After an evenly contested match, Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals
will be in action once again on Tuesday for the second meeting of the season.
The match will be played in Jaipur.
Delhi Daredevils sneaked home in the previous match by one run, after seemingly
being behind through most part of the second innings. In the end, they showed
why they are at the top of the table as they held their nerve to defend 13 runs
off the last two overs.
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Captain Virender Sehwag will be mighty pleased with the team's efforts,
though improvements are expected nevertheless. He scored 63 runs off just 39
balls in yet another swashbuckling innings but the middle order struggled to
score as freely with Ross Taylor finding runs hard to come by.
The bowlers did just enough to keep the runs in check but inability to pick
up wickets will be their major concern. Morne Morkel, after dominating
the early part of the season through wickets, has not been in his striking form
though the runs have dried up.
The defeat saw Rajasthan Royals slip down to sixth place, with eight points from
nine matches. They will be ruing what was an excellent opportunity to upset the
table toppers. While the team did well in their bowling effort to stem the flow
of runs towards the end, it is their batting that let them down in the crucial
Ajinkya Rahane has been in sublime form, scoring 84 off just 63 balls, though
was unable to score the winning runs after clobbering a massive six earlier
in the final over. Rahul Dravid and Rahane have given five 50-plus opening
partnerships and that will be the key to their fortunes on Tuesday.
The match will be played in Jaipur, the home ground for Rajasthan Royals
with action starting at 8.00pm local time.