Changes Delhi Daredevils should consider for their remaining IPL matches in 2018

Changes Delhi Daredevils should consider for their remaining IPL matches in 2018

But after Australian pacer Ben Laughlin had his country-mate Maxwell caught behind, it was nearly all over for Delhi.Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane made 45 off 40 balls and Sanju Samson 37 off 22 and Rajasthan Royals were 153 for 5 in the 18th over when rain stopped play. With this, Rajasthan won its first win in this tournament.

It is a fresh season, but Delhi Daredevils have once again failed to change their fortunes in the Indian Premier League as they have lost both their games in the 11th edition of the cash-rich league. We were very much happy with the first innings. But Rahane kept his cool and steadily scored 45 runs before he was finally dismissed when Chris Morris took his catch off Shahbaz Nadeem's bowling.

In the first rain-affected match of this year's IPL, Rajasthan Royals easily defeated the Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs (D/L Method).

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There was rain earlier in the day but it cleared up in time for the toss, where Delhi opted to field.

Mohit Sharma and Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked two wickets each, while skipper Ravichandran Ashwin and spin partner Axar Patel claimed one each. The Delhi team sent Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro to the start of the innings for the target of 71 runs. It was a lovely wicket to bat on, then 150 for 5 in 18 overs, we thought we could contain them to 170 and it was chaseable, especially with dew coming in later on.

Sanju Samson arrived at the crease and he brought his good form into this clash as well and hit a four and a six on the first two Boult deliveries that he faced.

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They face Daredevils who are still in shock and feel that despite doing all good, it was just Rahul's lightning fifty which took the match away from them. Munro was back in the pavilion after the very first ball due to a mix-up. Just 2 overs of Powerplay, it's very hard. The match was later on reduced to a 6-over affair; wherein Delhi required 71. "There are hardly any balls, hard for our batsmen", he added. Obviously with these sort of games, things could go either way.

But they could only muster 60-4 in a frantic run chase, Ben Laughlin taking 2-20 in a contest which ended after midnight.

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