result
50th match (D/N), Bloemfontein, May 17 2009, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 151)136/9
Daredevils won by 14 runs
player of the match
AB de Villiers
Delhi Capitals
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• The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Delhi outclass Rajasthan in revenge win

Riding some momentum the Rajasthan Royals came to Bloemfontein to face the side they beat in the second week of the tournament to start an amazing turnaround. As it turned out, there was no positive carryover in a 14-run loss to the Delhi Daredevils

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Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils150/3(20 overs)
Rajasthan Royals136/9(20 overs)
end of over 2013 runs
RR: 136/9CRR: 6.80 
Siddharth Trivedi6 (10)
Munaf Patel23 (10)
Dirk Nannes4-0-33-1
Ashish Nehra3-0-8-1

So a professional performance from Delhi keeps them in line for the top spot. It also was the first one-sided after a long while. Good to have you read this. Okay bye.

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Presentation:

Warne: Probably they got 15 too many. We dropped our catches, but that's the way it goes. Had we got a good start, it still could have been a par score. [On Munaf's last over that went for 25] Well Munaf has been pretty special, he was sensational in that last over against Mumbai, and this can happen to anyone in twenty20

Sehwag: Pretty happy with the performance. The batting didn't click, still AB and Dilshan carried on from their good form. I knew 150 is a good total here because we almost won against Punjab after scoring just 120. I haven't got any runs, so I can use the next two games. It is important for my team.

de Villiers, Man of the Match: My game plan was to get myself in the first 20 balls or so, and I scored freely after that. That's how I have played throughout this tournament.

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Finally --- finally --- finally we get a one-sided game. Thanks to the last few overs of Delhi's innings and the first few of Rajasthan's. More seriously, Rajasthan are now on the brink. They will back themselves to beat the whipping boys of this tournament, Kolkata, but that might not be enough. Good thing is, their last game is three days down the line. And by the time they play that in Durban, they will have a fair idea of whether a win will do them any good. But they haven't been knocked out yet. Not mathematically at any rate.

19.6
Nannes to Trivedi, no run

wicked Nannes ends with a bouncer, Trivedi sways out of the way without incident. Easy win for Delhi

19.5
1
Nannes to Patel, 1 run

that's the end of Munaf's fun, bouncer, backs away, looking to sway out, but the ball finds the bat and rolls along to third man

19.4
Nannes to Patel, no run

oh almost another boundary, short of a length, on the off stump, Munaf makes room, and slashes, looking to go over pint, but misses

19.3
4
Nannes to Patel, FOUR runs

tries a yorker, but it's a bit short, and Munaf makes room, and drives through extra. Three boundaries in a row for Munaf. Has he ever done that before?

Not long ago, though, Munaf gave away 25 in the 19th over

19.2
4
Nannes to Patel, FOUR runs

and Munaf gets four more, full and straight, same shot, Munaf makes room again, and it goes over point again. Munaf is having good fun

19.1
4
Nannes to Patel, FOUR runs

shot Munaf, round the wicket, short, and Munaf makes room and slashes it over point

Last over, Nannes will bowl, 28 to get. Not happening

end of over 194 runs
RR: 123/9CRR: 6.47 RRR: 28.00 • Need 28 from 6b
Siddharth Trivedi6 (9)
Munaf Patel10 (5)
Ashish Nehra3-0-8-1
Dirk Nannes3-0-20-1
18.6
Nehra to Trivedi, no run

slower ball, almighty slog from Trivedi, and needless to say he misses

18.5
Nehra to Trivedi, no run

back of a length again, Trivedi makes room, and is beaten by the extra bounce as he looks to run it down to third man

18.4
1
Nehra to Patel, 1 run

full, outside off, and Munaf crashes it through the off side, straight to Gambhir again, at sweeper-cover

18.3
1
Nehra to Trivedi, 1 run

makes room, and chips this over the infield on the off side, falls short of sweeper-cover

18.2
2
Nehra to Trivedi, 2 runs

back of a length, Trivedi makes room, and hits to right of sweeper-cover for two

18.1
Nehra to Trivedi, no run

on the stumps, back of a length, chopped towards point

Nehra is back

end of over 1812 runs
RR: 119/9CRR: 6.61 RRR: 16.00 • Need 32 from 12b
Munaf Patel9 (4)
Siddharth Trivedi3 (4)
Dirk Nannes3-0-20-1
Amit Mishra4-0-33-3
17.6
4
Nannes to Patel, FOUR runs

and he has something to talk about, gets out of harm's way again, and looks to play with an open face, gets an inside edge to fine leg for four

lots of friendly banter going on between Munaf and his Delhi friends

17.5
4
Nannes to Patel, FOUR runs

shot Munaf, not bad at all for a No. 11, makes room, and guides it between gully and backward point. Good harmless fun

17.4
Nannes to Patel, no run

another short one, Munaf gets out of the harm's way, and then looks to run it down, but misses

17.3
1
Nannes to Trivedi, 1 run

full, on the stumps, and Trivedi makes room to get a single to sweeper-cover

17.2
1
Nannes to Patel, 1 run

another bouncer, Munaf makes room and looks to upper-cut, and gets a single to third man

17.1
1
Nannes to Trivedi, 1 run

fuller, on the stumps, and a single to third man

17.1
1w
Nannes to Trivedi, 1 wide

bouncer, too high, and Trivedi looks to upper-cut but misses

Nannes to look to finish matters

end of over 178 runs • 3 wickets
RR: 107/9CRR: 6.29 RRR: 14.67 • Need 44 from 18b
Siddharth Trivedi1 (2)
Amit Mishra4-0-33-3
Farveez Maharoof4-0-27-2
16.6
W
Mishra to Warne, OUT

and third time lucky for Mishra, Warne steps out again, Mishra plays ball, flights it, and Warne looks to go straight, misses, and doesn't even make an attempt to go back in

Shane Warne st †Karthik b Mishra 6 (3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200
Best performances - batters
AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers
79 runs (55)
8 fours
1 six
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
23 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Johan Botha
J Botha
37 runs (31)
3 fours
0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
8 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Amit Mishra portrait
A Mishra
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
ECO
8.25
AM Salvi
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
Match details
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
TossDelhi Daredevils, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2009
Player Of The Match
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
Hours of play (local time)16.45 start, First Session 16.45-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.20, Second Session 18.20-19.45
Match days17 May 2009 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Ian Howell
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Sanjay Hazare
TV Umpire
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Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
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Zed Ndamane
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsDelhi Daredevils 2, Rajasthan Royals 0