Indian Premier League, 42nd match: Delhi Daredevils v Gujarat Lions at Delhi, May 4, 2017
Delhi Daredevils won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
04 May 2017 - night match (20-over match)
  Gujarat Lions innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DR Smith run out (Nadeem) 9 10 4 2 0 225.00
1.2 Rabada to Raina, right up there on off stump, Raina nudges a 139 kph delivery to short midwicket and thinks about a single. He comes out looking for it and so his partner responds. But eventually everyone realises Shahbaz Nadeem has swooped in on the ball and he nails a direct throw as well. Now has Smith made his ground after being sent back? This is so close. Ridiculously close. The zing bails light up about 1 mm before Smith's bat crosses the line. And that is a pretty thick crease line. Should he have dived? This is going to be a big call from third umpire Nandan. And he says to Smith, "yeeerrrrr outta heeeere" 10/2
View dismissal BB McCullum c †Pant b Rabada 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
1.1 super ball, super catch. This is Test match cricket barging into T20s, not taking no for an answer. A good length ball seams away off the pitch and catches the batsman in no-man's land. McCullum pokes his bat at it, without moving his feet, following the direction of the seam movement. And for that trouble, he gets a thick outside edge, which Pant tracks down with a big dive to his right. 10/1
View dismissal SK Raina* run out (Rabada) 77 65 43 5 4 179.06
13.2 Mohammed Shami to Karthik, looks for the blockhole this time, just on off stump, Karthik guides it to backward point and sets off for a single. Considering Daredevils' fielding, his thought process probably can't be faulted. But Rabada chooses a fine time to step above the amateurish display by his team so far as he hunts down the ball with purpose and speed. Karthik realises all that and says no to his captain. But it's too late. It's a direct hit at the bowler's end. Raina's gone 143/3
View dismissal KD Karthik c Anderson b Cummins 65 68 34 5 5 191.17
14.1 this is a stunning catch. It's just bleeping unbelievable. Simply in the way he has tracked the ball perfectly and times the jump even better. Takes the catch with his strong hand - the left hand. He comes into play because Cummins bowls a slower, full delivery on off stump and Karthik mistimes his loft. He is looking to clear mid-off, but Anderson moves back and to his right, eyes on the ball all the way, and then he propels off his feet and back behind him, stretching a hand out and coming up with a superbly judged grab 158/4
View dismissal AJ Finch c †Pant b Rabada 27 30 19 4 0 142.10
18.3 a screamer from Pant. But we'll need the third umpire's confirmation. So let's talk about the problems the wicketkeeper faced. He has to run almost three-fourth the distance to the fine leg boundary. He has to deal with a swirling delivery, always moving away from him, and towards Shahbaz Nadeem, who is only feet away from him. He shouts he wants the catch, he dives forward as the ball comes down, and it sticks in both hands. Makes sure to keep it away from the turf as well and the third umpire agrees. Oh, did I mention all of this happened because Finch is hurried on a hook and top edged it? 189/6
View dismissal Ishan Kishan c Iyer b Cummins 4 14 6 0 0 66.66
17.1 has gone straight up, long-on is in focus and Iyer takes it cleanly. His first catch in three tries. So the offcutter does Kishan, who sees the ball hitting the deck and moving across him and immediately goes for the slog. The lack of pace though makes sure the ball goes higher instead of longer and Iyer running in completes a good high grab 178/5
RA Jadeja not out 18 15 7 0 2 257.14
View dismissal JP Faulkner c sub (CR Brathwaite) b Anderson 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
19.1 heaves a length ball, from outside off, all the way into the hands of Brathwaite, the substitute fielder, at deep square leg. Slower ball doesn't allow the timing Faulkner was looking for 192/7
PJ Sangwan not out 1 3 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, w 4) 5
  Total (7 wickets; 20 overs; 110 mins) 208 (10.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  S Nadeem 2 0 28 0 14.00 3 3 2
View wickets K Rabada 4 0 28 2 7.00 11 2 1
1.1 to McCullum, super ball, super catch. This is Test match cricket barging into T20s, not taking no for an answer. A good length ball seams away off the pitch and catches the batsman in no-man's land. McCullum pokes his bat at it, without moving his feet, following the direction of the seam movement. And for that trouble, he gets a thick outside edge, which Pant tracks down with a big dive to his right. 10/1
18.3 to Finch, a screamer from Pant. But we'll need the third umpire's confirmation. So let's talk about the problems the wicketkeeper faced. He has to run almost three-fourth the distance to the fine leg boundary. He has to deal with a swirling delivery, always moving away from him, and towards Shahbaz Nadeem, who is only feet away from him. He shouts he wants the catch, he dives forward as the ball comes down, and it sticks in both hands. Makes sure to keep it away from the turf as well and the third umpire agrees. Oh, did I mention all of this happened because Finch is hurried on a hook and top edged it? 189/6
View wickets PJ Cummins 4 0 30 2 7.50 9 4 0
14.1 to Karthik, this is a stunning catch. It's just bleeping unbelievable. Simply in the way he has tracked the ball perfectly and times the jump even better. Takes the catch with his strong hand - the left hand. He comes into play because Cummins bowls a slower, full delivery on off stump and Karthik mistimes his loft. He is looking to clear mid-off, but Anderson moves back and to his right, eyes on the ball all the way, and then he propels off his feet and back behind him, stretching a hand out and coming up with a superbly judged grab 158/4
17.1 to Ishan Kishan, has gone straight up, long-on is in focus and Iyer takes it cleanly. His first catch in three tries. So the offcutter does Kishan, who sees the ball hitting the deck and moving across him and immediately goes for the slog. The lack of pace though makes sure the ball goes higher instead of longer and Iyer running in completes a good high grab 178/5
  Mohammed Shami 3 0 40 0 13.33 4 5 2
  A Mishra 2 0 23 0 11.50 1 2 1
  MN Samuels 2 0 22 0 11.00 3 0 2
View wicket CJ Anderson 3 0 36 1 12.00 3 0 3 (4w)
19.1 to Faulkner, heaves a length ball, from outside off, all the way into the hands of Brathwaite, the substitute fielder, at deep square leg. Slower ball doesn't allow the timing Faulkner was looking for 192/7
  Delhi Daredevils innings (target: 209 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SV Samson c Faulkner b Jadeja 61 64 31 0 7 196.77
13.2 and taken. Flat outside off, Samson can't hold himself back. It wasn't the worst shot considering the net run-rate factor. Samson looks to go over cover but the ball spins a touch, it skews off the outside half and lands in Faulkner's hands, running in from long-off. Phew, what an effort 167/2
View dismissal KK Nair* c †Karthik b Sangwan 12 14 11 2 0 109.09
2.5 gone this time. A short delivery on leg, Karun looks to bail out of the stroke but bails out late. He then thinks he has enough time to ramp the ball over short third man. All he does it get an edge through to Karthik. Not a bad stroke with 209 to chase, but execution not too great 24/1
View dismissal RR Pant c †Karthik b Basil Thampi 97 56 43 6 9 225.58
14.3 oh no. Pant edges behind. Gone on 97. A big nick. He is distraught, Raina gives him a couple of pats of appreciation. Full outside off, Pant wants to go straight but his big slog results in a thick outside edge. A collective moan as the umpire's finger went up. There was power, there was class, there was touch. Sensational. Maybe fatigue? 179/3
SS Iyer not out 14 26 8 0 2 175.00
CJ Anderson not out 18 19 12 0 2 150.00
Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 5) 12
  Total (3 wickets; 17.3 overs; 91 mins) 214 (12.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket PJ Sangwan 4 0 43 1 10.75 11 3 4 (1w)
2.5 to Nair, gone this time. A short delivery on leg, Karun looks to bail out of the stroke but bails out late. He then thinks he has enough time to ramp the ball over short third man. All he does it get an edge through to Karthik. Not a bad stroke with 209 to chase, but execution not too great 24/1
View wicket Basil Thampi 4 0 40 1 10.00 9 0 4 (3w)
14.3 to Pant, oh no. Pant edges behind. Gone on 97. A big nick. He is distraught, Raina gives him a couple of pats of appreciation. Full outside off, Pant wants to go straight but his big slog results in a thick outside edge. A collective moan as the umpire's finger went up. There was power, there was class, there was touch. Sensational. Maybe fatigue? 179/3
  JP Faulkner 2.3 0 35 0 14.00 5 1 4 (1w)
  SK Raina 2 0 24 0 12.00 3 1 2
  Ankit Soni 2 0 26 0 13.00 2 0 3
View wicket RA Jadeja 2 0 28 1 14.00 4 1 3
13.2 to Samson, and taken. Flat outside off, Samson can't hold himself back. It wasn't the worst shot considering the net run-rate factor. Samson looks to go over cover but the ball spins a touch, it skews off the outside half and lands in Faulkner's hands, running in from long-off. Phew, what an effort 167/2
  DR Smith 1 0 11 0 11.00 1 2 0

Match details


Toss - Delhi Daredevils
Points - Delhi Daredevils 2, Gujarat Lions 0
Player of the match - RR Pant (Delhi Daredevils)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and Nitin Menon
TV umpire - CK Nandan
Match referee - M Nayyar
Reserve umpire - K Srinivasan

Match Notes


    • Gujarat Lions innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 58 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Gujarat Lions: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 0
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (SK Raina 42, KD Karthik 9, Ex 0)
    • SK Raina: 50 off 32 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Gujarat Lions: 100 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 0
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 60 balls (SK Raina 70, KD Karthik 35, Ex 0)
    • KD Karthik: 50 off 28 balls (3 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Gujarat Lions: 150 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 2
    • Gujarat Lions: 200 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 5
    • Innings Break: Gujarat Lions - 208/7 in 20.0 overs (RA Jadeja 18, PJ Sangwan 1)
    • Delhi Daredevils innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 63 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Delhi Daredevils: 50 runs in 4.2 overs (26 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (SV Samson 17, RR Pant 31, Ex 2)
    • RR Pant: 50 off 27 balls (2 x 4, 5 x 6)
    • Delhi Daredevils: 100 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 46 balls (SV Samson 33, RR Pant 64, Ex 3)
    • SV Samson: 50 off 24 balls (7 x 6)
    • Delhi Daredevils: 150 runs in 11.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 6
    • Delhi Daredevils: 200 runs in 16.6 overs (102 balls), Extras 9
 
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