23:43 IST Delhi win by 7 runs

23:42 IST Cummins to bowl the last over, Tiwary on strike, SIX! Tiwary picks his spot, hits the ball for a maximum over square leg, that’s a splendid shot, 19 needed from 5 balls. Next ball, SIX! Tiwary goes over the deep covers boundary, that was timed to perfection, RPS are still in the game, that was on the money from Tiwary. WIDE! That went down the leg side, Pune need 12 from 4 balls> A yorker from Cummins, a dot ball. Tiwary tries to sweep the ball but could not get past the fine leg, he cannot believe it, a dot ball, 12 needed from 2 balls. FOUR! Tiwary got the bat on it but the yorker gets for a boundary. 8 needed off last ball, all Cummins has to do is bowl a legal delivery. BOWLED! Tiwary’s heroics end with his wickets shattered, a commendable effot but could not take his team home. RPS 161/6. 

23:37 IST Sundar on strike, he takes a single off the first ball he faces. Tiwary on strike, he will be looking to go big, takes a single towards midwicket. Sundar tries to slog the ball, did not time it, gets a couple of runs. Another couple of runs taken by Sundar, 8 from the over, 25 needed off the last over. RPS 144/6. 

23:34 IST WICKET Christian lbw b Shami 3(3)

23:34 IST Shami to bowl the 19th over, Christian on strike, he pushes the ball towards long on, takes a couple of runs as Tiwary runs hard between the wickets. Next ball, Christian tries to go for the scoop, misses, lbw shout and gone. OUT!

23:32 IST Daniel Christian comes to bat but Tiwary is on strike. He pulls the ball towards square leg, takes a couple of runs. He takes a single off the next. Christian takes a single, gets off the mark. A bouncer from Cummins to end the over, RPS 136/5. 

23:39 IST WICKET! Dhoni runout (Shami) 5(5)

23:29 IST Cummins back into the attack, Tiwary takes a single off the first ball towards short fine leg. Dhoni on strike, he hops and works the ball towards square leg. Dhoni takes a single off the next, Shami gets the direct hit right! WICKET! Dhoni has to go. RPS 134/5. 

23:26 IST Tiwary on strike, Anderson has been introduced into the attack, a dot ball to end the over. Tiwary takes a single off the next ball towards long on, MS Dhoni comes on strike and the crowd is going bananas at Kotla. Dhoni pulls the ball for a single towards on side, Tiwary on strike. Tiwary tries to go for the scoop but could not get it on the bat, a single taken anyway. Dhoni on strike, a yorker from Anderson, a dot ball. Dhoni takes a couple of runs off the next ball towards wide off. RPS 131/4. 

RPS need 43 from 24 balls. 

23:22 IST MS Dhoni comes to bat but Tiwary takes the strike as he crossed over. A dot ball as Tiwary plays it towards the short third man. He takes a single off the last ball, RPS 126/4. 

23:20 IST WICKET! Stokes c Corey Anderson b Shami 33(25)

23:19 IST Shami back into the attack, Tiwary on strike, he takes a quick single, gets Stokes on strike. SIX! Stokes flicks the ball towards square leg, that is as easy as it gets, what a shot from Stokes, he needs to stay there, he has got a boundary in the over. Shami comes round the wicket, WIDE! He bowled that one wide off of the fielder. A yorker from Shami, Stokes manages to get bat on it, a chance for a run out but Stokes sends Tiwary back.

RPS need 52 from 30 balls. 

23;14 IST Zaheer comes back into the attack, Stokes takes a single off the first ball. Tiwary too takes a single, he was aiming for a big shot but did not get the appropriate length. Stokes on strike, Zaheer bowls a toe-crushing yorker, Stokes almost fell down, a single taken anyway. Tiwary on strike, in the air and dropped! Nair drops a comfortable catch in covers position, that was an opportunity wasted, a single taken, Stokes on strike. another yorker, just a single towards short third man. RPS 117/3. 

23:09 IST Marlon Samuels comes into the attack, a single off the first ball taken. A dot ball to follow. SIX! Stokes goes big, he is getting into the attack, the rivalry seems to work in the favour of the English allrounder. Stokes takes a single after playing a dot ball. Tiwary on strike, FOUR! A boundary to end the over, 12 runs from it. RPS 111/3.

23:02 IST Cummins continues, Tiwary takes a single off the first ball square of the wicket. Stokes on strike, he tries to work the ball towards the third man, could not play it, a dot ball. FOUR! Stokes comes down the track and muscles the ball towards deep midwicket, first boundary for him. A dot ball to follow, Stokes needs more boundaries now. He plays the next one towards point, another dot ball. Stokes drives the last ball of the over towards deep covers, takes a couple of runs. RPS 99/3. 

22:58 IST Amit Mishra comes to bowl, Stokes takes a single off the first ball. Tiwary on strike, he works the ball for a single as well. Stokes takes a single off the next ball. Tiwary sweeps the ball towards short fine leg, a dot ball. He takes a single off the next ball towards long off. FOUR! A boundary to end the over, RPS 92/3. 

22:54 IST Pat Cummins comes to bowl, a surprising move as it is his first over in the innings. Tiwary plays the ball towards short cover, a dot ball. Swing and a miss, Tiwary wanted to go for a maximum but could not play. FOUR! This time Tiwary finds the middle of the bat, gets a boundary towards midwicket. Tiwary takes a single towards sweeper cover. Stokes on strike, will he attack Cummins straight away? WHAT? he lets the ball go into the wicketkeeper’s gloves, shoulders arms. Maybe he wants to know how the pitch is playing, will he attack the second ball? No, he takes a single towards long off, retains strike. RPS 84/3. 

22:49 IST Ben Stokes comes to bat, he defends the first ball staying in his crease. Another dot ball, Stokes could not get that one in the gap. FOUR! Stokes could not time that one, a boundary as it goes past the short third man fielder for a boundary. A dot ball to follow. Good bowling from Nadeem, another dot ball to end the over. RPS 78/3. 

22:45 IST WICKET! Smith lbw b Nadeem 38(32)

22:45 IST Nadeem continues, Smith on strike, that is plumb in front, big wicket for DD. RPS 74/3. 

RPS need 95 from 66 balls. 

23:42 IST Mishra continues, Smith on strike, he takes a single towards short fine leg, Tiwary on strike. SIX! Tiwary goes down the track and sends the ball miles into the stands, that will release the pressure, struck that one against the spin, 89 meters worth of power on that shot. Tiwary takes a single towards covers. Smith on strike, a dot ball to follow. Another dot ball, Mishra gets that one away from Smith. He takes a single off the last ball, RPS 74/2. 

22:38 IST Nadeem comes back into the attack, Smith takes a single towards deep mid-off of the first ball. Tiwary on strike, he goes back into the crease, a dot ball. Tiwary takes a single towards point. Smith pushes the ball towards long on, he is not trying to hit boundaries. Tiwary on strike, that one went past the outside edge, a dot ball. Another dot ball to end the over, 3 from the over. RPS 65/2. 

22:35 IST Tiwary on strike, Amit Mishra comes to bowl, a single taken off the first ball. WIDE! That was going wide off the offside line, left alone by Smith. A dot ball to follow, Smith takes a single off the next ball. FOUR! That’s the worst fielding effort we have seen tonight, Shami’s butter fingers lead the ball towards fine leg boundary. Tiwary pushes the ball towards mid-on for a single. Smith flicks the ball towards square leg, takes a single. RPS 62/2. 

22:30 IST Shami continues, Tiwary on strike, he takes a single working the ball towards third man fielder, Smith on strike. WIDE! That was short and down the leg side, a faint appeal but the Umpire lets out a wide signal. Smith takes a single towards square leg, not trying to hit every ball. Tiwary turns the ball towards short midwicket, a dot ball. FOUR! Tiwary pierces the offside field and hits the ball for a boundary. FOUR! Another boundary from Tiwary’s bat, once again pierces the offside field pushing it past the covers fielder. A single to end the over, 12 from it. RPS 53/2. 

22:25 IST Manoj Tiwary comes to bat, Zaheer continues his over, takes a single towards sweeper covers. Smith on strike, he pushes the ball back at Zaheer, a dot ball. Smith flicks the short of the length ball towards square leg, takes a single. Tiwary on strike, he takes a single, just working the ball into the square leg region. Smith flicks the ball past mid wicket, takes a couple of runs, 5 runs from Zaheer’s over. RPS 41/2. 

22:20 IST WICKET! Tripathi c Pant Zaheer 7(6)

22:19 IST Smith on strike, Shahbaz Nadeem comes to bowl his first over, he tries to pull it, a dot ball as it goes to midwicket. Turn and bounce! Smith survives as the ball goes past the offside edge. Nadeem comes round the wicket, FOUR! Smith comes round the wicket and hits the ball through covers for a boundary. SIX! That went down the ground and over side screen for a maximum, splendid shot from Smith, 10 runs off the over already. FOUR! This time he plays the ball past point, another boundary off Smith’s bat, he is on song tonight. A dot ball to end the over, 14 from it. RPS 36/1. 

22:14 IST Zaheer continues, Tripathi comes down the wicket and pulls the ball towards square leg, could not time it well, takes a single. Smith pushes the ball towards short midwicket, a dot ball. Smith tries to hit the ball through covers, a dot ball as he could not time it. Smith plays the next one towards fine leg, takes a single, Tripathi back on strike. He takes a single towards square leg as well, just 3 runs from the over so far. Last ball of the over, that was going for a maximum but Shreyas Iyer manages to push that back into play, saves 5 runs, just a couple of runs. RPS 22/1. 

22:10 IST Mohammed Shami comes to bowl from the other end, Smith on strike, he plays the ball towards square leg, takes a quick couple of runs. Smith edges the next ball towards fine leg, takes a single. Tripathi drives the ball towards covers, gets fielded inside the circle, a dot ball. FOUR! Smith drives the ball through covers, hits a boundary, he needs to stay there after powerplays if RPS are to win. Short ball from Shami, Smith tries to pull but did not get bat on it, a dot ball. Last ball of the over, a bouncer to end the over. RPS 18/1. 

22:05 IST Steven Smith comes to bat, Zaheer starts off with a wide ball. He pushes the next ball towards covers, a dot ball. FOUR! Smith pounced on that one as soon as he saw the width off that one, first boundary of the inning. He takes a single off the next ball. Tripathi on strike, FOUR! He has been on song in this season, a boundary to get the off mark with. A dot ball to end the over, RPS 10/1. 

22:00 IST WICKET! Rahane b Zaheer 0(1)

22:00 IST Zaheer to Rahane, BOWLED! Squares up Rahane on the first ball, that came into Rahane and went between bat and pads, uprooting the middle stump. WHOA! The old man has still got it, RPS 0/1. 

22:00 IST Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane come to bat, Zaheer Khan to open the bowling.

21:45 IST RPS need 169 to win and get themselves into the IPL playoffs. 

21:45 IST Mishra takes a couple of runs off the last ball as he tries the reverse sweep and top edges it towards fine third man. DD 168/8. 

21:42 WICKET! Shami c Stokes b Unadkat 2(4)

21:42 IST Unadkat continues, Mishra takes a single off the first ball, gets Shami on strike. Shami on strike, he will be aiming to go big, two dot balls from Unadkat. Next ball, in the air and dropped! Shami survives as Sundar drops the catch, a couple of runs taken off that one. WICKET! That was a clean shot, Stokes takes a wonderful shot as he tosses the ball into play and takes the catch. Shami has to depart. DD 166/8. 

21:38 IST Mohammed Shami comes to bat but he is off strike. Mishra takes a single off the last ball, retains strike. DD 163/7. 

21:37 IST WICKET! Nair c Unadkat b Stokes 64(45)

21:36 IST Stokes continues, Mishra on strike, he swings his bat but could not make a connection with the ball, a dot one. WIDE! that was slower and down the leg side. A full toss from Stokes, Mishra takes a single towards long off, gets Nair on strike, he is batting on 64. A bang on yorker from Stokes, a dot ball to Nair. He tries to play the scoop shot off the slower one from Stokes but could not get bat on it, another dot ball. Good over from Stokes so far, just 2 runs from it from 4 balls. In the air and gone! What a catch from Unadkat. WICKET! DD 162/7. 

21:31 IST Jaydev Undakat comes to bowl the 18th over, Mishra on strike, he takes a single off the slower short ball, Nair on strike now. FOUR! Nair once again cuts the ball away for a boundary towards point, that was exquisite timing from Nair. He tries for a couple of runs on the next ball playing towards midwicket, overthrow makes sure, there were three runs taken. SIX! Mishra comes down the wicket and hits the ball of a six using his forehand, now that’s a sentence I thought I would never write. Mishra at it again, this time scoops the ball towards short fine leg, takes a single, Nair on strike. FOUR! Nair pulls the ball towards midwicket, another boundary. DD 160/6.

21:26 IST Amit Mishra comes to bat, he takes a single off the last ball of the over. DD 141/6. 

21:25 IST WICKET! Cummins b Stokes 11(6) 

21:25 IST Stokes comes back into the attack to bowl the 17th over, Cummins on strike, he takes a couple of runs towards square of the wicket, he pushes for two runs, puts in a dive to save himself, a back flick from Dhoni but off target. WIDE! That was down the leg side. Cummins takes a single off the next ball. Nair guides the ball towards the third man for a single. FOUR! Cummins pulls the ball towards deep midwicket, what a shot from the Australian. WICKET! That was fast, 143 kmph, the yorker rattles stumps, Cummins departs for 11. DD 140/6. 

21:20 IST Pat Cummins comes to bat, he takes a quick single off the first ball. Nair on strike, he takes a single and gets to his 50! He has played the role of an anchor today. Cummins takes a single towards square leg, gets Nair on strike, will he go big? No, he takes a couple of runs. DD 129/5. 

21:17 IST WICKET! Anderson st Dhoni b Sundar 3(5)

21:17 IST Sundar is back into the attack, Nair sweeps the ball for a single towards fine leg as it takes a top edge, moves to 49. Anderson on strike, misses the ball, is that stump out, I guess so because Dhoni looks confident enough. OUT! Dhoni does it again, Anderson is a goner. DD 124/5. 

21:14 IST Zampa continues, Nair takes a single off the first ball. Corey Anderson comes to bat, he cuts the ball towards point, takes a couple of runs. Dhoni appeals for run out, is he gone? Anderson survives, he was well into the crease despite the direct hit. WIDE! mighty tweak from Zampa as the ball goes down the leg side. Anderson plays the next one towards square leg, a dot ball there. Anderson plays the next one towards short midwicket, another dot ball. He gets a single off the next ball towards long on. Nair takes a single towards mid off. DD 122/4. 

21:06 IST WICKET! Samuels c Dhoni b Christian 27(21)

21:06 IST Christian comes back into the attack, Samuels takes a single off the first ball. Nair on strike, he tries for the big shot, just a single off the next ball. FOUR! Samuels cuts the ball for a boundary towards sweeper cover, he is starting to look dangerous now. Samuels pulls the ball towards deep midwicket, takes a single. Another single taken by Nair, a quick one towards point. Last ball of the over, Samuels on strike, the ball takes a top edge off Samuels bat, Dhoni waits and waits and times his jump to perfection to take the catch, that’s certainly one of the best of the season. WICKET! DD 117/4. 

21:02 IST Zampa comes back into the attack, Nair takes a single off the first ball. Samuels on strike, he defends the first ball followed by a single coming down the track. Nair comes down the track as well, but just for a single towards long off. Samuels takes another single, good over from Zampa so far, just 4 from it from 5 balls. A dot ball to end the over, DD 109/3. 


Karan • 3 mins

20:59 IST Shardul Thakur comes back into the attack, he starts off with a dot ball to Samuels. Another dot ball to Samuels. He takes a couple of runs off the next ball. Samuels pulls the next ball towards deep midwicket, takes a couple of runs. SIX! The ball takes a top edge, goes past Unadkat on the boundary, a maximum for him. SIX! This one was from the middle of the bat, back-to-back maximums for him. DD 105/3.

20:55 IST Ben Stokes comes back into the attack, Samuels on strike, a single taken towards backward square leg. Nair on strike, he pushes the ball towards midwicket, takes a single. WIDE! That was down the leg side to Samuels, Stokes will have to bowl it again. A dot ball to follow as Samuels defends the back of the length delivery. Swing and a miss, Samuels is finding it tough to get bat on the ball, another dot ball. A bouncer to follow, Samuels ducks it, another dot ball from Stokes. Samuels takes a single off the last ball of the over. DD 89/3. 

20:50 IST Washington Sundar comes to bowl, Nair on strike, he takes a single towards backward square leg. Samuels comes to bat, he plays a dot followed by a single towards sweeper cover. Sundar is bowling straight, coming round the wicket, bowls another dot ball, this time to Nair. Whoa! Nair almost missed that one, another beauty of a delivery from Sundar. Another dot ball to end the over, just 2 runs from the over. DD 85/2.

20:47 IST Marlon Samuels comes to bat, a dot ball to start with. DD 83/2. 

20:45 IST WICKET! Pant c Christian b Zampa 36(22)

20:45 IST Zampa continues, Pant on strike, FOUR! That was a freebie from Zampa as Pant pounced on it almost immediately, pulling it towards square leg for a boundary. Pant tries to sweep but this time gets fooled by the googly, a dot ball. Pant tries to push the ball towards mid on but Zampa fields it, a dot ball. SIX! Pant hits it and it stays hit, that’s got way into the stands, 93 meters, Zampa is getting a beating from Pant, 10 runs from the over already. OUT! Pant departs. DD 83/3.

20:39 IST Daniel Christian comes to bowl, Nair on strike, he pulls the short delivery towards square leg, takes a single. Pant on strike, he takes a single, just playing the ball behind the wicket. Nair uses the pace of the ball, takes a single towards the third man. Pant tries to hit the ball but could not time it, just a single towards long on. Nair on strike, FOUR! He cuts and finds the gap, uses the width given by Christian. Slower short ball to follow from Christian, he picks up a couple of runs. DD 73/2. 

20:34 IST Adam Zampa comes to bowl, he has been away from the side for a while, starts off with a bang on delivery to Nair, a dot ball. Nair takes a single off the next ball, gets Pant on strike, will he target him? Yes, he will! Pant sweeps the ball towards fine leg but the fielder cuts it off, a couple of runs from him. Pant drives the ball down the ground, takes a single. FOUR! Nair cuts the ball, this time fine, he got the width and used to the crease to carve the ball for a boundary. He takes a single off the last ball, 9 runs from it. DD 63/2.

20:30 IST Shardul Thakur comes to bowl, Pant on strike, FOUR! Pant drives the ball down the ground, hits it straight past the bowler for a boundary. FOUR! Here’s another one, this time he uses the pace Thakur generated by coming round the wicket and angling the ball in, back-to-back boundaries for the young lad. Pant takes a single off the next ball, Nair on strike, Thakur hits the ball on his pads, appeals but the Umpire says no, a single taken towards square leg. FOUR! That was a poor delivery, easy pickings for Pant, as he helped the ball on it, ‘s way towards fine leg boundary. A dot ball to end the over, DD 54/2.

20:26 IST Ben Stokes comes to bowl, Nair on strike, FOUR! First ball goes for a boundary, Nair welcomes Stokes in his own way. He takes a single off the next ball as it hits his legs. Stokes comes round the wicket to Pant, a dot ball as he bowls a yorker, well defended by Pant. Next ball, it was going down the legside, Pant flicks it to short fine leg, takes a single, Nair on strike.FOUR! He comes down the wicket and hits the ball over deep midwicket, for a boundary. FOUR! Here’s another one from Nair, Smith puts in a dive in the deep but could not cut it off, 10 runs from the over. DD 40/2.

20:17 IST: Karun sweeps successfully, FOUR. Tries the same again, it was close, no run. Karun dispatches it for FOUR. Karun sneaks a single. Pant has had enough, short pulled for FOUR. DD 24/2

20:11 IST: Iyer departs OUT, looking to cut, good angle created by Unadkat. Rishabh Pant looking watchful after early blemish. Pant knows his job now, he has to mix caution with defense. DD 9/2

20:05 IST WICKET! Samson run out (Stokes) 2(4)

20:04 IST Unadkat starts off with an outswinger to Samson which goes past the offside edge, a dot ball. Samson drives the ball through covers, takes a single through covers, Nair on strike now. Nair too takes a single towards covers, no boundaries from the over yet. A dot ball to follow as Samson just pushes the ball towards short cover. Samson takes a single towards square leg. Run out! a breakthrough in first over. WICKET! DD 3/1. 

19:59 IST Sanju Samson and Karun Nair come to open the batting for DD as Jaydev Unadkat will open the bowling for RPS.

DD XI: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant(wk), Shreyas Iyer, Marlon Samuels, Corey Anderson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Pat Cummins, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan(c)

RPS XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni(wk), Daniel Christian, Manoj Tiwary, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa

19:31 IST DD win the toss, elect to bat first!

19:31 IST TOSS TIME!

19:23 IST Will Adam Zampa make a comeback in the RPS side? Stay tuned to find out!

Welcome to inUth’s digital coverage of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017’s Match 52 between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. This match holds importance for RPS as they need a win to cement their place in the IPL 2017 playoffs. According to permutations and combinations, their spot in the playoffs is in danger if they lose this match and the next due to the less than ordinary net run rate of -0.060. RPS are to play their next game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) who might steal their spot in the finals.

On the other hand, DD are already out of the race for the playoffs and will be playing for pride. They are the surprise element this IPL has had having chased down 200 plus scores two times and disappointing everyone with their lowest scores 66 and 67. Although they are high on spirits after winning the previous game in a thriller of a contest. They are playing at their home ground. One must expect a run fest at the capital as the race to the playoffs gets tense.

RPS have a tough task ahead of the toss as they will have to find a replacement for their star leg-spinner Imran Tahir who has been one of the leading wicket taker of the tournament. Speculations are that Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa is likely to replace him on the side.

DD have not yet included Ben Hilfenhaus in the playing XI, is there a chance for him or will he go back home without playing a single game in IPL 2017.

Delhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant(wk), Shreyas Iyer, Marlon Samuels, Corey Anderson, Carlos Brathwaite, Pat Cummins, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan(c), Sam Billings, Jayant Yadav, Chris Morris, Angelo Mathews, Kagiso Rabada, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Ben Hilfenhaus

Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni(wk), Daniel Christian, Manoj Tiwary, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Imran Tahir, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Zampa, Faf du Plessis, Ashok Dinda, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Usman Khawaja, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon