Rajasthan's fortress? they have been hammered at the Sawai Man Singh stadium today, it ends with a six over long-off completes, Delhi show why they are the top of the table with a crushing victory
Here's the latest points table, Delhi move to 16 points, Rajasthan slump to their fourth loss in a row.
Arjun jokes: "Oye Sehwag! just 2 balls short of 15 overs!" Once again Sehwag 's innings was the centrepiece of Delhi's batting, getting to his fifth straight fifty. The headlines though will be stolen by Pawan Negi, the young left-arm spinner who sliced through the heart of the Rajasthan innings.
Prashanth Avireddi: "@Pranav: Most Attacking Batsman T20I dilshan, Most Consistent Indian Batsman Kohli, Most Consistent SA batsman AB, Finally Most Attacking Batsman Ever Gayle!!!!, for me RCB looks better."
Sharif: "During Test series played abroad, I blinked and Sehwag was out..In IPL this year, I blink and it's his 50!!"
Science: "BCCI would be considering imposing a fine on DD, they finished it before the "strategic" time out."
Dravid: "We lost wickets, we got a good start, 180 was a par score, we set ourselves up for that, we played our strongest batting line-up of the tournament, so i'm surprised. It's probably the first game out of the 10 where we played poor cricket. Rahane was terrific again, he is getting us starts. If we had got Viru out early, I though we stood a chance, but he is in terrific form, though it hurts he is good to watch."
Sehwag: "I think when we started, we were not favourites, I hope we can continue to be in this sort of form. I think I'm luck y that I scored five fifties in a row."
Pawan Negi is the Man of the Match: "I'm feeling good, I bowled well and I enjoyed myself. I was under pressure, they were well placed when I came on. I have got to learn a lot here interacting with players of the Delhi squad."
George Binoy has his report of the game here. It has been one of the most one-sided games of the tournament, join us tomorrow to see how Bangalore v Punjab turns out. Till then, its over and out from Cricinfo.
Akash Raj: "@pranav : add in the list most attacking batsman of australia in reserve"
length ball well outside off, carved behind point for four more, Delhi close in on a dominant victory
nudged towards midwicket this time, seemed like it would be a leisurely single, instead the batsmen push for two, well run that
worked to square leg for one more
Sehwag is gone, he has holed out to backward point, he wanted to carve that over the off side, an ambitious shot against the wiles of Hogg, but in this mood Sehwag can pull off anything, this time though he can't get it past Dravid at backward point
Sehwag doesn't move his feet at al as he look to play that one that spins towards the stumps from outside leg, pushed to the off side for a single, there's an overthrow and Sehwag is back on strike
turns it towards backward square leg for a single
more careful defence from Nagar, gets forward and keeps bat and pad together
on the pads, tucked towards midwicket for a single
full and outside off, defended towards cover
Pranav: "The batting line-up of Delhi Daredevils reads: Most attacking batsman of Srilanka, followed by most attacking batman of India, followed by most attacking batsman of England, followed by most attacing batsman of NewZealand! Phew!"
length ball outside off, watchfully left alone
lofted towards long-on for a single
defends this short of length ball that is angling in
full and outside off, and another exhibition of the tremendous touch Sehwag is in, the timing and placement are exceptional as he drives it past sweeper cover, the lightning outfield helped as well
clipped to midwicket for one more
guided towards short fine for one more to give Sehwag the strike
'cathc it,' is the call as Sehwag mishits it towards mid-off, lands safe
drilled down the ground, there's no stopping Sehwag in this mood, he dances down and thumps it along the ground, its past the bowler at tremendous speed, long-on had no chance
off the pads towards short fine leg
Nagar gets going with a chop towards deep point, races through for one in the hope of pinching a second, the pressure tells on the fielder who misfield and lets it through for a boundary
|Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
|Toss||Rajasthan Royals, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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||1 May 2012 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Delhi Daredevils 2, Rajasthan Royals 0|