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Rising Pune Supergiant vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017 highlights: Samson 102 helps DD to 97-run win over RPS

Sanju Samson’s magnificent 102, combined with hauls of 3/11 from Amit Mishra and Zaheer Khan’s 3/20 helped Delhi Daredevils secure a 97-run win over Rising Pune Supergiant. This was Delhi Daredevils’ first win against the Pune team. Get full cricket score of Rising Pune Supergiants vs Delhi Daredevils here

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 11, 2017 23:36 IST
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Delhi Daredevils registered their first win against Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League as they secured a 97-run thrashing in Pune. Get full cricket score of RPS vs DD here.
Delhi Daredevils registered their first win against Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League as they secured a 97-run thrashing in Pune. Get full cricket score of RPS vs DD here. (BCCI)

Sanju Samson’s magnificent 102, his first century in Twenty20s, helped Delhi Daredevils notch up the first 200-plus total in the 2017 Indian Premier League. Amit Mishra’s 3/11 and Zaheer Khan’s 3/20 helped Delhi Daredevils secure a 97-run thrashing. This was Delhi’s first win over Rising Pune Supergiants in this tournament. Get full cricket score of Rising Pune Supergiant vs Delhi Daredevils here. (SCORECARD) (WHERE TO GET LIVE STREAMING)

23:35 hrs IST: That is all from the game here. Join us tomorrow for the game between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Bye Bye!

23:34 hrs IST: Sanju Samson, Man of the Match: Very thankful to Rahul Dravid and Paddy Upton for working with me a lot. We had a long training camp and the results are coming through.

23:30 hrs IST: Zaheer: Almost a perfect game, we needed that. This team has got plenty of potential, just need to back them. We just need to work on the processes.

23:23 hrs IST: Ajinkya Rahane: When you are chasing a big target you need two big partnerships and we didn’t get that. Credit to Delhi; Sanju (Samson) in the middle and Chris Morris at the end

Amit Mishra’s 3/11 helped Delhi Daredevils thrash Rising Pune Suprgiant by 97 runs to secure their first win of IPL 2017. (BCCI)

23:14 hrs IST: Pat Cummins gets Dinda, good catch by Mishra and Delhi Daredevils have secured a 97-run win over Rising Pune Supergiant. This is their first win in the 2017 Indian Premier League and this is also their first win against Rising Pune Supergiant. A thorough all-round performance from Delhi Daredevils.

23:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Zampa slogs to deep square leg and Samson takes the catch, Mishra gets his third wicket.

23:07 hrs IST: While Delhi close in on victory in Pune, in Guyana, West Indies have ended on 233/9 against Pakistan.

23:03 hrs IST: Zaheer could have gotten a fourth. Karun Nair takes a great catch at first slip but apparently the ball touched the ground before he took it. Can he get a five-wicket haul?

23:00 hrs IST: WICKET! Zaheer gets his third wicket. Chahar comes down the track and Zaheer bangs the delivery short, the batsman attempts the pull but gets an edge to the keeper. Deepak Chahar c Rishabh Pant b Zaheer Khan 14 (6).

Amit Mishra picked up the vital wicket of MS Dhoni as Delhi Daredevils closed in on victory. (BCCI)

22:58 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhatia toe-ends the slog sweep and Morris takes the catch at deep mid wicket. Rajat Bhatia c Chris Morris b Amit Mishra 16 (17).

22:54 hrs IST: Two big hits! Chahar gets underneath this length delivery from Cummins and he launches it over the ropes at deep mid wicket.

22:51 hrs IST: WICKET! This could be game over for RPS. Dhoni attempts the helicopter shot on a flat and full ball on the pads but toe-ends it to mid wicket where Karun Nair takes the catch. MS Dhoni c Karun Nair b Amit Mishra 11 (14), Rising Pune Supergiant 79/6 (12)

MS Dhoni held the key for Rising Pune Supergiants in their big chase. (BCCI)

22:46 hrs IST: MS Dhoni gets going by blasting Nadeem for a big six down the ground. Many more hits needed.

22:42 hrs IST: Corey Anderson concedes 10 runs in his first over. The run-rate is close to 14. Seems too tall a task.

22:36 hrs IST: RPS need 148 off 66 balls. It is a massive task but if there is anybody who can attempt this chase, it is MS Dhoni. Can he pull off a miracle and show RPS what he can still do?

22:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Ben Stokes is gone! Short ball and it does not bounce much, Stokes bottom-edges the pull to the keeper. Ben Stokes c Rishabh Pant b Pat Cummins 2 (5), Rising Pune Supergiants 54/5.

22:30 hrs IST: The key for RPS is Ben Stokes and MS Dhoni. Over in Guyana, Shai Hope’s 71 has helped West Indies cross 200 against Pakistan.

22:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Rising Pune Supergiant are four down and sinking quickly. Nadeem bowls this delivery on the pads and du Plessis attempts the paddle sweep but gets an edge to the keeper. Faf du Plessis c Rishabh Pant b Shahbaz Nadeem 8 (7). Rising Pune Supergiant 52/4.

Zaheer Khan and Chris Morris took the wickets as Delhi Daredevils were on top against Rising Pune Supergiants. (BCCI)

22:21 hrs IST: WICKET! Another one falls. Morris bangs the short ball and Tripathi misuces the slog, Shahbaz Nadeem runs in from long on and takes a sliding catch. Rahul Tripathi c Shahbaz Nadeem b Chris Morris 10 (5), Rising Pune Supergiant 49/3 in 5.5 overs.

22:20 hrs IST: Rahul Tripathi gets going with a couple of boundaries off Morris but the task appears to be uphill for RPS. They could have promoted MS Dhoni up the order.

22:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Agarwal falls and Rising Pune Supergiant sink even further. He slices the slog and the fielder at extra cover takes the catch. Second wicket for Zak. Mayank Agarwal c Chris Morris b Zaheer Khan 20 (18)

22:13 hrs IST: Agarwal is looking in great touch. RPS are maintaining a good rate of over eight but they need much more.

22:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Rahane departs cheaply. He mistimes the lofted shot and Samson takes it at mid on. Ajinkya Rahane c Samson b Zaheer Khan 10 (9), Rising Pune Supergiant 24/1.

Pat Cummins and Shahbaz Nadeem opened the bowling for Delhi Daredevils. (BCCI)

22:04 hrs IST: Zaheer Khan is into the attack. His speed is in the low 130 kmph range. Not bad for a 38-year-old.

22:03 hrs IST: Good start for Cummins as only seven runs are conceded. RPS need a fast start.

21:55 hrs IST: Mayank Agarwal gets going with a boundary to sweeper cover. RPS have to start well. Pat Cummins will start from the other end.

21:53 hrs IST: Welcome back for the run-chase. Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane will open the batting while Shahbaz Nadeem will open the bowling.

21:47 hrs IST: While Pune witnessed carnage, over in Guyana, West Indies are rebuilding and are 144/3 in the 36th over against Pakistan.

Chris Morris blasted 38 off nine balls as Delhi Daredevils became the first team to go past 200 in this edition of the Indian Premier League. (BCCI)

21:42 hrs IST: Sanju Samson is the fifth Delhi Daredevils batsman to hit a century in the IPL. 12th Indian overall to score a ton in this tournament. He is the first centurion of the 2017 edition and Delhi Daredevils become the first team to go past 200 in the 2017 edition of the tournament. Chris Morris, what a knock.

21:41 hrs IST: 22 runs in the previous over. 23 runs in the final over. Out of the nine ball faced by Morris, he hit four boundaries and three sixes. In the last five overs, Delhi Daredevils have smashed 76 runs.

21:36 hrs IST: 4,2,4,6. Chris Morris is on fire. Delhi Daredevils have crossed 200 and are looking good to break their winless jinx against Rising Pune Supergiant.

21:33 hrs IST: Chris Morris slams a boundary and a six as Zampa concedes 22 runs in his final over. Delhi Daredevils on course for 200.

21:30 hrs IST: Sanju Samson! Take a bow! He gets to his first century by blasting Zampa down the ground. The entire Delhi Daredevils side rise and applaud. What a brilliant knock. Next ball, he gets bowled by Zampa. Sanju Samson b Zampa 102 (63).

21:27 hrs IST: Sanju Samson blasts 19 runs in Dinda’s over and he is nearing a magnificent century.

21:25 hrs IST: Samson welcomes Dinda with another big six. This is where RPS and the bowler struggle.

Sanju Samson slammed his sixth Indian Premier League fifty (BCCI)

21:21 hrs IST: Samson launches Tahir into the stands at deep mid wicket. 95 meters was the distance. Can he get a hundred? He has 18 balls to do it.

21:19 hrs IST: Only 3.4 overs remain. Can Delhi Daredevils cross 170? Can Samson reach a hundred?

21:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Superb work from Mayank Agarwal as he scores a direct hit at the bowler’s end to catch Rishabh Pant short of the crease. Rishabh Pant (run-out) Mayank Agarwal 31 (22).

21:10 hrs IST: Samson notches up his sixth fifty and he grows in confidence by blasting a six off Zampa. Rising Pune Supergiant losing the initiative in the death overs.

Rishabh Pant started in aggressive fashion by slamming two sixes off Rajat Bhatia. (BCCI)

21:01 hrs IST: Pant has made a rapid start and Samson is closing in on 50. After 13 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 108/2.

20:56 hrs IST: Pant continues his great form as he blasts a full ball from Bhatia over long on for a six. Two balls later, he follows it up with yet another six. These two have to carry on for Delhi Daredevils if they are eyeing a total in excess of 180.

20:54 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant breaks the shackles by drilling a flighted ball from Zampa down the ground for a boundary. The bowler takes his revenge by beating him with a quick delivery that skidded on. Delhi Daredevils 88/2 in 11 overs.

20:52 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils have reached 81/2 after 10 overs. In last three overs, they have scored only 15. Zampa, Tahir and Bhatia doing the job. Over in Guyana, West Indies are struggling at 72/3 in the 22nd over.

Imran Tahir became the leading wicket-taker in the 2017 Indian Premier League after he dismissed Sam Billings. (BCCI)

20:47 hrs IST: Rajat Bhatia aka Chhotu is into the attack. He is the current version of New Zealand’s Chris Harris. A dibbly-dobbly. He can be a handful in these conditions.

20:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Tahir is the new purple cap holder now. Billings jumps down the track but Tahir gets the quicker delivery to skid on and he is cleaned up. Sam Billings b Imran Tahir 24 (17).

20:40 hrs IST: Legspin from both ends now as Adam Zampa is into the attack. He also concedes just five runs in his first over. RPS are pulling the run-rate back with these two legspinners.

Sam Billings and Sanju Samson shared a good partnership for Delhi Daredevils against Rising Pune Supergiant. (BCCI)

20:38 hrs IST: Only three runs conceded by Tahir. He could be a handful on this deck. He needs more support though. DD 65/1 after six overs.

20:36 hrs IST: Imran Tahir is into the attack and immediately, he gets spin. Samson plays down the wrong line to the googly and he just survives.

20:31 hrs IST: Billings gets a hat-trick of boundaries off Chahar and Delhi Daredevils end the powerplay on 62/1 after six overs. Rahane will be worried

20:29 hrs IST: Billings slogs Chahar across the line and the team 50 is up in just the sixth over. The partnership has also touched fifty.

Sanju Samson and Sam Billings shared a 50-run stand for the second wicket as Delhi Daredevils made a good start against Rising Pune Sueprgiant. (BCCI)

20:26 hrs IST: Samson has quickly moved into the 30s and Delhi Daredevils are 47/1 after 5 overs. Ben Stokes conceded eight runs in his first over. This is a good pitch to bat on.

20:23 hrs IST: This is a good start from Delhi Daredevils. For RPS, their problems in the bowling have come at the start and in the death overs.

20:20 hrs IST: Samson has raced to 25 off just 10 balls. He is looking in amazing touch on a good batting deck. Over in Guyana, West Indies have lost Chadwick Walton as they reach 48/2 after 12 overs.

20:18 hrs IST: After a good first over, Dinda concedes 16 in his next over. Good start for DD. After three overs, they are 29/1

Deepak Chahar struck early for Rising Pune Supergiant as he removed Aditya Tare for 0. (BCCI)

20:15 hrs IST: Samson is looking in excellent touch. He gets his fourth boundary in the last five balls and Delhi Daredevils are making a move on.

20:11 hrs IST: Sanju Samson breaks the shackles by blasting a couple of fours off Chahar. Delhi Daredevils are 13/1 after two overs.

20:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Deepak Chahar strikes. He gets a good length ball to nip away and Tare edges it to Dhoni. Chahar celebrates like Tahir. Aditya Tare c Dhoni b Deepak Chahar 0 (5).

20:04 hrs IST: Steady start for Delhi Daredevils as they are 2/0 in the first over. Over in Guyana, West Indies have lost Ewin Lewis as they have reached 39/1 in the ninth over.

Rising Pune Supergiant being led by Ajinkya Rahane after Steve Smith was ruled out due to a stomach bug. (BCCI)

20:01 hrs IST: Ashoke Dinda will open the bowling for RPS. Aditya Tare and Sam Billings are the openers for Delhi. Game on!

19:59 hrs IST: How will Imran Tahir bowl against his former club in this encounter? In two games, he has five wickets. He will once again be a threat.

19:50 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis is also playing today. The four foreigners for RPS are du Plessis, Stokes, Zampa and Imran Tahir. For Delhi, it is Sam Billings, Anderson, Chris Morris and Pat Cummins.

19:41 hrs IST: Playing XIs of both teams

Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Faf du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni(w), Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Adam Zampa, Ashok Dinda, Imran Tahir

Delhi Daredevils: Aditya Tare, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan(c)

Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Rising Pune Supergiant side against Delhi Daredevils as Steve Smith was unwell. (BCCI)

19:32 hrs IST: Rising Pune Supergiant opt to bowl versus Delhi Daredevils. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Pune team after Steve Smith was ruled out due to a stomach bug. For Delhi Daredevils, Corey Anderson makes his debut for the franchise.

19:27 hrs IST: Will we see another special from Rishabh Pant? The youngster produced a brave knock which went in vain against RCB. Toss in a couple of minutes away

19:18 hrs IST: will the approach of both captains be heading into the match? Smith’s team will be low on confidence after losing to Kings XI Punjab while Delhi Daredevils squandered a good chance against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

19:11 hrs IST: There is a cricketing world that exists beyond the glam of the IPL. In the Caribbean, Pakistan take on West Indies in the final ODI in Providence, Guyana. Will West Indies break their 26-year jinx and beat Pakistan in an ODI bilateral series? Follow live updates here

19: 05 hrs IST: 2017 Indian Premier League is already acquiring the reputation of being a six-hitting edition. In just eight games, over 100 sixes have been hit.

18:56 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the game between Rising Pune Supergiants and Delhi Daredevils from the MCA stadium in Pune. In the 2016 edition of the tournament, Rising Pune Supergiants won both their encounters against Delhi Daredevils. Will they achieve a hat-trick of wins?

The RPS vs DD match could see a battle between two leg-spinners. While this will be a grudge match for South Africa’s Pakistan-born leg spinner Imran Tahir, Delhi Daredevil Amit Mishra needs just one wicket to become only the second bowler to take 125 or more wickets in IPL. Lasith Malinga has the highest -- 145 -- so far. (FULL IPL COVERAGE)

Over the last two seasons, Imran Tahir had been an impressive performer for the Delhi Daredevils with 20 wickets to his name, with 15 out of them coming in 2015. It thus seemed a bit harsh when he was released along with five others in December last year but with none of the franchisees willing to rope in his services at the auction, Tahir probably saw the writing on the wall.

Rising Pune Supergiant bowler Imran Tahir (C) celebrates with his teammates after he dismissed Kings XI Punjab batsman Axar Patel during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on April 8. (AFP)

An injury to Australian Mitchell Marsh however paved the way for him to be a part of the IPL this season. As the 38-year-old gets ready to face his former team, Imran Tahir is the joint-highest wicket-taker this season with five wickets in two games for Rising Pune Supergiant.

Imran Tahir, who tops the ICC rankings list in the ODI and T20 formats, had picked up three wickets in the first match against Mumbai Indians to hand Rising Pune Supergiant their first victory at home.

With the likes of Steve Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ben Stokes and an in-form Ajinkya Rahane, Rising Pune Supergiant have a formidable batting line-up that can set scores for their bowlers to defend.

Against Mumbai Indians, even though they chased down 185 with just one ball to spare, they never looked out of the chase. Smith scored a brilliant 54-ball 84 while Rahane set the platform with a quickfire 34-ball 60.

Thus, if Delhi Daredevils can find a way to send back the top order early, it might prove to be a challenge for the Rising Pune Supergiants to defend a paltry total.