IPL 2018, DD v RR, Match 32: DD Win By 4 Runs (D/L) Get Campaign On Track!

IPL 2018, DD v RR, Match 32: DD win by 4 runs

IPL 2018, RR v DD, Match 32: IPL 2018, DD v RR, Match 32: DD Win By 4 Runs Get Campaign On Track! Delhi Daredevils take on Rajasthan Royals in their home ground and this could be their last chance of keeping their campaign alive. Daredevils have gone through a lot this season, with a mid-season captaincy reshuffle to a poor run of form. For Rajasthan, it is time they get their act together and progress in the tournament. Both the teams have lost in their previous encounters.

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00:30 IST: Short is finally turning it on, three sixes in a row. It seems to bring in Maxwell was a wrong choice, Iyer looks tensed, poor fellow. But he gets OUT. It is 35 of 15, possible.

00:00 IST: Buttler brings up fastest ever 50 for Royals. Royals are totally in the game, but Short has got stuck. He should just bide his time one feels.

23:45 IST: They proposed for a 100-ball cricket game, the Royals seem to be preparing for that. Short is hitting it long, I will feel bad for Daredevils if they lose after such a huge score.

23:20IST: The covers are coming off… How can the equation be 197 from 108 balls!? DD scores 196 in only 17.1 ?” — I saw that on TV, but pretty sure that’s incorrect. We think the target will be 201 if it’s a 17 over game. Hang on for updates.

23:00 IST: Pant is OUT but not before he made the orange cap his own. I would rate his effort over everyone on the list because he comes in late in the order. Shankar is going great guns at the moment. 200 on the cards.

22:45 IST: Meanwhile, Pant has brought up his 50, again in quick time. Iyer is playing a captain’s knock and it seems Royals have had some bhaang before the game. Too clumsy with the bowling and on-the-field, does not help.

22:30 IST: 190 looks definitely on the cards. We are loving the attacking brand of play from Daredevils. Rishabh Pant meanwhile is showing the world why they speak highly of him. He like Viru, I have seen does not play bowlers on reputation.

22:15 IST: Pant has taken over from where Shaw left, this is ideal for Delhi Daredevils and it is good to see the captain in good form always helps when captaining. It is 107 for 2 in 11 overs.

22:05 IST: Shaw has brought life in the stadium with his brand of fearless cricket. He is making the play look unbelievably easy. After 5 overs it is 48. Shaw is a real frontrunner for the Emerging Player Award. Iyer meanwhile hits a couple of sixes, its mayhem in the capital. Lag nahi raha tha itna maar hoga…

21:45 IST: Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw smokes two consecutive sixes. He is giving DD the move on after a sedate start. Iyer can now take his time.

21:35 IST: Don’t you think, the combined popularity of Delhi Daredevils & Rajasthan Royals is less than the popularity of Akash Chopra. Munro OUT, DD fans be like, baarish kahan gaya…???

21:30 IST: Match will start at 21:30, and we are ready. Colin Munro and Prithvi Shaw walk out. How many are they looking at? 160? Dhawal Kulkarni has the ball. One wide slip in place. Shaw will face. Stokes at slip, Tripathi shunted away after the previous game.

21:10 IST: Inspection has taken place and we are waiting to see what is the decision that has been taken. All eyes on the umpires.

20:35 IST: Rain seems to be chasing RR and DD, the previous match between 2 sides was rain affected and Delhi got a tricky target in 7 overs which they could not overhaul.

20:30 IST: This is not Kolkata where even if it rains heavily for an hour the ground can be match ready in 40 minutes from the time the rain stops. The rain has calmed down a little, but the trickling continues.

20:10 IST: It is raining and gradually getting heavy. At the moment, it looks like a passing shower. But let us wait and watch.

IPL 2018: RR v DD

IPL 2018: RR v DD

19:50 IST: It is surprising that Rajasthan opted to bowl first in Delhi considering the last five encounters have been won by teams batting first. Guys, it rained in Gurugram, so you can expect a passing shower.

19:35 IST: Rajasthan Royals win the toss and opt to field. Iyer says there would be no dew. Have you realised the two coaches of the respective teams are ex Aussies? Gambhir not playing, is it endgame for him? But here is the real battle…

Ajinkya Rahane says he wants to “chase”. D’Arcy Short and Shreyas Gopal come in for Rajasthan. Ish Sodhi has been left out.

Shreyas Iyer: “Going to be easy, not dewy, in the first innings. A lot of learnings from the previous game. We’ve not lost at home so far. One change, Shahbaz Nadeem in for Rahul Tewatia

19:30 IST: We are ready for the toss but have you seen Ricky Ponting sharing tips with Prithvi Shaw. It is picture-perfect. But the big question is will Gautam Gambhir play?

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Likely XIs

Delhi Daredevils: 1 Colin Munro, 2 Prithvi Shaw, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Vijay Shankar, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Liam Plunkett, 9 Amit Mishra, 10 Avesh Khan, 11 Trent Boult

Rajasthan Royals: 1 Ajinkya Rahane (capt), 2 Rahul Tripathi, 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Jos Buttler (wk), 6 Mahipal Lomror, 7 K Gowtham, 8 Jofra Archer, 9 Dhawal Kulkarni, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Jaydev Unadkat