Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 34 |4/22/2022 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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Jos Buttler is the Player of the Match. He says it was a really special knock, a special stadium as his first season was with Mumbai. He hopes his form continues as it is crucial to have the momentum, they need to soak the pressure early on and then the confidence will build. Tells that Devdutt Padikkal batted brilliantly as well from the other end. Informs there was no dew, the wickets may change and everyone will need to adapt as the tournament goes on.
Sanju Samson the skipper of Rajasthan says that it was a full toss ball and the batter hit a six, but the opposition wanted a no ball, but the umpire made his decision very clear. Mentions that they wanted to put a smile on Obed McCoy's face, it's never easy to be hit for three sixes and come back stronger in the other three balls. Adds that when there is someone like Rovman Powell at the other end, they just had to remain calm, and trust their teammates. States that at some point in the tournament they would like to chase as well, but it's okay to lose the toss for now. Adds that there was not much dew, but our spinners are bowling exceptionally well. On Yuzvendra Chahal's drop catch, he says that it's okay to drop a catch, these things happen, but the main thing is to overcome those things and remain calm and that's what Yuzi did. He bowled a very good over after that as well. On Devdutt Padikkal's knock, he says that it was a crucial knock and even the 20s and 30s which he has made have been crucial as well.
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Ravichandran Ashwin is down for a chat! He says that Devdutt Padikkal was standing nearby and asked that it is not happening right? Tells the coach came and changed the momentum for them. Tells the ground is small and so they can't really say what was a good score. Says understanding the game is really crucial and in Chahal, they have a good understanding and hopes it continues the same. On dew, he says there was not much and hopes it remains the same for future games.
Rishabh Pant the skipper of Delhi, says that they were bowling well but Powell batted well and gave them a chance, they wanted to review the no ball and he says, the third umpire should have interfered in between to check the delivery. He says it was not good to send someone on the ground but it was a no ball and was shown on the big screen, he cannot change the rules of the game. Tells that they should have bowled a little better and they will now focus on the next game.
Consecutive wins for Rajasthan! They have yet again defended a healthy total. They did leak runs throughout the innings but made sure to grab wickets at regular intervals. Ravichandran Ashwin was excellent, he picked up two vital wickets. But Prasidh Krishna was the leader of the pack, he grabbed 3 wickets in his spell. Not to forget, he bowled a wicket-maiden in the 19th over and turned the tide towards them. That was probably the turning point. Obed McCoy was expensive, but he held his nerve once again and helped his side get over the line eventually. With this victory, Rajasthan move to the top of the table!
Delhi started the chase well with David Warner and Prithvi Shaw scoring runs freely. But David Warner perished within the Powerplay! Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw carried on to score runs but they too could not hold on and were dismissed when they tried to up the ante. Lalit Yadav and Rovman Powell got the game right till the last over, but there were too many runs to get at the end. Delhi probably could have sent Rovman Powell earlier and things could have been different. Nevertheless, they fought well but fell short in the end.
Drama, and entertainment at its absolute best! We have witnessed yet another game going down the wire. But it's Rajasthan who held their nerve and have clinched the game here. Back-to-back wins for Rajasthan! Agony for Delhi though!
Obed McCoy to Rovman Powell, OUT! EDGED AND GONE! On a length and on off. Powell tries to heave it but gets a top edge, high in the air and in the mitts of Sanju Samson who takes it. Rajasthan win by 15 runs!
Obed McCoy to Rovman Powell, Length ball, slower and on middle. Powell wrists it to deep square leg for a couple.
Obed McCoy to Rovman Powell, That should be the game for Rajasthan! Slower, short ball, on middle. Powell swings across and misses. Delhi have lost momentum with all the argument.
The players from Delhi are arguing with the umpires regarding the no ball. The umpire had already called it a legal delivery! But the Delhi dugout does not seem happy with that decision. Praveen Amre from the Delhi dug out is walking out to have a chat with the umpire.
Obed McCoy to Rovman Powell, SIX! This is unbelievable! A full toss, on middle. Powell smacks it over mid-wicket for a biggie. This is huge and Obed McCoy is under tremendous pressure. Rovman Powell is asking for a no ball and so is the whole Delhi pavilion. 3 down, 3 more needed.
Obed McCoy to Rovman Powell, SIX! Ohh dear, Obed McCoy! Are we seeing something special! Full ball, angling outside off. Powell gets low and lofts it over covers for a biggie. 2 down, 4 more needed.
Obed McCoy to Rovman Powell, SIX! There is belief! Full and around off, in the slot for Rovman Powell who tonks this over long off for a biggie. 1 down, 5 more needed.
END OF OVER 19 | 0 Runs & 1 Wkt | DC 187/7
Obed McCoy will bowl the final over of the innings.
Prasidh Krishna to Kuldeep Yadav, Wicket-maiden in the penultimate over! Outstanding from Prasidh Krishna! Fuller ball, on middle. Yadav flicks it to mid-wicket. 36 needed now. Can the West Indian, Rovman Powell do something special?
Prasidh Krishna to Kuldeep Yadav, Yet another dot! A yorker, just outside off. Yadav fails to get it away.
Prasidh Krishna to Kuldeep Yadav, Short of a length and on middle. Yadav shuffles across and looks to flick it but misses. This is superb bowling from Krishna.
Kuldeep Yadav walks out to bat now.
Prasidh Krishna to Lalit Yadav, OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Pressure, pressure, pressure on Delhi. Similar delivery as the previous one. Length ball, angling outside off. Yadav tries to hook it away but gets a faint edge to Samson, the keeper who takes it with ease.
Prasidh Krishna to Lalit Yadav, Two dots in a row! A length ball, angling outside off. This time Yadav tries to pull but misses. Rajasthan are asking them to hit on the bigger side.
Prasidh Krishna to Lalit Yadav, A length ball, outside off. Yadav slashes at it but misses.