bowls it wide outside off and the game is over
|Shahbaz Nadeem||DC||48.45||1(4)||1||- 0.39||2/35||2.63||48.85|
There hasn't been a one-sided match as this one this year. It got over almost 10 overs ago. Rajasthan Royals continue to stick to the other two teams at the top of the table while Delhi Daredevils keep plummeting to depths unknown. The match, it seemed, was played on two surfaces - Royals scored over 200 with ease. Then Daredevils just couldn't get the innings going on this slow surface.
Thanks for your comments and feedback; they made the second half entertaining. Enjoy the two-day rest. We will be back soon. Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao ciao.
Steven Smith says, "It was outstanding. I didn't have to do anything, sit on the sidelines and just field. it was perfect. I thought the wicket would slow up a bit and the bowlers bowled beautifully. It was a clinical performance all round. We like to target our opposition, the better players you know, and it has worked fine.. we hope to continue in the business end."
Rahane is the Man of the Match. He says, "Really enjoyed batting here. After first six overs, the wicket got a bit slow. We didn't really talk about targets during time out. We just wanted to back ourselves and stay positive. We just want one guy to bat till the end, today it was my turn."
"I'd probably hold my hand and say that I got it wrong at the toss," says KP. "The pitch got a lot slower. It's not going according to the plan. We are not here to blame anybody. It's a young squad and we need to look to perform a lot better next year."
"It's definitely a great feeling when you get KP or Taylor or Gambhir out," says Rajat Bhatia. "I have never played for the country, but to get these big players out, is a great feeling. I thanks Royals for the opportunity. You know your role, that's why I am doing well."
paul: "Provided K P They keep u for next year !!"
Sandeep Sundar: "What's wrong with the Delhi Daredevils? They started this year's auction from the scratch! Put-together a brand new team! But nothing has changed their fortune or skills! "
Rij: "This was a good pitch for batting, until Bhatia came to bowl. His deliveries were too slow for the pitch, so it turned slower and slower to keep up with his deliveries. "
dk: "bhatia once bowled to sachin. now his son arjun is preparing to face the same ball."
Bhawesh: "Mathematically put, Speed of Light X Speed of Bhatia = 1"
yorker length, the batsman punches it to deep midwicket and calls for a second.. Tiwary loses his bat at the other end
a low full toss on the pads, Tiwary takes some bonus runs, hoicking it over deep midwicket
Prabhat: "Bhatia bowls so slow that Sanjay can actually do his work before the ball reaches the batsman and not get fired for being non productive!!!"
fires this wide down the leg side
Krithikou: "Guys, batsmen are still on the lookout for the ball Bhatia bowled in IPL 2009. It is yet to reach the other end."
slower delivery, swung across the line to deep square leg.. There was a mix-up, but Binny's wild throws allows them to complete the second easily
comes back over the wicket, the batsman steers it to third man for a single
he comes round the wicket and fires it on the blockhole, the batsman digs it out to long on
Albert Einstein: "The extremely slow speed of Rajat Bhatia's delivery can cause the time itself to slow down, causing time (along with my interest in his performance) to dilate"
meanwhile Tiwary gets to his half-century with a push to deep cover
rssampat: "Bhatia bowls so slowly, that he bowls in this game and the ball arrives in the next game!"
slower ball outside off, Tiwary drags this to deep backward square leg boundary
wants to drag this one from outside off to the leg side, misses it completely
Roy: "Bhatia is the only slow bowler whose full quota of 4 overs can hurt a team's over-rate"
bowls a yorker, the batsman digs it out to cover
length delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to deep cover for a single
he gets a low full toss and he smashes it straight to extra cover, Smith takes an easy one
SidModi: "Bhatia bowls so slow that replays are fast forwarded!"
looks to play the reverse paddle but gets an underedge past keeper for another boundary
offcutter, the batsman pulls it down to deep backward square leg, reaches Cooper on the bouncer
this is almost a yorker, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler
Abhinav Prakash: "Bhatia balls so slow that by the time his one ball reaches batsman another bowler can complete a over from other side. "
low full toss, driven down to wide long-on for a single
length ball, swung over to deep midwicket for a single
another boundary! Cutting slides at wide long-off but is not able to stop that one.. Oh well, Cutting is turning out to be quite a mixed bag
Prashant: "Bhatia is bowling sooo.. sloooww... zzz... er "
short slower delivery, Tiwary picks up a boundary with a neat little steer through first slip region
|Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad|
|Toss||Delhi Daredevils, elected to field 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||15 May 2014 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Rajasthan Royals 2, Delhi Daredevils 0|
Over 20 • DC 139/9Royals won by 62 runs
Pietersen survives a run-out...again
Batsmen set up big win for Royals
Holding back Duminy, Jadhav hurting Daredevils
|MK Tiwary||not out||61||44|
|KM Jadhav||run out||3||3|
|S Kaul||not out||2||2|
|Extras||(lb 3, w 6)|
|Total||139(9 wkts; 20 ovs)|