Delhi Daredevils off bottom after four-run win against Rajasthan Royals
Delhi Daredevils have moved off the bottom of the Indian Premier League after beating Rajasthan Royals by four runs.
With the game delayed, Delhi’s innings was reduced to 17.1 overs. They set a target of 197 but a further rain delay between the innings saw the Duckworth-Lewis method applied.
That meant that Rajasthan were set a target of 151 from 12 overs but, despite Jos Buttler’s 67 off 26 balls, the team fell five runs short.
Rajasthan’s bowling attack certainly were not affected by the delay earlier in the innings. Dhawal Kulkarni dismissed Colin Munro for a golden duck as Delhi opened at 1-1.
Delhi took more control from there though, and the Prithvi Shaw-Shreyas Iyer partnership of 73 ended when Shaw was caught for 47.
Rishabh Pant came in and set a top score of 69 before being caught by Ben Stokes.
For Rajasthan, Buttler’s 67 and D’Arcy Short’s 44 was not enough.
Krishnappa Gowtham came in late on and hit 18 runs from just six balls. It was up to Gowtham on the final ball. He needed a six but only managed a single to hand Delhi a vital victory.