(Rajasthan Royals (SRH) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD) in Match 41 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. Catch Live Cricket Scores and Live Updates of the Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils match below)
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Kulkarni to bowl the final over in the innings. The first two deliveries result in two singles. Then Tiwary pulls a back of a length delivery towards deep mid-wicket and gets two runs. Kulkarni bowls a low full-toss from round the wicket and Tiwary slams the ball for a six over deep mid-wicket. Tiwary then gets two runs towards deep mid-wicket again. The last delivery is a dot ball. Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 62 runs.
Cooper bowls a low full-toss and Shukla hits the ball to Steven Smith at extra-cover. Siddharth Kaul is the last batsman in. Tiwary pulls a short delivery towards deep mid-wicket for a four. He then pushes one towards extra-cover for a single. That brings up his half-century.
OUT! R Shukla 14(12)
Binny comes in. Shukla hits a four towards wide long-off. The last delivery is reverse-swept for a four by Tiwary. The ball went below the wicketkeeper.
Cooper to bowl. Tiwary hits one straight back and Cooper cannot catch it. Shukla then hits a four down the ground.
Kulkarni has been brought back into the attack. He concedes only six runs in the over. Delhi now need 103 runs in 24 deliveries. Obviously this is as good as over for Delhi. The second Strategic Time-Out has been taken in the innings.
Stuart Binny comes into the attack. Tahir moves across to the off side and tries to flick the ball behind. But he misses and gets bowled. Next batsman Rahul Shukla gets of the mark with a single towards deep square-leg.
OUT! I Tahir 4(6)
Cutting continues. He bowls a length delivery on middle-stump. It comes in after pitching and Nadeem plays the wrong line and gets bowled. Imran Tahir is the next batsman in. He drills one through wide long-off for a four.
OUT! S Nadeem 1(4)
Bhatia is bowling cutters now. One pitches outside off-stump and turns away from the right-handed Nadeem. Tiwary then slogs one over deep mid-wicket.
Cutting comes back into the attack. Tiwary lofts one over mid-wicket for a four. Tiwary then guides a short delivery past the wicketkeeper for a four towards third-man. Tiwary then dabs one towards the off side. Jadhav sets off for a single, but is sent back by Tiwary. Cutting collects the ball and gets a direct-hit. Jadhav has to walk back to the dug-out.
Tambe to bowl. He bowls a good over as he only gives away five runs from it.
Bhatia continues. Tiwary hits one in the air towards long-off. Cutting dives forward and claims a catch half-heartedly. Replays show that he dropped the ball and grassed it. Don’t know how he could be unsure with that. Ross Taylor then hits one back and Bhatia takes a brilliant right-handed catch.
OUT! R Taylor 4(5)
Tambe continues. He bowls a wide down the leg side first up. That brings up the 50 for Delhi Daredevils. The next five deliveries result in five singles. Then he bowls one down the leg side for another wide. The last delivery is hit towards deep mid-wicket by Tiwary for a single. The first Strategic Time-Out has been taken.
Unpopular opinion: I think batsmen have played Pravin Tambe remarkably poorly this IPL, especially when compared to Chahal.
Rajat Bhatia to bowl. Pietersen moves slightly to the leg side and tries to hit over extra-cover. He inside-edges a length delivery onto the stumps. Ross Taylor is the next batsman in.
OUT! K Pietersen 13(18)
Pravin Tambe has been brought into the attack. JP Duminy pulls a length dleivery over wide long-on for a six. Duminy then edges one to Karun Nair at backward-point.
OUT! JP Duminy 8(8)
Kevon Cooper comes into the attack. He bowls a good over as he only gives away four runs from it.
Kulkarni to bowl. He bowls a loose long-hop and Karthik plays the pull. He does not get enough connection and Cutting takes the catch at long-leg. Karthik should be kicking himself to get out to such a poor delivery.
OUT! D Karthik 3(8)
Cutting comes in. He only gives away four singles in the over.
Umpiring standards this IPL have been dismal. KP benefits from a lapse. Can he exploit this to transform his own and Delhi’s reputation?
James Faulkner comes into the attack. Agarwal mishits one straight to Steven Smith at mid-off. Pietersen then hits one off the back-foot to Smith and is surprisingly misfields. Dinesh Karthik hits one towards point and goes for a single. The throw comes in and hits the stumps at the batsman’s end. Pietersen seems safe, but replays show that his bat got stuck in the ground and his foot was in the air. Pietersen should have been out. He then hits one over wide mid-off for a four.
OUT! M Agarwal 17(10)
Cutting will bowl the second over. Agarwal hits a four towards fine-leg. He then guides a wide delivery behind point for back-to-back fours.
Kevin Pietersen and Mayank Agarwal will begin the run-chase for Delhi Daredevils. Dhawal Kulkarni will bowl the first over. Pietersen gets of the mark with a single towards deep mid-wicket. Agarwal then punches a back of a length delivery over extra-cover for a four to get of the mark. Agawral then hooks a short delivery and Ben Cutting drops a relatively easy catch at fine-leg.
If RR had to play a non-playing captain today, Dravid was a much better choice than Smith #PepsiIPL
Shukla will bowl the final over of the innings.Shukla bowls a waist-high full-toss and the ball is called a no-ball. Faulkner hammers a length delivery over deep mid-wicket for a six. Faulkner then smashes a full delivery down the ground for consecutive sixes. That brings up the 200 for Rajasthan. Faulkner edges the last ball back to the bowler. Shukla collects the ball and runs Cutting out as he had set off for a single. Rajasthan Royals post 201 for six.
OUT! B Cutting 8(6)
Tiwary to bowl. Cutting rocks back onto his back-foot and pulls a short delivery high over deep mid-wicket. The ball goes over the roof of the stadium. The six distance was 101 metres. Faulkner then reaches out and slog-sweeps one over deep mid- wicket for a six.
Tahir to bowl his final over. Binny comes down the track and heaves wildly. He misses and Dinesh Karthik stumps him for a duck. Samson then flat-bats a wide delivery in the air down the ground. Kedar Jadhav runs in from long-on and takes a diving catch.
OUT! S Binny 0(2),S Samson 40(25)
Nadeem to bowl his final over. Rahane slams a full-toss over deep mid-wicket for a six. Rahane then walks donw the track and misses with an expansive drive and gets bowled. Stuart Binny comes into bat.
OUT! A Rahane 64(50)
Is Imran Tahir a replacement for Coulter Nile? They also have Rahul Sharma in the team, right?
Shukla has been brought back into the attack. Rahane top-edges a wide delivery towards third-man for a single. Samson then flicks a straight delivery towards fine-leg for a four. Rahane then hits one towards fine-leg for a four. That is his half-century. Rahane then hits another four towards deep mid-wicket.
Kaul comes back into the attack. Samson drives one over long-off for a six. Samson then cuts a back of a length delivery towards deep cover for two runs. Kaul bowls a bouncer and Samson flat-bats the ball down the ground for a six. The batsmen then exchange singles off the last two deliveries in the over.
Tahir to bowl. The first five deliveries result in five singles. Samson then cuts the last delivery towards deep cover-point for a four.
Duminy continues. The first four deliveries result in four singles. Duminy then bowls a wide on the off side from round the wicket. Samson then hits one in the air towards long-off for a single. Rahane then hits one towards extra-cover for a single. The second Strategic Time-Out has been taken in the innings.
Manoj Tiwary comes into the attack. Samson dances down the track and lofts one down the ground for a six. That brings up Rajasthan Royals’ 100. Rahane then hits one through wide long-off for a four.
Now that the idea of a pitch-hitter has worked, I hope that RR get their remaining batting order right. Smith must come in next.
Duminy comes back into the attack. The first delivery is from round the wicket and well wide on the off side. Cooper then drives a straight delivery in the air down the ground for a six. Cooper then reaches out and mishits a wide delivery in the air on the off side. Shukla takes the catch at deep extra-cover. Sanju Samson is the next batsman in. He gets of the mark with a single down the ground.
OUT! K Cooper 32(16)
Nadeem bowling in tandem with Tahir. Cooper moves to the leg side and drills a full delivery towards long-on for a single. Cooper then moves to the leg side and drills a full delivery towards long-off for another single. Rahane then cuts a wide delivery through cover for a four.
Tahir comes in. Cooper gets a big outside-edge and the ball races away for a four through third-man. Cooper then hits one over Tahir and the long-off fielder, Kaul, misfields and the ball goes for a four.
Nadeem bowls one straight and Rahane pushes the ball towards mid-wicket for a single. Cooper then drives one over long-off for a six.
Imran Tahir has been brought into the attack. He bowls a googly and it clips the pads of Cooper and races away towards fine-leg for three runs.
Shahbaz Nadeem comes into the attack. He pitches one around middle and off-stump from round the wicket. The ball goes straight and Nair plays for the spin and misses. The ball hits the pads and the players appeal. The umpire raises his finger quickly. The first Strategic Time-Out was taken after the fall of the wicket. Kevon Cooper is the next batsman in. Cooper hammers one over long-off for a six.
OUT! K Nair 19(14)
Kaul comes in. The first delivery is lofted over mid-off for two runs. The second delivery is driven for a six over deep extra-cover. Nair then lofts a full delivery over extra-cover for a four.
Shukla continues. Karun cuts a short and wide delivery towards deep backward-point. Rahane then pushes at a wide delivery on a good length. He edges it in-between the wicketkeeper and third-slip for a four.
Siddharth Kaul comes into the attack. He bowls four dot deliveries in-a-row. Nair then drives a full and wide delivery behind point for a single. Rahane leaves the last delivery of the over.
Rahul Shukla shares the new ball with Duminy. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. The first delivery is down the leg side and goes for four leg-byes towards fine-leg. The second delivery is straight and Rahane flicks it in the air towards mid-wicket and gets another four. Rahane then drives the last delivery through wide mid-off for a four.
Ajinkya Rahane and Karun Nair open the batting for Rajasthan Royals. JP Duminy will begin proceedings. Rahane cuts a wide delivery behind point for a four. Those are the first runs in the innings. Nair also gets of the mark in the over.
Toss: Delhi Daredevils elect to bowl against Rajasthan Royals. Kevin Pietersen leads Delhi while Steven Smith will captain Rajasthan. Shane Watson sits out with a slight niggle. Manoj Tiwary, Ross Taylor and Shahbaz Nadeem come into the Delhi team. Sanju Samson, Dhawal Kulkarni and Ben Cutting are the replacements for Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson (wk), Stuart Binny, Steven Smith (C), James Faulkner, Rajat Bhatia, Kevon Cooper, Ben Cutting, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe.
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of match No 41 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014, where Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Ahmedabad. I am Shrikant Shankar and I will bring you live updates of the game. Rajasthan will be looking to get back to winning ways after defeat in their previous match against Chennai Super Kings. Rajasthan sit in third position in the IPL 7 Points Table. Delhi have been on a miserable run ever since the India-leg of the IPL started. They are in last place in the standings.
IPL 7’s whipping boys so far, Delhi Daredevils will find themselves against yet another inspired and motivated outfit waiting to pounce and take full points off them. With Chennai and Kings XI Punjab leaving the rest far behind in the quest for the battle for the top spot, Rajasthan must continue to build on the momentum that they have created so far.