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IPL 2014: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR), Match 23 at New Delhi

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Sanju Samson scored 28-ball 34 in Rajasthan's chase. He also added crucial 51 runs with Karun Nair for the second wicket © PTI

Inspired by Karun Nair‘s 73 not out, Rajasthan Royals clinched an important victory against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Ferozeshah Kotla.  The Royals chased down the target of 153 with relative ease with nine balls to spare in the first match to be held in the national capital after the IPL returned to India from the United Arab Emirates leg.

After being put in to bat, the hosts got off to a good start with openers Quinton de Kock and Murali Vijay (13). But the latter soon fell and in came captain Kevin Pietersen (14), who had a lucky escape while batting at 2 not out as he was run out by wicketkeeper Sanju Samson. But the square leg umpire did not refer to the third umpire and ruled in favour of the batsman.

But the Royals were still able to contain the former England captain was he was caught at long on while trying to accelerate. South African de Kock (43) also got out couple of runs later when spinner Pravin Tambe held on to a brilliant catch off his own bowling.

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