Rain-affected Delhi-Rajasthan IPL tie reduced to 18 overs-a-side

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New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals has been reduced to 18 overs-a-side after heavy rainfall delayed the start of play at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Wednesday.

With the deduction of two overs, each side can afford to have three bowlers bowl a maximum of 4 overs each.

Earlier, the start of play was delayed due to heavy rain and thunderstorm immediately after Rajasthan skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to field.

Languishing at the bottom of the IPL points table, Delhi made only one change in their playing XI with left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem coming in for Rahul Tewatia.

The visitors, on the other hand brought in D’Arcy Short and Shreyas Gopal in place of Mahipal Lomror and Ish Sodhi.

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