Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
12 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 146/5 (5 runs required, RR: 12.16)

  • Krishnappa Gowtham18 (6b)
  • Jofra Archer0 (0b)
  • Trent Boult3-0-26-2
  • Liam Plunkett3-0-37-0

12.54am And as we approach 1 am, it's time to say goodnight. We'll be back in around 18 hours for game 33 of the IPL. For now, on behalf of Nikhil Kalro, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Hope you enjoyed our company.

12.44am Three teams on six points, while Mumbai are at four. The bottom-half of the points table is getting very interesting. Time for the presentation.

Rishabh Pant, the Man of the Match and orange cap holder. He says: "It's been going great but I'm just happy with the win for my team. If anyone is retained, it doesn't matter, you have to just perform for your team. I play the paddle well, so since people are bowling me there, I'm pulling some tricks. As Daredevils, we're just being positive. We know if we lose, we're out, so being positive for every match. Intent is same in every game, but the small things were important which got us the win tonight."

Shreyas Iyer, the winning captain: "Really important win, coming in this situation. Was a heart throbbing match. This wicket here even 200 is less, but the bowlers kept their nerves and came back strong. The start Shaw is giving is amazing for Daredevils. Personally, Pant coming in, giving that extra strike-rate, and if he plays till the end the score can be totally different. We also know that it's important for us to win all the games. We've been believing in each other and Ricky Ponting is really positive. No one is thinking negatively. It's really difficult to bowl in these conditions, plus the small grounds, so we try to slow things down if the bowler is going for runs."

Fahim: "Oh That missed overthrow from Stokes !!!!"

Bhaskar: "Have teams qualified for playoffs with 14 points ever in IPL ?" -- yes

12.36am Lots of talking points tonight. What was Short's innings all about? Why did Maxwell bowl that over? And how good were Pant and Buttler tonight?! Daredevils, however, collect the two points tonight, and stay alive in IPL 2018!

Out statsman Rajesh S says: that's the highest run-rate in any IPL game in which both teams have batted at least 10 overs. Pant's smart-strike rate: 302.75!

Ajinkya Rahane, the losing captain: "Definitely disappointed. Buttler was amazing, but we could've batted better. 151 off 12 was difficult but we did magnificently with the bat nonetheless. The wicket was pretty good, ball was coming onto the bat, but our bowlers' execution wasn't well. We're still in the tournament, so got to believe. Buttler, we know how dangerous he is. Jos in form is good for us. We believe we can win all the games for now. All games are knockouts for us. It's all in the minds now. Character and attitude will be important."

Trent Boult, the purple cap holder: "Was good to test my skillset against quality players. A win's nice. (on bowling at the death), it's still a learning curve so trying to develop my skills. Advantage of coming to IPL is picking others' brains. We had to play good cricket, and we're taking it game by game. Good to tick it off. Now to test ourselves in Hyderabad. Pant's a great cricketer."

Sumanth: "Said it before (not published ofcourse) and saying it again, sending Tripathi before Gowtham would be the difference in the end."

Gaurav K: "Yipeee....DD no more at the bottom of points table."

vamsi: "I'm neither DD nor RR person. But I'm happy DD winning this match to get total 6 points which enables a close contest among the bottom 4 teams in the table."

11.6
1
Boult to Gowtham, 1 run, full and wide outside off, and in the slot to be hit for six. But he can only slice it over cover for a single. Delhi Daredevils win by four runs!

Six needed...

11.5
4
Boult to Gowtham, FOUR runs, Rajasthan need six off the last ball! This was full on leg stump, and Gowtham lifted it to long on. Iyer prepares himself at long on, but he can't hold on to the catch. Goes to the boundary on the bounce
11.4
W
Boult to Tripathi, OUT, run out at the non-striker's end! Full and wide outside off again, and Tripathi can't muscle this over cover either. Gowtham's quick to get to the other end, but Tripathi's too slow. Rajasthan need 10 off two balls

RA Tripathi run out (†Pant/Boult) 9 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Ten off three balls...

11.3
1
Boult to Gowtham, 1 run, slower ball, but very full outside off. He can't slog it away and through to Pant on the bounce. They're running for the runs anyway, and Pant's throw to Boult can't be collected by the bowler. Rajasthan get the run

Eleven off four balls...

11.2
2
Boult to Gowtham, 2 runs, full just outside off, and Gowtham gets his front foot out of the way to lift it over cover. Two men in the deep though

Thirteen off five now...

11.1
1
Boult to Tripathi, 1 run, good length on middle stump, and he goes down on one knee to pull it towards deep square leg
11.1
1w
Boult to Tripathi, 1 wide, full but too wide outside off. Over the tramlines so that adds another to Rajasthan's total. Rajasthan need 14 off six

Rajesh: "Anybody thinking about super over?"

END OF OVER:
11 | 15 Runs | RR: 136/4 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 12.36, RRR: 15.00)

  • Krishnappa Gowtham10 (2b)
  • Rahul Tripathi8 (6b)
  • Liam Plunkett3-0-37-0
  • Glenn Maxwell1-0-21-1
10.6
6
Plunkett to Gowtham, SIX runs, thumps this pull over deep midwicket! Short on off, but he's a tall man. Stays on the back full and sends this over the man in the deep. Rajasthan need 15 off six
10.5
4
Plunkett to Gowtham, FOUR runs, back of a length outside off, but Gowtham's pull goes over short third man! Sliced, really, and that's a useful four runs
10.4
1
Plunkett to Tripathi, 1 run, slower ball, but too wide outside off. Drills it over Plunkett's head but extraordinary from Maxwell at long on! Covers a lot of ground in the deep
10.3
0
Plunkett to Tripathi, no run, appeal for lbw, and a chance for a run out as well! But not given lbw, so Plunkett reviews. It was full on off stump, and he tried to slog sweep towards the leg side. It had hit his front leg but would've gone down leg stump. The review's been lost.
10.2
4
Plunkett to Tripathi, FOUR runs, back of a length on middle, and he's quick to swivel and pull! One-bounce four to the fine-leg boundary. Used his wrists to play it as fine as possible
10.1
0
Plunkett to Tripathi, no run, slower ball! Good length outside off, and he's through his leg-side heave way too early. Through to the keeper on the bounce

END OF OVER:
10 | 21 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 121/4 (30 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 12.10, RRR: 15.00)

  • Rahul Tripathi3 (2b)
  • Krishnappa Gowtham0 (0b)
  • Glenn Maxwell1-0-21-1
  • Trent Boult2-0-16-2
9.6
1
Maxwell to Tripathi, 1 run, yorker just outside off, and that's been squeezed away to short third man. The fielder does well to adjust for the spin and stops it with one hand
9.5
2
Maxwell to Tripathi, 2 runs, good length outside off, and Tripathi goes down on one knee to wide long on. They're going for the second run too, and just make it!

Swappy: "Keep posting par score please....rain might be around the corner.." -- 116 at this stage. After four wickets and 9.4 overs

9.4
W
Maxwell to Short, OUT, full on off stump, and the extravagant drive is sliced. In the air, and Avesh Khan at short third man does the rest

DJM Short c Avesh Khan b Maxwell 44 (25b 2x4 4x6) SR: 176.00

9.3
6
Maxwell to Short, SIX runs, full just outside off, and Short gets his front foot out of the way to smack it over long off

Jai: "been hearing it a lot, can someone tell me what is smart ER and how it is smart ? (any link please) " -- here ya go

9.2
6
Maxwell to Short, SIX runs, full on leg stump, and Short puts on his dancing shoes! Meets it on the full and sends it over long on
9.1
6
Maxwell to Short, SIX runs, good length on off stump, and Short gets his front foot out of the way to thump it over deep midwicket! Just a bit too short from Maxwell

Rajasthan need 51 off 18. That's 17 per over.

END OF OVER:
9 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | RR: 100/3 (51 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 11.11, RRR: 17.00)

  • D'Arcy Short26 (21b)
  • Trent Boult2-0-16-2
  • Liam Plunkett2-0-22-0

SHUBHAM JAIN: "What is the Smart Economy Rate of Mishra, considering all the mayhem ? On that note, what was Bhuvi's smart economy rate when Gayle scored 175, Bhuvi gave 23" -- Bhuvi saved his team 16.3 runs that day. Smart ER 1.67

Prathmesh : "How many bowlers can bowl 3 over in this innings?" -- two

8.6
W
Boult to Stokes, OUT, waist high full toss outside off, and Stokes thumps it towards the leg side. Straight down deep midwicket's throat, but Stokes thinks it could be a no ball. They're checking. It's gonna be close, but given!

BA Stokes c Shankar b Boult 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

8.5
1
Boult to Short, 1 run, full on off stump, and Buttler's leg-side heave comes off the bat's inside half. Only to deep backward square though. Team hundred too
8.4
4
Boult to Short, FOUR runs, full on off, and Short's extravagant leg-side slog finds the inside edge! Past Pant's right unfortunately for Delhi
8.3
1
Boult to Stokes, 1 run, full on leg stump, and Stokes backs away to make some extra room. Squeezed down to long off
8.3
1w
Boult to Stokes, 1 wide, full and wide outside leg stump. Stokes tries to clip it towards the leg side, but too wide in fact. Extras
8.2
1
Boult to Short, 1 run, yorker on leg stump, and Short clips it off his toes to deep backward square

over the wicket

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st82DJM ShortJC Buttler
2nd10DJM ShortSV Samson
3rd8DJM ShortBA Stokes
4th18DJM ShortRA Tripathi
5th23K GowthamRA Tripathi
6th5K GowthamJC Archer