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Daredevils Pull Off A Four-Run Win Over Royals On The Rain Rule

New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils clinched a resuscitating but jittery four-run win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. Daredevils pulled off a four-run win under the rain rule despite a blistering counterattack from Royals opener Jos Buttler (67 off 26 balls). Daredevils scored 196/6 in 17.1 overs, and RR, needing 151 off 12 overs, finished on 146/5 at the FerozeshahKotla ground. 

With Delhi Daredevils needing a win to stay alive in IPL 2018, their explosive core of Prithvi Shaw, ShreyasIyer and Rishabh Pant came, saw and conquered as Rajasthan Royals’ Indian bowlers overestimated their prowess to mess up their lengths.

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With Third Victory Of Season RCB Moves Ahead Of MI On Point Table

New Delhi: The 14-run victory of Royal Challengers Bangalore is only the third of the season but it has put them above Mumbai Indians on the points table. They have six points while Mumbai stay on four. Pacer UmeshYadav cranked up speed, getting some movement along with it, to slice through the Mumbai Indians (MI) top-order, helping script Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) much-needed victory at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday.

Umesh, who wasn’t surprisingly played on India’s tour of South Africa, had begun the tournament well, before wavering off in the last match. Here he gobbled up key wickets to put RCB on course early on.

However, just as it looked like RCB would have it easy, HardikPandya began to show glimpses of his talent, first playing some powerful strokes to ward off pressure and then watchfully steering the MI ship close to the total.

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Chennai Super Kings Beat Delhi Daredevils By 13 Runs For IPL’s Top Slots

New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils by 13 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Monday night to reclaim the top spot in the points tally in Pune. Chasing 212, DD's Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar struck quickfire half-centuries to give CSK a late scare but in the end, the visitors managed 198/5 in 20 overs, slumping to their sixth defeat of the ongoing season to continue to languish at the bottom of the points table.

Delhi needed a strong platform to build their chase on but were given two early blows by debutant medium-pacer KM Asif who got rid of both their openers Prithvi Shaw (9) and Colin Munro (26) in successive overs. Captain ShreyasIyer (13), who played a match-winning knock in Delhi's previous match, was run out after a terrible mix-up with Pant.

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KKR’s Comfortable Six-Wicket Win Over Royal Challengers Bangalore

New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders are back to winning ways with the help of opener Chris Lynn anchoring his innings to perfection. It was a comfortable six-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL encounter on Sunday. Chasing a sub-par target of 176, KKR reached the target in 19.1 overs with Lynn scoring an unbeaten 62 off 52 balls with seven fours and a six.

It pays to have attacking options in bowling and as is his wont, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper ViratKohli kept two leg-spinners in his playing XI against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match that they needed to win to go into the second half of the league with some significant number of wins under their belt.

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The News Skipper Of Delhi Daredevils Leads From The Front

New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils has found their man of the moment in new the skipper Shreyas Iyer. The young batsman hit a 40-ball 93 to power the bottom-placed team in Indian Premier League (IPL) to a 55-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

Adversity can sink sides or they can find ways to swim amid uncertainty. Two days after the seasoned Gautam Gambhir quit as skipper – the out-of-form batsman wasn’t in the eleven – to compound problems, Delhi Daredevils found two youngsters to show the way.

Shreyas Iyer struck his third fifty in a row, and ninth overall in IPL, to steal the show from 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw. Daredevils milked 76 runs from the last four overs, including 29 off the final over by rookie paceman Shivam Mavi, to pile up 219/4, the highest score of IPL 2018.