy the two-day rest. We will be back soon. Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao ciao.

Steven Smith says, "It was outstanding. I didn't have to do anything, sit on the sidelines and just field. it was perfect. I thought the wicket would slow up a bit and the bowlers bowled beautifully. It was a clinical performance all round. We like to target our opposition, the better players you know, and it has worked fine.. we hope to continue in the business end."

Rahane is the Man of the Match. He says, "Really enjoyed batting here. After first six overs, the wicket got a bit slow. We didn't really talk about targets during time out. We just wanted to back ourselves and stay positive. We just want one guy to bat till the end, today it was my turn."

"I'd probably hold my hand and say that I got it wrong at the toss," says KP. "The pitch got a lot slower. It's not going according to the plan. We are not here to blame anybody. It's a young squad and we need to look to perform a lot better next year."

"It's definitely a great feeling when you get KP or Taylor or Gambhir out," says Rajat Bhatia. "I have never played for the country, but to get these big players out, is a great feeling. I thanks Royals for the opportunity. You know your role, that's why I am doing well."

paul: "Provided K P They keep u for next year !!"

Sandeep Sundar: "What's wrong with the Delhi Daredevils? They started this year's auction from the scratch! Put-together a brand new team! But nothing has changed their fortune or skills! "

Rij: "This was a good pitch for batting, until Bhatia came to bowl. His deliveries were too slow for the pitch, so it turned slower and slower to keep up with his deliveries. "

dk: "bhatia once bowled to sachin. now his son arjun is preparing to face the same ball."

Bhawesh: "Mathematically put, Speed of Light X Speed of Bhatia = 1"

19.6
0
Kulkarni to Tiwary, no run, bowls it wide outside off and the game is over
19.5
2
Kulkarni to Tiwary, 2 runs, yorker length, the batsman punches it to deep midwicket and calls for a second.. Tiwary loses his bat at the other end
19.4
6
Kulkarni to Tiwary, SIX runs, a low full toss on the pads, Tiwary takes some bonus runs, hoicking it over deep midwicket

Prabhat: "Bhatia bowls so slow that Sanjay can actually do his work before the ball reaches the batsman and not get fired for being non productive!!!"

19.4
1w
Kulkarni to Tiwary, 1 wide, fires this wide down the leg side

Krithikou: "Guys, batsmen are still on the lookout for the ball Bhatia bowled in IPL 2009. It is yet to reach the other end."

19.3
2
Kulkarni to Tiwary, 2 runs, slower delivery, swung across the line to deep square leg.. There was a mix-up, but Binny's wild throws allows them to complete the second easily
19.2
1
Kulkarni to Kaul, 1 run, comes back over the wicket, the batsman steers it to third man for a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
64(50) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 5 2 0 0 3 2 9
MK Tiwary
61(44) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 1 4 0 1 1 2 11

Best performances - Bowlers

R Bhatia
O3.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Imran Tahir
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Lowest of the low

62runs

Delhi's 6th biggest loss in terms of runs in the IPL

Big defeat

105

Delhi’s biggest loss in the IPL in terms of runs. The biggest loss for any team this season is by 93 runs

Tight

4

Number of times (including today) the Royals have conceded less than 6 runs per over during the Powerplay this IPL

Slow coaches

6.5

Delhi’s run-rate in the Powerplay this IPL – the worst for any team

DD's tough task

0

Number of times, in four attempts, that Delhi have successfully chased down a 200+ score in the IPL.

DD's tough task

2

Number of times that Royals have previously set their opposition a target of 200+ in the IPL – they won both times

New high

201

Royals' score today was their highest this season, 10 more than their previous best

Bowling woes

1

Number of times that Delhi Daredevils have taken more than 5 wickets in an innings this IPL

Steady

9/14

Number of times that Ajinkya Rahane’s has needed 40+ balls to get to his fifty

Muddle in the middle

21

Royals middle order (no. 3 to no.7) average this IPL – the worst for any team

Setting the stage

86

Number of runs that Royals scored in the first 10 overs – their best for the season.

Whither wickets

70

Shahbaz Nadeem’s bowling average against the Royals in 5 IPL games before today – he only averages worse against CSK (113 in 5 games)

Top spinner

10

Imran Tahir’s strike-rate in the recently concluded World T20

Indian Premier League

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