Result: Rajasthan Royals take five-run win over Delhi Daredevils

Result: Royals take five-run win over Delhi
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Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by five runs in the Indian Premier League.

Rajasthan Royals have claimed a narrow five-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

The Royals won the toss, and captain Rahul Dravid decided to make his side bat first.

Dravid was the top scorer for Rajasthan, reaching 65 before Umesh Yadav claimed his wicket.

Stuart Binny (40) and Ajinkya Rahane (28) helped build Rajasthan's score, but Yadav claimed three further wickets to ensure that the Royals were restricted to 164-7.

Australian David Warner led Delhi's reply with 77 before being run out. Manprit Juneja (20) and Unmukt Chand (23) were the only other batsmen to score over 20 runs.

A close run chase saw Delhi needing seven runs off the last three balls, but Andre Russell was bowled, leaving the Daredevils just short of their target.

Rajasthan struggled to take wickets from their opponents early in the innings, but a trio of wickets from Kevon Cooper saw the home side reduced to 160-6, five runs short of the Royals' total.

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