RESULT
31st match (N), Rajkot, May 03, 2016, Indian Premier League
(17.2/20 ov, T:150) 150/2

Daredevils won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
Gujarat Lions 149/7(20 overs)
Delhi Daredevils 150/2(17.2 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Rishabh PantDC88.1769(40)82.1388.17--0
Shahbaz NadeemDC60.65--02/233.2460.65
Dinesh KarthikGL51.2653(43)55.451.26--0
Zaheer KhanDC46.38--01/271.7746.38
Ravindra JadejaGL37.1336(26)33.6833.061/210.524.07

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.

17.2
6
Jadeja to Samson, SIX runs

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

17.1
2
Jadeja to Samson, 2 runs

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

end of over 1712 runs
DC: 142/2CRR: 8.35 RRR: 2.66
Jean-Paul Duminy13 (7b 2x4)
Sanju Samson11 (11b 1x4)
Shivil Kaushik 4-0-29-1
Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-13-1
16.6
2
Kaushik to Duminy, 2 runs

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

16.5
1
Kaushik to Samson, 1 run

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

16.4
Kaushik to Samson, no run

the cheeky late cut again, but straight to short third man again

16.3
1
Kaushik to Duminy, 1 run

worked with the spin to wide long-on

16.2
4
Kaushik to Duminy, FOUR runs

chipped over cover, and boy, that has raced away into the cover boundary. It looked like a gentle push!

16.1
4
Kaushik to Duminy, FOUR runs

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

end of over 169 runs
DC: 130/2CRR: 8.12 RRR: 5.00
Sanju Samson10 (9b 1x4)
Jean-Paul Duminy2 (3b)
Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-13-1
Shivil Kaushik 3-0-17-1
15.6
Jadeja to Samson, no run

arm-ball on middle and leg, defended to Praveen Kumar at midwicket

15.5
1
Jadeja to Duminy, 1 run

leans forward and eases it with the spin wide of midwicket

15.4
1
Jadeja to Samson, 1 run

drops it towards cover with soft hands for a quick single

15.3
4
Jadeja to Samson, FOUR runs

the free-hit has been taken full toll off. Too short, he makes room and muscles it into the long-off boundary

15.3
1nb
Jadeja to Samson, (no ball)

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.

15.2
1
Jadeja to Duminy, 1 run

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

15.1
1
Jadeja to Samson, 1 run

firm push past the bowler to long-off

end of over 153 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 121/2CRR: 8.06 RRR: 5.80
Jean-Paul Duminy0 (1b)
Sanju Samson4 (4b)
Shivil Kaushik 3-0-17-1
Ravindra Jadeja 1-0-4-1
14.6
Kaushik to Duminy, no run

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

14.5
W
Kaushik to de Kock, OUT

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

Quinton de Kock c Smith b Kaushik 46 (45b 4x4 1x6 62m) SR: 102.22
14.4
1
Kaushik to Samson, 1 run

short and turning away from outside off, steered to sweeper cover

14.3
1
Kaushik to de Kock, 1 run

juicy full toss on middle, he makes room and plays it to deep cover

14.2
Kaushik to de Kock, no run

scooped, but on the bounce to short fine leg

Best performances - batters
RR Pant
69 runs (40)
9 fours2 sixes
Control
85%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
1 four0 six
04271917614
KD Karthik
53 runs (43)
5 fours0 six
Control
77%
Productive shot
flick
9 runs
0 four0 six
25101127511
Best performances - bowlers
S Nadeem
O
3
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
7.66
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
A Mishra
O
3
M
0
R
19
W
1
ECO
6.33
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
TossDelhi Daredevils, elected to field first
Series
Season2016
Player Of The Match
Capitals
Rishabh Pant
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 days03 May 2016 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsDelhi Daredevils 2, Gujarat Lions 0
Win Probability
DC 100%
GLDC
100%50%100%GL InningsDC Innings

Over 18 • DC 150/2

Daredevils won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
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