Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer Star As Delhi Daredevils Edge Rajasthan Royals


Delhi Daredevils kept themselves in the race for IPL play-offs with a nervy four-run win over Rajasthan Royals last night.

The Royals invited Daredevils to bat but were guilty of feeding the home batsmen with deliveries either too short or too full, making the job easy for the hosts after rain made it a 18-over per side affair.

Rain brought a premature end to the Daredevils innings when the hosts were 196 for six in 17.1 overs and Royals were set a revised target of 151 from 12 overs under Duckworth/Lewis method.

After receiving some battering from Joss Buttler, who thrashed the home bowlers with seven sixes and four fours in his 67-run knock, Daredevils restricted the Royals to 146 for five to notch up the win.

Daredevils have now moved up to sixth from eighth position with this win.

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