Hosts Rajasthan Royals eased to a 9-wicket win with 13 balls to spare over Delhi Daredevils at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Skipper Raul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane opening combination did the trick for the Rajasthan Royals as they chased a target of 155 without any fuss.
Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane scored breezy fifties as hosts Rajasthan Royals overcame Pune Warriors in a high-scoring contest in the Pink City tonight. The homeside chased down the target of 179 with five wickets in hand and a ball to spare.
Before heading into the clash against Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors had lost as many as 11 previous IPL games. It is the kind of record any franchise would dread of. The fact that the Royals went into the game having won their last two matches in impressive fashion would not have helped Pune’s cause.
Rajasthan Royals stunned Delhi Daredevils by 5 runs in the first match of IPL 6. Delhi Daredevils were in control of their run chase of 166 almost till the 19th over with Australian David Warner at the crease.
For a moment, let’s just all move away from the hype of India’s massive Test win at Hyderabad, a commendable feat no doubt and, incidentally, one that made skipper MS Dhoni’s India’s most ‘successful’ Test captain, an achievement worth lauding.
It has been just over a year since the legendary Rahul Dravid retired. At that point, one wondered how such a huge vacuum would be filled in India’s batting order, the number three position being such a pivotal spot, and Dravid being such a big name in world cricket.
Following India’s victory in the first Test at Chennai, MS Dhoni equaled Sourav Ganguly’s record of most Test wins as Indian captain –21. We take a closer look at some of India’s successful leaders over the years, and their individual performances during their stint as captain of the side.