game, set and match. This time he has clobbered that over deep midwicket. Gets down one one knee and slogs that effortlessly over the ropes. Samson's former Rajasthan Royals teammate James Faulkner walks up to give him a warm handshake. This has been as clinical as it can get by the Daredevils
Daredevils won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Thanks for joining us on the coverage. Do join us tomorrow for Kolkata Knight Riders against Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens. Until then, it's goodnight from all of us here. Cheers!
Zaheer Khan: I'm just trying to keep up with young energy around me. The effort on the field needs to be applauded. The focus is on giving everyone freedom to express themselves and allow them to play the brand of cricket they best know. We take into consideration lot of factors, and go in to each and every game with a specific plan. The guys who are not playing understand that. A happy team is a winning team, and that's what you are seeing. Rishabh Pant was amazing, batting with Quinton would have helped. We have two back-to-back games, so the idea is to just let the boys do what they want to do tonight and then regroup.
Rishabh Pant is the Player of the Match for his 40-ball 69. "It's pleasure playing for this team. I'm a youngster, and it's great or receive the support of the captain and coach. It's great to play under Rahul Dravid."
Here's how the latest points table looks
11:20pm So, Gujarat Lions can't bid farewell to Rajkot on a winning note as they have been given shellacking here. Daredevils joins KKR and Mumbai on 10 points, while Lions are marginally ahead with 12 points. But this loss would dent their net run-rate a bit. That this chase was made into a cakewalk was courtesy Rishabh Pant, whose maiden IPL set things up beautifully. Quinton de Kock also hit form after a run of low scores to give Daredevils healthy selection headaches going forward.
Suresh Raina: It's disappointing. We didn't bat well in the first six overs, which I thought cost us the game. Dwayne Bravo's variation and knowledge of T20 cricket was missed. We still have a long way to go. I want to thank the crowd here in Rajkot for backing us. We chased well here, but sometimes here, you don't really know how many runs you have to put on the board. We don't have to panic, we will have a few meetings and see how it goes.
what an effort by McCullum at long-on! That would have been six on most nights. It doesn't matter to McCullum that just eight are needed. It was lofted clearly down the ground, and was soaring over long-on until McCullum moved back a couple of paces and then leaped high in the air to get his hands on the ball and force it back inside the field of play. Acrobatic would be an understatement
too short, enough time to rock back and wrist it into the gap at deep square leg
Devansh: "It is amazing that Samson who was struggling for runs in Ranji is scoring loads of runs in IPL and Iyer who was batting like a dream in Ranji(scoring at the strike rate of T20 sometimes) can't seem to buy a run in IPL." Barring a score of 60, he hasn't made too many runs, has Samson
sliced towards Smith at deep cover, got to the pitch of the ball and then slightly opened the bat face to get it over point
the cheeky late cut again, but straight to short third man again
worked with the spin to wide long-on
chipped over cover, and boy, that has raced away into the cover boundary. It looked like a gentle push!
delicate, and very very effective. It's a lovely little reverse-dab past short third man. Premeditated, but executed really well. It was short, which gave him enough time to play the stroke
arm-ball on middle and leg, defended to Praveen Kumar at midwicket
leans forward and eases it with the spin wide of midwicket
drops it towards cover with soft hands for a quick single
the free-hit has been taken full toll off. Too short, he makes room and muscles it into the long-off boundary
that's an outstanding delivery, but Jadeja has clearly overstepped. The ball drifts in, hits middle, turns away sharply to beat Samson's feeble push. DK collects the ball and whips the bails off before Samson's backfoot is inside the crease. But none of this mattered as Jadeja's first landing was on the line. And the line belongs to the umpire.
it's the slider on middle and leg, Duminy looked to reverse-sweep but couldn't get much bat behind that as it rolls to short third man
firm push past the bowler to long-off
steps out and defends it back to the bowler. Kaushik lobs the ball up and the crowd goes up, but it was hit hard into the ground
two in two. De Kock looked to slog that tossed up delivery towards the biggest boundary, but didn't get any power behind the stroke. It appeared to be a tired shot, Smith didn't have to move an inch at deep midwicket. A half-century was there for the taking, but he's done his job
short and turning away from outside off, steered to sweeper cover
juicy full toss on middle, he makes room and plays it to deep cover
scooped, but on the bounce to short fine leg
|Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot|
|Toss||Delhi Daredevils, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20|
|Match days||03 May 2016 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Delhi Daredevils 2, Gujarat Lions 0|
Over 18 • DC 150/2Daredevils won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)