IPL 2013: Rajasthan Royals register comprehensive win at home

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After winning the toss, they were listless with the bat, and the top-order collapsed to reduce the side to 47/3. Mahela Jayawardene did show some resilience, but couldn't carry on, and left his side at 78/4.

What followed next was the biggest positive from this match- Ben Rohrer's roar to form. The left-hander, after a string of poor performances, came to party with a well-struck 64 (not out), and along with Kedar Jadhav (23 not out), propelled the total to a competitive 154/4.

Even the home side didn't get their team changes right as Shun Tait leaked too many runs in the three overs he bowled. The quick was all over the place, and bowled terrible lines. His pace was not much of threat with such lines, and the Delhi batsmen scored 39 from his overs. Pravin Tambe's debut at 41 was not convincing either, and the leg-spinner went wicket-less in the fixture.

The win today takes Rajasthan one step close to the magical number of nine wins, and Delhi continue to occupy the bottom half of the table.

Teams

Rajasthan Royals

SR Watson, AM Rahane, R Dravid(c), SV Samson(wk), STR Binny, BJ Hodge, Sachin Baby, JP Faulkner, SK Trivedi, P Tambe, SW Tait

Delhi Daredevils

DPMD Jayawardene(c), V Sehwag, DA Warner, KM Jadhav, BJ Rohrer, CM Gautam(wk), AB Agarkar, M Morkel, UT Yadav, P Negi, S Kaul

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