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    7.4 this is falling apart very quickly! Bhatia does it now, this is a slower delivery at 96 kph, KP gives himself room and looks to go over extra cover, but this comes slow off the surface, stays low too, takes the inside edge and ruins the stump arrangement 48/4
    2.3 attempts the Uthappa straight loft over mid-off but fails, he doesn't get it off the middle and ends up chipping it towards mid-off where Smith back pedals to take a simple catch 19/1
    4.4 Cutting takes a catch at fine-leg! This time he settles under it nicely and gobbles it up.. Slower short ball, DK pulls it straight down to fine-leg 30/2
    6.5 JP is not going to be the saviour! He looks to cut the quicker delivery but cannot keep it down, straight to point 43/3
    not out
    61
    58
    44
    5
    2
    138.63
    9.2 one-hander from Bhatia! this is on a length and gets stuck in the pitch, Taylor punches it down the pitch but gets hit high on the bat, it lobs up softly towards the bowler who sticks his right-hand out and plucks it 58/5
    11.4 easy run-out! What a mixed day this is for Cutting! He bowls a slower one, the batsman pushes it to off, the non-striker charges down half-way, the striker stops, Cutting has all the time to take the aim at the non-striker's and he hits it direct.. 75/6
    13.2 Cutting's day is following a sine wave! It's heading towards the crest now, this one is full and swinging, beats the bat and hits the leg stump 86/7
    14.4 Tahir walks all the way to the off side to play a ramp, Binny keeps it straight and simple and preys on Tahir's error.. The batsman misses and the ball smashes the off stick 91/8
    18.1 he gets a low full toss and he smashes it straight to extra cover, Smith takes an easy one 120/9
    not out
    2
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    2
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    139/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (MA Agarwal, 2.3 ov), 2-30 (KD Karthik, 4.4 ov), 3-43 (JP Duminy, 6.5 ov), 4-48 (KP Pietersen, 7.4 ov), 5-58 (LRPL Taylor, 9.2 ov), 6-75 (KM Jadhav, 11.4 ov), 7-86 (S Nadeem, 13.2 ov), 8-91 (Imran Tahir, 14.4 ov), 9-120 (R Shukla, 18.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DS Kulkarni4.012416.00121120
    BCJ Cutting4.003117.7595000
    JP Faulkner1.00616.0031000
    KK Cooper3.001916.3393010
    PV Tambe3.002418.0020120
    R Bhatia3.001826.0070110
    STR Binny2.001417.0042000

Match Details

Toss

Delhi Daredevils , elected to field first

Player of the match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05

Match days

15 May 2014 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Rajasthan Royals 2, Delhi Daredevils 0

Match Notes

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