• BATSMEN
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    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    7.5 has he nicked off. Yes. Umesh does it again, with his skiddy pace. Tempts Samson to poke at a back of a length delivery outside off. No feet, a nothing shot, would have only gotten a single had he timed it. And at worst, he would, as he did, edge it behind. Knight Riders fighting back well 63/2
    6.1 huge appeal for a caught behind and umpire CK Nandan makes a late call to give it out. Billings is strangled down the leg side. Definite sound as the ball passes the glove and the high part of the bat. Coulter-Nile is vociferous in his appeal, after his cross-seamed short ball down the leg side fetches a mis-hit. Billings goes for the pull and he's feathered it to Uthappa 53/1
    14.6 bowled off a full toss. It was dipping on him and Nair is swinging across the line. Gets the front leg out of the way but does not put bat to ball which crashes into stumps 110/4
    13.2 this is the legcutter or sorts, and Iyer flicks it through towards deep midwicket. They go for a second run, this is going to be seriously tight. Iyer puts in the dive, but the throw beats him. Rocket throw from de Grandhomme, right over the stumps from the boundary. 106/3
    18.1 off the bottom of the bat, hence the lack of power. Coulter-Nile does well to bowl full and way outside off. Pant is on leg stump and he can't reach that far to get the timing working properly. Only slices the low full toss to Gambhir at point 153/6
    17.2 blindly comes down the pitch for a big slog, and even if he is playing with the turn, he plays over the ball and is bowled 145/5
    19.5 plays the right shot, but he can't beat short third man this time. Morris is situated deep in his crease, looking for leverage. He gets all that he could possibly need, but the lack of pace is not welcome. The batsman tries to ramp it but finds Umesh 167/7
    not out
    3
    11
    4
    0
    0
    75.00
    not out
    0
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    3 (b 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    168/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.40)
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (SW Billings, 6.1 ov), 2-63 (SV Samson, 7.5 ov), 3-106 (SS Iyer, 13.2 ov), 4-110 (KK Nair, 14.6 ov), 5-145 (AD Mathews, 17.2 ov), 6-153 (RR Pant, 18.1 ov), 7-167 (CH Morris, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NM Coulter-Nile402235.50123010
    CR Woakes403117.7554000
    UT Yadav4053113.2577300
    SP Narine402015.0081010
    Kuldeep Yadav302909.6642100
    C de Grandhomme1012012.0002000
  • BATSMEN
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    2.5 that was pre-meditated from Gambhir and Zaheer strikes again. Comes down the track very early and Zaheer, seeing the batsman's intention, takes it away from him. Fires it outside off with the seam pointing there. Gambhir responds with a wild heave and finds the leading edge that is held by Mathews running back a few steps at backward point 21/3
    0.5 and he has holed out to deep square leg here. Short of a length and Zaheer has rolled his fingers over the seam, so the ball does not come on to the bat as well as he would have liked. De Grandhomme tries to flick and does not keep it along the ground. Gets elevation but not distance. Billings runs in from the deep and snaffles it 5/1
    1.6 great catch by Rishabh Pant behind the stumps. That's a spectacular effort. Good delivery from the bowler as well. On a length and tempting him to go after it. Uthappa has to slightly reach out for it and it is delivered with good pace. Gets an outside edge that flies away and Pant throws himself full-length to his right to snaffle a superb catch 19/2
    not out
    69
    95
    49
    4
    3
    140.81
    59
    58
    39
    6
    2
    151.28
    14.5 and he has his man with a short ball. It is outside off and comes on at a quicker pace Yusuf would have liked. He has to fetch a pull. Skews it off the top edge and Morris calls for it. Runs a few steps to his left on the follow-through and holds on to it. Critical breakthrough, but has it come a tad late for Daredevils? 131/4
    17.5 driven uppishly and straight into the hands of Zaheer at mid-off. Full and just outside off. Makes sure to give himself enough room and backs himself to go over the in-field. It was perhaps too full for his liking, does not get the elevation he was looking for and it's catching practice for Zaheer 152/5
    19.2 and he follows it up with a ripping legbreak. That one spins away a mile and the batsman has to reach out for it. It was flighted nicely and he is trying to fetch a slog. Loses his balance and drags the foot out. Can't slide it back it as Pant takes the bails off. Full marks to the keeper as well for collecting it despite the sharp turn. But, hang on. Has Pant collected it in front of the stumps. Ah, no. Seemed close from the first angle, but the next two seem okay. Yes, he is gone. 160/6
    not out
    1
    2
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    11 (lb 3, w 8)
    TOTAL
    169/6 (19.5 Overs, RR: 8.52)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (C de Grandhomme, 0.5 ov), 2-19 (RV Uthappa, 1.6 ov), 3-21 (G Gambhir, 2.5 ov), 4-131 (YK Pathan, 14.5 ov), 5-152 (SA Yadav, 17.5 ov), 6-160 (CR Woakes, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Z Khan402827.00102100
    PJ Cummins403929.7566010
    CH Morris403017.5063000
    A Mishra2.502619.1761210
    Mohammed Shami302809.3351120
    AD Mathews201507.5030100

Match Notes

Slim pickings

3

Only three times in 10 IPL seasons has a team successfully chased a target after losing three wickets inside three overs

Zak's time

50

No. of wickets for Zaheer Khan in the Powerplay - the most by a bowler in the IPL

Morris' new high

1000

Chris Morris completed 1000 career T20 runs. Morris has 1014 runs from 128 matches at 24.73 and a strike rate of 156.24.

Umesh's dubious record

4

Number of occasions in which Umesh Yadav has conceded 50 or more in the IPL - the joint-highest, along with Ashok Dinda.

Electric Pant

237.50

Rishabh Pant's strike rate - his fastest innings in T20s. He bettered his 13-ball 25 for North Zone against Central Zone in the Inter-Zonal T20s earlier this year

Middle-overs rut

7.19

Delhi Daredevils' run rate in the middle overs (7-15) - the worst in this IPL

Opening salvo

2008

The last time Daredevils had successive 50-plus opening partnerships in the IPL. Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag did this twice in the inaugural edition.

Another century for Samson

100

Number of career T20 matches for Sanju Samson.