Delhi vs Rajasthan
Rajasthan win by 7 wickets
Rajasthan post a massive win against Delhi, winning by 7 wickets. Their bowlers bowled well in the first innings and then Nair and Samson controlled the batting and took them to a 7-wicket win.
Over 18.3 - RR 156/3 (Nair 73, Watson 16)
Four, Unadkat bowls a slower ball and Nair hits it over cover for four. Scores are level, Rajasthan need 1 to win. Four, Nair finishes it in style, hits a boundary through sweeper cover for four.
Over 18 - RR 148/3 (Nair 65, Watson 16)
Parnell comes back into the attack, after a few sight screen issues, Watson takes a single from the first ball. Nair hits a boundary, he has played that shot well today, just angles his bat and lets the ball run away to the third man fence. Nair takes a single to bring Watson on strike, Royals need 11 runs to win. A chance of a run out, the TV umpire is called into action. Watson puts in the dive, and he is safe. Six, a couple of dots and then Watson hits the last ball over deep midwicket for a six. 12 from the over.
Over 17 - RR 136/3 (Nair 60, Watson 9)
Unadkat runs in to bowl his third over. Nair clips the first ball through midwicket for a couple of runs and gets his 50, good innings from him at the top. Nair brings Watson on strike with a single to long-off. Another single, Nair hits the next ball over long-on for a six. A couple of runs to end the over, 12 runs from it. Rajasthan need 17 from 18 balls with 7 wickets in hand.
Over 16 - RR 124/3 (Nair 49, Watson 8)
Watson comes out to bat. Nair takes a single to bring Watson on strike. Nadeem into his last over. Watson cuts the first ball behind point for a couple of runs, good shot from the back foot. Six, Watson wants to end this early, he comes down the track and hits it over long-on for a six. Three dots to end the over, 9 from it, Royals need 29 from 24.
Over 15 - RR 115/3 (Nair 48)
After the time out, Shami comes into the attack. Three singles from the first three balls. Nair awkwardly pulls it through midwicket for another single. WICKET! Bhatia is out, Shami picks up a wicket and the Royals need 38 from 30 balls.
Over 14 - RR 111/2 (Nair 46, Bhatia 15)
Parnell starts the over with a short ball that goes over the batsman's head, umpire calls it a wide. Bhatia pulls the ball to square leg for a single. A couple of singles and Nair hits a boundary from the fifth ball, late cuts it to third man for four. A couple of runs to end the over, 10 runs from the over. Rajasthan need 42 from 36 balls.
Over 13 - RR 101/2 (Nair 39, Bhatia 13)
Bhatia drives the ball to long on for a couple of runs, Rahul Sharma starts his third over. Six, Bhatia targets long-on again and clears him easily, Bhatia gets his first boundary. Driven through long-on for a couple more runs, 10 runs from the over so far. A single and Nair hits the last ball through point for four, good cut shot to end an expensive over. 15 runs from it.
Over 12 - RR 86/2 (Nair 35, Bhatia 2)
Unadkat comes into the attack, Nair takes a single and then Bhatia gets off the mark with a single from the first ball. Another single brings Nair on strike, he backs away and sends the last ball of the over in the air through extra cover for a six. Good end to the over, 10 runs from it.
Over 11 - RR 76/2 (Nair 27, Bhatia 0)
Rajat Bhatia is the new man in, a gamble from Watson. A couple of dots to start Shami's third over and Nair tries to hit the ball on the leg side, only to toe end it for a couple of runs. Five runs from the over, the asking rate is now 8.55 per over.
Over 10 - RR 71/2 (Nair 22)
Nadeem starts his third over, Nair takes a single to bring Samson on strike. Four, Samson hits a four through extra cover, good shot through the off side. Six, Samson then hits it straight down the ground for a six. 10 runs in two balls. WICKET! Nadeem strikes, Samson comes down the track to connect the last ball of the over, he misses and Dinesh Karthik does the rest.
Over 9 - RR 60/1 (Nair 21, Samson 24)
Samson stays on the leg side of the ball, and slaps it through to the sweeper for a couple of runs. Rahul is into his second over. Four, Nair launches this ball over extra cover for four, a single to end the over. 8 runs from the over, the asking rate is now 8.45 per over.
Over 8 - RR 52/1 (Nair 16, Samson 21)
Nadeem is back into the attack. Samson picks the arm ball and hits it through the square for a couple of runs. Three more singles from the over, five runs from the over.
Over 7 - RR 47/1 (Nair 15, Samson 17)
Rahul Sharma comes into the attack. Samson hits the first ball through the keeper for a couple of runs. A single and Nair late cuts it to third man for four runs, good shot against the spin. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 6 - RR 38/1 (Nair 10, Samson 13)
Unadkat starts his second over. A couple of dots to start the over, Samson looks to get a run but is unable to. Six, it was full and on middle stump, Samson hits it straight and out of the ground for a six. A single to end the over.
Over 5 - RR 31/1 (Nair 10, Samson 6)
Shami comes back into the attack to bowl his second over. Nair flicks it to third man for a single. Samson takes another single to bring Nair back on strike. Nair chops it behind point for a quick single. Four singles from the over.
Over 4 - RR 27/1 (Nair 8, Samson 4)
Unadkat comes into the attack replacing Shami. A couple of dots and then Unadkat bowls a wide. Good bowling from Unadkat, he pitches it in line and slants it across the right hander. Nair pushes it to square leg for a single. Four, Samson gets off the mark with a boundary from the last ball. Six runs from the over.
Over 3 - RR 21/1 (Nair 7, Samson 0)
Parnell comes into the attack and a leg bye to start the over. Nair guides it to third man for a single. Four, Rahane puts it away easily for another boundary, he flicked it through the deep fine leg boundary. WICKET! Parnell strikes and Delhi get their first wicket. Rahane drives it through the covers from the front foot and Vijay dives, plucks out a low catch and celebrates. Samson walks out to bat.
Over 2 - RR 14/0 (Nair 6, Rahane 8)
Shami comes into the attack, a bit of shape away from Rahane, but he manages to hit it through the covers for four. A single and then Nair clips Shami through midwicket for four, smart shot from him. 9 runs from the over.
Over 1 - RR 5/0 (Nair 2, Rahane 3)
Karun Nair walks out with Rahane to open the innings for Rajasthan. A slip comes in for Nadeem as he starts the first over. Four singles from the first four balls, and a single to end the over.
- 3rd May 2014
- Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
- S Ravi, S S Hazare
- TV Umpire
- K Srinath
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- N Singh
rajasthan BATTING CARD
|A.M. Rahane||c Vijay b Parnell||12|
|K.K. Nair||Not out||73|
|S.V. Samson||s Karthik b Nadeem||34|
|R. Bhatia||b Ahmed||17|
|S.R. Watson||Not out||16|
|Total||18.3 Overs||156 - 3|