IPL 2018, RR vs DD, Match 6: Rajasthan Beat Delhi, Credit Goes To Rain God

IPL 2018, RR vs DD, Match 6:Delhi Daredevils fail to chase the revised target of 71 runs in 6 overs, loses to Rajasthan Royals by 10 runs

Finally, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) opened their account in the points table of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Thanks to the Rain God who made the game extremely tough for the Delhi Daredevils (DD) as they failed to chase down 71 runs in 6 overs after the drizzling stopped. Unfortunately, the Delhi boys struggled hard to make a mark in the early stage of the tournament. It can be said that they had just another bad day at the office. While on the other, Ajinkya Rahane & Co finally tasted their first victory which will provide quite a boost up to the entire team.

In case you missed the live action, here are the takeaways from the game:

00:31 IST And it’s the end. RR won the game the by 10 wickets. Extreme bad luck for Gautam Gambhir & Co.

00:09 IST Good Morning fellas! We started yesterday and still waiting for the results of the RR vs DD game. The game has begun after 2.5 hours of heavy rain and DD is struggling to get runs. Every DD fan wants Maxwell to talk with his bat now.

23:51 IST Good News! Match to begin soon and it’s a six overs aside match. DD need 71 runs to win. It has been more than 2 hours that it drizzled cats and dogs in jaipur and affected the game. the players are on the field and the game begins.

23:41 IST But the replies are savage!

23:40 IST We believe the cricket fans are still there and hence, we bring a good news to you. The rain has stopped finally and the super sopper is on the field to make it fit for play. Meanwhile, both the teams are asking options to kill the time.

23:17 IST And it’s raining again. The ground looks unsuitable for any more cricket. The covers are still on, The fans and the players are still hoping for a good news from the match official’s end. Next inspection is scheduled at 12:02 am. That means, the game started on April 11 but the results will be out on April 8.

22:55 IST After more than an hour, the rain God has finally shown some mercy on the fans. The drizzling has stopped and the match officials are inspecting the ground for the leftover play. keep your fingers crossed!

22:18 IST A bad news for the cricket fans. It’s raining heavily in Jaipur and no signs of an early resumption of the game. The game is stuck halfway and along with fans, both the teams are wishing that the rain should go away.

21:52 IST The rain has played the spoilsport. It has been more than 18 minutes now that the covers are on. Stay tuned for the further updates.

21:25 IST Tip Tip Barsa Paani… No, it’s not a joke but it’s actually happening in Jaipur. Right after Buttler’s dismissal, the match has been halted due to rain!

21:18 IST Jos Buttler has different plans in his mind. He is just hitting almost every ball out of the park. Even the DD officials are asking him to relax. Will he?

21:11 IST Though he tried but lacked support. It was Rahane’s story tonight. 45 runs but still RR are struggling against the Delhi bowling attack. Now since he is out, fans who were expecting a blissful knock from the skipper are like…

21:03 IST It’s TIME-OUT! Let’s take out a moment and wish English batsman Ian Bell a very happy birthday. We know, many of you are finding this RR vs DD match a bit boring. Don’t worry, we have a something for you to which will refresh your mood!

20:55 IST Despite a few good knocks from the Rajasthan batsmen, the fans seem to be sad and unhappy. We even know what some of them are feeling now. See…

20:51 IST The fans said the same thing on April 9 when Rajasthan played its last game and they are saying today again -it’s boring! Do you wanna know how many people are watching this game tonight??? Here’s the answer:

20:42 IST Attention IPL fans. An important announcement from the chairman, Rajiv Shukla. Since the protest in Chennai has taken a toll on the game of cricket when the CSK played KKR on April 12, a strong decision has been taken.

20:36 IST The crowd in Jaipur and the viewers of IPL 2018 have witnessed quite a good bowling performance form the DD bowlers. Meanwhile, the DD fans have come up with something special. Time to share a chilled coke!

20:32 IST All those cricket fanatics who were expecting Ben Stokes to perform and prove his worth of Rs 12.5 crore, it’s too hard to see you like this…

20:21 IST We expected the Royals would behave like one in today’s game but they couldn’t get rid of the poor start again and again. The top order is trembling and the people have many questions to ask…

20:15 IST Is it a coincidence or what? 2nd game in his IPL career and he gets run out for the second time, that’s D’Arcy Short of you. But the only question the entire nation, at least Rajasthan fans, wants to know.. how many time will he be removed like this?

20:08 IST And as we said, the fans are happy on the return of IPL to Jaipur after more than two years. The crowd is excited and so are we.

20:04 IST The game begins at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium with a huge support from the crowd. RR off the mark while the fans want something else!

19:36 IST The match is about to begin. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir has won the toss and invited RR to bat first.

Here’s the playing XI of both the teams:

RR: Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin

DD: Colin Munro, Gautam Gambhir(c), Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant(w), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami

19:20 IST But today, it’s a new chapter. The RR might get the benefit of playing at their home ground. Well time to forget the past and move ahead. The Royals are ready…

And so are the Daredevils with Glenn Maxwell…

19:12 IST You won’t believe that it was an IPL match that too the 4th one and the crowd/viewers were like…

19:10 IST In their previous game, the RR batting remained below par. No sixes were hit from the batsmen, just imagine! Thus, their performance gave the tweeps a reason to banter them.

19:00 IST The Jaipur will be super excited to watch their team playing at their home ground after 2 years. For the Daredevils, it’s like ‘Padharo Mhare Des’ from the local fans.