Tim Southee smashed a boundary off the last ball of the Rajasthan Royals innings to secure a three-wicket victory and their second win out of two in IPL 2015.
The result means that the Delhi Daredevils have lost 11 consecutive matches in the IPL; a feat only reached by one other side in IPL history – the Pune Warriors who have now dissolved.
Despite the efforts of the Pakistani-born South Africa international Imran Tahir, who finished on spectacular bowling figures of 4-28 off four overs, the Daredevils were not able to keep their composure and creep over the line.
The Last Over
The Delhi skipper, JP Duminy handed the ball to Sri Lankan Angelo Mathews for the last over where he was left 12 runs to defend.
The Daredevils, who have finished rock bottom of the IPL two seasons running, look to be following the same path yet again after failing to win in their two match ups this year.
The home side can count themselves unlucky, as Rajasthan’s bowling attack could not contest with the Delhi firepower in the batting department as they posted a huge score of 184-3; JP Duminy top scored with 44 not out off 38 balls.
Youngster Deepak Hooda played brilliantly for the Royals as he smashed 54 off his 25-ball innings; Ajinkya Rahane played equally well at the top of the order firing himself to 47 of 39 balls.
The Overall Picture
Delhi have made the worst possible start to this year’s campaign, but skipper JP Duminy will take confidence in the fact both games could have gone in their favour.
The Royals on the other hand, have made the best possible start as they lie in second place only behind the Chennai Super Kings on run rate.
Rajasthan will host the Mumbai Indians on Tuesday at the Sardar Patel Stadium as Delhi face a trip to the MCA International Stadium to face the IPL 2014 runners up, The Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday.
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