Daredevils win last ball thriller in IPL
Morne Morkel celebrates the dismissal of Brad Hodge. Photo: AP
Seamers Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav bowled a superb final two overs to help Delhi Daredevils to a thrilling one-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Ajinkya Rahana smashed an unbeaten 84 off 63 balls but with two runs needed off the last ball he missed Yadav's delivery as Owais Shah was run out and Rajasthan ended up at 3-151.
Morkel brought Daredevils back into the hunt when he conceded only three runs in the 19th over and also got rid of Australian dangerman Brad Hodge.
The Daredevils made 6-152 with captain Virender Sehwag scoring his fourth successive half century before being dismissed for 63 off 39 balls.
Delhi are on top with 14 points after winning seven of their nine matches while the Royals are at fifth with eight points.