DD vs RR: 7/5/2013
This IPL, scripting of matches has been done with some fixed patterns. That is a novelty to stump the punters not expecting so, keeping in with earlier scripting of matches in such tournaments by the fixers.
The top DD batsmen flattering to deceive, i.e. starting hitting boundaries and soon after getting out, match after match (except one or two exceptions that will always be there as a part of scripting so that one can't be sure whether today play will be as per fixed pattern or will be an exception), is one such pattern that was followed in this match also. CSK and RCB scoring heavily and KXIP failing in slog overs, MI scoring slowly in the first 6 power-play overs, PWI managing to lose from whatever position they find themselves in, SRH restricting the oppositions to low scores, RR easily chasing even decent scores to win, have been some other such patterns that readily come to mind.
The first session was well manipulated to deceive the punters through decent overs to start with, another big over in the middle (to be 41/2 in 5 overs), and miserly last five overs in the end to be 55/3 in 10 overs.
While strong batting line-up of DD flopped on this said to be high scoring wicket, they scoring a few runs in last 3 overs towards session manipulation, RR chased down 154 without any wobble at all, for punters backing DD and expecting them to come back in the game at least at some stage finding themselves to be miserable in the end.