On this day in 2012, Delhi Daredevils beat Rajasthan Royals by one run

On this day in 2012, Delhi Daredevils beat Rajasthan Royals by one run. Ajinkya Rahane's 84-run knock went in vain as Delhi Daredevils pulled off a dramatic one-run win against Rajasthan Royals to open up a three-point lead at the top of IPL.

Updated: Apr 29, 2020 14:46 IST

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Roselet Sheena Merli

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#On this day in 2012

On this day, Delhi Daredevils beat Rajasthan Royals in the 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL). In the match, Delhi had put up a challenging 152 for six after Virender Sehwag smashed a 63 off 39 balls at the top and Yogesh Nagar (27 off 20).

Rajasthan was so close to winning as they needed just 15 runs off the last two overs. But Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav snatched the win for Delhi out of the jaws of defeat by conceding just 13 runs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The unpredictability of the Twenty20 format was on display at its best as Rajasthan were running away with an upset win after the opening players Rahane and his skipper Rahul Dravid raised a 99-run stand for the first wicket. Rahane and Hodge then added 42 for the second wicket but it turned out to be a case of close yet so far, for Rajasthan.