Rajasthan romp past dire Daredevils

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The Rajasthan Royals made light work of the chase against the hapless Delhi Daredevils on Saturday, winning by seven wickets to remain third on the table as their India leg kicked off.

The Rajasthan Royals made light work of the chase against the hapless Delhi Daredevils on Saturday, winning by seven wickets to remain third on the table as their India leg kicked off.

The Royals made it four wins in six games as they chased down the middling score of 153 required, after Delhi posted 152 for five. Karun Nair was the star for the Royals, carrying his bat from start to finish.

The Rajasthan side won the toss and chose to field fist, opting to put the Delhi line up under the pressure of setting, given their poor record in the tournament to date, with their star line up failing to fire.

Opener Quinton de Kock was the top scorer of the knock, making 42 off 33 balls before being caught and bowled by veteran Pravin Tambe. The spinner also bagged Kevin Pietersen, who only made 14 as the pressure continued to mount on him.

JP Duminy was once again the reason for Delhi's somewhat decent score, as he put on 39 near the end, adding to the two half tons he'd made in the UAE leg of the event. Also adding a nifty cameo was Kedar Jadhav, show smacked 28 off 14 balls.

Rajasthan's chase was kept etnirely on track by Nair, who opened with Ajinkya Rahane. The India batsman was out for 12, while Shane Watson and Rajat Bhatia also scored in the teens to help Nair along.

The other batsman to contribute was young Sanju Samson, who bagged 34 off 28 balls, and was with Nair for seven overs. But it was the 22 year old's effort off 50 deliveries, ending on 73 not out and hitting two sixes, that saw the side home with nine balls to spare.

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