Home > Match report >

Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane guide Rajasthan Royals to crushing win over Delhi Daredevils

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid cracked seven boundaries to score 53 © IANS

By Devarchit Varma

Jaipur: May 7, 2013

Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane slammed half-centuries to power Rajasthan Royals to a crushing nine-wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils in the 52nd match of IPL 2013 tournament on Tuesday. With this win, Rajasthan moved to the second spot in IPL points table.

Chasing a target of 155, Rajasthan cruised to a comprehensive win with more than two overs to spare.

Dravid (53) amd Rahane (63 not out) added 108 runs for the first wicket, while Shane Watson got a quick 14-ball 28 not out towards the end to power Royals to a big win.

In their chase of 155, Rajasthan openers Dravid and Rahane started off on a cautious note initially and then opened up to score runs on both sides of the wicket. Dravid flicked Siddharth Kaul in the air towards the deep midwicket area in the third over for a boundary, and got the same result when he got a leading edge flying over the fielders on the on-side.

Dravid got into the groove with a classic stroke off Morne Morkel once again towards the deep midwicket region on the last ball of the fifth over, and slapped a slow delivery by Ajit Agarkar straight over umpire Aleem Dar’s head after deflecting from bowler’s hand, in the next as Rajasthan raced to 49/0 after six overs.

Agarkar’s first over got 13 runs for the home side.

Rahane, on the other hand, got a lifeline in the fifth over off Morkel when Pawan Negi dropped a difficult chance, and was lucky on one more instance off Morkel when he got an inside edge missing the stumps and racing away to the boundary, on the first ball of the eighth over.

Dravid and Rahane gave no opportunity to the Delhi bowlers, and easily nudged the ball along the park to keep adding runs for the Royals and picked boundaries every now and then.

Delhi captain Mahela Jayawardene introduced Ben Rohrer in the 12th over with hope to cut down the scoring rate, but Dravid lifted him over the cover region for a boundary and Rahane flicked the last ball for a boundary towards fine-leg area to collect 12 from the over.

The Royals crossed the 100-run mark in the 13th over of the game off Morkel, with skipper Dravid also completing his well-made half-century. The lanky South African didn’t trouble the Rajasthan openers much, with the odd ball rising high and beating the edge. Dravid, on one such instance, was beaten by the pace and bounce as the ball hit the shoulder of the bat and landed safely, with Dravid taking a single to reach his fifty.

It was in the 14th over when the Daredevils made the first breakthrough, with Dravid falling to Kaul after a fluent 53 off 48 balls, caught by Agarkar at long-on. The Rajasthan captain cracked seven boundaries during his stay at the crease.

Rahane completed his half-century with a single off Umesh Yadav in the 15th over, and Shane Watson, who walked in after Dravid’s fall, clobbered 12 runs from the remaining five balls to mark a confident start.
 
Watson, who is in a rich form, clobbered three boundaries and a six to race to 28 not out from 14 balls. 

Rahane remained unbeaten on 63 from 45 balls, studded with five boundaries and a six.

Read first innings report here.

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) lost to Rajasthan Royals 155 for 1 in 17.5 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 63*, Rahul Dravid 53; Siddharth Kaul 1 for 23) by 9 wickets.

Man of the Match: Ajinkya Rahane

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Leeds

More

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Nottingham

India won by 6 wkts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Basseterre, St Kitts

No result

Photos

Aaron Finch's record 156 vs England in T20I

Videos

Alastair Cook looks ahead to 3rd ODI at Nottingham

Ambati Rayudu has to make every opportunity count if he is to play in ICC World Cup 2015

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Highlights

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 3rd ODI at Dambulla: Highlights

MS Dhoni records most stumpings in international cricket during India-England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge

Give Virat Kohli a break, India

Australia 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 South Africa Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014

Virat Kohli-Ben Stokes involved in verbal spat during India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge

Former cricket coach Sumit Bose passes away

India trounce England by six wickets in 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge; take unassailable 2-0 series lead

India vs England 2014, 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Suresh Raina dismissed for 42

India vs England 2014, 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Ambati Rayudu gets 3rd ODI half-century

Ambati Rayudu has to make every opportunity count if he is to play in ICC World Cup 2015

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Highlights

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 3rd ODI at Dambulla: Highlights

MS Dhoni records most stumpings in international cricket during India-England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge

Give Virat Kohli a break, India

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

667 Posts | 6 Fans

10 Most Unbeatable Records in Cricket

Deepika Padukone wishes Ranbir Kapoor and his football club Mumbai City FC good luck!

NGOs pursue education for all

Virat Kohli-Ben Stokes involved in verbal spat during India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge

Ambati Rayudu has to make every opportunity count if he is to play in ICC World Cup 2015

International programme in Animal Husbandry

This is the only Apple iPhone 6 leak video you should watch ahead of September 9 launch

HTC to finally unveil two wearables, Desire 820 with 64-bit processor at IFA on September 4

Beware! sugary drinks may increase risk of cancer and heart disease

World of sport chang the in India: Amitabh Bachchan

Ebola infected monkeys said to be recovering with ZMapp

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here