result
32nd match (N), Delhi, May 2 2018, Indian Premier League
(17.1/17.1 ov)196/6
(12/12 ov, target 151)146/5
Daredevils won by 4 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
Rishabh Pant
Delhi Capitals
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• The Report by Varun Shetty

Belligerent top order gives Daredevils enough to edge out Royals

In their second rain-curtailed game against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils survived a brutal Jos Buttler attack to lift themselves off the bottom of the table

Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils196/6(17.1 overs)
Rajasthan Royals146/5(12 overs)
Jos Buttler67 (26)
D'Arcy Short44 (25)
end of over 1210 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 146/5CRR: 12.16 
Krishnappa Gowtham18 (6)
Jofra Archer0 (0)
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

Rahul Tripathi run out (†Pant/Boult) 9 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.5

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 1115 runs
RR: 136/4CRR: 12.36 RRR: 16.00 • Need 16 from 6b
Krishnappa Gowtham10 (2)
Rahul Tripathi8 (6)
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
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
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 1021 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 121/4CRR: 12.10 RRR: 15.50 • Need 31 from 12b
Rahul Tripathi3 (2)
Krishnappa Gowtham0 (0)
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

D'Arcy Short c Avesh Khan b Maxwell 44 (25b 2x4 4x6) SR: 176
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 98 runs • 2 wickets
RR: 100/3CRR: 11.11 RRR: 17.33 • Need 52 from 18b
D'Arcy Short26 (21)
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!

Ben Stokes c Shankar b Boult 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Best performances - batters
Rishabh Pant portrait
RR Pant
69 runs (29)
7 fours
5 sixes
Control58%
Productive shot
cover drive
18 runs
3 fours
1 six
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Jos Buttler portrait
JC Buttler
67 runs (26)
4 fours
7 sixes
Control58%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Jaydev Unadkat portrait
JD Unadkat
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4
M
0
R
46
W
3
ECO
11.5
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OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Trent Boult portrait
TA Boult
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3
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
8.66
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RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days02 May 2018 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Nandan
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Virender Sharma
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Sadashiv Iyer
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsDelhi Daredevils 2, Rajasthan Royals 0