Jaipur: If it's the Sawai Mansingh Stadium opposing teams are pretty much facing an uphill battle. That truism of IPL 6 was again evident on Tuesday as Rajasthan Royals chased down a target of 155 with nine wickets and 13 deliveries in hand to all but secure their progression to the IPL 6 play-offs and confirm Delhi Daredevils' elimination.
Rajasthan came into the game tied on second spot with three other teams with five matches to go, and proceeded to put in a strong performance in the field which was backed by another excellent opening stand from Rahul Dravid (53) and Ajinkya Rahane (63*). Delhi, without the pressure of much to lose, failed to get lift from their big guns and were left reliant on Ben Rohrer with a career-best 63 off 39 balls.
Delhi's hopes of victory rested on a big day from their batsmen, but the failures of Virender Sehwag and David Warner set them back early. After taking 11 off a pacy first over from Shaun Tait, complete with three leg-side wides, Delhi lost two quick wickets in the next two overs. James Faulkner's change of pace did for Sehwag (11), bowled neck and crop when trying to crash the ball away, and Shane Watson had the debutant CM Gautam caught behind for 2.
Warner and Mahela Jayawardene pinched two boundaries each as 17 came off Tait's second over, but the pressure of two tidy overs told. Trying to force the
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Jaipur: As the stalemate between agitating doctor and Rajasthan government continued for the fifth consecutive day, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday appealed to the medicos to resume duty "in the interest of the society". Describing the doctors' strike as "unfortunate", Gehlot said, "The government is making all efforts to keep the situation under control and alternate arrangements have been made in view of the unfortunate strike." The medical crisis...
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