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  • 12:31 AM IST

    RR won the match against DD. In a rain-hit match, the target was revised for DD, which was batting second. DD required 71 in 6 overs. But a tight bowling from RR ensured that they remained 10 runs short of the target.

  • 9:59 PM IST

    Captain Ajinkya Rahane was the highest scorer so far for RR with a personal score of 45 runs in 40 balls. Sanju Samson was the second-highest scorer with 34 runs. For DD, Shadab Nadim was the pick of the bowler as he scalped two RR batsmen.

  • 9:58 PM IST
    Rajasthan was heading towards a decent score when rains stopped play. RR was 153 for the loss of five wickets in 17.5 overs. Rahul Tripathi and Krishnappa Gowtham were at the crease.
  • 7:44 PM IST

    IPL 2018: DD and RR have new captains in Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane respectively.

  • 7:32 PM IST

    IPL 2018: Delhi wins the toss and decides to bowl first.

New Delhi, Apr 11: The Vivo IPL 2018 is in its preliminary stage, but the tournament has already seen many exciting matches. On Wednesday, Rajasthan’s RR will take on Delhi’s DD at home and will try to outplay Gautam Gambhir’s team. The RR has returned to the tournament after two years and had a dismal first game against Hyderabad. RR needs the momentum to go forward in the tournament, whereas DD would want to get the combination right.

DD’s Gautam Gambhir would want his team to click as a unit against Rajasthan, who would have home advantage. DD has a decent pace attack with stalwarts like Trent Boult and Mohammed Shami and Chris Morris. They were expensive in their first outing against RCB, but they are lethal on their day. A good spell or two can decide the match in DD’s favour. DD’s two batsmen–Gautam Gambhir and Rishabh Pant– are in good touch and can be among runs.

RR also has a strong team with the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jaydev Unadkat in the Team. A good performance by any of them could help the team win their first game in IPL 2018.