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Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils courtesy rain and some miserly bowling

Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils courtesy rain and some miserly bowling

It was all going well for Delhi in the first innings with Rajasthan crossing the 150 run mark at the end of the 17th over riding on skipper Ajinkya Rahane's 45 which put them in a comfortable position in the match with 180 not being a distant target.

Once the rain finally relented, the Daredevils were set a target of 71 run to win off six overs.

Delhi Daredevils are yet to pocket the coveted Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy once in the decade-long history of the cash-rich T20 league.

Both Rajasthan and Delhi were outplayed in their opening games and will be itching to bounce back.

Short, who led BBL scoring in 2017-18 by more than 120 runs for Hobart, had a disappointing IPL debut two days earlier in being caught short taking on Kane Williamson at mid-off to be removed for four.

Rajasthan Royals' celebrated their return to the home turf with a 10-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the rain-hit IPL contest at Jaipur last night. DD won the toss and they chose to field.

Mohit Sharma and Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked two wickets each, while skipper Ravichandran Ashwin and spin partner Axar Patel claimed one each.

Barring a 49 by Sanju Samson, none of other the batsmen showed any confidence nor they could build any partnerships.

DD sent Colin Munro and Glen Maxwell to open the innings. We thought 71 was hard to chase, focussing on things we could control", said Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane, "When we were batting, we thought 165 to 170 would be good. Munro was back in the pavilion after the very first ball due to a mix-up.

Even past year, Samson had started off with a bang for Delhi, but along with his side, his personal form also waned. "There are hardly any balls, hard for our batsmen", he added. We had to go from ball one. Roy has the experience of playing worldwide cricket for around 4 years and is an aggressive batsman at the top of the order who can solve the opening batting woes for Delhi Daredevils. Obviously with these sort of games, things could go either way. "If it was a 20-over game, it would've been much easier to chase".