Rising Pune Supergiants win by 19 runs (D/L Method). It's the bowling that did the trick for them, with Adam Zampa and Ashok Dinda each taking 3 wickets in excellent performances.
IPL 2016, RPS vs DD as it happened: Pune win rain-affected game by 19 runs on D/L method
After being thrashed by Mumbai Indians in their previous match, Delhi Daredevils will aim to roar back into the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs reckoning when they take on bottom-placed Rising Pune Supergiants in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.
OUT! Khawaja departs on 19 after a good start, Morris doing the damage with the ball this time. It was full and wide from Morris and Khawaja gets the outside of his bat on it, Iyer takes an easy catch.
After 20 overs,Delhi 121/6 ( Chris Morris 38 , Nathan Coulter-Nile 2)
Morris has muscled through in the final over to take Delhi to 121/6. The all-rounder went berserk, hitting two fours and two sixes as Perera conceded 22 runs in the final over. Dhoni looked displeased. From barely crossing 100, Delhi have set a target of 122.
OUT! Duminy walks back, Dinda gets his third on the night, he's been excellent. Dinda goes wide and Duminy chases the ball and tries a scoop. The excution and the occasion is not right for the shot, and Irfan Pathan takes an easy catch behind square leg.
OUT! Nair departs on 41, Zampa strikes again! Nair, just 9 away from a laboured half-century, tries to sweep Zampa, the ball keeps straight and hits Nair's thigh in line with the off stump. Zampa 3/14 on the night!
OUT! Pant foes on 4, he tries to tonk Zampa for big straight one but doesn't get enough bat on it and is caught out by Perera. Zampa gets another wicket. Delhi's miseries compound.
OUT! Samson goes on 10, Zampa strikes with a beautiful turner and Samson is stumped out. Samson danced down the track but missed the ball completely. Lots of turn from the young Aussie, Dhoni makes no mistake behind the stumps.
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After 11 overs,Rising Pune Supergiants 76/1 ( Ajinkya Rahane 42 , George Bailey 8)
Rahane hits a four off Shami. Short and a bit wide from the pacer, Rahane whips at it and sends the ball to third man for four. He doesn't stop there, Rahane then picks up Shami on the rise and hits a six at wide long on. He is now moving fast, wants to end this early. 13 runs off the over
Visakhapatnam: After being thrashed by Mumbai Indians in their previous match, Delhi Daredevils will aim to roar back into the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs reckoning when they take on bottom-placed Rising Pune Supergiants in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.
Placed at the fifth spot with six wins from 11 matches, Daredevils will hope for some consistency in their remaining three league matches to book a place in the play-offs.
On the other hand, already ousted from the race to the play-offs, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side Pune will aim to finish their debut season on a high after having managed to win just three matches out of 12.
Going into Tuesday's encounter at the VCA Stadium, the Zaheer Khan-led side will aim to put behind its huge 80-run loss to Rohit Sharma's team and hope the batsmen put up a strong performance.
The batting will once again revolve around Rishabh Pant, Quinton de Kock, keeper-batsman Sanju Samson and Karun Nair with all-rounders Chris Morris and Carlos Brathwaite providing the late order fireworks.
Delhi's bowling is led by an impressive Zaheer who has nine wickets so far in the tournament. He will once again have to marshall his unit well along with Mohammed Shami and the duo of Morris and Brathwaite.
The team can also bank on the leg-spin duo of Amit Mishra and Imran Tahir, who have been impressive in the tournament so far along with left-armer Shahbaaz Nadeem.
On the other side, Pune will be aiming to finish their campaign on a winning note after a lacklustre debut in the cash-rich league.
Having lost their premier foreign recruits to injuries, the side will bank on a strong show from the ever-dependable Ajinkya Rahane and skipper Dhoni. Saurabh Tiwary and all-rounder Thisara Perera have been mostly inconsistent in their contributions.
The bowling will be led by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been a shadow of his impressive self in the tournament so far.
Leg-spinners Murugan Ashwin and Adam Zampa will once again be Dhoni's go-to bowlers along with the pace duo of Ashok Dinda and R.P. Singh.
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