23:38 IST DD win by 7 wickets with 15 balls to spare!
23:37 IST Faulkner to bowl the 18th over, maybe the last of the innings. Anderson takes a single off the first ball. Samson tries to go for a maximum, gets just a single off the second ball. WIDE! Faulkner bowls a wide and the scores are level! SIX! That should be enough to end the match! What a win for DD, by 7 wickets.
23:33 IST Thampi to bowl the 17th over, Anderson takes a single off the first ball. Iyer on strike, he tries the upper cut but misses, a dot ball. Iyer takes a single off the next ball towards square leg, Corey back on strike, SIX! a mere flick goes over the square leg boundary for a maximum, there is nothing left in this match for GL. WIDE! That was way down the leg side, Thampi is under pressure. Corey takes a single towards long off on the next ball. SIX! Here’s another one, what has gotten into Delhi batsmen tonight, another maximum. DD 205/3.
23:25 IST Sangwan comes into the attack, he starts off with two dot deliveries as Anderson swings his bat but misses. Anderson takes a single off the next ball. Iyer comes to bat, swing and a miss, that one swung away from him. SIX! Iyer joins the party, hits the ball over long-off for a maximum. DD 189/3.
23:22 IST Corey Anderson comes to bat, he faces a dot ball to begin with. Anderson tries to hit the ball, mistimes it, takes a couple of runs off the first ball. He takes a single off the last ball. DD 182/3.
22:17 IST WICKET! Pant c Karthik b Thampi 97(43) Suresh Raina consoles Pant as he missed his maiden century there. Great sportsmanship from a senior player.
22:17 IST Basil Thampi comes into bowl, Shreyas Iyer is the new batsman in. WIDE! He starts off with a wide down the leg side. Iyer plays a dot ball. He takes a single off the next ball towards long on. OUT! Pant departs, he misses his maiden century.
23:13 IST Pant on strike, Jadeja continues his over, SIX! He is not going to stop anyhow, what a shot from Pant, he is in another zone tonight. FOUR! Pant hits it over covers, another boundary for him. Two dot balls to follow. DD 177/2.
23:09 IST WICKET! Samson c Faulkner b Jadeja 61(31)
23:08 IST Dwayne Smith comes to bowl, will it work? FOUR! Pant hits a boundary towards a midwicket, this has been the ritual for tonight. A huge lbw appeal from Smith, but the Umpire says no. Pant takes a single off the next ball. Samson takes a single towards the third man. FOUR! Pant plays it fine, a boundary to end the over. DD 165/1.
23:04 IST Samson on strike, Ravindra Jadeja comes to bowl in the 13th over. SIX! That’s into the stands, way back! Serious hitting from these two youngsters, what a shot from Samson. SIX! Here’s another one, FIFTY for Samson. He takes a single off the fourth ball. Pant plays the ball towards long on, takes a single. 58 from 49 balls needed. A couple of runs on the last ball, DD 153/1.
23:00 IST Pant on strike, Faulkner comes into the attack, FOUR! Ishant Kishan could not cut that one off, a boundary to star the over, that has been the ritual tonight. SIX! That’s slogged way into the air, up, up and away, another maximum for him, 10 runs off the over already. He takes a single off the next ball. Samson takes a single towards square leg. SIX! Pant hits the ball over square leg boundary, that’s 88 metres into the crowd. SIX! Absolute carnage from Rishavh Pant, three sixes from the over, 24 runs from it. DD 137/1.
22:55 IST Ankit Soni continues, Samson on strike, SIX! That’s gone a mile into the crowd, first maximum from the over, that was a poor delivery from Soni. Samson goes for the big shot once again, McCullum flies to stop that one, a couple of runs taken. SIX! Samson hits that one into the third tier, it seems like book cricket has been played at Kotla. 14 from 3 deliveries already. A single off the next ball. Pant tries to play that one fine, just a single as short third man fielder stops it. A dot ball to finish off the over. DD 113/1.
22:48 IST Suresh Raina continues, Pant on strike, a dot ball to start the over with. FOUR! Pant hits the ball towards covers, Smith could not cut that off, poor fielding there. Pant pulls the next ball, McCullum shows how it’s done, keeps it down to a couple of runs. Pant hits the ball hard again, this time Smith gets hold of it, takes a couple of runs. SIX! Pant hits a maximum, reaches his 50 in style! 53 from 27 deliveries. DD 97/1.
22:45 IST Ankit Soni to bowl, he starts off with a dot ball to Samson. He takes a single towards long off on the next ball. Pant on strike now, he takes a single towards midwicket. Samson takes a single off the next ball, they are trying to knock the ball around for singles. SIX! Pant hits the ball into second tier, a maximum from Soni’s over. Pant has launched a brutal onslaught at Kotla tonight. He pulls the next ball for a single, end of over. DD 83/1.
22:41 IST Suresh Raina introduces himself into the attack, Pant takes a single off the first ball. SIX! Samson hits it over long on for a maximum, what a shot from the Delhi youngster. Samson takes a single off the next ball. Pant too takes a single, they have kept the required run rate in check. Another single taken by Samson, they have got one boundary from the over, a dot ball to finish off the over. DD 73/1.
22:38 IST James Faulkner has been introduced into the attack, Pant on strike, he takes a couple of runs off the first ball towards square. Pant plays the next one straight to covers, a dot ball. He hits the next one towards extra cover, another dot ball. He takes a single off the next ball, good bowling from Faulkner, just 3 runs so far. Faulkner bought the back into Samson, just a single off that one. A single to end the over. DD 63/1.
22:32 IST Sangwan continues, Pant on strike, SIX! He hits short ball over square leg boundary for a maximum, what a shot, a maximum to start off the over. SIX! This one is even bigger, clean hitting from Pant, he is in fine nick today, 12 runs off the first two balls. FOUR! That was edged but runs towards the boundary, 16 runs from 3 balls, this is turning out to be a great over for DD. Fierce timing on the next ball, a dot ball as mid-off fielder stops it. Pant takes a single off the next ball towards long on. Samson plays the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball.
22:27 IST Thampi continues, Pant on strike, SIX! That was a maximum, pure class on that shot. WIDE! That was down the leg side. A dot ball to follow from Thampi, he is trying to slow down the pace at which Delhi batsmen are going. Pant takes a single towards deep mid-off. Samson takes a single off the next ball. DD need to score big in powerplays. Pant takes a single down the ground. SIX! That was just flicked away for a maximum, what a shot from Samson. DD 41/1.
22:22 IST Rishabh Pant comes to bat, the first ball from he faces hits his pads, takes a single as the Umpire signals leg byes. DD 25/1.
22:19 IST WICKET! Nair c Karthik b Sangwan 12(11)
22:19 IST Samson on strike, Sangwan continues, SIX! That was timed sweetly from Samson, hits the ball for a maximum over midwicket. Samson takes a single towards the third man. Nair takes a single towards backward point, this is a fitting reply from DD side. Samson flicks the ball for a single towards midwicket. OUT!
22:16 IST Basil Thampi to open the innings from another end. The first ball hits Nair’s pads, just a single. Samson swings but could not get bat on it. He takes a single off the next. Thampi is bowling a tight line, a dot ball to Nair. Nair flicks the ball towards square leg, takes a couple of runs. A loud appeal from Thampi but the Umpire says NO. DD 15/0.
22:10 IST Pradeep Sangwan will be opening the bowling for GL. Samson on strike, he could not get bat on that, a run taken by byes. Nair on strike, he defends the ball on the back foot. FOUR! Nair hits the first boundary of the innings, he has come out with an intent tonight. A dot ball to follow, WIDE! Sangwan misdirected that one. FOUR! Another boundary for Nair. He takes a single off the last ball, retains strike. DD 11/0.
22:05 IST Sanju Samson and Karun Nair come to open the innings for DD.
21:50 IST DD need 209 to win!
21:50 IST Jadeja tries to pull the slower one, good fielding at the fine leg region, restricts it to a couple of runs. Jadeja takes a single off the next ball towards long on. Sangwan plays the next one towards sweeper cover, another single, good bowling from Corey. SIX! Jadeja takes Gujarat past 200, what a shot from him, straight over the bowler’s head for a maximum. SIX! Jadeja picks the slower ball for a maximum, takes Gujarat to 208, will take the momentum with him. GL 208/7.
21:46 IST WICKET! Faulkner c Brathwaite b Corey 3(4)
21:45 IST James Faulkner is the new batsman in, Jadeja takes a single off that one, merely gets bat on Rabada’s yorker. Faulkner could not read the slower one from Rabada, a dot ball. He takes a quick single off the next ball, good over from Rabada. GL 190/6.
21:41 IST WICKET! Finch c Pant b Rabada 27(19)
21:41 IST Rabada to bowl his last over, Jadeja takes a single off the first ball, Finch gets on strike. FOUR! Finch hits it over extra cover for a boundary, he is the key if GL are to get to 210-220. OUT! What a catch from the youngster Aaron Finch.
21:38 IST Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in, Finch on strike. He takes a single off the next ball, Jadeja on strike. Cummins bowls a slower one, Jadeja guides it towards the third man for a single. Swing and a miss, Finch is struggling to hit boundaries tonight. FOUR! That was an awkward pull shot from Finch but gets to the boundary, a much-needed one under circumstances. Finch falls trying to play that one, GL 184/5.
21:34 IST WICKET! Ishan Kishan c Iyer b Cummins 4(6)
21:33 IST Swing and a miss, Kishan could not hit the faster one from Rabada, a dot ball to start with. Kishan takes a single off the next ball. Finch on strike, he plays the ball towards square leg, pushes for a couple of runs, gets it in the end. Finch goes towards the leg side, tries for a big shot but could only hit it towards covers. Another dot ball as Rabada bowls a slower one. FOUR! Slower bouncer from Rabada, Finch gets bat on it and it runs towards the boundary. GL 178/4.
21:29 IST Anderson back into the attack, Finch drives the ball towards deep mid-off, takes a quick single, makes his ground before the throw arrives. Corey bowls a slower ball, Kishan takes a single towards long on. DROPPED! Butterfingers of Shreyas Iyer, he put in a dive but could not hold onto it, a couple of runs taken towards deep extra covers. Swing and a miss, a dot ball as Finch could not get bat on that. Finch pulls the next one towards deep midwicket. WIDE! That was a slower one but down the leg side, Kishan went for a sweep but could not hit it. Last ball of the over, Kishan takes a single off it. GL 171/4.
21:24 IST Ishan Kishan comes to bat, Pat Cummins continues his over, he takes a single off the first ball. Finch on strike, he plays the ball towards midwicket wicket soft hands, takes a couple of runs. Good running between the wickets from Finch-Kishan. A dot ball to follow from Cummins to Finch, he is pulling back things here for Delhi. In the air but safe, takes a couple of runs over deep mid off fielder, that was risky! A leg byes single to end the over, GL 164/4.
21:20 IST WICKET! Karthik c Corey Anderson b Pat Cummins 65(34)
21:15 IST Aaron Finch comes to bat but he is offstrike, Karthik on the crease. FOUR! He flicks the ball towards midwicket for a boundary, he is not stopping whether a wicket falls at the other end. SIX! That one just over point for a maximum, that was an awesome shot from Karthik, 14 runs off the over already. He takes a single off the next delivery. Finch on strike, he will face the last ball of the over, FOUR! It seems like Delhi has nothing going their way, a boundary to end the over. GL 158/3.
21:11 IST WICKET! Raina run out (Rabada) 77(43)
21:11 IST Mohammed Shami is back into the attack, will he able to get a breakthrough, no. FOUR! Karthik plays the ball over covers for a boundary, he will not stop now. Karthik tries for a quick single, Kagiso Rabada hits the stumps, this might be close, OUT!
21:08 IST Corey Anderson has been introduced into the attack, Raina plays the ball towards sweeper cover, takes a single. WIDE! That was down the leg side, an extra given to GL. Slower one from Corey, Karthik plays it towards sweeper cover, just a single. Raina goes down the wicket, takes a single towards covers, good over for Delhi so far, just 5 from it. SIX! Not anymore, another maximum as he pulls the ball towards fine leg, he is just 1 run away from his fifty. A dot ball to follow. Last ball of the over, WIDE! He would have to bowl that one again. A single to end the over, Karthik reaches his 50! GL 139/2.
21:01 IST Shahbaz Nadeem has been brought back into the attack, Karthik pushes the ball down the ground but fielded by the bowler. SIX! Karthik goes into the crease and hits the ball with all the power he had, what a shot from him. SIX! This time he goes down the wicket and hits it over covers for a maximum. He takes a single towards square of the wicket. FOUR! Raina slog sweeps the ball into the gap, this is turning out to be a big over for GL. He takes a single off the last ball. GL 127/2.
20:57 IST Samuels continues, Raina on strike, SIX! That is a ginormous hit, gone way back into the stands. Nair is having a talk with Samuels, trying to slow down the run rate. Raina takes a single towards deep midwicket. Good bowling from Samuels, a dot ball to Karthik. He takes a single towards long on the next ball. Raina goes back in the crease and plays the ball late towards point, takes a couple of runs. SIX! Raina starts and ends the over with a maximum, 16 runs from the over. GL 109/2.
20:52 IST Amit Mishra comes to bowl, FOUR! Karthik goes deep into the crease, a boundary of the first ball, that will put the pressure on the leggie. He takes a single off the next ball towards midwicket. Two more singles from the over as they are looking to knock the ball around. Raina plays the ball towards deep midwicket, a couple of runs taken off that one despite a spirited effort from DD fielder. A single to end the over, GL 93/2.
20:49 IST Marlon Samuels comes to bowl, Raina takes a single off the first ball. Karthik takes a single off the next ball, trying to rotate strike. A couple of runs, two times, just 6 runs from the over. Raina gets to his 50, he has rescued the GL side. GL 83/2.
20:45 IST Amit Mishra comes to bowl, Raina takes a single off the first ball towards cover-point. Karthik tries the reverse sweep, could not get it past the fielder, a dot ball. Raina takes a single towards long off. FOUR! Karthik takes charge, just times the ball past cover-point. SIX! Here’s the first maximum off Karthik’s bat, the ball disappears in the crowd, 13 runs from the over. GL 77/2.
20:41 IST Dinesh Karthik on strike, Shami comes back into the attack, he takes a single towards mid-off. Raina tries to play the big shot but Shami bowls a slower one, a dot ball as it hits pads. Raina flicks the next one, Samuels drops the catch, it was as quick as it gets, a couple of runs taken. Raina guides the next ball towards the third man, takes a single. Karthik pulls the next ball towards the fine leg, takes a single. Raina plays the next one with a straight bat, a single off the last ball. GL 64/2.
20:34 IST Pat Cummins to bowl, Raina takes a single off the first ball, no fireworks this time. FOUR! Karthik shimmies down the wicket and plays the ball on the full, a boundary down the ground. Karthik times the next ball well but it was fielded inside the circle, just a single for him. Raina guides the next ball towards the third man, takes a single. Karthik takes a single towards the third man, not trying to hit the ball hard. FOUR! Raina flicks the next ball, a boundary to end the over. GL 58/2.
20:28 IST Raina on strike, Rabada is back into the attack, he slogs the ball, a couple of runs towards deep midwicket. Raina looks to use the fielding restrictions, takes a couple of runs as he lofts the ball over long off. Rabada comes round the wicket to Raina, SIX! This time he timed it with perfection, a maximum over long on, he is batting furiously today. He works the next ball towards square leg, takes a single. Dinesh Karthik on strike, he needs to play the anchor role today as Raina is batting wonderfully. A dot ball as he plays the ball towards point. Last ball of the over, swing and a miss, 11 runs from Rabada’s over. GL 46/2.
20:23 IST: Raina hits Shami for a SIX. In the slot for Raina.FOUR! Raina goes big again, hits the ball over covers this time, another boundary for him, he is in good form today. A dot ball to follow from Shami. FOUR! Another boundary from the over, he hits the ball towards long off on this occasion. A bouncer from Shami, Raina lets that one go to wicketkeeper, a dot ball. Last ball of the over, he takes a single on the last ball, GL 35/2.
20:17 IST: Pat Cummins continues. Raina chips it on the leg side for FOUR. This time there is protection there, only a single. Cummins is generating serious pace. Karthik plays it behind square for 2 runs.
20:10 IST He does not get a hat-trick. Raine sees it off. Raina could have gone, it was a slower ball Raina hit in the air, just out of reach, he survives. Rabada bowls a yorker, no runs. Catch dropped by Iyer, that is as easy as it comes, he spills a sitter.
20:07 IST WICKET! Dwayne Smith run out 9(4).
20:07 IST Raina comes in at number 3. Raina tries to take a single but Smith looks in trouble as the ball has hit wickets. Umpires goes for referral. GL 10/2.
20:05 IST WICKET! Brendon McCullum c Pant b Rabada 1(3)
20:03 IST Dwayne Smith to take the strike, Shahbaz Nadeem will open the bowling, FOUR! That was edged and runs away towards the third man boundary for four, good start for GL. FOUR! Here’s another one, this one was from the middle of the bat, another boundary for Smith. Two more singles from the over, GL 10/0.
20:00 IST Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum come to open the innings
19:50 IST Once again, Irfan Pathan has been excluded from the GL side after playing just 1 match.
19:39 IST Big news for DD fans, Marlon Samuels will be making his debut for the home side. Bad news is Chris Morris will not be playing and he will be replaced by Pat Cummins. Two more changes in the side, Angelo Mathews will not play, and Shahbaz Nadeem comes in for Jayant Yadav.
DD Playing XI: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair (c), Marlon Samuels, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami
GL Playing XI: Ishan Kishan, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni
19:30 IST Karun Nair wins toss, elects to bowl first!
19:30 IST TOSS TIME!
19:20 IST Will Irfan Pathan get a chance to play in today’s match? Stay tuned to find out!
Welcome to inUth’s live digital coverage of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017’s Match no. 42 between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Gujarat Lions (GL) at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. The league has come to a point where the teams will be fighting for survival in order to reach the IPL 2017 playoffs. GL are in a dire need of a win as this might be their last chance to make it into playoffs having registered just 3 wins from 10 games.
On the other hand, are one spot above DD as they are in 6th place with 3 wins from 9 games. DD got off to a good start but lost a bunch of close-shave games which led to their team stranded in the bottom four of the IPL 2017 standings. It is still not clear whether Zaheer Khan has fully recovered from his hamstring injury and is feet to play against GL. In his absence, Karun Nair will be leading the side against Suresh Raina’s side.
Just under 2 hours to go before our Lions take on the Daredevils in Delhi. It’s time to ROAR in the nation’s capital. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/o9R86ev7fp
— The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 2017
GL have been unfortunate in the previous two games as they have lost the previous two games going right down to the wire. They lost in the superover against Mumbai Indians (MI) followed a loss to Rising Pune Supergiant in the last over, thanks to Ben Stokes’ maiden IPL century. DD’s batting lineup looks as ferocious as ever playing at their home ground with youngsters Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer firing up the order.
Two young guns at the height of their powers will collide in a marquee clash in Delhi. #LetsRoar for @ishankishan23. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/dFXe5XB1fJ
— The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 2017
Their bowling too has been working well for them, there is still doubt whether Marlon Samuels will play for DD or not. GL’s batting has the firepower but has been inconsistent of late. Youngster Ishan Kishan has been in splendid form lately. With Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch and Suresh Raina in the team one must expect a big score from the side. They need a win against DD otherwise they will be out of the race of playoffs.
The Kiwi clash!
Brace yourselves.#DilDilliHai#DhoomDhamaka pic.twitter.com/DHKsvljmKn
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 2017
Delhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair(c), Rishabh Pant(wk), Shreyas Iyer, Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Angelo Mathews, Jayant Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan, Pat Cummins, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sam Billings, Carlos Brathwaite, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Ben Hilfenhaus, Marlon Samuels
Gujarat Lions: Ishan Kishan, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Shadab Bashir Jakati, Jaydev Shah, Manpreet Gony, Nathu Singh, Jason Roy, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Akshdeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Shaurya, Irfan Pathan