• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    42
    48
    33
    5
    1
    127.27
    9.6 another one, Tambe, you legend! Looped it on off stump and De Kock could not resist. Went for a drive against the turn and the ball pitched just before his flaying blade, took the inside half of it and sat safely in the hands of the bowler himself. Tambe was pushed to the floor while taking the catch, but he had it under control 71/3
    4.1 and produces magic straight away. Vijay looks to force the pace off a back of a good length delivery and has spooned a catch to mid-off. Would have done better to punch off the back foot, but Vijay is most comfortable pressing forward. Went through with the shot and the bat face turned on impact. Ends up a simple catch after Watson called mine 33/1
    9.3 picks out long-on! This skewed off the inside half of the bat and it's Steven Smith down there. You know the rest of it. Tossed up and he looked to take it on. His timing fails him and this time the umps don't bother about the front-foot no-ball check 69/2
    15.2 holes out at deep square leg! Another crucial wicket at a crucial time for Royals. Dug in short and he chose to take it on. Hit high on the bat as he looked to pull. The man in the deep hardly had to move 95/4
    19.3 what a catch! Bhatia has picked up a sensational catch while skirting the long leg boundary! This was full and on leg stump and again sat up for Duminy to swing away. The fielder had to run to his right, had his eyes on it all the way and pouched it. But then he made sure he kept his balance. Faulkner was right beside him just in case he couldn't and needed assistance 141/5
    not out
    28
    24
    14
    2
    2
    200.00
    not out
    0
    3
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    4 (lb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    152/5 (20 Overs, RR: 7.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-33 (M Vijay, 4.1 ov), 2-69 (KP Pietersen, 9.3 ov), 3-71 (Q de Kock, 9.6 ov), 4-95 (KD Karthik, 15.2 ov), 5-141 (JP Duminy, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    STR Binny10909.0011000
    KW Richardson403919.7584210
    DS Kulkarni301806.0062000
    SR Watson1011011.0020100
    JP Faulkner402626.5092100
    PV Tambe402526.2593000
    R Bhatia302107.0042000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    2.5 how bout that! M Vijay has pulled off a screamer and took a leaf out of Dwayne Bravo's book and did a little jig. This was fuller and teasing him outside off, Rahane got forward and timed his cover drive quite well. Only he didn't keep it down. Vijay dives to his left and plucks out a low one 20/1
    not out
    73
    93
    50
    8
    2
    146.00
    9.6 tossed up and outside off, Samson reaches out to lash it through the covers. Misses and his momentum ruins his balance. The keeper waits on the back foot to lift and then whips off the bails. Promising innings cut short 71/2
    14.6 there we go, the offcutter has flattened off stump! Bhatia saw length and went for a slog, But he hasn't spotted the variation, which grips the pitch and darts back in to hit timber. Is this the start of something? 115/3
    not out
    16
    21
    10
    0
    2
    160.00
    Extras
    4 (lb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    156/3 (18.3 Overs, RR: 8.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (AM Rahane, 2.5 ov), 2-71 (SV Samson, 9.6 ov), 3-115 (R Bhatia, 14.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    S Nadeem403017.5091200
    Mohammed Shami402215.50102000
    WD Parnell403518.75113220
    JD Unadkat3.3036010.2873210
    R Sharma3032010.6643100

Match Notes

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