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Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2014 match 23: Karun Nair leads Rajasthan’s charge

Delhi Daredevils are desperate to make a breakthrough  © IANS
Delhi Daredevils are desperate to make a breakthrough © IANS

May 3, 2014

Karun Nair is leading Rajasthan Royals charge towards win in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match No 23 against the Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Saturday. Rajasthan reached 111 for two in 14 overs, and need another 42 runs to win from 36 balls with eight wickets in hand.

Karun Nair was batting on 46 off 35 balls, studded with five boundaries and a six. Accompanying him was Rajat Bhatia, batting on 15 not out off 10 balls with the help of one six.

Rajasthan Royals lost the key wicket of Sanju Samson as they reached 76 for two after 11 overs. At the crease were Rajat Bhatia and Karun Nair, batting on none and 28 not out respectively. Rajasthan now need 77 runs to win from the remaining nine overs with eight wickets in hand. Click here to follow the live blog of the Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2014.

Rajasthan Royals have recovered well in their run-chase of 153  In nine overs, Rajasthan are 60 for one and Sanju Samson and Karun Nair are batting in the centre. Rahul Sharma came on to bowl the seventh over. Karun Nair cut him very well through the gap between point and third-man and the ball raced away for a four. Nair also then lofted Rahul Sharma in the ninth over for four over cover. Click here to follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2014 match. 

Earlier, Shane Watson won the toss and elected to bat. Delhi made one change as Rahul Sharma came into the side in place of Laxmi Ratan Shukla. On the other hand, Dhawal Kulkarni replaced Iqbal Abdulla for Rajasthan. Delhi then scored 152 for five in their twenty overs with Quinton de Kock, Kedar Jadhav and JP Duminy doing the major work.

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