Saturday, April 19, 2008

Delhi Dare Devils dent Rajasthan challenge...

Then 2nd match in the 2nd day of the IPL saw the Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals locking horns at the Feroze Shah Kotla, Delhi. This one-sided encounter saw the Delhi Dare Devils defeating the Rajasthan Royals pretty convincingly by 9 wickets. The Rajasthan Royals, batting first, could only muster 129-8 in 20 overs. The Delhi Daredevils made easy work of the target getting the target in just 15.1 overs for the loss of just 1 wicket.

Heroes of the day:

The heroes of the day belonged to just 1 team and it was from the Delhi Daredevils. First, it was with the ball. Ferveez Maharoof showed great character and accuracy in his bowling and he simply pinned down the Rajasthan batsmen and he ended up with figures of 2-11 in his 4 overs. Mcgrath supported him ably.

Coming to the batting, it was the young deadly duo of Gautam Gambhir and Shikar Dhawan that did the trick for the Daredevils. Both of them carved in nice unbeaten half centuries and guided their side to a comprehensive victory.

The positives of the game was the allround performance of the Delhi Daredevils. They dominated in all 3 departments of the game and quite rightly won the game.

The negatives of the game was the poor batting and running between the wickets by the Rajasthan Royals. they simply seemed out of their minds and they seemed quite underprepared for the big event. Hope they come up with a better show in the upcoming matches.

Man of the match: Ferveez Maharoof

Overall, a night which wholly belonged to just 1 team which was none other than the Daredevils.

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