Match : Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals, match 43 of IPL 2012.
Venue/Date : Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, 1st May 2012.
IPL Debut : none.
Toss : Rajasthan, elected to bat.
Result : Delhi won by 5 wickets.
Man of the match : Pawan Nagi.
Umpires : Johan Cloete (South Africa) + Simon Taufel (Australia) with S Ravi (3rd umpire, from India).
Head to head10th Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals IPL match it was and now Delhi have won 6 while Rajasthan have 4 wins to their credit.
Match summaryThe kind of batting form Delhi Daredevils has been in this tournament so far, target of 142 just wasn't dangerous enough, even though they lost Mahela Jayawardene in the very first over. Virender Sehwag smoked 9 fours and a six in his 20 ball fifty to destroy all home team's hopes while Kevin Pietersen blasted three fours and a six in his last match in this year's ipl. Ross Taylor failed once again but Delhi raced home with almost five overs remaining.
Earlier, Rajasthan were given yet another solid start by in-form pair Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Dravid. Dravid made his 7th consecutive 25+ score of the season while Rahane timed the ball perfectly to collect seven boundaries untill his reverse sweep off Pawan Negi landed straight into Virender Sehwag lap at point and panic set in. From 71 for no loss, Rajasthan lost 5 wickets for just 24 runs in 26 balls with Rahul Dravid watching the sad show from other end. Pawan Nagi, included in this match ahead of Ajit Agarkar, foxed home team with his slow and low left arm spin to take four wickets. Wicket keeper Shreevats Goswami batted out the overs but Rajasthan had already spoiled a great chance to post a mountainous total.
Fastest fifty in IPL : Sehwag's 20 ball half century today is now the 4th fastest ever and quickest of this season. Sehwag also completed 5th consecutive half century today which is now a record by any batsman in domestic or international Twenty20 cricket.
Fact : This was Rajasthan's only 7th loss at Jaipur in 22 games.