Player of the Match
Player of the Match
221dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Shreyas Iyer's 96 pulls Daredevils through in 196 chase

Shreyas Iyer's 57-ball 96 steered Delhi Daredevils through a tense chase of 196 and consigned Gujarat Lions to yet another defeat while batting first

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SS Iyer
96(57) 15x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 23 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
11 8 7 19 18 15 2 16
AJ Finch
AJ Finch
69(39) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 21 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 9 4 3 4 10 7 26

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Faulkner
JP Faulkner
O4
M0
R39
W2
Eco9.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O2
M0
R27
W1
Eco13.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

11.38pm Rahul Dravid is pumped. Daredevils are too. Mishra undoes his batting effort against RCB by winning them one. What a game, what a finish. Shreyas Iyer will take away so much from this game, and I'm not talking just about his 96. That was a special knock in a tough chase. he hit the highest number of fours in an innings this season. Lions kept chipping away, but some of their bowling was tear-your-hair-out stuff. Their fielding was both exceptional and not-so-good too. It all adds up in a game of fine margins. That was a great game nonetheless.

Shreyas Iyer, the Man of the Match: "I'd have been more happy with finishing the game. I wasn't thinking much about my hundred, i decided at the start I would bat till the end. Hundred doesn't matter, winning the game does. I was just trying to time the ball, was getting the ball in my areas. two matches left, let's hope I get two more Man of the Matches."

Zaheer Khan: "Feels really good to fall on the right side of the result. It's understandable, felt the energy was low, out of the playoffs but we're a professional side. You have to take these things stride and keep working harder. We'd want to win both games, finish on a high. As a team, everything needs to come together."

Suresh Raina: We tried everything. Iyer batted really well. Every over they got 12-14 runs, that was our mistake. Losing a lot of close games. I enjoyed the game. Wicket played really well later on, gave them too many loose balls.

19.4
4
Basil Thampi to Mishra, FOUR runs, and that's that. Wow. Mishra does it. Wild finish. Not a bad delivery that, a slow, loopy full toss on middle. Mishra chooses a scoop, gets it fine. Fine leg is back, gets across but can't stop the ball. It rolls away into the boundary. And Daredevils have won. Sensational finishing from Mishra.
19.3
4
Basil Thampi to Mishra, FOUR runs, that's four. Great batting. Anticipated the yorker so came down again and flicked the ball past midwicket for four. Why is midwicket up? Especially to a lower-order batsman

That's the best part of defending high totals, you're never quite out of it because teams have to keep going. Mishra is the new man. Lions in front, me thinks. This ball is reversing. Full and straight?

19.2
W
Basil Thampi to Iyer, OUT, he makes up for it. A lovely yorker. Full outside off. A low full toss, swinging back in. Iyer inside-edges his flick into middle stump. End of a special innings. That late movement does for the batsman. Reverse swing.

SS Iyer b Basil Thampi 96 (83m 57b 15x4 2x6) SR: 168.42

19.1
2lb
Basil Thampi to Iyer, 2 leg byes, 139 kph, full on the pads, clipped down to fine leg. Off the pad. Iyer has to come back for two. Thampi is close to the stumps but doesn't go to the stumps. That could have been a run-out if he did. That's extremely low game awareness from Thampi. Out with a direct hit.

Last over. Iyer on strike. 9 to get. 8 for a Super Over. Iyer on 96. Thampi to bowl.

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 187/7 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.84, RRR: 9.00)

  • Mohammed Shami4 (2b)
  • Shreyas Iyer96 (55b)
  • James Faulkner4-0-39-2
  • Basil Thampi3-0-35-0
18.6
0
Faulkner to Mohammed Shami, no run, a good yorker to finish. Full and straight, skewed back to the bowler. Fantastic over from Faulkner.
18.5
4
Faulkner to Mohammed Shami, FOUR runs, a misfield. A misfield that costs Lions three runs. A thick outside edge off the full toss goes towards short third man. It spins on him and beats him on his left. Wow, what a moment. Soni the fielder

Can Faulkner beat the bat? Or get a wicket. Midwicket is back. Third man up. A wide slower ball?

Iyer's best

86

Shreyas Iyer's previous highest score in T20s, for Mumbai against Vidarbha in the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Weak defence

1

Number of wins for Gujarat Lions while batting first in 12 matches in their two IPL seasons. That win, by one run, came against Delhi Daredevils last year.