IPL 2018: Shreyas Iyer shows class for Delhi Daredevils, hits 10 fifty
Shreyas Iyer scored 50 off 35 ball for Delhi Daredevils against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 matchUpdated: May 02, 2018 23:21 IST
Delhi Daredevils captain Shreyas Iyer hit his fourth fifty in five matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 to help his team to finish on a high after being put into bat by Rajasthan Royals in a rain-curtailed match here on Wednesday. It comprised of three boundaries and three sixes. (Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2018 - Highlights)
Iyer came in the first over after Colin Munro’s dismissal but didn’t allow it to cast a shadow for too long as he glanced Jofra Archer to fine leg for a boundary. As long as Prithvi Shaw was at the crease, Iyer allowed him to take centrestage. (Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2018 - full cricket score)
But he too wasn’t to be left behind, smacking two consecutive sixes off the last two deliveries of what was looking to be a decent first over from Shreyas Gopal. It was only after Ben Stokes was given the ball that the runs were plugged a bit. He conceded six, but not a boundary for the first time since Iyer opened the floodgates in the second over.
With Rishabh Pant taking over the role of hitting Rajasthan Royals bowlers to all corners of the park, Iyer looked more content taking less strike. He wasn’t letting go off the dollies though. Like the overpitched delivery from Gowtham that the Delhi Daredevils slogged back many rows into the stands.
Together with Pant, Iyer stitched 92 runs from 43 deliveries before he holed out to Rahul Tripathi at long off.