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Rajasthan vs Delhi - 6th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Date: 11 April 2018

Delhi 60/4 (6 Ovs) RR: 10.00 | Rajasthan won by 10 runs (DLS method)


We started yesterday evening and finally the wait was answered with a win for RAJ, today. Worth its weight in gold, this win, against DEL. Safe to say their bunnies. The fortunes changed sides before the rains came down. But then the big break ensured DEL were up against it. A chase of 71 needed some bravado but it never came despite a batting line up consisting of - Maxwell, Munro, Morris and Pant. The bowlers led by Ben Laughlin used the cutters and slower balls to derail the chase. So, RAJ have opened their account, DEL's wait will continue but ours is over. We will whisk off. This is Kumar Abhisekh Das signing off in the company of Pratyush Sinha, Sriram, Hari Prasad, Rishi Roy and Naga!

Sanju Samson, Man of the Match: "Feels really amazing. We wanted a win badly at our home ground and it feels good to get our first win of the season. I think it's about the preparation, we had about 4 camps before the T20 League and an excellent support staff who give us lot of freedom. This is one of the best grounds in India. Credit to the groundstaff for all the work (during the rain delay)."

Ajinkya Rahane, RAJ captain: "Good way to start at home. We were thinking that 71 will be little difficult in 6 overs. But we focused on things we could control. Our bowlers did a fantastic job. When we were batting we thought 165-170 would have been a good score. First over from Gowtham was very crucial. T20 is all about starting from zero, whether we win or lose. We will enjoy this win and move forward."

Gautam Gambhir, DEL captain: "We were very much in the game. It was a beautiful wicket to bat on, then 150-odd for 5 in 18 overs, we thought we could contain them to 170 and it was chaseable, especially with dew coming in later on. We were very much happy with the first innings. But then in 6 overs, 71 was tough. We had to go from ball one. Obviously with these sort of games, things could go either way. Just 2 overs of Powerplay, it's very difficult. If it was a 20-over game, it would've been much easier to chase."

Deepu, the night-owl, is quick as ever with the numbers:
This was the 17th T20 League match decided by D/L method.
- Batting first won: 4 (23.53%)
- Batting second won: 13 (76.47%)

12:50am local, Day 2 ... : Huge smiles in the RAJ camp. Gautam hides his face in his palms. But DEL had their moments before the rains came in, before contriving to help Rajasthan complete a much-needed win. Their comeback to Sawai Mansingh stadium is a happy one. Rahane, Samson and Buttler played their parts and had taken Rajasthan to 153 for 5 in 17.5 overs. Then there was huge rain break. The action did resume and the equation was 71 off 6 overs for DEL. Munro got run-out off the first ball and Maxwell never arrived. Pant struggled to get the big shots away and Morris was left with too much to do in the end. DEL stay on blob and RAJ open their account. Stay tuned for the presentations.

Laughlin to Chris Morris, SIX, A six to finish. Does not matter. 9th successive win for RAJ in Jaipur and 7th successive win against DEL. The rains might have done them a favour. That was full and the batsman clobbered it down the ground by holding his shape nicely to send it over long-on. RAJ win this 10 runs
Laughlin to Chris Morris, FOUR, throws his hands at it and slices it flat-footed over covers. It's all but over....

Shreyas Iyer, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Laughlin to Vijay Shankar, out Caught by Stokes!! Another skier, another good take. The fielder at long-on came in running in and took it. The length ball was another swirler. The ball sliced up from the outer half of the blade and the fielder did the rest. Vijay Shankar c Stokes b Laughlin 3(3)

Laughlin to Vijay Shankar, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Laughlin to Vijay Shankar, 2 runs, full ball, lifts the ball over the in-field as he went inside out. The man at long-off cuts the ball off and they amble back for a brace. 21 off 3 balls..ummm
Laughlin to Chris Morris, leg byes, 1 run, shatters into the temple! Only if there was no helmet. That was banged in short and the ball climbed up to tickle the helmet. The batsman did not pick it. Gets a single
Laughlin to Vijay Shankar, 1 run, slogs the sliding in delivery on to the on-side. That was a length ball just outside off and the batsman just slugged it away. Only a single

Vijay Shankar, right handed bat, comes to the crease

25 off the last over.

Deepu and his stats on fire: 25 to win. Rohit needed 21 and made 26 in the 2009 edition.

Unadkat to Pant, out Caught by Gowtham!! The fielder takes a good one behind square on the leg-side. It's a full ball and the batsman never got really under it. Got more altitude than distance -- as Pant has today on more than one occasion -- and Gowtham charged in from the deep to take it. Good catch actually, flinging his body in front and plucking it above the ground. More importantly it is a dot ball. That might well have been another delivery where Unadkat ran his fingers on the ball. Pant c Gowtham b Unadkat 20(14) [4s-3]

Unadkat to Pant, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Unadkat to Pant, no run, looks to play the reverse paddle and misses. The bowler gazed the plan and cramped the batsman for room. 25 needed now Gambhir is distraught. Gets his head down
Unadkat to Pant, FOUR, length slower delivery and the batsman pulls the ball away. Did not time it but gave it some good air miles. Once it landed, there was no one and it went into the fence
Unadkat to Chris Morris, 1 run, full and wide, the batsman throws his bat at it and slices the ball away to deepish point. The bowler bowling to his field and executing the delivery well. 29 needed
Unadkat to Chris Morris, FOUR, full, little wide, the batsman opens the face of the blade and beats the man at deepish point. Much needed four but they need more. Good, intelligent batting from Chris Morris. 30 off 10 balls
Unadkat to Pant, 1 run, the slower delivery is almost every second delivery in this innings. This time decks in and the batsman trying to slog it away, closes the face of the bat a bit too early to sky it up. That fell well short of the man at deep mid-wicket

Last 2 overs..35 needed..

Laughlin to Chris Morris, 2 runs, again too full, sliced away past point for a couple. The batsman used the pace of the bowler as Laughlin tried to go full and quick
Laughlin to Chris Morris, no run, another swirler from Laughlin. He is using his slower balls really well. The batsman trying to go for the big booming hit, misses. 37 needed now

Chris Morris, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Laughlin to Maxwell, out Caught by Buttler!! Looks to swing hard and is gone. He was never in today. The bowler cut his fingers over the ball and that tricked the batsman, who was early into his stroke. A thick edge and the keeper did the rest. Maxwell was again trying to drag it away into the on-side and lost shape completely trying to strike it hard. DEL looking down the barrell. Maxwell c Buttler b Laughlin 17(12) [4s-2 6s-1]

Laughlin to Maxwell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Laughlin to Pant, 1 run, too full and has been dragged away for a single
Laughlin to Pant, 2 runs, Pant survives. No one called and three men converging around the deepish mid-on area results in Tripathi, who got closest to the ball, dropping it. Rahane, Gowtham and and Tripathi, from long-on, ran in to take that but no one caught it after the batsman skied it higher. That was an off-pace length ball which took the outer slice of the bat
Laughlin to Pant, 2 runs, clubbed down the ground and Gowtham at long-off put in the slide to stop it. That was a low full toss outside off and the batsman powered it down the ground

Ben Laughlin, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Here's Deepu, still firing in midnight stats:
Most balls bowled in T20 League without a no-ball:
1269 Axar Patel; 1194 Shane Warne; 1129 Yusuf Pathan; 1034 Karn Sharma; 1004 Jaydev Unadkat*

Unadkat to Maxwell, FOUR, that is sworded away! Full and wide, throws his bat at the leather whilst losing his balance and smears the ball over point for a four. That will do for DEL. 14 of the over and that is exactly what they need in each of the rest three overs
Unadkat to Maxwell, SIX, finally, oh, finally, the wait is over. Here is the BIG SHOW!! The ball was in the zone and the batsman stayed his crease to use the long handle. The batsman again dragged the ball away and this time well over long-on
Unadkat to Maxwell, FOUR, lucky, Maxwell ain't complaining. The batsman goes for the big wild swing. The ball trims the outer half of the bat and flies over the man at short third man for a four
Unadkat to Maxwell, no run, full, in the blockhole and well outside off. The batsman fails to wood it. Three dot balls. It was supposed to be easy for DEL
Unadkat to Maxwell, no run, scrambled seam and angling away, the batsman looks to go across the line and misses. Maxwell is short on practice and that is showing
Unadkat to Maxwell, no run, angled across slower delivery and the batsman misses it. The equation is 56 off 23 balls. The batsman wanted to drag it away on to the on-side and missed it by a long way

Jaydev Unadkat, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Embarrassing Stats Corner:
Diamond ducks for DEL batsman in T20 League:
- A Agarkar v KOL, Delhi, 2011
- M Morkel v KOL, Delhi, 2012
- C Munro v RAJ, Jaipur, 2018 *

D Kulkarni to Maxwell, 1 run, full delivery, backs away and thwacks the drive off the toe-end of the bat. The man at mid-off slides and tackles it. Only a single
D Kulkarni to Maxwell, no run, slower short ball does the batsman in again. The batsman was through the pull too early and misses it. The ball was well over the sticks
D Kulkarni to Pant, 1 run, slower short delivery and the batsman trying to pull it away, gets it off the toe-end of the blade. The keeper puts in the dive and half-stops it
D Kulkarni to Pant, no run, length ball and has been spanked on the up. The man at mid-off picks the ball up. That was a full blooded drive but the batsman fails to get it in the gap
D Kulkarni to Pant, wide, too full, too wide, wided. Bad ball
D Kulkarni to Maxwell, 1 run, follows the batsman with a very full ball and the batsman backing away gets hit on the pad. They again race through for a single. There was an inside edge
D Kulkarni to Pant, leg byes, 1 run, looks to hoick the ball away into the on-side but is too early into it. The ball is slower in nature and bounces up a tad bit extra to him on the torso. They get a single

Dhawal Kulkarni, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Gowtham to Pant, 1 run, no freedom to get under it and has been jammed away to the man at long-on. Good over for RAJ!
Gowtham to Pant, FOUR, kneels down and punishes it away. Gets it past the man at short fine leg and the ball races away between square leg and short fine leg for a four. Very well done. He preempted the angle and got it away
Gowtham to Pant, no run, inside edge on the run down the track. Pant wanted a single and Maxwell sends him back. This time well in time

Run out first ball of an inngs in T20 League:
A Gilchrist v BLR, Bengaluru, 2011
C Munro v RAJ, Jaipur, 2018

Gowtham to Pant, FOUR, spanked! Murdered! Four.. That was a little shimmy and a powerful blade smacking it down the ground
Gowtham to Maxwell, 1 run, too full, yorked away on the on-side for a single

Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Gowtham to Maxwell, out Munro Run Out!! The shortish ball skidded on and the batsman trying to pull, gets hit on the pads for the ball to roll away into the on-side. Munro wanted a steal but was sent back. The keeper ran to his left, picked it up and threw it to the bowler, who whipped off the bails. Dreadful start for Delhi. Munro run out (Buttler/Gowtham) 0(0)

Gowtham to Maxwell, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Munro is gone. He has to depart. The umpire went upstairs. Only a formality. Disaster strikes DEL.

Maxwell and Munro are at the crease. Maxwell is on strike. Gowtham will open the attack