|Chris Woakes||not out||15||11||2||0|
|Kagiso Rabada||not out||9||4||1||0|
Right then, that's all from this game! What a thriller we have had and Rajasthan get their first win of the season while Delhi lose their first. On Friday, Chennai play Punjab at the Wankhede. That match will begin at 1930 local (1400 GMT). The build-up will begin much earlier. Do join us for that. Cheers and take care.
Jaydev Unadkat, the MAN OF THE MATCH, says that this was a homecoming for him and he was bowling like he wanted to and he wanted to step up. Adds that he wanted to make use of the opportunity he got. Tells that if you see the stats, he bowled only 4 or 5 balls which was slow and the wicket was doing a bit and there was a bit of moisture. States that he has been told a lot that he bowls a lot of slower balls. Goes onto say that he feels more settled after getting engaged and it is good to see family support from the ground.
For his brilliant bowling display, Jaydev Unadkat is named the Player of the Match. Unadkat says that he has been handling tough situations and tells he was able to bowl the right areas with the new ball. A thing he admits he was unable to do last season. Unadkat says that he hardly bowled 4-5 change of pace. Tells the wicket was slow and hence it would have felt he bowled a lot of slower ones. Tells there was more moisture in the wicket and he made use of it. Unadkat tells he has heard that he takes the pace off the ball a lot. Unadkat says marriage changes a person as a whole as he feels he has been more calmer and more composed.
Sanju Samson, the Rajasthan skipper, says that they thought that they will not win but he had hopes with Miller and Morris there. Adds that it is about reading the conditions well and the slower balls is the strength of their faster bowlers. Goes onto say that they needed three left-arm fast bowlers and they are different. States that they had a chat with Sakariya and he had clear plans with what he wanted to do. Tells that he was just praying while in the dugout.
Stay tuned for the presentation as we hear from Rajasthan skipper, Sanju Samson and find out who the Player of the Match is.
Earlier in the evening, Delhi were put to bat and surprisingly they struggled in Mumbai. They managed to get to 147 courtesy of Pant's fifty and valuable contributions from Tom Curran, Lalit Yadav and Chris Woakes. Jaydev Unadkat was the star with the ball as he finished with 3/15 from his 4. It looked like it would be an easy chase but Rajasthan almost shot themselves in the foot only to recover dramatically.
Rishabh Pant, the Delhi skipper, says that the bowlers did a very good job at the start but they could have done better at the death but it is part and parcel of the game. Adds that they were like 15 to 20 runs short and there is something to learn from this match. States that in the second innings, there was dew and they had to do everything in their power to try and control that.
Chris Morris is there for a chat. He says that this happens in a game of cricket and Delhi bowled really well but he is happy that the game went in their favour. Adds that he needed to be quick and Sanju played beautifully the other game. Goes onto say that the dew plays a part here at the Wankhede and Delhi bowled their back of the length much better. Tells that they are experienced in bowling slower balls. States that the guys are paid to slog and some guys are paid to bat sensibly but he is not sure what category he comes in. Adds that the first game took a lot from them physically and they will celebrate this win.
A tale of two halves for Delhi's bowling. Magnificent, crisp, and sharp till the 15th over. But they lost their bite in the death, and from the jaws of victory they have snatched a loss. A heartbreaking one. Woakes was brilliant with the ball, giving an ideal start and finishing with 2/22 in his 4. Avesh Khan was brilliant too as he finished with 3/32 but his final over was expensive. Ashwin was economical. Rabada picked two but 15 from his final over cost his side dearly. It was a tough evening for Tom Curran as he failed to defend 12 in the final over and giving away 35 in his 3.4 overs. The wheels came off in the death and that proved too costly for last season's finalists.
Chasing a moderate total of 148, Rajasthan got off to the worst possible start as they lost Manan Vohra and their two backbones of the side, Buttler, and Samson inside the Powerplay. Reeling at 42/5, it looked all but lost. Wickets falling, run rate climbing, how could Rajasthan come back from this mess? The initial answer to that question, David Miller! His 62 from 43 balls, kept Rajasthan in the hunt. His departure in the 16th over made it feel like there is no way back. If you thought so then think again. Morris showed why he was paid 16.25 crores in the auction. His 36 off 18 balls saw the 2008 champions come back from the dead and give Samson his first win as a captain! Do not forget Jaydev Unadkat's contribution with the bat. His 11 off 7 was as crucial as Leach's single in the Headingley Test in 2019.
What a game! What a chase! At 42/5, Rajasthan looked dead and burried but boy haven't they risen from the ashes and won the game. Take a bow, Morris! He has shown why they paid the big bucks for him! Samson did not give him the strike in the last game, Morris has shown why he might have been wrong and finished the game! Delhi! Delhi! Delhi! How have you thrown this away? We saw two chasing sides shoot themselves in the foot in the previous two nights but it is the bowling side that have dug a grave for themselves in this game! Rajasthan get their first win of the season in a thrilling fashion!
SIX! Right then! What a way to get the win! Morris, you beauty! Low full toss on middle, Morris powers it over deep square leg for a biggie. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 3 WICKETS. 150/7
A dot! Full ball outside off, Morris drives it but finds Dhawan at extra cover to perfection. Either side of him and it might have been a boundary.
SIX! Wow! 4 needed in 4 now! This game is now Rajasthan's to lose! What a shot! Slower ball on middle, Morris waits for it and then whacks it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
Excellent start from Curran! Very full ball on off, Morris drives it through cover and picks up a couple.10 needed in 5.
12 needed off the final over. Will Pant go to Tom Curran or take the risk with Ashwin or a wildcard in Stoinis? It is going to be Tom Curran!
Full ball outside off, Morris drives it to cover for a single. 12 needed in the final over. 136/7
SIX! That's gone! What a strike from Chris Morris! The game is not over yet! Short of a length ball around the pads, Morris whacks it over deep square leg for a biggie.
Edged! Slower ball around off, Morris looks to smack it out of the park but gets an outside edge and goes to third man. Avesh Khan comes across and pulls it back in. The umpores want to check if it is a clean save and it is as per the replays. Two taken.
Another swing and a miss! Full ball outside off, Morris clears his front leg to swing it but misses.
SWING AND A MISS! Good comeback from Rabada! Good length ball outside off, Morris goes hard at it but fails to get any bat on it.
SIX! This is a massive hit! Rajasthan needed! Full ball on middle, Morris clears his front leg and then whacks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
Kagiso Rabada to bowl the crucial penultimate over of the game.
Short ball around off, Morris pulls it to long on for a single. 121/7
Low full toss on middle and leg, Unadkat looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. A run conceded just.
Top edge but safe! Short ball around middle, Unadkat looks to pull but it takes the top edge and it goes over the keeper's head. A couple taken.
Full and around off, Morris heaves it to the leg side and picks up just another run.
Good length ball on middle, Unadkat works it to the leg side for a single.
NOT OUT! The ball is not in Pant's hand and Unadkat survives. Lucky break for Jaydev here. Good length ball on middle, Morris mistimes it to deep mid-wicket. Unadkat looks for two but Morris sends him back and Unadkat slips in the process. The ball is thrown to Pant and the bails have come off. Unadkat is surely out of his crease but did Pant have the ball in hand? The replays roll in and they show that it was not.
Run out appeal taken upstairs. Unadkat looks like a goner but Pant is not happy. It looks like the ball was not in his hand. Unadkat is a lucky man as Pant has failed to hold onto it.
Who will bowl the 18th over? Will it be Curran to bowl now and the final over or will Pant go to Rabada to try and kill this game? It is going to be Tom Curran.
Full ball on off, Morris drives it to long off for a single. Woakes ends with 4-0-22-2. 114/7
Good length ball outside off, Unadkat guides it to third man for a single.
Good length ball outside off, Unadkat looks to guide it to third man but fails to get anything on it.
SIX! This is a marvellous hit from Unadkat! Short ball on middle, Unadkat powers it over deep square leg for a maximum.
PLAY AND A MISS! Short of a length outside off, Unadkat looks to defend but gets beaten.
Full ball on middle, Morris lifts it towards long on and takes a run.
Change in bowling. Chris Woakes to bowl out.
Good length ball outside off, guided to third man for a single. 105/7
Strategic Time-Out! The end of Killer-Miller right at the stroke of the time out would mean Pant and co. can have their refreshment with a lot of calmness. Avesh Khan showed calmness and has almost sealed the game with his strong comeback. One would feel this chase is about done but Morris can bat, the issue is he does not have partners to show his batting prowess with. Rajasthan need 44 in 25 balls now. Jaydev Unadkat will walk out to bat post the break.
OUT! CAUGHT! Is that the end of the game for Rajasthan? What a knock from Miller but he has failed to take Rajasthan home. He felt that this was the bowler to go after and he hit two sixes before this and he tried to hit the third but mistimes one. Khan bowls a full ball on middle, Miller looks to go over long on but fails to time it well. It goes towards long on where Lalit Yadav takes a simple catch. 44 needed in 25 balls.
SIX! This is massive! What a hit from David Miller! Good length ball on middle, Miller powers it over deep square leg for a massive six. This game is on folks. Delhi were at a similar position at this stage.
SIX! Bang! Till Miller is there at the crease, Rajasthan have a chance! Full on the pads, Miller smacks it over deep square leg for a biggie.
Good length ball outside off, Morris plays it to cover and takes a run.
Fifty for Miller! He has played a very good innings here but he knows that the job is not done and needs to continue. Good length ball outside off, Miller punches it to cover for a single. Can he take Rajasthan home?
Ohh! That was inches away from sending Morris back to the dugout. A well-disguised slower delivery outside off. Morris looks to play but misses as the ball goes between his bat and pad. And also just wide of off pole. 90/6
Chris Morris comes out to bat.
OUT! CAUGHT! Pant called Rabada to end this stand and KG says 'you got it captain' and delivers. The extra pace of Rabada does the trick here and Tewatia departs when he was slowly finding his groove. Kagiso bangs the deck hard and with pace. It is on middle and leg, cramps Tewatia for room and arrives quicker than he anticipated. He looks to pull but cannot get enough on it and ends up lobbing it to Lalit Yadav at short mid-wicket. 58 needed off 31 balls now.
On the pads, Miller clips it to deep square leg and gets a single. Miller moves to 49 with that.
Slower ball which is fuller on off. Tewatia milks it to long on and rotates.
Good length delivery around off. Tewatia looks to punch it to long off but the ball hits the inner half of his bat and goes to the on side for a brace.
Very full on middle, almost a yorker. Miller jams it through mid off for one.
Kagiso Rabada is back on. 2-0-10-1 are his figures so far.
FOUR! Inventive from Tewatia! 12 off the over. Low full toss outside off, Tewtia premeditates and sweeps it away from short backward square leg and gets a boundary. 27 off the last two overs. Rajasthan are not yet out of this game. 85/5
Fullish ball outside off. Miller hits it to wide long on and gets a single.
Another length ball but it is on off, Tewatia punches it to deep point for one.
FOUR! Tewatia has decided to spread his wings now. Length ball outside off, Tewatia punches it over mid off. The fielder is up inside the circle so all he needs to do is get it over that man and he does it. Gets a boundary.
Length ball wide outside off. Miller cuts it but finds deep point so just a run.
Good length ball around off. Tewatia looks to smack it on the leg side across the line but misses. It hits his thigh pad and goes to the off side.
Slower ball which is very full on off. Tewatia patiently waits for the ball to come and hits it to long on for a single. He will keep the strike. 15 off the over. Just what the doctor ordered for Rajasthan. 75 needed off the remaining 7 overs now. 73/5
Full but not under Miller's bat. David hits it to long off for one.
FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries and Stoinis' first over has released a lot of pressure from Rajasthan. Low full toss on off, Miller hits it over the cow corner region for a boundary.
FOUR! Beautiful and brute! Slower ball from Stoinis, it is full around off. Miller picks it up early and smashes it through mid off and stands to admire his shot and see the ball race away to the fence.
FOUR! Much-needed boundary for Rajasthan! Slightly shorter on middle. It is at waist height. Miller stays deep in his crease and pulls it square on the leg side for a boundary.
Length ball on middle, Tewatia whips it to deep mid-wicket for one.
Marcus Stoinis is into the attack.
Very good start for Curran! Just two off his first over. The last ball is closer to the off stump. Miller places it to short third man. 58/5
Slower ball outside off. Tewatia cuts but there is deep point so just a single.
Another dot. Good over so far from Tom Curran. Can he finish it well with his remaining two balls? This is fuller around off, Tewatia pushes it to mid off.
Again nice and straight. It is full outside off, Tewatia pushes it to cover.
Good length delivery around off. It is nice and straight around off. Tewatia defends it.
Again wide outside off. Making Tewatia reach out for it but this is in the right end of the tramline. Tewatia swings but misses.
WIDE! False start for Curran! He misses his line and bowls it too wide outside off. On the wrong side of the tramline. Tewatia swings but misses.
Tom Curran is into the attack.
Tossed up on middle. Tewatia clips it to square leg and keeps the strike. Excellent over from Ashwin. Just 4 singles of it. He has been fabulous so far. 0/14 from his 3 till now. 56/5
Flighted on the pads, Miller flicks it to mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
Now slower on middle, Miller looks to whip it to the on side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
Slightly quicker on the pads. Miller looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
Short on middle and leg, Tewatis knocks it to long on for one.
Floated delivery on middle. Miller comes down the track and hits it to long on on the bounce. There is an optimistic shout of catch it but nothing. Just a single.
Good length ball on the pads, Miller works it to deep square leg for a single. 52/5
FOUR! 50 comes up in style for Rajasthan! Good length ball outside off, Miller throws his hands at it and then drives it through extra cover for a boundary.
FOUR! Rajasthan need much more of these! Short ball on middle, Miller pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
Full and outside off, Tewatia looks to drive but gets it off the outside edge and it flies to backward point for a single.
Who will walk out to bat now? It will be Rahul Tewatia. Can he repeat his magic from last season and help Rajasthan rise from the ashes in this game?
OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! The slower ball is doing the damage. Avesh Khan is happy and Dhawan takes his third catch of the evening. Slower ball on off, Parag looks to go over the off side but does not pick the slower ball. It takes the top edge and lobs towards cover where Dhawan takes a good catch.
Short ball on the pads, Miller pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
Strategic Time-Out! Oh boy, what is happening this season? It was Kolkata two nights back, then it was Hyderabad last night and tonight it is Rajasthan who are making a hash of a moderate chase. Unlike Hyderabad and Kolkata though, Rajasthan are struggling off the go. They are crumbling at 41/4 and need 107 from the remaining 11 overs. Delhi are showing their might here. They are showing why their bowling attack is so feared and why they are one of the favourites to lift the title. Pant will hope that his bowlers can continue what they have done so far.
Full on off, Miller pushes it to cover and takes a run to end another good over from Ashwin. 41/4
Full on middle, played to long on for another single.
Ashwin shortens his length and bowls it on middle, Miller uses his feet and then nudges it to the leg side for a single.
Loopy ball on middle, Miller defends it back to the bowler.
Floated ball outside off, Parag slaps this to deep cover for a single.
Flatter ball on middle, Miller nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Bouncer around middle, Parag looks to play the upper cut but misses. 36/4
Good length ball on off, Parag defends it to point.
Rajasthan are tumbling. The young and talented, Riyan Parag is out to bat now. Can he take his side out of the mess they find themselves in?
OUT! CAUGHT AT FIRST SLIP! Another one falls and Rajasthan are in complete tatters at the moment! Avesh Khan gets a wicket. Good length ball around off, Dube looks to drive but does not move his feet at all. It takes the outside edge and goes to first slip where Dhawan takes the catch. Rajasthan need more 112 in 74 balls.
Fullish ball on off, Dube defends it out.
Good length ball on the pads, Miller works it to the leg side for a single.
FOUR! Poor fielding from Tom Curran in the deep! Avesh Khan provides width outside off, Miller punches it through point. Tom Curran comes across, slides but fails to stop it.
Change from both ends as Avesh Khan is back for his second over.
On middle, nudged down to long on for a single. Just 5 from Ashwin's first over. 31/3
Quicker ball on middle, Miller gets his bat down in time and works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
Flatter ball on the pads, Dube nudges it to deep square leg for a single.
Flatter ball on middle, Miller works it down to long on for a single.
Tossed up on off, Miller defends it to cover.
Loopy ball on the pads, Miller looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
Who will bowl the first post Powerplay over? It will be the introduction of spin with Ravichandran Ashwin being brought into the attack.
Deft touch! Slower ball outside off, Miller plays it fine to third man for a single. End of the Powerplay. Rajasthan are 26 for 3, needing 122 in 14 overs. Delhi were 36 for 3. 26/3
Good length ball outside off, Miller punches it to cover.
Low full toss on off, Miller drives but it falls short of the fielder at cover.
On a length on off, Miller defends it to cover.
FOUR! Brilliant shot! Miller was in good form in the ODI series against Pakistan. Full ball on off, Miller drives it through mid off for a boundary.
Good length ball around off, Miller taps it to the off side.
Who will bowl the final over of the Powerplay? It is going to be Kagiso Rabada!
Good length ball on middle, Miller works it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 21/3
Full on middle, Miller drives it back to the bowler.
BEATEN! Beautiful from Woakes! Good length ball outside off, Miller looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
Excellent fielding from Rabada! Full and on off, Dube drives it wide of mid off. Rabada runs across and dives to make a very good stop. A single taken.
On a length on the pads, Dube works it to mid-wicket.
Edgy! Good length ball on off, Miller looks to defend but gets an inside edge which goes to the fine leg region for a single.
Length delivery on off, Dube pushes it to cover. Excellent comeback from Rabada. Went for a boundary in the first ball but just a single and a wicket off the next 5 balls. 18/3
Length ball on off, Dube keeps it out.
Miller is off the mark! Good length delivery on off, Miller pushes it to cover and gets to the other end.
David Miller is in now.
OUT! CAUGHT! Rabada gets the last laugh and it has taken him just three deliveries to get his first victim of the season. The dangerous, the talisman, the man-in-form, the skipper, Sanju Samson departs and Rajasthan are in all sorts of trouble here. 3 wickets in the last 6 balls. Length ball outside off, it is a straight ball. Samson falls in the honey trap. He goes for the drive but gets an outside edge which goes to Dhawan at slip. He makes no mistake and brings out his trademark, thigh-fi celebration. Massive blow for Rajasthan and this is incredible start for Delhi.
Better from Rabada. Pulls his length back and bowls it corrects his line. Samson blocks it.
FOUR! Samson welcomes Rabada to the 2021 season with a boundary! Poor start from Rabada. He bowls a half-volley to the man who is coming on the back of a majestic century. It is on middle, Samson flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary.
Shivam Dube is the next man in. Kagiso Rabada is into the attack as well.
OUT! CAUGHT! Woakes wins the battle of Englishmen and wow what a beauty it is from Woakes. Buttler was getting frustrated as runs were not coming. Woakes bowls the Test match length around off. It pitches outside off, Buttler comes down the track. The ball hits the deck and nips back in. Buttler looks to defend but the ball takes the inside edge, goes to the left of Pant. The Delhi skipper dives and takes a very good one-handed catch. 13/2
Good length delivery on off, Buttler defends it to cover.
Sanju Samson makes his way out to the middle.
OUT! CAUGHT! Woakes has the last laugh! Two very good shots but then a poor one and that results in the demise of Vohra. Once again he looks good out in the middle but his stay is a brief one yet again. Pace on this time from Woakes. He goes fuller and with pace on middle and off. Vohra looks to hit it over mid on but the ball comes quicker this time and it hits the lower part of his bat. It goes high in the air behind mid on. Rabada there makes no mistake. Early wicket for Delhi and that is what they wanted.
FOUR! This time over mid on. Slower delivery on off, it is a very good ball but Vohra picks it up early. He gets under it and lofts it over mid on and gets a boundary.
FOUR! CRUNCHING SHOT! That is a brilliant shot from Vohra! Quality from Manan! Little too full, little too wide outside off. Vohra pounces on it and creams it through covers for a boundary.
Beautiful! It is the one that goes away. It is slower one as well. It pitches on off and swings away. Vohra looks to flick but misses.
Just two off Avesh's first! Not a fiery start from Rajasthan either. The last ball is on the pads, Vohra looks to lift his flick but misses. It hits his pad and goes to the left of short fine leg. They take a leg bye once again to finish the over. 5/0
Back of a length delivery outside off. Vohra looks to pull but misses.
Slightly behind length around off. Vohra mistimes his pull to mid-wicket.
Pacy delivery and this comes back in. It is on the pads, Vohra looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
Good length delivery on off, Manan taps it to cover with the swing.
Avesh Khan starts with a fuller ball on middle. Buttler flicks it to fine leg and gets to the other end.
Who will bowl from the other end? Avesh Khan it is.
Good length delivery coming in. Buttler looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on the pad. It lobs and bounces in front of Shikhar Dhawan at slip. It spins away from Dhawan and it allows Buttler to take a leg bye and keep the strike. Tidy start from Woakes. Just 3 off the first! 3/0
Manan Vohra is off the mark! Streaky way to get off the mark. Good length ball on off, the one shapes away. It hits the outer half of Vohra's bat and goes uppishly to third man for one.
Good shot but brilliant from Lalit Yadav! Back of a length delivery around off, Vohra hops and cuts it to the left of point. Lalit there dives and saves runs for his side.
The inswinger now but Buttler gets off the mark! It is on off and coming in. Buttler shuffles inside his crease and taps it to the left of mid on for a single.
Another outswinger. This time it is fuller and tempts Buttler to go for the drive. Jos though gets on his front foot and shoulders arms to it.
Movement for Woakes first up! Good length delivery pitching outside off and moving away a bit. Buttler calmly lets it carry to the keeper.