IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions, highlights: Pant, Samson power DD to 7-wicket win
Powered by a brilliant 143-run second wicket partnership between Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, Delhi Daredevils defeated Gujarat Lions by 7 wickets in the 2017 Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday. Get highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions here.Updated: May 05, 2017 01:37 IST
Delhi Daredevils chased down Gujarat Lions’ total of 208/7 with seven wickets and 15 balls to spare in what was the second highest successful chase in the history of the Indian Premier League. Rishabh Pant (97) fell short of his century by three runs but earned praise from all over thanks to his brilliant innings at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday. The Delhi Daredevils are still sixth in the standings but have kept alive their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, do not have any chance of qualifying for the top-4 spots. Get highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions here. (SCORES) (LIVE STREAMING INFO)
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23:50 hrs IST: Pant has very rightly been named Man of the Match
23:47 hrs IST: What a match we have had tonight! Superb!
23:43 hrs IST: This will be the first time Suresh Raina will not take part in the IPL playoffs
23:40 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant have knocked the Gujarat Lions out of IPL 2017
23:36 hrs IST: And Delhi Daredevils win it by seven wickets and 15 balls to spare!
23:32 hrs IST: Will this cheer up Rishabh Pant?
23:28 hrs IST: With Shreyas Iyer and Corey Anderson at the crease the Delhi Daredevils should win this quite comfortably
23:26 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils need 20 runs off 24 balls
23:23 hrs IST: The Delhi Daredevils now need 27 off 30 balls
23:20 hrs IST: What a heartbreak for Pant!
23:19 hrs IST: Oh no! Out! Pant is out for 97! Suresh Raina goes to him and consoles him but what a knock from the youngster who is obviously disappointed at missing out on his hundred!
23:17 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer has come out to bat for the Daredevils
23:15 hrs IST: Pant is in his 90s!
23:13 hrs IST: OUT! Sanju Samson is out and 143-run stand between Samson and Pant comes to an end!
23:10 hrs IST: DD need 44 off 42!
23:08 hrs IST: Seven sixes have been hit off the last 3 overs!
23:06 hrs IST: DD are 153/1 after 12 overs!
23:04 hrs IST: This is some serious hitting from Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant! Wow! THEY ARE DEALING ONLY IN SIXES!
23:00 hrs IST: Four and then six off the 1st 2 balls of the 11th over!
22:55 hrs IST: 2 maximums from Samson!
22:53 hrs IST: DD are 97/1 after 9 overs
22:51 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant has brought up his half-century! What an innings from the young man
22:45 hrs IST: DD are 83/1 after 8 overs!
22:40 hrs IST: Huge six from Pant! That was really big!
22:35 hrs IST: After five overs DD are 58/1!
22:31 hrs IST: 3 sixes and then a four for Daredevils. They are turning up the heat!
22:28 hrs IST: SIX and DD are 41/4 after 4 overs
22:25 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant has come out and has hit a six off his second ball!
22:20 hrs IST: OUT! GL have got the big fish and Karun Nair is off!
22:18 hrs IST: First six of the DD innings and from the willow of Samson!
22:15 hrs IST: The Daredevils have started well!
22:13 hrs IST: 2 fours from the bat of Karun Nair!
22:10 hrs IST: And we are back with the 2nd innings
22:05 hrs IST: Take a wee break and we will be back soon!
22:00 hrs IST: The Gujarat Lions have scored 208/ in their 20 overs and this could give them the win!
21:55 hrs IST: Two huge sixes from Ravindra Jadeja!
21:50 hrs IST: Faulkner is also out as GL lose their 7th wicket!
21:45 hrs IST: DD have removed 2 quick wickets! Finch and Ishan Kishan are both out!
21:40 hrs IST: GL are 178/4 after 17 overs
21:38 hrs IST: The GL have slowed down a bit with the first boundary coming after 17 deliveries!
21:34 hrs IST: GL are 171/4 after 16 overs!
21:32 hrs IST: This is turning out to be an interesting contest between the bat and ball!
21:30 hrs IST: Finch and Ishan Kishan are at the crease!
21:25 hrs IST: WHAT A CATCH! Superb athleticism from Corey Anderson at mid-off to remove Dinesh Karthik for 65!
21:22 hrs IST: GL are 158/3 after 14 overs with Karthik and Finch at the crease!
21:20 hrs IST: That was an eventful 14th over! 19 runs from it which included 3 fours and a 6 plus a prized wicket of Raina!
21:16 hrs IST: And thus has ended a superb 133-run third wicket partnership between Raina and Karthik!
21:14 hrs IST: Risky single and Suresh Raina is out! GL are 143/3!
21:11 hrs IST: Dinesh Karthik has also scored his half-century! Fantastic innings from the right hander
21:09 hrs IST: GL are 139/2 after 13 overs
21:06 hrs IST: This is a brilliant partnership between Karthik and Raina which is more than 100 runs
21:03 hrs IST: Two back to back sixes from Karthik and after that a four from the willow of Raina!
21:00 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions are 109/2 after 11 overs!
20:55 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions are 93/2 after 10 overs thanks to a brilliant partnership between Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik
20:50 hrs IST: Raina brings up his 50! Lovely innings from the skipper!
20:44 hrs IST: The Gujarat Lions are 64/2 after 7 overs!
20:42 hrs IST: Suresh Raina is in the 40s!
20:40 hrs IST: GL are 58/2 after 6 overs!
20:35 hrs IST: Now Karthik gets into the act and hits his first four!
20:30 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions are 46/2 after 5 overs!
20:26 hrs IST: Raina is hammering Shami all over the park, 14 runs off 4 balls!
20:23 hrs IST: GL are 20/2 after 3 overs!
20:20 hrs IST: Captain Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik at the crease for Gujarat Lions
20:15 hrs IST: GL are 13 for 2 after 2 overs!
20:14 hrs IST: Dropped by Sanju Samson or Raina would have been walking back to the pavilion! Quite a silly drop at first slip!
20:12 hrs IST: That was almost another one for DD!
20:10 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions have lost two wickets in two balls! Dwayne Smith is run out! Grand start for DD!
20:07 hrs IST: McCullum is out! That is a big blow for the Lions!
20:05 hrs IST: So the first over is up and GL are 10 for no loss!
20:03 hrs IST: Brendon McCullum is looking to attack from the word go!
20:02 hrs IST: The second ball has also gone for a boundary! What a start for GL! 2 4s in 2 for Dwayne Smith!
20:01 hrs IST: Shahbaz Nadeem and he has put it away for four!
20:00 hrs IST: And the action begins!
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19:55 hrs IST: Just to let you know that DD are 6th and GL are seventh in the standings!
19:50 hrs IST: And here are both the teams
19:45 hrs IST: Will the Rajkot based team trump the Daredevils tonight?
19:40 hrs IST: And here are the Delhi Daredevils preparing for the game
19:35 hrs IST: Karun Nair is still leading the home team and Zaheer Khan is still out
19:32 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and opted to bowl against Gujarat Lions
19:27 hrs IST: The toss is coming up in some time
19:23 hrs IST: The question is will Zaheer play tonight?
19:21 hrs IST: This is the situation at the moment with RCB already knocked out of the competition
19:18 hrs IST: It is a crucial tie as the losing team will likely be knocked out of competition tonight
19:15 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi
This is the first time both teams are playing against each other this season. In the two matches between these sides in IPL 2016, Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions came out on top on one occasion each. (RESULTS | SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE)
Quite a few IPL milestones are expected today.
Stand-in skipper Karun Nair needs just 15 runs to become 14th batsman to complete 500 runs for Delhi Daredevils in IPL. The Delhi Daredevils’ stand-in skipper has scored 485 runs at an average of 26.94 and a strike rate of 116.86 in 20 innings of 23 matches so far.
Gujarat Lions all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who scored 1987 runs at an average of 21.13 and a strike rate of 121.90 without a fifty in 135 innings of 191 matches, needs 13 runs to become the 25th Indian and 175th batsman overall to complete 2,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket.
Delhi Daredevils will be keen to continue from where they left off in the six-wicket win over defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Gujarat Lions, having lost their last two games in agonising fashion, will be hoping to make a comeback.