Player of the Match
Player of the Match
193dThe Report by Varun Shetty

Pant and Samson bring brutal end to Lions' campaign

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson produced a brutal display to help Delhi Daredevils mow down a target of 209 and knock Gujarat Lions out of the tournament

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Pant
97(43) 6x4 - 9x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 21 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
6 6 3 16 26 15 9 16
SK Raina
SK Raina
77(43) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 3 6 5 20 18 14 11

Best performances - Bowlers

K Rabada
K Rabada
O4
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PJ Cummins
PJ Cummins
O4
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

11.37pm An epic chase. That word may be thrown around quite a bit, but this was. It is the second-highest successful chase in the IPL. Led by Pant and Samson's sensational stand, Daredevils have kept their playoffs chances alive. Lions chances have been dimmed, if not put out, by this result. They are indeed all but out. Pant gets hugs from most of his team-mates, he produced a display of clean hitting that showed to the world he can hit the ball pretty sweetly. Samson wasn't too far behind. Daredevils have aced such a stiff chase that this will give them so much confidence for the rest of the season. I've not seen such a touch chase, in terms of runs needed, made with so much ease.

Karun Nair: "Amazing performance, one of the best partnerships I've ever seen. You can't have a plan when you're chasing that much, just have to go from ball 1. We spoke about playing with freedom and not worrying about the fear of failure. The fear of getting out goes out the way, you then just watch and hit the ball."

Rishabh Pant: "We always thought if we get a bad ball, we'll utilise it. If we get three good balls, we'll go for sixes."

Suresh Raina, who hasn't made the knockouts for the first time in his IPL career: "Pant day, he batted very well. Important to bowl dot balls, we tried everything, slower balls, the ball was reversing but that time, the game was over., 206 was dependable. We didn't bowl really well. We don't have that experience with the old ball. Tye has done well, Bravo isn't there. They're the future of the Indian team. We were 20-runs short."

17.3
6
Faulkner to Anderson, SIX runs, and sealed with a six. A full delivery and straight, Anderson gets underneath that and sends it soaring over long-on
17.3
1w
Faulkner to Anderson, 1 wide, slow down leg, wide called
17.2
1lb
Faulkner to Iyer, 1 leg bye, full on the pads, off it to short fine leg for a single
17.1
1lb
Faulkner to Anderson, 1 leg bye, full down leg, off the pad to square leg for a leg bye

Faulkner. Daredevils need 4 off three overs. The most one-sided T20 chase I've ever seen.

END OF OVER:
17 | 16 Runs | DC: 205/3 (4 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 12.05, RRR: 1.33)

  • Shreyas Iyer14 (7b)
  • Corey Anderson12 (10b)
  • Basil Thampi4-0-40-1
  • Pradeep Sangwan4-0-43-1
16.6
6
Basil Thampi to Iyer, SIX runs, another six. Full and straight, looking for the stumps - lbw or bowled - but Iyer gets across and flicks the ball merrily over deep square leg for six
16.5
1
Basil Thampi to Anderson, 1 run, short and wide, slapped down to long-off for a run

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st24KK NairSV Samson
2nd143SV SamsonRR Pant
3rd12SS IyerRR Pant
4th35CJ AndersonSS Iyer