Indian T20 Commentary

Rajasthan VS Delhi Cricket Commentary

Match 715-Apr-2021

147/820.0 oversRun rate: 7.35
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150/719.4 oversRun rate: 7.63
Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets
Rajasthan Royals First innings
Chris Morris36 | 18)*
Jaydev Unadkat(11 | 7)
Tom Curran3.4|0|35|0
619.419.4: Tom Curran to Chris Morris, SIX! Right then! What a way to get the win! Morris, you beauty! Low full toss on middle, Morris powers it over deep square leg for a biggie. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 3 WICKETS.
019.319.3: Tom Curran to Chris Morris, A dot! Full ball outside off, Morris drives it but finds Dhawan at extra cover to perfection. Either side of him and it might have been a boundary.
619.219.2: Tom Curran to Chris Morris, SIX! Wow! 4 needed in 4 now! This game is now Rajasthan's to lose! What a shot! Slower ball on middle, Morris waits for it and then whacks it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
219.119.1: Tom Curran to Chris Morris, Excellent start from Curran! Very full ball on off, Morris drives it through cover and picks up a couple.10 needed in 5.
19 Overs | Runs : 136/7 | Run rate : 7.16
118.618.6: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Morris, Full ball outside off, Morris drives it to cover for a single. 12 needed in the final over. 
618.518.5: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Morris, SIX! That's gone! What a strike from Chris Morris! The game is not over yet! Short of a length ball around the pads, Morris whacks it over deep square leg for a biggie. 
218.418.4: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Morris, Edged! Slower ball around off, Morris looks to smack it out of the park but gets an outside edge and goes to third man. Avesh Khan comes across and pulls it back in. The umpores want to check if it is a clean save and it is as per the replays. Two taken.
018.318.3: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Morris, Another swing and a miss! Full ball outside off, Morris clears his front leg to swing it but misses. 
018.218.2: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Morris, SWING AND A MISS! Good comeback from Rabada! Good length ball outside off, Morris goes hard at it but fails to get any bat on it. 
618.118.1: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Morris, SIX! This is a massive hit! Rajasthan needed! Full ball on middle, Morris clears his front leg and then whacks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 
18 Overs | Runs : 121/7 | Run rate : 6.72
117.617.6: Tom Curran to Chris Morris, Short ball around off, Morris pulls it to long on for a single.
117.517.5: Tom Curran to Jaydev Unadkat, Low full toss on middle and leg, Unadkat looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. A run conceded just.
217.417.4: Tom Curran to Jaydev Unadkat, Top edge but safe! Short ball around middle, Unadkat looks to pull but it takes the top edge and it goes over the keeper's head. A couple taken.
117.317.3: Tom Curran to Chris Morris, Full and around off, Morris heaves it to the leg side and picks up just another run.
117.217.2: Tom Curran to Jaydev Unadkat, Good length ball on middle, Unadkat works it to the leg side for a single.
117.117.1: Tom Curran to Chris Morris, NOT OUT! The ball is not in Pant's hand and Unadkat survives. Lucky break for Jaydev here. Good length ball on middle, Morris mistimes it to deep mid-wicket. Unadkat looks for two but Morris sends him back and Unadkat slips in the process. The ball is thrown to Pant and the bails have come off. Unadkat is surely out of his crease but did Pant have the ball in hand? The replays roll in and they show that it was not. 
17 Overs | Runs : 114/7 | Run rate : 6.71
116.616.6: Chris Woakes to Chris Morris, Full ball on off, Morris drives it to long off for a single. Woakes ends with 4-0-22-2.
116.516.5: Chris Woakes to Jaydev Unadkat, Good length ball outside off, Unadkat guides it to third man for a single.
016.416.4: Chris Woakes to Jaydev Unadkat, Good length ball outside off, Unadkat looks to guide it to third man but fails to get anything on it.
616.316.3: Chris Woakes to Jaydev Unadkat, SIX! This is a marvellous hit from Unadkat! Short ball on middle, Unadkat powers it over deep square leg for a maximum.
016.216.2: Chris Woakes to Jaydev Unadkat, PLAY AND A MISS! Short of a length outside off, Unadkat looks to defend but gets beaten.
116.116.1: Chris Woakes to Chris Morris, Full ball on middle, Morris lifts it towards long on and takes a run.
16 Overs | Runs : 105/7 | Run rate : 6.56
115.615.6: Avesh Khan to Chris Morris, Good length ball outside off, guided to third man for a single.
015.515.5: Avesh Khan to David Miller, OUT! CAUGHT! Is that the end of the game for Rajasthan? What a knock from Miller but he has failed to take Rajasthan home. He felt that this was the bowler to go after and he hit two sixes before this and he tried to hit the third but mistimes one. Khan bowls a full ball on middle, Miller looks to go over long on but fails to time it well. It goes towards long on where Lalit Yadav takes a simple catch. 44 needed in 25 balls.
615.415.4: Avesh Khan to David Miller, SIX! This is massive! What a hit from David Miller! Good length ball on middle, Miller powers it over deep square leg for a massive six. This game is on folks. Delhi were at a similar position at this stage.
615.315.3: Avesh Khan to David Miller, SIX! Bang! Till Miller is there at the crease, Rajasthan have a chance! Full on the pads, Miller smacks it over deep square leg for a biggie.
115.215.2: Avesh Khan to Chris Morris, Good length ball outside off, Morris plays it to cover and takes a run.
115.115.1: Avesh Khan to David Miller, Fifty for Miller! He has played a very good innings here but he knows that the job is not done and needs to continue. Good length ball outside off, Miller punches it to cover for a single. Can he take Rajasthan home?
15 Overs | Runs : 90/6 | Run rate : 6
014.614.6: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Morris, Ohh! That was inches away from sending Morris back to the dugout. A well-disguised slower delivery outside off. Morris looks to play but misses as the ball goes between his bat and pad. And also just wide of off pole.
014.514.5: Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tewatia, OUT! CAUGHT! Pant called Rabada to end this stand and KG says 'you got it captain' and delivers. The extra pace of Rabada does the trick here and Tewatia departs when he was slowly finding his groove. Kagiso bangs the deck hard and with pace. It is on middle and leg, cramps Tewatia for room and arrives quicker than he anticipated. He looks to pull but cannot get enough on it and ends up lobbing it to Lalit Yadav at short mid-wicket. 58 needed off 31 balls now.
114.414.4: Kagiso Rabada to David Miller, On the pads, Miller clips it to deep square leg and gets a single. Miller moves to 49 with that.
114.314.3: Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tewatia, Slower ball which is fuller on off. Tewatia milks it to long on and rotates. 
214.214.2: Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tewatia, Good length delivery around off. Tewatia looks to punch it to long off but the ball hits the inner half of his bat and goes to the on side for a brace.
114.114.1: Kagiso Rabada to David Miller, Very full on middle, almost a yorker. Miller jams it through mid off for one. 
14 Overs | Runs : 85/5 | Run rate : 6.07
413.613.6: Tom Curran to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! Inventive from Tewatia! 12 off the over. Low full toss outside off, Tewtia premeditates and sweeps it away from short backward square leg and gets a boundary. 27 off the last two overs. Rajasthan are not yet out of this game. 
113.513.5: Tom Curran to David Miller, Fullish ball outside off. Miller hits it to wide long on and gets a single. 
113.413.4: Tom Curran to Rahul Tewatia, Another length ball but it is on off, Tewatia punches it to deep point for one. 
413.313.3: Tom Curran to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! Tewatia has decided to spread his wings now. Length ball outside off, Tewatia punches it over mid off. The fielder is up inside the circle so all he needs to do is get it over that man and he does it. Gets a boundary. 
113.213.2: Tom Curran to David Miller, Length ball wide outside off. Miller cuts it but finds deep point so just a run. 
113.113.1: Tom Curran to Rahul Tewatia, Good length ball around off. Tewatia looks to smack it on the leg side across the line but misses. It hits his thigh pad and goes to the off side. 
13 Overs | Runs : 73/5 | Run rate : 5.62
112.612.6: Marcus Stoinis to Rahul Tewatia, Slower ball which is very full on off. Tewatia patiently waits for the ball to come and hits it to long on for a single. He will keep the strike. 15 off the over. Just what the doctor ordered for Rajasthan. 75 needed off the remaining 7 overs now. 
112.512.5: Marcus Stoinis to David Miller, Full but not under Miller's bat. David hits it to long off for one.
412.412.4: Marcus Stoinis to David Miller, FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries and Stoinis' first over has released a lot of pressure from Rajasthan. Low full toss on off, Miller hits it over the cow corner region for a boundary. 
412.312.3: Marcus Stoinis to David Miller, FOUR! Beautiful and brute! Slower ball from Stoinis, it is full around off. Miller picks it up early and smashes it through mid off and stands to admire his shot and see the ball race away to the fence. 
412.212.2: Marcus Stoinis to David Miller, FOUR! Much-needed boundary for Rajasthan! Slightly shorter on middle. It is at waist height. Miller stays deep in his crease and pulls it square on the leg side for a boundary. 
112.112.1: Marcus Stoinis to Rahul Tewatia, Length ball on middle, Tewatia whips it to deep mid-wicket for one. 
12 Overs | Runs : 58/5 | Run rate : 4.83
011.711.6: Tom Curran to David Miller, Very good start for Curran! Just two off his first over. The last ball is closer to the off stump. Miller places it to short third man. 
111.611.5: Tom Curran to Rahul Tewatia, Slower ball outside off. Tewatia cuts but there is deep point so just a single. 
011.511.4: Tom Curran to Rahul Tewatia, Another dot. Good over so far from Tom Curran. Can he finish it well with his remaining two balls? This is fuller around off, Tewatia pushes it to mid off. 
011.411.3: Tom Curran to Rahul Tewatia, Again nice and straight. It is full outside off, Tewatia pushes it to cover. 
011.311.2: Tom Curran to Rahul Tewatia, Good length delivery around off. It is nice and straight around off. Tewatia defends it.
011.211.1: Tom Curran to Rahul Tewatia, Again wide outside off. Making Tewatia reach out for it but this is in the right end of the tramline. Tewatia swings but misses. 
011.111.1: Tom Curran to Rahul Tewatia, WIDE! False start for Curran! He misses his line and bowls it too wide outside off. On the wrong side of the tramline. Tewatia swings but misses. 
11 Overs | Runs : 57/5 | Run rate : 5.18
110.610.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to Rahul Tewatia, Tossed up on middle. Tewatia clips it to square leg and keeps the strike. Excellent over from Ashwin. Just 4 singles of it. He has been fabulous so far. 0/14 from his 3 till now.
110.510.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Flighted on the pads, Miller flicks it to mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
010.410.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Now slower on middle, Miller looks to whip it to the on side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 
010.310.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Slightly quicker on the pads. Miller looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. 
110.210.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Rahul Tewatia, Short on middle and leg, Tewatis knocks it to long on for one.
110.110.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Floated delivery on middle. Miller comes down the track and hits it to long on on the bounce. There is an optimistic shout of catch it but nothing. Just a single. 
10 Overs | Runs : 52/5 | Run rate : 5.2
19.69.6: Avesh Khan to David Miller, Good length ball on the pads, Miller works it to deep square leg for a single.
49.59.5: Avesh Khan to David Miller, FOUR! 50 comes up in style for Rajasthan! Good length ball outside off, Miller throws his hands at it and then drives it through extra cover for a boundary.
49.49.4: Avesh Khan to David Miller, FOUR! Rajasthan need much more of these! Short ball on middle, Miller pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.39.3: Avesh Khan to Rahul Tewatia, Full and outside off, Tewatia looks to drive but gets it off the outside edge and it flies to backward point for a single.
09.29.2: Avesh Khan to Riyan Parag, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! The slower ball is doing the damage. Avesh Khan is happy and Dhawan takes his third catch of the evening. Slower ball on off, Parag looks to go over the off side but does not pick the slower ball. It takes the top edge and lobs towards cover where Dhawan takes a good catch. 
19.19.1: Avesh Khan to David Miller, Short ball on the pads, Miller pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
9 Overs | Runs : 41/4 | Run rate : 4.56
18.68.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Full on off, Miller pushes it to cover and takes a run to end another good over from Ashwin.
18.58.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to Riyan Parag, Full on middle, played to long on for another single.
18.48.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Ashwin shortens his length and bowls it on middle, Miller uses his feet and then nudges it to the leg side for a single.
08.38.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Loopy ball on middle, Miller defends it back to the bowler.
18.28.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Riyan Parag, Floated ball outside off, Parag slaps this to deep cover for a single.
18.18.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Flatter ball on middle, Miller nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
8 Overs | Runs : 36/4 | Run rate : 4.5
07.67.6: Avesh Khan to Riyan Parag, Bouncer around middle, Parag looks to play the upper cut but misses.
07.57.5: Avesh Khan to Riyan Parag, Good length ball on off, Parag defends it to point.
07.47.4: Avesh Khan to Shivam Dube, OUT! CAUGHT AT FIRST SLIP! Another one falls and Rajasthan are in complete tatters at the moment! Avesh Khan gets a wicket. Good length ball around off, Dube looks to drive but does not move his feet at all. It takes the outside edge and goes to first slip where Dhawan takes the catch. Rajasthan need more 112 in 74 balls.
07.37.3: Avesh Khan to Shivam Dube, Fullish ball on off, Dube defends it out.
17.27.2: Avesh Khan to David Miller, Good length ball on the pads, Miller works it to the leg side for a single.
47.17.1: Avesh Khan to David Miller, FOUR! Poor fielding from Tom Curran in the deep! Avesh Khan provides width outside off, Miller punches it through point. Tom Curran comes across, slides but fails to stop it.
7 Overs | Runs : 31/3 | Run rate : 4.43
16.66.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, On middle, nudged down to long on for a single. Just 5 from Ashwin's first over.
26.56.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Quicker ball on middle, Miller gets his bat down in time and works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
16.46.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to Shivam Dube, Flatter ball on the pads, Dube nudges it to deep square leg for a single.
16.36.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Flatter ball on middle, Miller works it down to long on for a single.
06.26.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Tossed up on off, Miller defends it to cover.
06.16.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to David Miller, Loopy ball on the pads, Miller looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. 
6 Overs | Runs : 26/3 | Run rate : 4.33
15.65.6: Kagiso Rabada to David Miller, Deft touch! Slower ball outside off, Miller plays it fine to third man for a single. End of the Powerplay. Rajasthan are 26 for 3, needing 122 in 14 overs. Delhi were 36 for 3.
05.55.5: Kagiso Rabada to David Miller, Good length ball outside off, Miller punches it to cover.
05.45.4: Kagiso Rabada to David Miller, Low full toss on off, Miller drives but it falls short of the fielder at cover.
05.35.3: Kagiso Rabada to David Miller, On a length on off, Miller defends it to cover.
45.25.2: Kagiso Rabada to David Miller, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Miller was in good form in the ODI series against Pakistan. Full ball on off, Miller drives it through mid off for a boundary.
05.15.1: Kagiso Rabada to David Miller, Good length ball around off, Miller taps it to the off side.
5 Overs | Runs : 21/3 | Run rate : 4.2
14.64.6: Chris Woakes to David Miller, Good length ball on middle, Miller works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
04.54.5: Chris Woakes to David Miller, Full on middle, Miller drives it back to the bowler.
04.44.4: Chris Woakes to David Miller, BEATEN! Beautiful from Woakes! Good length ball outside off, Miller looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
14.34.3: Chris Woakes to Shivam Dube, Excellent fielding from Rabada! Full and on off, Dube drives it wide of mid off. Rabada runs across and dives to make a very good stop. A single taken.
04.24.2: Chris Woakes to Shivam Dube, On a length on the pads, Dube works it to mid-wicket.
14.14.1: Chris Woakes to David Miller, Edgy! Good length ball on off, Miller looks to defend but gets an inside edge which goes to the fine leg region for a single.
4 Overs | Runs : 18/3 | Run rate : 4.5
03.63.6: Kagiso Rabada to Shivam Dube, Length delivery on off, Dube pushes it to cover. Excellent comeback from Rabada. Went for a boundary in the first ball but just a single and a wicket off the next 5 balls.
03.53.5: Kagiso Rabada to Shivam Dube, Length ball on off, Dube keeps it out.
13.43.4: Kagiso Rabada to David Miller, Miller is off the mark! Good length delivery on off, Miller pushes it to cover and gets to the other end. 
03.33.3: Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, OUT! CAUGHT! Rabada gets the last laugh and it has taken him just three deliveries to get his first victim of the season. The dangerous, the talisman, the man-in-form, the skipper, Sanju Samson departs and Rajasthan are in all sorts of trouble here. 3 wickets in the last 6 balls. Length ball outside off, it is a straight ball. Samson falls in the honey trap. He goes for the drive but gets an outside edge which goes to Dhawan at slip. He makes no mistake and brings out his trademark, thigh-fi celebration. Massive blow for Rajasthan and this is incredible start for Delhi.
03.23.2: Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, Better from Rabada. Pulls his length back and bowls it corrects his line. Samson blocks it.
43.13.1: Kagiso Rabada to Sanju Samson, FOUR! Samson welcomes Rabada to the 2021 season with a boundary! Poor start from Rabada. He bowls a half-volley to the man who is coming on the back of a majestic century. It is on middle, Samson flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary. 
3 Overs | Runs : 13/2 | Run rate : 4.33
02.62.6: Chris Woakes to Jos Buttler, OUT! CAUGHT! Woakes wins the battle of Englishmen and wow what a beauty it is from Woakes. Buttler was getting frustrated as runs were not coming. Woakes bowls the Test match length around off. It pitches outside off, Buttler comes down the track. The ball hits the deck and nips back in. Buttler looks to defend but the ball takes the inside edge, goes to the left of Pant. The Delhi skipper dives and takes a very good one-handed catch.
02.52.5: Chris Woakes to Jos Buttler, Good length delivery on off, Buttler defends it to cover.
02.42.4: Chris Woakes to Manan Vohra, OUT! CAUGHT! Woakes has the last laugh! Two very good shots but then a poor one and that results in the demise of Vohra. Once again he looks good out in the middle but his stay is a brief one yet again. Pace on this time from Woakes. He goes fuller and with pace on middle and off. Vohra looks to hit it over mid on but the ball comes quicker this time and it hits the lower part of his bat. It goes high in the air behind mid on. Rabada there makes no mistake. Early wicket for Delhi and that is what they wanted. 
42.32.3: Chris Woakes to Manan Vohra, FOUR! This time over mid on. Slower delivery on off, it is a very good ball but Vohra picks it up early. He gets under it and lofts it over mid on and gets a boundary.
42.22.2: Chris Woakes to Manan Vohra, FOUR! CRUNCHING SHOT! That is a brilliant shot from Vohra! Quality from Manan! Little too full, little too wide outside off. Vohra pounces on it and creams it through covers for a boundary. 
02.12.1: Chris Woakes to Manan Vohra, Beautiful! It is the one that goes away. It is slower one as well. It pitches on off and swings away. Vohra looks to flick but misses. 
2 Overs | Runs : 5/0 | Run rate : 2.5
01.61.6: Avesh Khan to Manan Vohra, Just two off Avesh's first! Not a fiery start from Rajasthan either. The last ball is on the pads, Vohra looks to lift his flick but misses. It hits his pad and goes to the left of short fine leg. They take a leg bye once again to finish the over. 
01.51.5: Avesh Khan to Manan Vohra, Back of a length delivery outside off. Vohra looks to pull but misses.
01.41.4: Avesh Khan to Manan Vohra, Slightly behind length around off. Vohra mistimes his pull to mid-wicket. 
01.31.3: Avesh Khan to Manan Vohra, Pacy delivery and this comes back in. It is on the pads, Vohra looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. 
01.21.2: Avesh Khan to Manan Vohra, Good length delivery on off, Manan taps it to cover with the swing. 
11.11.1: Avesh Khan to Jos Buttler, Avesh Khan starts with a fuller ball on middle. Buttler flicks it to fine leg and gets to the other end.
1 Overs | Runs : 3/0 | Run rate : 3
00.60.6: Chris Woakes to Jos Buttler, Good length delivery coming in. Buttler looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on the pad. It lobs and bounces in front of Shikhar Dhawan at slip. It spins away from Dhawan and it allows Buttler to take a leg bye and keep the strike.  Tidy start from Woakes. Just 3 off the first!
10.50.5: Chris Woakes to Manan Vohra, Manan Vohra is off the mark! Streaky way to get off the mark. Good length ball on off, the one shapes away. It hits the outer half of Vohra's bat and goes uppishly to third man for one.
00.40.4: Chris Woakes to Manan Vohra, Good shot but brilliant from Lalit Yadav! Back of a length delivery around off, Vohra hops and cuts it to the left of point. Lalit there dives and saves runs for his side. 
10.30.3: Chris Woakes to Jos Buttler, The inswinger now but Buttler gets off the mark! It is on off and coming in. Buttler shuffles inside his crease and taps it to the left of mid on for a single. 
00.20.2: Chris Woakes to Jos Buttler, Another outswinger. This time it is fuller and tempts Buttler to go for the drive. Jos though gets on his front foot and shoulders arms to it.
00.10.1: Chris Woakes to Jos Buttler, Movement for Woakes first up! Good length delivery pitching outside off and moving away a bit. Buttler calmly lets it carry to the keeper. 
Delhi Capitals First innings
Kagiso Rabada9 | 4)*
Chris Woakes(15 | 11)
Chetan Sakariya4|0|33|0
219.619.6: Chetan Sakariya to Kagiso Rabada, Excellent running from Woakes. He pushes Rabada for the second and they get it! Fullish ball on off, Rabada hits it in front of long on. Woakes runs the first one quickly and calls for the second too. The throw is at the keeper's end but it too high. Samson has to jump to gather it and that extra second allows Rabada to get back in. RAJASTHAN FINISH WITH 147/8!
419.519.5: Chetan Sakariya to Kagiso Rabada, EDGED AND FOUR! Good length delivery bowled at pace outside off. Rabada comes down the track and looks to punch it through the off side. It takes the inside edge, goes past the stumps and away from short fine leg for a boundary.
219.419.4: Chetan Sakariya to Kagiso Rabada, IN THE AIR BUT IN NO MAN'S LAND! Slower ball which is full outside off. Rabada looks to go downtown but mistimes it. It goes high in  the air and falls between Miller and Morris. Two taken!
119.319.3: Chetan Sakariya to Chris Woakes, Slower delivery once again. It is on off. Woakes swings, it comes very late, hits the inner half of his bat and goes to square leg for one. 
119.219.2: Chetan Sakariya to Kagiso Rabada, Slower ball and it is too full for Rabada to get under it. KG can just knock it to long on for one. 
119.119.1: Chetan Sakariya to Chris Woakes, Full on off, Woakes hits it to long on and has to be content with one.
19 Overs | Runs : 136/8 | Run rate : 7.16
118.718.6: Mustafizur Rahman to Ravichandran Ashwin, OUT! RUN OUT! Smart thinking from Miller, he sends the throw at the keeper's end and Ashwin was relatively slow and has been caught for his lack of speed and a bit of awareness. Fullish ball outside off, Ashwin plays it to the right of sweeper cover. Woakes calls for the second as he is at the danger end but Miller sends a very good throw close to the stumps at the keeper's end. Samson whips the bails off and Ashwin is found wanting. 
018.618.6: Mustafizur Rahman to Ravichandran Ashwin, WIDE! Has to reload that one. Fizz tries to go wide outside off. Goes too wide and bowls it well away from the tramline. Samson does well to save runs. He dives and saves that extra run.
218.518.5: Mustafizur Rahman to Ravichandran Ashwin, Excellent running! Fullish ball around off, Ashwin hits it away and in front of long off. They run the first one hard and look for the second. They get it with ease. 
018.418.4: Mustafizur Rahman to Ravichandran Ashwin, Swing and a miss! Good length ball on middle and leg, Ashwin clears his front leg and looks to go downtown. Fizz once again rolls his wrists and this one goes over the stumps by a whisker. 
418.318.3: Mustafizur Rahman to Ravichandran Ashwin, FOUR! Very good shot but a very poor ball. Short ball around off, the third man is up so easy for Ashwin. He just places it over the short third man fielder and gets off the mark with a boundary.
018.218.2: Mustafizur Rahman to Tom Curran, OUT! BOWLED! Superb comeback from Mustafizur! He has the last laugh and this is a top-class ball. Once again Mustafizur rolls his wrists and makes the batter turn back to the dugout. It is almost a yorker on middle and off. Tom Curran looks to flick but the ball comes slower, sneaks under Tom's bat and hits the stumps. 
418.118.1: Mustafizur Rahman to Tom Curran, FOUR! CRUNCHED! What a shot from Tom Curran! Half volley outside off, Tom Curran smacks it through extra cover for a boundary. 
18 Overs | Runs : 124/6 | Run rate : 6.89
117.617.6: Chetan Sakariya to Tom Curran, Very good ball! Right in the hole. Tom manages to hit it to long on and keep the strike. 9 off the over. Delhi will certainly looking to get 26 from the remaining 3 here.
117.517.5: Chetan Sakariya to Chris Woakes, Sakariya bowls it on middle. Woakes flat-bats it away from the bowler and to long on off the inner half of his bat. Gets a single. 
117.417.4: Chetan Sakariya to Tom Curran, Slower ball. This one sticks on the surface too. Tom can just hit it to long on and get to the other end.
117.317.3: Chetan Sakariya to Chris Woakes, Now places it away from short extra cover for one.
417.217.2: Chetan Sakariya to Chris Woakes, FOUR! Good shot! Valuable runs these for Delhi! Good length ball pitching on off and coming back in. Woakes stays deep in his crease and late cuts it against the swing and away from short third man for a boundary.
117.117.1: Chetan Sakariya to Tom Curran, Good length delivery bowled at 124.4 kph. It is on off, Tom punches it to the right of Buttler at short extra cover and gets a single. 
17 Overs | Runs : 115/6 | Run rate : 6.76
116.616.6: Mustafizur Rahman to Tom Curran, Slower ball to end the over. It is on off, Tom knocks it to long off and keeps the strike.
016.516.5: Mustafizur Rahman to Tom Curran, Pacy good length ball now. It is outside off, takes Curran by surprise. He looks to punch but misses it.
216.416.4: Mustafizur Rahman to Tom Curran, IN THE AIR AND JUST AWAY! Miller dives but cannot get there. Another well-disguised slower ball. It is full and on middle. Curran looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes in the air, over the bowler's head. Miller runs to his right from long off and puts a dive. The ball though falls slightly away from him. Two taken. 
016.316.3: Mustafizur Rahman to Tom Curran, Slower ball wide outside off. Tom Curran stretches and edges it to short third man on the bounce.
116.216.2: Mustafizur Rahman to Chris Woakes, Good comeback from Fizz! Corrects his line and pulls it back. It is on off too. Woakes punches it to sweeper cover for one.
416.116.1: Mustafizur Rahman to Chris Woakes, FOUR! Excellent placement and a perfect start to the death for Delhi. Full ball outside off, Woakes plays a lovely inside-out shot over extra cover. It is placed to perfection and the ball goes to the fence. 
16 Overs | Runs : 107/6 | Run rate : 6.69
215.615.6: Rahul Tewatia to Tom Curran, Good running! Flighted delivery bowled slower on off. Curran clips it towards mid-wicket. The fielder has to come running in from deep mid-wicket. The two Englishmen see that they have a chance to take the second and get it with ease. 
115.515.5: Rahul Tewatia to Chris Woakes, Short around off, Woakes punches it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end. 
015.415.4: Rahul Tewatia to Chris Woakes, Floated on off, Woakes milks it to mid on.
015.315.3: Rahul Tewatia to Chris Woakes, Tossed up on middle, Woakes whips it to mid-wicket.
115.215.2: Rahul Tewatia to Tom Curran, Flighted on off, Curran milks it to sweeper cover for one.
115.115.1: Rahul Tewatia to Chris Woakes, Floated on off, Woakes places it to the left of mid on and takes a quick run. Had it been a direct hit from Sakariya, Woakes would have been a goner for all money.
15 Overs | Runs : 102/6 | Run rate : 6.8
214.614.6: Chris Morris to Tom Curran, Very full on middle, Curran flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
014.514.5: Chris Morris to Lalit Yadav, OUT! CAUGHT! Great running catch from Rahul Tewatia! Excellent! Slower ball on middle, Lalit looks to go over mid on and it seems that it will clear it but Tewatia runs back, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a very good catch.
014.414.4: Chris Morris to Lalit Yadav, EDGY! Slower ball outside off, Lalit looks to heave it away but gets a bottom edge back to the keeper.
114.314.3: Chris Morris to Tom Curran, Good length ball on the pads, Tom flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
414.214.2: Chris Morris to Tom Curran, FOUR! Pulled away nicely by Curran! Short ball on middle, Curran pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
014.114.1: Chris Morris to Tom Curran, PLAY AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Curran looks to swing it away but misses.
14 Overs | Runs : 95/5 | Run rate : 6.79
013.613.6: Rahul Tewatia to Lalit Yadav, Loopy ball on off, pushed back to the bowler.
113.513.5: Rahul Tewatia to Tom Curran, Shortish and on middle, worked down to long on for a single.
113.413.4: Rahul Tewatia to Lalit Yadav, Flatter ball on middle, Yadav punches it down to long on for a single.
013.313.3: Rahul Tewatia to Lalit Yadav, EDGY! Floated on middle, Yadav looks to heave it away but gets an inside edge towards the leg side. 
013.213.2: Rahul Tewatia to Lalit Yadav, On middle, played back to the bowler.
013.113.1: Rahul Tewatia to Lalit Yadav, An appeal for LBW turned down! Tossed up on the pads, Yadav looks to smack it out of the park but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but it is turned down. 
13 Overs | Runs : 93/5 | Run rate : 7.15
112.612.6: Riyan Parag to Lalit Yadav, Full on off, Yadav plays it to long off for a single.
412.512.5: Riyan Parag to Lalit Yadav, FOUR! Nicely played! Tossed up on middle, Lalit whacks it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.
012.412.4: Riyan Parag to Rishabh Pant, OUT! RUN OUT! What a piece of fielding from Riyan Parag! Rishabh Pant knows his fate and has already started to walk back before the third umpire's decision. Yes, he is a goner. Brilliant piece of work from Parag. Loopy ball on middle, Pant works it to the side of the pitch on the leg side and takes off for a single. Parag goes after it, collects and has a shy at the bowler's end and hits. The umpire takes it upstairs but Pant knows that he is a goner and the replays confirm the same. 
112.312.3: Riyan Parag to Lalit Yadav, Loopy ball on off, Yadav punches it to long off for a single.
112.212.2: Riyan Parag to Rishabh Pant, Floated on middle, Pant uses the feet and looks to heave it away but gets a leading edge which goes towards the leg side for a single.
112.112.1: Riyan Parag to Lalit Yadav, Tossed up on middle, Lalit plays it to long on for a single.
12 Overs | Runs : 85/4 | Run rate : 7.08
411.711.6: Mustafizur Rahman to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! FIFTY FOR PANT! The Delhi skipper is putting Delhi back in the game! Brilliant innings so far! Shortish and outside off, Pant punches it through cover-point. Parag comes, puts in a dive but in vain. 
011.611.5: Mustafizur Rahman to Rishabh Pant, PLAY AND A MISS! Nicely bowled by Mustafizur! Full ball outside off, Pant looks to drive but fails to get any bat on it.
111.511.4: Mustafizur Rahman to Lalit Yadav, Slower ball on middle, Yadav works it to deep square leg for a single.
011.411.4: Mustafizur Rahman to Lalit Yadav, WIDE! Down the leg side, Lalit lets it go. Wide given.
111.311.3: Mustafizur Rahman to Rishabh Pant, Short ball on off, Pant pulls it wide of long on for a single.
011.211.2: Mustafizur Rahman to Rishabh Pant, PLAY AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Pant looks to cut but fails to get any bat on it. 
111.111.1: Mustafizur Rahman to Lalit Yadav, Brilliant work from Riyan Parag in the deep! Short ball on middle and leg, Lalit Yadav pulls it to deep square leg. Parag stationed there jumps and takes the catch but he sees that he is going over and throws it back in. The umpires want to check if it is a clean save and it is. Just a single taken.
11 Overs | Runs : 77/4 | Run rate : 7
410.610.6: Rahul Tewatia to Rishabh Pant, MISFIELD AND FOUR! 20 runs from the over! Chetan Sakariya who took a brilliant catch in the last game has let one easy one pass through his legs. Shorter and outside off, Pant smacks it to deep cover. Sakariya runs across and tries to stop it but it goes in between his legs and into the fence.
210.510.5: Rahul Tewatia to Rishabh Pant, Leading edge but safe! Floated on off, Pant looks to flick but gets a leading edge which goes towards point where Vohra misfields and that allows the batters to pick up a couple.
210.410.4: Rahul Tewatia to Rishabh Pant, Excellent running! Floated on middle, Pant flicks it to the deep square leg region and picks up a couple.
410.310.3: Rahul Tewatia to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Three boundaries in three balls! Tewatia is bowling way too short here! He drags it down and bowls it outside off. These are easy pickings for Pant as he thrashes it through extra cover for a boundary.
410.210.2: Rahul Tewatia to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Beautiful from Pant! He is playing ths shot so well! Flatter and outside off, Pant flays it through the point region for another boundary. 8 runs from the first two balls.
410.110.1: Rahul Tewatia to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! SHOT! Tewatia does not start off well! He bowls a short one outside off, Pant stands back and then hammers it through extra cover for a boundary.
10 Overs | Runs : 57/4 | Run rate : 5.7
19.69.6: Jaydev Unadkat to Rishabh Pant, What a stunning comeback from Unadkat! He finishes with 3/15 from his 4! Fabulous! Just fabulous! Just a single off the last ball too. It is a length ball outside off, Pant punches it to sweeper cover and keeps the strike. Very seldom you see a bowler bowl out inside the first half of a T20 game but Unadkat was in such a good rhythm that there was no point holding him back. Good captaincy.
19.59.5: Jaydev Unadkat to Lalit Yadav, Single now. Slower ball on middle, Lalit turns it to the leg side and gets a single this time. 
09.49.4: Jaydev Unadkat to Lalit Yadav, On middle, Lalit cannot get off the striker's end as he blocks this too.
09.39.3: Jaydev Unadkat to Lalit Yadav, Another dot for Unadkat. It is on off, Lalit defends it to the on side.
09.29.2: Jaydev Unadkat to Lalit Yadav, Good length ball outside off, Lalit looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pad. 
19.19.1: Jaydev Unadkat to Rishabh Pant, Good fielding! Slower ball once again. It sticks on the surface. Pant checks his drive to the left of sweeper cover. He wants two but Lalit turns down that idea. Good call as it would have been a suicide. 
9 Overs | Runs : 54/4 | Run rate : 6
18.78.6: Riyan Parag to Rishabh Pant, 8 off Parag's first. Not a bad over. The last ball is milked to sweeper cover for one.
08.68.5: Riyan Parag to Rishabh Pant, Once again the sidearm delivery. It is on middle and off. Pant looks to defend and does so off the inner half of his bat. It hits the inner half of his bat, hits the pad and goes slightly away from the stump. That saves Pant as he comes out of his crease but gets back in quickly before Samson can get to the ball and do the damage.
18.58.4: Riyan Parag to Lalit Yadav, Darted slightly quicker on off, Lalit knocks it to long on for one. 
18.48.3: Riyan Parag to Rishabh Pant, Short outside off, Pant slams it but there is deep cover for protection so just one.
08.38.2: Riyan Parag to Rishabh Pant, Floated on off, Pant punches it to cover.
08.28.2: Riyan Parag to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! The wide slinga-Malinga from Parag. He misses his line though as it is too far outside off. On the wrong side of the tramline. 
48.18.1: Riyan Parag to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! SLAMMED! Pant will continue the way he knows to play. Poor start from Parag. Short and wide outside off. Pant slaps it through covers for a boundary. 
8 Overs | Runs : 46/4 | Run rate : 5.75
07.67.6: Chris Morris to Lalit Yadav, Bouncer to end the over. It is outside off, Lalit looks to guide it over the keeper's head but misses.  Another expensive over from Morris. 9 off this one. His 2 overs have cost 20, while the other 6 overs have gone for just 26.
07.57.5: Chris Morris to Lalit Yadav, Length ball on off stump, Lalit blocks it.
47.47.4: Chris Morris to Lalit Yadav, FOUR! Deft from Lalit! He is showing no nerves here. He has come in a tough situation but he is playing well. Slightly behind the length area around off from Morris.  Lalit waits for it and places it fine down the third man region. There is a fielder there but he cannot cut it off as that is too fine.
07.37.3: Chris Morris to Lalit Yadav, Better from Morris. Pulls his length back and hits the right area on off. Lalit Yadav defends it.
47.27.2: Chris Morris to Lalit Yadav, FOUR! Lalit Yadav gets off the mark in the league with a boundary! Morris misses his line and bowls it fullish on middle. It is easy for Lalit. He just places it through mid-wicket using his wrists and gets a boundary.
17.17.1: Chris Morris to Rishabh Pant, Length ball on off, Pant pushes it to cover for one.
7 Overs | Runs : 37/4 | Run rate : 5.29
06.66.6: Mustafizur Rahman to Lalit Yadav, Good length delivery on off, Lalit starts his career by a defensive tap. Excellent first over from Mustafizur. Just a single and a wicket as well.
06.56.5: Mustafizur Rahman to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! CAUGHT! Stoinis joins the trio of Shaw, Dhawan and Rahane back in the hut. The Hulk departs without even troubling the scorers and Delhi are in a massive puddle here. Another slower one and this time it gets the wicket it deserves. Buttler dropped one in the last game but now he has taken a very good catch. Slower ball once again. There is no fizz on this delivery from Fizz. He once again rolls his wrists like Muralitharan. It is on off. Stoinis is taken aback by the lack of pace on it. He checks his defense and ends up lobbing it behind short cover. Buttler runs behind, slides, and takes a very good catch.
06.46.4: Mustafizur Rahman to Marcus Stoinis, Brilliant delivery! This is the slower one and a very new slower one. Mustafizur rolls his wrists on this one in a way very reminiscent of Muralitharan. It is outside off, Stoinis looks to play but misses. 
06.36.3: Mustafizur Rahman to Marcus Stoinis, Fullish ball on off, Stoinis gets on his front foot and plays the off drive straight to mid off.
06.26.2: Mustafizur Rahman to Marcus Stoinis, Good length delivery on off, Stoinis stays back and punches it to cover. 
16.16.1: Mustafizur Rahman to Rishabh Pant, Fizz starts with a length ball on off, Pant taps it towards cover and takes a single.
6 Overs | Runs : 36/3 | Run rate : 6
05.65.6: Jaydev Unadkat to Marcus Stoinis, Dot to finish the Powerplay! Good length delivery on off, Stoinis starts with a calm defense. End of the first phase and it has belonged to the pink of Rajasthan. Delhi are stuttering at 36/3!
05.55.5: Jaydev Unadkat to Ajinkya Rahane, OUT! CAUGHT! Wonderful bowling from Unadkat and he gets the better of his former skipper. Rahane is out of here and he has been completely outfoxed by the wits and delusion of Unadkat. A deceptive slower delivery. Unadkat takes pace off the ball but disguises it so well that it gets the better of the experienced Rahane as well. Rahane comes down the track to take on the attack to Unadkat. He misreads the slower one and ends up chipping it back to Unadkat. Jaydev makes no mistakes and takes the dolly with ease. Delhi in world of trouble here. Rajasthan have dominated the Powerplayl
05.45.4: Jaydev Unadkat to Ajinkya Rahane, Peach! An absolute peach of a delivery! This is a joy to watch if you like pace bowling. Once again Unadkat bowls offering the seam. It pitches outside off and makes the ball jag back in. Rahane looks to defend but the ball cuts him in half and misses the off stump by a whisker. 
15.35.3: Jaydev Unadkat to Rishabh Pant, Length delivery on middle, Pant swings and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
05.25.2: Jaydev Unadkat to Rishabh Pant, Patience from Pant! Length ball on off, once again the seam position from Unadkat is fantastic. Pant this time keeps calm and blocks it.
45.15.1: Jaydev Unadkat to Rishabh Pant, EDGED AND FOUR! Unlucky for Unadkat! Another very good delivery from Unadkat. He offers an immaculate seam position and bowls it on a length on off. It is Test match bowling. Pant looks to play it towards mid on and closes the face of the bat a little early. It takes the outside edge and goes behind point and to the third man fence. 
5 Overs | Runs : 31/2 | Run rate : 6.2
04.74.6: Chris Morris to Ajinkya Rahane, Good length ball on the pads, Rahane flicks it to short fine leg.
14.64.5: Chris Morris to Rishabh Pant, Full ball on middle, Pant looks to flick but gets an inside edge towards the leg side for a single.1 run.
44.54.4: Chris Morris to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Smashed down the ground! Pant will not hold back! Fuller ball outside off, Pant smacks it wide of the mid off fielder for a boundary.
04.44.4: Chris Morris to Ajinkya Rahane, WIDE! Full ball down the leg side, Rahane looks to flick but misses.
14.34.3: Chris Morris to Rishabh Pant, Low full toss outside off, Pant drives it to deep cover for a single.
14.24.2: Chris Morris to Ajinkya Rahane, Good length ball on middle, Rahane flicks it to square leg for a single.
24.14.1: Chris Morris to Ajinkya Rahane, Full on the pads, Rahane flicks it through mid-wicket and picks up a couple of runs.
4 Overs | Runs : 20/2 | Run rate : 5
03.63.6: Jaydev Unadkat to Rishabh Pant, Full on middle, Pant flicks but finds mid on. 
03.53.5: Jaydev Unadkat to Rishabh Pant, Length ball outside off, Pant lets it go to the keeper.
03.43.4: Jaydev Unadkat to Rishabh Pant, Full ball on off, Pant pushes it to mid off.
43.33.3: Jaydev Unadkat to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Pant is off the mark in style! Good length ball outside off, Pant punches it through the point region for a boundary. 
03.23.2: Jaydev Unadkat to Rishabh Pant, PLAY AND A MISS! Beautiful delivery from Unadkat. He almost got a Hat-Trick here! Good length ball outside off, Pant looks to drive but does not move his feet. Misses./
03.13.1: Jaydev Unadkat to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Is that a bird? Is that Superman? No, it is the Rajasthan skipper, Sanju Samson. What a catch from the skipper to send the man-in-form back to the pavilion. Just terrific. Rajasthan are off to a brilliant start in this game. Good length ball around middle, Dhawan shuffles across and looks to paddle but it takes the edge, hits the gloves and goes to the right of Samson. He dives to that side and plucks it out of thin air with his right hand. Simply superb. 
3 Overs | Runs : 16/2 | Run rate : 5.33
42.62.6: Chetan Sakariya to Ajinkya Rahane, FOUR! Good shot to end the over! Short ball on middle and eg, Rahane swivels and pulls it to the backward square leg region for a boundary.
02.52.5: Chetan Sakariya to Ajinkya Rahane,Good length ball on middle, Rahane flicks it to mid-wicket.
12.42.4: Chetan Sakariya to Shikhar Dhawan, Full ball on off, Dhawan drives it to mid off and takes a run. 
12.32.3: Chetan Sakariya to Ajinkya Rahane, Edged but safe! Fullish ball outside off, Rahane looks to drive but gets an outside edge which goes to third man for a single.
12.22.2: Chetan Sakariya to Shikhar Dhawan, Full on middle, Dhawan flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
42.12.1: Chetan Sakariya to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Well played by Dhawan! Good length ball outside off, Dhawan drives it through extra cover for a boundary. 
2 Overs | Runs : 5/1 | Run rate : 2.5
01.61.6: Jaydev Unadkat to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! CAUGHT AT POINT! Not today for Prithvi Shaw as Jaydev Unadkat gets him. Brilliant slower delivery from Unadkat and this is turning out to be a brilliant start from Rajasthan. Slower ball around off, Shaw fails to pick it and looks to heave it to the leg side but gets a leading edge which goes towards Miller at point who takes it comfortably.
11.51.5: Jaydev Unadkat to Shikhar Dhawan, On a length outside off, Dhawan punches it to deep cover and takes a single.
01.41.4: Jaydev Unadkat to Shikhar Dhawan, Another dot! Good length ball outside off, Shikhar once again plays it to point. This is a good start from Rajasthan so far.
01.31.3: Jaydev Unadkat to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball around off, Dhawan uses his feet and then punches it to point.
11.21.2: Jaydev Unadkat to Prithvi Shaw, On a length on middle, Prithvi flicks it towards mid-wicket and crosses over for an easy run.
11.11.1: Jaydev Unadkat to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball on off, Dhawan plays it to the point region and takes a run.
1 Overs | Runs : 2/0 | Run rate : 2
10.60.6: Chetan Sakariya to Shikhar Dhawan, Yes, he can! Just 2 from the first over! Sakariya bowls a full ball on off, Dhawan prods forward and then pushes it to deep cover for a single.
00.50.5: Chetan Sakariya to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball outside off, Dhawan shoulders arms to it. This is a good start from Sakariya so far. Can he end it well?
00.40.4: Chetan Sakariya to Shikhar Dhawan, On a length on off, Dhawan goes on his back foot and then punches it to point. 
10.30.3: Chetan Sakariya to Prithvi Shaw, Good length ball on middle, Shaw gets off the mark by flicking this ball to square leg and picking up a single.
00.20.2: Chetan Sakariya to Prithvi Shaw, Ohh another lovely delivery from Sakariya! This is too high maybe! Good length ball around off, this time it comes in. Shaw looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. Rajasthan appeal but the umpire is unmoved. They think of a review but decide against it. 
00.10.1: Chetan Sakariya to Prithvi Shaw, BEATEN! Lovely ball to start from Sakariya! Brilliant! Good length ball around off, Shaw pokes at it but it beats the outside edge. 
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