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IPL 2018, RR vs DD: 5 Talking Points

Gautam Gambhir DD IPL Cricket
Gambhir didn't come out to bat for Delhi during the run-chase
Srikant
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Modified 01 Apr 2020
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The 6th match of IPL 2018 saw Rajasthan Royals take on Delhi Daredevils at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. It was a contest between two teams who were heading into Wednesday's encounter on the back of losses in their respective opening fixtures, it was rain which played a crucial role in deciding the outcome of this tie.

Royals' innings was brought to a halt at 153/5 off 17.5 when rain forced the players off the field and a lengthy interruption meant that Delhi were set a target of 71 to win off 6 overs.

It was the hosts who held their nerve in the end as Gautam Gambhir's side fell short of the revised target by 10 runs.

Here are the 5 major talking points from today's match.


#5 Gautam Gambhir stays away from the run chase

One of the major headline grabbers at the IPL 2018 player auctions in Bengaluru was Gautam Gambhir's move back to Delhi Daredevils after seven successful seasons with KKR and it was no surprise to see the 36-year-old being named the skipper of the side on his return.

A man for the big occasions, it was surprising to see Gambhir fail to come out to bat during Delhi's run chase against the Royals' in today's encounter.

While it is understandable that the team's two most hard-hitting batsmen - Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro - were sent in as openers, it was shocking to see him stay back even when Delhi kept losing wickets in their run-chase.

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Published 12 Apr 2018, 01:45 IST
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