Match Over - Delhi Daredevils won by 4 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Rajasthan Royals, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 02 May 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Delhi Daredevils
  • Man of the Match: RR Pant


  • Umpire1: CK Nandan
  • Umpire2: VK Sharma
  • Third Umpire: BNJ Oxenford



Overs: 17.1 / 17.1

Delhi Daredevils



Overs: 12.0 / 12.0

Rajasthan Royals

12.54am And as we approach 1 am, it's time to say goodnight. We'll be back in around 18 hours for game 33 of the IPL. For now, on behalf of Nikhil Kalro, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Hope you enjoyed our company.

12.44am Three teams on six points, while Mumbai are at four. The bottom-half of the points table is getting very interesting. Time for the presentation.

Rishabh Pant, the Man of the Match and orange cap holder. He says: "It's been going great but I'm just happy with the win for my team. If anyone is retained, it doesn't matter, you have to just perform for your team. I play the paddle well, so since people are bowling me there, I'm pulling some tricks. As Daredevils, we're just being positive. We know if we lose, we're out, so being positive for every match. Intent is same in every game, but the small things were important which got us the win tonight."

Shreyas Iyer, the winning captain: "Really important win, coming in this situation. Was a heart throbbing match. This wicket here even 200 is less, but the bowlers kept their nerves and came back strong. The start Shaw is giving is amazing for Daredevils. Personally, Pant coming in, giving that extra strike-rate, and if he plays till the end the score can be totally different. We also know that it's important for us to win all the games. We've been believing in each other and Ricky Ponting is really positive. No one is thinking negatively. It's really difficult to bowl in these conditions, plus the small grounds, so we try to slow things down if the bowler is going for runs."

Fahim: "Oh That missed overthrow from Stokes !!!!"

Bhaskar: "Have teams qualified for playoffs with 14 points ever in IPL ?" -- yes

12.36am Lots of talking points tonight. What was Short's innings all about? Why did Maxwell bowl that over? And how good were Pant and Buttler tonight?! Daredevils, however, collect the two points tonight, and stay alive in IPL 2018!

Out statsman Rajesh S says: that's the highest run-rate in any IPL game in which both teams have batted at least 10 overs. Pant's smart-strike rate: 302.75!

Ajinkya Rahane, the losing captain: "Definitely disappointed. Buttler was amazing, but we could've batted better. 151 off 12 was difficult but we did magnificently with the bat nonetheless. The wicket was pretty good, ball was coming onto the bat, but our bowlers' execution wasn't well. We're still in the tournament, so got to believe. Buttler, we know how dangerous he is. Jos in form is good for us. We believe we can win all the games for now. All games are knockouts for us. It's all in the minds now. Character and attitude will be important."

Trent Boult, the purple cap holder: "Was good to test my skillset against quality players. A win's nice. (on bowling at the death), it's still a learning curve so trying to develop my skills. Advantage of coming to IPL is picking others' brains. We had to play good cricket, and we're taking it game by game. Good to tick it off. Now to test ourselves in Hyderabad. Pant's a great cricketer."

Sumanth: "Said it before (not published ofcourse) and saying it again, sending Tripathi before Gowtham would be the difference in the end."

Gaurav K: "Yipeee....DD no more at the bottom of points table."

vamsi: "I'm neither DD nor RR person. But I'm happy DD winning this match to get total 6 points which enables a close contest among the bottom 4 teams in the table."

11.6TA Boult to K Gowtham, 1 run, full and wide outside off, and in the slot to be hit for six. But he can only slice it over cover for a single. Delhi Daredevils win by four runs!.
11.5TA Boult to K Gowtham, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, Rajasthan need six off the last ball! This was full on leg stump, and Gowtham lifted it to long on. Iyer prepares himself at long on, but he can't hold on to the catch. Goes to the boundary on the bounce.
11.4TA Boult to RA Tripathi, OUT, No run, run out at the non-striker's end! Full and wide outside off again, and Tripathi can't muscle this over cover either. Gowtham's quick to get to the other end, but Tripathi's too slow. Rajasthan need 10 off two balls.
11.3TA Boult to K Gowtham, 1 run, slower ball, but very full outside off. He can't slog it away and through to Pant on the bounce. They're running for the runs anyway, and Pant's throw to Boult can't be collected by the bowler. Rajasthan get the run.
11.2TA Boult to K Gowtham, 2 runs, full just outside off, and Gowtham gets his front foot out of the way to lift it over cover. Two men in the deep though.
11.1TA Boult to RA Tripathi, 1 run, good length on middle stump, and he goes down on one knee to pull it towards deep square leg.
11.1TA Boult to RA Tripathi, WIDE, 1 run, full but too wide outside off. Over the tramlines so that adds another to Rajasthan's total. Rajasthan need 14 off six.
End of over 11. 15 runs this over. 136/4 after 66 balls.
K Gowtham 10 (2b 1x4 1x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-37-0
RA Tripathi 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 21 runs this over. 121/4 after 60 balls.
RA Tripathi 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 1-0-21-1
K Gowtham 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Swappy: "Keep posting par score please....rain might be around the corner.." -- 116 at this stage. After four wickets and 9.4 overs

End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 100/2 after 53 balls.
DJM Short 26 (21b 2x4 1x6 ) TA Boult 2-0-16-1
BA Stokes 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

SHUBHAM JAIN: "What is the Smart Economy Rate of Mishra, considering all the mayhem ? On that note, what was Bhuvi's smart economy rate when Gayle scored 175, Bhuvi gave 23" -- Bhuvi saved his team 16.3 runs that day. Smart ER 1.67

Prathmesh : "How many bowlers can bowl 3 over in this innings?" -- two

End of over 8. 9 runs this over. 92/1 after 48 balls.
DJM Short 20 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-22-0
SV Samson 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 83/1 after 42 balls.
DJM Short 13 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 2-0-12-1
SV Samson 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 13 runs this over. 79/0 after 36 balls.
JC Buttler 66 (24b 4x4 7x6 ) Avesh Khan 2-0-36-0
DJM Short 11 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 66/0 after 30 balls.
DJM Short 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 1-0-8-0
JC Buttler 55 (20b 3x4 6x6 ) more

Buttler breaks Owais Shah's record of a 19-ball fifty for Rajasthan. My colleague Varun quips from the side, "against RCB, obviously"

2nd-fastest team 50 of this IPL. Kings XI got there in 2.5 overs v DD, when Rahul got 51 off 16

End of over 4. 13 runs this over. 58/0 after 24 balls.
DJM Short 8 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-13-0
JC Buttler 48 (17b 3x4 5x6 ) more
End of over 3. 23 runs this over. 45/0 after 18 balls.
JC Buttler 36 (13b 2x4 4x6 ) Avesh Khan 1-0-23-0
DJM Short 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Baskar: "That is the one..! That is the Buttler I remember.."

End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 22/0 after 11 balls.
JC Buttler 13 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) TA Boult 1-0-8-0
DJM Short 7 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Saurabh Bhuwani: "@Samit: I can understand your vested interest in Fantasy league but please don't kill the contest for that!"

End of over 1. 14 runs this over. 14/0 after 6 balls.
JC Buttler 11 (4b 1x4 1x6 ) S Nadeem 1-0-13-0
DJM Short 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
DJM ShortC Avesh Khan B GJ Maxwell442524176
JC ButtlerSt. RR Pant A Mishra672647257.69
SV SamsonC C Munro B TA Boult350060
BA StokesC V Shankar B TA Boult120050
RA TripathiRun out RR Pant,TA Boult 9810112.5
K Gowthamnot out 18621300
JC Archernot out 0000-
AM Rahane -
JD Unadkat -
DS Kulkarni -
S Gopal -
Total 146/5
S Nadeem1.0013013
TA Boult3.002628.67
Avesh Khan2.0036018
LE Plunkett3.0037012.33
A Mishra2.001216
GJ Maxwell1.0021121