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IPL 2018: Rajasthan ride bowlers' good show to beat Delhi in rain-affected tie

IANS  |  Jaipur 

Royals rode their bowlers' good show coupled with Ajinkya Rahane's 45 to beat Daredevils by 10 runs via Duckworth-Lewis Method in a heavily rain-truncated (IPL) clash here at the on Wednesday.

The IPL returned to the Pink City after 2013 but rain played spoilsport for the major part, forcing D/L method to come into play after the hosts were 153/5 in 17.5 overs when it started drizzling.

were given a revised target of 71 to chase in six overs but Australian pacer (2/20) picked up the wickets of (17) and while Jaydev Unadkat (1/24) accounted for Rishabh Pant (20) to never let come close to winning in harsh circumstances.

Opener (0) was run out without facing a ball. (17 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (0 not out) were at the crease.

Earlier, rode Rahane's 45 to get to 153/5 when the skied opened up in the 17th over with (15) and Krishnappa Gowtham (2) at the crease.

For Delhi, left-arm spinner returned best figures of 2/34 while pacer and fast bowler also picked up a wicket apiece.

Rahane stitched together a 62-run stand with Samson (37) for the third wicket while wicketkeeper (29) and Tripathi joined hands for another important partnership of 38 runs for the fifth wicket.

lost opener D'Arcy Short (6) early to a run out and then got the outside edge of star England all-rounder (16) for keeper Pant to take an easy catch.

Nadeem castled Samson to bring an end to his association with Rahane, scalping the captain's wicket also with a away-turning delivery which the batsman tried to work over midwicket but have a catch to at point.

Buttler was removed by Shami just when the England stumper was looking good to go big before rain interrupted play.

Brief scores: 153/5 in 17.5 overs (45, Samson 37; 2/34) beat 60/4 (Rishabh Pant 20; 2/20) by 10 runs via D/L method.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 00:52 IST