Delhi Daredevils displayed amazing batting and defeated Gujart Lions by 2 wickets despite some early hiccups. Shreyas Iyer hit 96 runs in 57 balls which was laced with two sixes and 15 fours. Although he returned to the pavilion in the last over, Amit Mishra saw to it that Delhi emerged victorious without any further obstacles.
Earlier, Gujarat Lions batted in a fascinating manner as they scored 195 runs while losing only 5 wickets. Aaron Finch was the wrecker-in-chief as he destroyed the Delhi Daredevils bowling line up with 69 runs off 39 balls. His brutal knock contained 6 fours and 4 sixes as he clobbered the Delhi bowlers all over the ground.
When the two sides clashed earlier in the season at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi Daredevils chased down an imposing 205-run total courtesy batting heroics from their young turks Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant.
Gujarat Lions (Playing XI): Dwayne Smith, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni
Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan(c)
As it happened, here are the updates of GL vs DD match:
DD 197-8 off 19.4 overs. DD beats GL by two wickets
# However, Amit Mishra hits two boundaries to take Delhi to victory
# Thampi bowls Shreyas Iyer for 96 runs and brings excitement back into the match.
# DD 187/9 in 19 overs
# Faulkner to Shami, FOUR! This shot will ease some of the pressure off DD batsmen.
# Faulkner to Pat Cummins, OUT!
# DD 181-6 off 18 overs
#Thampi to Pat Cummins, 2 runs, to long off
# Thampi returns to the attack
# DD 173-6 off 17 ovrs
# Faulkner to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! They young man has shown a mature head on his shoulders and hit his highest IPL score
# Faulkner to Pat Cummins, SIX! Whoa, that one goes straight into the stands
# DD 152-6 off 16 overs
# Shreyas is in sublime touch as he hits three back-to-back fours off a Dhawal Kulkarni over
# DD 138-6 off 15 overs
# Shreyas Iyer and Pat Cummins hit two fours each off Pradeep Sangwan's over
# DD 121-6 off 14 overs
# D Kulkarni to Brathwaite, THAT'S OUT!! Caught & Bowled!! Excellent athleticism shown by Kulkarni
# Dhawal Kulkarni enters the attack
# DD 119-5 off 13 overs
# Carlos Brathwaite hits two fours in Jadeja's over and gives impetus to DD's innings
# DD 110-5 off 12 overs
# Thampi to Corey Anderson, out Corey Anderson Run Out!! Third run out of the innings
# Basil Thampi comes to bowl
#DD 98-4 off 11 ovrs
# Jadeja to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR
# DD 92/4 off 10 overs
# Marlon Samuels is run out as Ravindra Jadeja shows unprecedented athleticism.
# Iyer hits another four to third man. Oh man! He is in the form of his life.
# Faulkner to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! towards third man
# DD 82-3 off 9 overs
# Jadeja to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! It was a miscued hit but Iyer will be happy with the result
# DD 73-3 off 8 overs
# Faulkner to Nair, OUT! Caught by Dwayne Smith. Faulkner gives GL another breakthrough as Nair's rough patch continues
# James Faulkner comes into the attack
# DD 71-2 off 7 overs
# Jadeja to Nair, FOUR, to third man. Nair seems to have find his silken touch back and is relying on timing
# Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm-orthodox is introuduced in the attack.
# DD 64-2 off 6 overs
# Karun Nair displays exquisite timing as he hit the in-form Dwayne Smith for three fours.
# DD 47/2 off 5 overs
# Basil Thampi to Nair, SIX! The massive hit goes into the crowd
# Iyer hits another four towards fine-leg
# Thampi to Iyer, FOUR! Iyer is showing perfect timing as he goes for his shots
# Basil Thampi, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
# DD 32/2 off 4 overs
# Sangwan to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to deep backward point
# Sangwan to Nair, FOUR. He gets it away towards extra-cover
# DD 22/2 off 3 overs
# D Kulkarni to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, square of the wicket. Excellent use of the feet
# DD 15-2 off 2 overs
# Sangwan to Pant, out Pant Run Out!
# Sangwan to Pant, FOUR, first ball and he hits it towards mid-wicket.
# Sangwan to Samson, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
# DD 7-0 off 1 over
# Dhawal Kulkarni to Samson, FOUR! What a way to begin the innings
Delhi Daredevils have come out to bat and Sanju Samson and Karun Nair begin the innings for them
# Pat Cummins to Faulkner, FOUR! GL score 195-5 off their 20 overs
# Pat Cummins to Faulkner, 2 runs. Faulkner flicks it to deep mid-wicket.
# GL 184-5 off 19 overs
# Shami to Finch, OUT, Bowled!! Finch has however done his job and leaves after a brilliant 69 off 39 balls
# GL 176-4 off 18 overs
# Aaron Finch hits two consecutive fours off Cummins attack. He uses Cummins pace to hit some exquisite shots.
# Pat Cummins returns to the attack
# GL 165-4 off 17 overs
# Brathwaite to Jadeja, FOUR!
# Brathwaite to Finch, SIX, fifty for Finch. He hits it over long-on fence
# Brathwaite to Karthik, OUT! Caught by Corey Anderson
# GL 149/3 off 16 overs
# Zaheer to Finch, SIX. Finch seems to be in golden touch as he pulls the DD skipper's delivery over deep square leg
# GL 134/3 off 15 overs
# Brathwaite to Finch, FOUR! Brathwaite, sprays it down leg, Finch helps it along the way and beats a squarish fine leg
# GL 126/3 off 14 overs
# Shami to Karthik, SIX, fabulous shot! Good length ball just outside off, Karthik maintains a good base and lofts it straight back over the bowler's head.
# Mohammed Shami is back into the attack
# GL 115/3 off 13 overs
# Aaron Finch takes Corey Anderson's bowling to the cleaners as he hit consecutive fours off his bowling
# GL 103/3 off 12 overs
#A good over by Pat Cummins as only five runs are scored off it.
# GL 98/3 off 11 overs
# Corey Anderson to Karthik, FOUR, towards deep extra cover
# Corey Anderson, left-arm fast medium, is introduced into the attack
# GL 91/3 off 10 overs
# A good over for Delhi as only 6 runs are scored from it.
# Brathwaite to Finch, 1 run, back of a length again. Finch scores a single as he tucks the ball to fine leg.
# GL 85/3 off 9 overs
# Mishra to Finch, It's a SIX again as Finch sends the flighted delivery to the stands
# Mishra to Finch, SIX, It's a biggie to deep mid wicket
# GL 70/3 after 8 overs
#Brathwaite to Finch, FOUR! Its a marvelous shot by Finch. He gets on his toes and hits a shot through backward square leg
#Carlos Brathwaite, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
# GL 62/3 after 7 overs
#Mishra to Kishan, out Caught by Zaheer! It was a flighted googly. Ishan Kishan goes for the sweep again and top edges to Zaheer at short fine leg.
#Mishra to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! The ball was down the leg-side and Kishan sweeps it well to the fine leg fence
# GL 50-2 after 6 overs
#Pat Cummins to Raina, out Bowled!! Raina has been cleaned up. Makes room again but the length is much fuller and laced with pace as the stumps are rolled out
# Pat Cummins to Raina, FOUR! Raina makes room and cuts the ball over cover for a boundary
# GL 39-1 after 5 overs
# Zaheer to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! He tries to drive a full ball from off and almost chops it on. The ball misses the stumps and rolls to the fine leg boundary
# GL 31-1 after 4 overs
# Shami to Ishan Kishan, SIX!, finally he gets one where he wanted. Down the leg-side and full, Ishan Kishan whips over the fine leg fence.
# Shami to Dwayne Smith, OUT! Dwayne Smith Run Out
# Score after 3 overs GL 21-0
#Zaheer to Dwayne Smith, 1 run, waits in the crease and tucks to the left of the fielder at mid-wicket for a single
#Zaheer to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Zaheer has gone too full, making things easier for Ishan Kishan. Kishan whips it past mid-wicket while displaying exquisite timing.
# GL 15-0 after 2 overs
#Shami again falters with his line, bowls wide!!!something unusual from Shami who is generally on the money from ball one
#Shami bowls a seam-up delivery, Kishan dispatches it for a boundary
# Mohammed Shami comes into the attack
# GL after the Ist over
#Dwayne Smith flicks a leg-side delivery for a boundary to get the Gujarat Lions going
#Zaheer Khan has the new ball in his hand and would start the proceeding for DD
#Dwayne Smith and Ishan Kishan comes out to open the innings for Gujarat Lions
#Team Changes - Kagiso Rabada has gone back to South Africa so West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite comes in.
Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and they have decided to bowl first.