Home > Innings report >

Ben Rohrer half-century lifts Delhi to competitive total against Rajasthan Royals

Ben Rohrer

Ben Rohrer registered his highest score in Twenty20 cricket on Tuesday © IANS (File photo)

By Devarchit Varma

Jaipur: May 7, 2013

Ben Rohrer cracked a 40-ball unbeaten 64 and Mahela Jayawardene scored 34 to push Delhi Daredevils to a competitive total of 154 for four against the Rajasthan Royals in the 52nd match of ongoing IPL 2013 tournament on Tuesday.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, the star-studded Daredevils’ batting line-up misfired against an inspired Rajasthan bowling attack, as barring Rohrer and Jayawardene, other batsmen found it hard to flourish on a green top wicket at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Rohrer struck his maiden IPL half-century from 38 balls with the help of eight boundaries, and it was largely due to his crucial 78-run stand for the fifth wicket alongwith Kedar Jadhav (23 not out) that pushed Delhi to a respectable total.

Rohrer reached 64 not ouf from 40 balls, hitting nine boundaries and a six, and thus registering his highest score in Twenty20 cricket. 

The Daredevils once again made a shaky start, losing wickets early on which put their middle-order under pressure. Virender Sehwag was cleaned up by James Faulkner in the second over, deceived on a slower ball, and in the next, CM Gautam played a lose shot to give a simple catch to Rajasthan wicketkeeper Sanju Samson off Shane Watson.

Delhi got a much-needed boost in the fifth over of the innings when Jayawardene and David Warner punished Rajasthan pacer Shaun Tait for being wayward, scoring 17 runs off his second over of the game.

Tait by no means had control over his line and length, as his opening over of the match was an expensive one as well, with 11 runs coming off it. The Aussie pacer sent down as many as nine deliveries for six legitimate ones.

In the sixth over, Stuart Binny was introduced by Rahul Dravid to cut down the run flow. Binny kept Warner and Jayawardene under pressure in his first over and in the second, he provided Rajasthan the key wicket of Warner, getting him caught by Sachin Baby at extra cover for 13.

Warner’s fall brought compatriot Rohrer at the crease, but it was in the 11th over of the game when he got going with two boundaries off senior Rajasthan spinner Pravin Tambe.

Once again, Delhi lost a wicket at a crucial junction. Rohrer and Jayawardene had settled in and just when they started opening up, the latter fell to Siddharth Trivedi on the last ball of the 12th over. After hitting the first six of the game off the Royals’ seamer, Jayawardene failed to keep it on the floor and ended up giving a simple catch to Dravid at extra cover.

Jayawardene fell after a fluent 31-ball 34, studded with four boundaries and a six.
 
Tait’s disastrous outing against the Daredevils continued when he returned to bowl his third over — 17th of the match — as Rohrer smashed him for two consecutive boundaries towards point region. The right-arm pacer leaked 12 runs in that over. 

The right-arm pacer finished up with the figure of 3-0-39-0.

Brief scores:

Delhi Daredevils 154 for 4 in 20 overs (Ben Rohrer 64*, Mahela Jayawardene 34; Stuart Binny 1 for 3, Shane Watson 1 for 21) vs Rajasthan Royals.

Full Scorecard
 

Photo Gallery

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014 (18:30 IST)   at St George's, Grenada

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

More

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014  at London

England won by an innings and 244 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Morgan talks upcoming ODI series and World Cup

India tour of England 2014: Blaming WAGs for India’s poor run is childish

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

India tour of England 2014: Visitor’s recent record in overseas ODIs a cause for concern

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

India vs England 2014: Ideal opportunity for Sanju Samson and other youngsters to shine

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe

Jonathan Trott takes up ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

James Anderson takes Ice Bucket Challenge; nominates Nasser Hussain, Mike Atherton and Ian Ward

Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel to return to squad for Tri-series

Matt Prior targets England comeback during next year’s tour to West Indies

India vs England 2014: India bowled out for 230 despite Virat Kohli’s fifty against Middlesex in tour game

India tour of England 2014: Blaming WAGs for India’s poor run is childish

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

India tour of England 2014: Visitor’s recent record in overseas ODIs a cause for concern

India tour of England 2014: Duncan Fletcher’s see-saw coaching career could be at its end

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

James Anderson takes Ice Bucket Challenge; nominates Nasser Hussain, Mike Atherton and Ian Ward

Samsung Galaxy S5 takes the Ice Bucket Challenge; dares Apple, Nokia and HTC!

Manchester United sponsors Apollo Tyres build training pitch from recycled rubber at Old Trafford

Badaun rape: Akhilesh Yadav attacks BJP for raking issue

After Apple, Xiaomi too orders Sapphire displays for upcoming smartphone: Report

Toilet construction: Nitin Gadkari asks MPs to allocate MPLADS funds

5 diseases that may give you no warning signs

Mowgli played by US-born Indian Rohan Chand in ‘Jungle Book: Origins’

Jonathan Trott takes up ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Kapil Sharma to shoot for Abbas-Mustan’s film in November!

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here