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LIVE IPL! Nair guides Rajasthan to a crushing win over Delhi

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May 03, 2014


23:30  - Scorecard

A brilliant 50-ball 73 from Karun Nair helped Rajasthan Royals crush Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets. 

After restricting Delhi to 152-5, Rajasthan mowed down the target with nine balls to spare. 

Sanju Samson played his part too with an attacking 34 off 28 balls. 

None of the Delhi bowlers were able to make any impression as Mohammad Shami was the lone bright spot with 1-22 from his four overs.   
23:16  - Scorecard

A brilliant half-century from opener Karun Nair has helped Rajasthan Royals keep control of the chase. 

Nair didn't allow the fall of wickets affect his play as he completed his half-century with a brace of Unadkat. 

He then smoked into the stands as Royals looked to close down on the target. 

At the end of 17 overs, Royals were 136-3, still needing 17 runs off 18 balls. 
23:06  - Scorecard

Karun Nair and Rajat Bhatia have upped the ante in the chase as Delhi bowlers are looking out of sorts. 

Nair, who has already hit the boundary boards five times and smoked a huge six. 

Bhatia who was promoted up the order, justified the selection, with a six and boundary off Wayne Parnell. 

Mohammad Shami provided the breakthrough as he castled Rajat Bhatia, who was dismissed, while going in for a wild slog for 17.

At the end of 15 overs Royals were 115-3. Nair is on 48, while Shane Watson is yet to open his account. 
22:42  - Scorecard

Shahbaz Nadeem provides the breakthrough as he had Sanju Samson stumped for 34. 

Samson looking to be aggressive against left-arm spinner misses the ball and slips. An easy stumping for Karthik behind the stumps. 

Royals were 71-2 after 10 overs. Royals need 82 runs from 60 balls. 
22:35  - Scorecard

Sanju Samson and Karun Nair have steadied the ship after the early jolt of Ajinkya Rahane. 

Samson has been at his best, smoking Jaydev Unadkat for a maximum, while Nair is climbing up the charts with a boundary off Rahul Sharma. 

At the end of 8 overs, Royals were 52-1. Samson is on 21, while Nair is on 16. 
22:14  - Scorecard

Wayne Parnell strikes for Delhi as he removes Ajinkya Rahane for 12. 

Parnell should thank Vijay, who pulled off a screamer much to the delight of Delhi fans. 

Rajasthan were 27-1 after 4 overs.
21:52  - Scorecard

Some poor shot selection from Delhi Daredevils and good bowling performance from Rajasthan Royals means the hosts finish with 152-5. 

Delhi got off to a positive start before twin strikes from Pavin Tambe broke the back of Delhi innings. 

Tambe picked up the wickets of Kevin Pietersen and well-set Quinton de Kock. 

JP Duminy and Kedhar Jhadav did try their best with some blows in the final over picking up 18 runs off Kane Richardson. 

James Faulkner and Pravin Tambe finished with identical figures of 2-26 after 4 overs.
21:29   - Scorecard

Dinesh Karthik departs in search for some quick runs.

DK was undone by a short one by Faulkner as he was holed out at deep square leg for 12. 

Another crucial wicket for Royals. Delhi were 103-4 after 16 overs. 
20:50  - Scorecard

Delhi is looking far more comfortable with the presence of Kevin Pietersen and Quinton de Kock in the middle.

Pietersen is making the most of his luck by crashing Rajat Bhatia through point. 

But just as we speak, KP hits one straight down long-on's throat for 14. 

KP looking to be aggressive against the leg-spinner, mis-hit one to Steven Smith. 

Dinesh Karthik comes in and gets off the mark immediately. 

Tambe then snapped settled de Kock for 43. De Kock pushed one hard back onto the bowler, where Tambe took a tumbling catch to leave Delhi reeling at 71-3 after 10 overs.  
20:31  - Scorecard

Pravin Tambe now introduced into the attack now.

Quinton de Kock creams one through off side for his third boundary. He then cuts Tambe for second boundary off the over. 

De Kock collects a brace to end the over as Delhi were 46-1. De Kock is on 31, while Pietersen is on 2.
20:22   - Scorecard

Quinton de Kock and Murali Vijay have given Delhi a positive start after being put into bat first by Rajasthan Royals. 

De Kock has looked the positive off the two and has already hit the boundary boards twice.

But just as we speak, Vijay scoops one in the air to give an easy catch to Shane Watson for 13 off James Faulkner. 

Delhi 33-1.
20:11  - Scorecard

Quinton de Kock and Murali Vijay walk out to the middle as Stuart Binny will open the proceedings for Royals. 

A nice juicy half volley is creamed to boundary by de Kock. De Kock picks up a single. 

Binny gets a bit of swing as Vijay helps himself to a brace. 

De Kock flicks one through leg side to round off the over as Delhi were 9-0 after 1st over.
19:48  Welcome to the update of the second game of the day between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals. 

In the first game, Mumbai Indians finally managed to get one over the line to register their first win of the tournament. 

The news from the middle is that Royals have won the toss and have elected to bowl first at Feroze Shah Kotla.

Both teams are going in with one change to their side. Royals have brought in Dhawal Kulkarni in place of Iqbal Abdullah. 

Delhi have brought in spinner Rahul Sharma in place of Laxmi Ratan Shukla.


19:43  Mumbai win by 5 wickets!!!

Mumbai 170-5 (19.1 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard


Sandeep to bowl the final over and he decides to operate from round the wicket. The first ball is full and Pollard lofts it over long-off for a six to finish off the match in grand style!!!

Pollard finishes unbeaten on 28 from 12 balls to lift Mumbai to their first victory in IPL 7. They win by five wickets with five deliveries to spare.

Tare also played a cameo in the final stages, hitting 16 runs from six balls as the duo put on an unbroken stand of 44 runs from just 15 balls to take the match from Punjab.

Punjab suffered their first defeat of the tournament after five straight wins, while Mumbai breathed a huge sigh of relief as the defending champions bagged their first win after five defeats in a row.
19:39  Mumbai 164-5 (19 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Johnson to bowl the 19th over. He starts with a full delivery to Pollard, who swats it over long-on for a six. The left-armer then switches to round the wicket but gives away a leg side wide before Pollard hits it to midwicket for a couple.

Pollard inside edges the third delivery to square leg and collects another two runs. He is enjoying some luck as another yorker is inside edged behind the wickets for a four.

He then plays the one-handed pull shot for a four behind square on the leg side. Pollard drives the last ball to long-on for a single to retain strike.

Johnson was hit for 20 runs in that over as Mumbai inch closer to victory with five needed from the last over for victory.
19:33   Mumbai 144-5 (18 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Aditya Tare chips the first ball from Balaji to deep midwicket for two runs before he drives the next over the cover region for a four. A single to long-on brings Pollard on strike but the West Indian can only drive a full toss to long-off for another single.

Tare is on the attack as he cuts a short ball to deep point for a couple. He then chips down the tracks and heaves the last ball over deep square leg for a six.

Balaji is hit for 16 runs in that over as Mumbai reach 144 for five in 19 overs, with 25 needed from 12 balls for victory.
19:26   Mumbai 128-5 (17 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Dhawan comes back to bowl his fourth and final over. Two singles from the first two balls before Anderson is beaten by a wide yorker. The pressure pays off for Punjab as Anderson holes out to Miller at long-off after scoring 35 from 24 balls.

Dhawan gives away just four runs in his final over to finish with good figures of two for 23.

Mumbai face a huge task with 41 needed from three overs for victory.
19:19   Mumbai 124-4 (16 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Rohit flicks Balaji for a boundary behind square on the leg side but perishes off the next delivery. The Mumbai captain, who made 39 from 34 balls, got a leading edge and was caught by wicketkeeper Saha on the leg side.

Kieron Pollard is unable to get a run from the last two balls.

Mumbai are 124 for four in 16 overs with 45 needed from four overs for victory.
19:11  Mumbai 118-3 (15 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Rohit keeps the boundaries coming as he sweeps Balaji over the short fine leg fielder for a four but only six runs come from that over.

The experienced Johnson, with two overs in hand, is called back. He manages to keep things under control by conceding just three runs in his third over.

The match is still evenly poised with 51 needed from five overs for victory.

Anderson has blasted his way to 33 from 20 balls, while Rohit has made 35 from 32 balls.
19:05   Mumbai 109-3 (13 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Anderson decides to target Patel, who is bowling his fourth and final over. He lofts the third ball back over the bowler's head for a four before smoking the next over midwicket for a six.

The Kiwi then smashes the fifth ball straight down the ground for another four. Punjab employ an extra fielder down the ground but Anderson is wary of it and flicks it through square leg for another four.

Patel goes for 20 runs in his fourth over to finish with 40 runs in four overs.

The asking run rate has taken a sharp dip with Mumbai now needing 60 runs from 42 balls for victory.
18:55  Mumbai 89-3 (12 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Akshar Patel quietly goes about his job with the ball and sends down another tidy over with just five runs coming from it.

Rohit, who is batting on 22 from 24 balls, holds the key to Mumbai's fortunes in this match while they also have Kieron Pollard to come.

Rohit slams a short wide delivery from Dhawan over the point region for a six. Anderson banishes his early struggled with a big hit down the ground which carries over the fielder at long-on for the second six of the over.


18:50   Mumbai 70-3 (10 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

The pressure built by Punjab's bowlers in the last couple of overs seems to have paid off. Gautam tries a fancy reverse against Dhawan but misses and is trapped leg before wicket after scoring 33 from 29 balls.

After 10 overs, Mumbai are 70 for three, needing 99 runs from 60 balls for victory with seven wickets in hand.
18:45  Mumbai 69-2 (9 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Former Mumbai player Rishi Dhawan comes into the attack to bowl his medium pacers. He makes a good start to his spell giving away just four runs in his first over as Punjab look to build the pressure with some tight overs.

Left-arm spinner Patel follows it up with another tidy over, giving away four. In that over, Maxwell nearly got the wicket of Rohit with his brilliance on the field as he got a direct hit from deep midwicket but the Mumbai captain made it to his crease just in time.
18:36  Mumbai 61-2 (7 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Gautam survives a run out chance as Rohit sends him back late after calling him initially but Johnson fails to collect the ball and break the stumps.

Rohit then makes room and plays the inside out chip shot for a boundary as Mumbai reach 49 for two in six overs.

Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel comes into the attack. Gautam reverse sweeps the first ball and gets it very fine for a four before Rohit sweeps it fine on the leg side two balls later for the same result.

Patel goes for 12 runs in his first over as Mumbai reach 61 for two in seven overs.
18:22  Mumbai 52-2 (5 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Left-armer Mitchell Johnson comes into the attack. Gautam starts with a single from the first ball before Rohit plays four dot balls in a row. However, the Mumbai captain pulls the last ball of the over for a six over deep square leg.

Sandeep causing Mumbai batsmen some trouble with his incutters as Gautam survives a close shout for LBW as he tries to paddle it over short fine leg but he lofts the fourth ball over mid-off and it carries all the way for a six.

Two balls later Gautam takes a few steps down the ground and slams it over midwicket for the second six of the over.

Gautam has raced to 21 from 15 balls as Mumbai reach 42 for two in five overs.

18:10  Mumbai 23-2 (3 ovs) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Lakshmipathy Balaji to bowl the second over. Gautam comes down the track to the second ball but gets a leading edge as Akshar Patel makes a superb effort running to his left in the covers but fails to hold on.

Ambati Rayudu then slams the fourth delivery straight down the ground for a four. He edges the last ball but it flies past a diving Sehwag at first slip for another four as Mumbai reach 17 for one in two overs.

Gautam looking to get after the bowlers in the Powerplay as he walks across his stumps and paddles Sandeep over the short fine leg fielder for a four.

But Sandeep claims the wicket of Rayudu, who is trapped leg before wicket with a full incoming delivery that strikes him right in front of the stumps for eight.

Mumbai in a spot of bother at 23 for two in three overs.
18:03  Mumbai 6-1 (1 ov) v Punjab 168-4 | Scorecard

Mumbai have a new opening combination with Ben Dunk out to open the innings with CM Gautam.

The in-form Sandeep Sharma to bowl the first over of the innings for Punjab. Ben Dunk is off the mark in quick fashion as he slams the first ball through the covers for a four. The bowler gets revenge four balls later as Dunk edges the outgoing delivery and is caught behind for five.
17:41  Punjab 168-4 (20 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Malinga starts the final over with two dot balls to Miller before he mistimes a full toss to long-on where Ben Duck charges in and completes a brilliant diving catch to send back the left-hander for 16.

Saha hits the fourth ball to midwicket for a couple and then takes one. Mitchell Johnson tries to paddle the last ball but misses and strangely he turns down the call for a single from non-striker Saha.

Saha finishes unbeaten on a good innings of 59 from 47 balls, having hit four fours and three sixes.

Punjab posted a healthy 168 for five in their 20 overs, despite scoring just 42 runs in the last five overs.

Malinga bowled an exceptional final over, conceding just three runs for total figures of one for 25.
17:38   Punjab 165-4 (19 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Punjab are unable to get Malinga away for boundaries and can pick only singles off his third over which goes only for five runs.

Saha pulls Zaheer over the square leg fence for a six to bring up his fifty in some style from 43 balls. Two balls later, Zaheer pulls up with some injury in his left shoulder after bowling it down the leg side which goes off Miller's pads for four leg byes.

Pollard comes on to complete the over but Miller slams him for a six straightaway. 20 runs from the over take Punjab to 165 for four in 19 overs.
17:23  Punjab 140-4 (17 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Harbhajan checks Punjab's charge with the wicket of Bailey, who tries to play the slog sweep but is caught by Anderson at deep midwicket to fall for 15. The veteran off-spinner finishes with two for 34 in his four overs.

Bumrah bowls a good last over till the last ball where Miller nudges him fine on the leg side for a four. The youngster goes for nine runs in his final over to end with 25 runs in four overs.
17:19  Punjab 126-3 (15 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Zaheer comes back. Three dot balls in a row before Punjab captain Bailey cuts it past point for a four and Saha pulls the last ball over midwicket for another boundary as Punjab reach 126 for three in 15 overs.
17:16  Punjab 117-3 (14 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Anderson comes back as new batsman George Bailey hits him past point for a four followed by four more singles as Punjab reach 101 for three in 13 overs.

After a slow start, Saha seems to be getting into the act. Pollard drifts on the leg side and Saha steers it fine on the leg side for a four before he lofts the fifth ball over mid-off for another four.

He pulls the last ball square on the leg side for a six as Pollard goes for 16 runs in that over.
17:02   Punjab 93-3 (12 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Maxwell gives Harbhajan the charge and lofts him over long-off for a huge six and two balls later Saha slams him over midwicket for another maximum.

However, Harbhajan provides Mumbai with a huge boost as he claims the wicket of dangerman Maxwell. The Australian, who hit 45 from 27 balls, went for another big hit but skied it to Anderson at long-off who did well to hold on to a high catch.
16:59  Punjab 79-2 (11 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Kieron Pollard comes into the attack. Maxwell drives the second ball down the ground to long-off for a couple before he tries to reverse sweep the next ball but is beaten and the huge appeal for LBW is turned down.

Saha is also beaten a few deliveries later outside the off-stump as nine runs come from the over.
16:55  Punjab 70-2 (10 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Malinga comes back and he starts his new spell with a short ball which Maxwell pulls over the square leg region for a six. The next ball is a yorker which Maxwell inside edges and the keeper fumbles it too to give away a boundary.

Malinga goes for 12 runs in that over as Punjab start to lift the ante in the middle overs.

Harbhajan gifts Maxwell a full toss who eases it through the off-side for a boundary as Punjab reach 70 for two in 10 overs.

Maxwell is threatening to run away with the game, he is batting on 33 from 20 balls, while Saha is content to play second fiddle on 11 from 21 balls.
16:50  Punjab 51-2 (8 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Maxwell hits Bumrah through mid-off for a four as six runs come from Bumrah's third over, who has conceded 16 runs in three overs.

Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack. Two singles from the first two balls before Maxwell plays the inside out chip shot for a four as nine runs come from that over.
16:30  Punjab 36-2 (6 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

A late introduction for Lasith Malinga as he comes on to bowl the sixth over. The first ball is full and on the stumps which Maxwell turns on the leg side for a single.

Saha nudges a yorker on the leg stump fine for a boundary through fine leg but is beaten two balls later outside the off-stump.

After six overs, Punjab are 36 for two with Saha and Maxwell both on six.
16:26  Punjab 31-2 (5 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Bumrah is back and he puts some pressure on Punjab with a tight over, giving away just two runs.

Saha defends the first three balls before taking a single while Maxwell is unable to make most of a full toss and hits it to fine leg region for one.
16:24  Punjab 29-2 (4 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Corey Anderson is the new bowler and he replaces Bumrah after just one over. Pujara looking in good touch as he drives the first ball in some style through the covers for a four.

But the Kiwi pacer gets his revenge two balls later as Pujara again looks to drive through the off-side but this time gets the edge and is caught behind for 19 from 18 balls.

New batsman Glenn Maxwell needs no time to warm-up as he slashes the second ball he faced over the off-side for a four to get off the mark.
16:18   Punjab 20-1 (3 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Rohit Sharma gives Mumbai a huge lift with the wicket of Sehwag who is run out for one after a direct hit from the Mumbai captain from the covers. The Punjab opener played a good drive through the off-side where Rohit made a diving stop before get back on his feet and hitting the stumps at the bowler's end as the two batsmen went for a quick single.

Wriddhiman Saha gets off the mark with a single before Pujara finds the gap through the off-side for another four.
16:10  Punjab 13-0 (2 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

The young Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the second over. The first ball is full and comes in sharply beating Pujara before he bowls a wide down the leg side and the keeper fails to collect it for another extra run.

Pujara plays and misses outside the off-stump before he crashes the next ball through the covers for a four.
16:04  Punjab 5-0 (1 ov) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Cheteshwar Pujara to open the batting with veteran Virender Sehwag and up against them is another experienced bowler in the form of Zaheer Khan.

Pujara gets Punjab off the mark in some style as he flicks the second ball behind square on the leg side for a four.

He takes a single from the last ball to retain strike as five runs come from the first over.
15:40   Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey has won the toss and elected to bat against Mumbai Indians, in Mumbai, on Saturday.

Punjab, who are sitting on top of the IPL table with five wins out of five in the first leg in UAE, have opted to retain the same team.

Mumbai have made one change as pacer Jasprit Bumrah replaces left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha.
15:35  Mumbai Indians, who have lost their first five matches, come up against the in-form Kings XI Punjab, who won all their first five games in the first leg of the IPL in UAE.

Mumbai will look to get back to winning ways at their home ground Wankhede stadium, where they went unbeaten last year enroute to winning the IPL title last year.
00:29   Chennai win by 34 runs!!!

- Kolkata 114-9 (17/17) v Chennai 148-3 | Scorecard

Mohit bowling a good line and length. He starts with a yorker to Pathan who gets a single to long-on before he top edges a pull shot but it falls safely.

Piyush Chawla then holes out to Faf du Plessis at mid-off to falls for one as he mistimes a slower ball.

Pathan is trapped leg before wicket after he misses a full delivery that is headed straight into the middle stump to dismiss him for 41 from 29 balls.

Kolkata finish on 114 for nine to lose by 34 runs.

In the end it proved to be another easy victory for Chennai courtesy of Jadeja, who took four for 12, and Mohit, claimed three for 22.
00:21  - Kolkata 110-7 (16/17) v Chennai 148-3 | Scorecard

Pathan brings some cheer back to the KKR camp with back to back sixes off Hilfenhaus. The first one is flicked over midwicket and the next one is hit with virtually one hand but it still goes over the ropes.

Two dot balls before Pathan slams another over midwicket for the third six of the over and retains strike with a single from the last ball.
00:18  - Kolkata 91-7 (15/17) v Chennai 148-3 | Scorecard

Kolkata are virtually out of the contest with 62 needed from three overs for victory. Pathan and Russell struggle to get the big hits and can only get singles off Mohit, who has comeback for a new spell.

Russell is foxed by the slower ball and is bowled off the last delivery of the over for one.
00:12   - Kolkata 88-6 (14/17) v Chennai 148-3 | Scorecard

Jadeja has finished off whatever slim hopes KKR had with the wicket of Uthappa. He tried to play the reverse sweep but was hit on the gloves to be dismissed for 47 from 38 balls, having hit five fours and a six.

Jadeja finishes with magnificent figures of four for 12 in four overs.
00:08   - Kolkata 84-5 (13/17) v Chennai 148-3 | Scorecard

After four dot balls, Yusuf finally decides to make a move as he heaves Ashwin over midwicket for a six before hitting the last ball for a four to get 10 runs from the over.

Ashwin finishes with good figures of one for 21 in four overs.

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00:08   - Kolkata 74-5 (12/17) v Chennai 148-3 | Scorecard

Jadeja beats Pathan with one that is pushed through before he takes one to long-off.

The left-arm spinner also sends down a tidy over as the boundaries have dried up for KKR, who need 76 runs from five overs for victory.

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00:07   - Kolkata 69-5 (11/17) v Chennai 148-3 | Scorecard

Pathan and Uthappa take it easy against Ashwin and play him cautiously for three singles in his third over.

Ashwin has good figures of one for 11 in three overs.

The match is getting away from KKR, who need 80 runs from six overs for victory.

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