195dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Delhi keep Pune waiting for playoff spot

A fine display of death bowling led Delhi Daredevils to a seven-run victory at home over Rising Pune Supergiant

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KK Nair
64(45) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
7 1 10 13 4 2 4 23
MK Tiwary
60(45) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 6 12 2 15 7 3 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Z Khan
O4
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JD Unadkat
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | RPS: 161/7 (8 runs required, RR: 8.05)

  • Washington Sundar5 (3b)
  • Pat Cummins4-0-31-1
  • Mohammed Shami4-0-37-2

11.44pm Another cracker of a game. Rising Pune have been undone by the vagaries of T20 cricket and some excellent, clinical bowling performances from Delhi's bowlers. Chasing 168, Rising Pune were cruising along, controlling the game and pushing singles. The mistake, I feel, they made was stay par with the target they needed. From there, a mistake can push you below par, but if you get ahead of the asking rate, an error will only bring you back to par. That's how these relatively comfortable chases are lost. But all credit to Daredevils to stick to their plans and more importantly, execute. They are finishing strong. This result means the final weekend of the regular season is another cracker in IPL 2017. Four teams in contention for three spots.

Presentation.

Karun Nair, Man of the Match: "After we lost the two wickets, I had to play the whole 20 overs. The wicket was stopping a bit. Four of us at the top of the order are all the same age."

Zaheer Khan: "Important to keep winning, put up a good show. This was a different kind of wicket, we were aiming for 170. 180-190 would be a bonus. We always knew spinners will be in play. We've always been in the game, the schedule in a way should have worked in our favour. The length which I hit was perfect, Rahane committed to the stroke."

Steven Smith: "We probably let a few too many runs in the field. 160 was par. Losing wickets at important times. Take it a game at a time at the moment. You get down to the crunch time, you have to win some games. Every game is a final. We played some pretty good cricket, you can't win every game."

19.6
W
Cummins to Tiwary, OUT, Cummins holds his nerve. Tiwary's spirited fight ends. A slower, straight delivery, wary of bowling wide either side. The ball goes through Tiwary's wild swing and knocks over middle stump. Daredevils have done what they've always liked to do, defend a target with their bowling.

MK Tiwary b Cummins 60 (81m 45b 5x4 3x6) SR: 133.33

8 off 1

19.5
4lb
Cummins to Tiwary, 4 leg byes, it's full, it's quick. It's accurate. A yorker down leg, beats Tiwary for pace. It ricochets to Pant's right off the pad. That's four but it ain't enough
19.4
0
Cummins to Tiwary, no run, 148 kph, five feet either side of the fielder and Pune are favourites. A low full toss on off, swept to short fine leg. Straight to the fielder
19.3
0
Cummins to Tiwary, no run, a low full toss on leg, Tiwary can't quite get underneath that. Goes towards long-on, but Tiwary refuses the single. Absolutely the right decision
19.3
1w
Cummins to Tiwary, 1 wide, 146 kph, that was almost five. A wide wide yorker down leg. Looking to follow Tiwary, but Tiwary never moves. pant dives to his left to save four
19.2
6
Cummins to Tiwary, SIX runs, talking about boundary-scoring options. He knows exactly what he's doing. A full delivery outside off, Tiwary lofts the ball over cover for six. the timing is sensational. Sublime thinking cricket

Supergiant 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0AM RahaneRA Tripathi
2nd36SPD SmithRA Tripathi
3rd38MK TiwarySPD Smith
4th51MK TiwaryBA Stokes
5th9MS DhoniMK Tiwary
6th4DT ChristianMK Tiwary
7th23MK TiwaryWashington Sundar