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Iyer, Cummins lead rescue act for Delhi

Shreyas Iyer recorded his highest Twenty20 score, going past his 86 for Mumbai last year

Shreyas Iyer makes room and cuts the ball square, Gujarat Lions v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Kanpur, May 10, 2017

Iyer's 96 included 15 fours, the highest by any batsman this season  •  BCCI

When Shreyas Iyer and Pat Cummins came together, Delhi was still 75 runs adrift from an imposing Gujarat target of 196, with only 36 balls remaining. When their 61-run stand, for the seventh wicket, finally ended in the 19th over, the deficit stood at just 14 off 10.
Delhi, in the chase, lost their way early with two wickets falling in the first two overs. Iyer and Karun Nair added some stability with a 57-run stand for the second wicket, but just as they drew Delhi back into the contest, Nair departed in the eighth over. Two run out, that of Marlon Samuels and Corey Anderson, followed and it threw Delhi off course once again as they stood at 121 for 6 in 14 overs. It was then that Cummins joined Iyer and the duo cut loose against Pradeep Sangwan in the 15th over, slapping him for two four's each.
Iyer followed that up with three-consecutive fours off Dhawal Kulkarni in the next over, before they plundered James Faulkner for two sixes and a four. In all, they smashed 17, 14 and 21 runs off the 15th, 16th and 17th overs. The onslaught brought Delhi to within touching distance from the target. Cummins finally fell for a 13-ball 24 and Iyer followed for a 57-ball 96. Amit Mishra completed the chase, with two-consecutive fours, with two balls to spare.