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Sanju Samson is the Man of the Match for his maiden IPL century!
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This is the first time in IPL and the 10th time in T20 cricket that all 10 batsmen are out caught in an innings.
After 17 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 108/10 ( Imran Tahir 0 , )
OUT! Cummins into the attack, and ends the innings in his first delivery, with Dinda playing the length delivery towards cover, where Mishra holds on to a fine catch! Delhi Daredevils thrash Rising Pune Supergiant by 97 runs!
Ashok Dinda c Mishra b Cummins 7(7)
After 16 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 108/9 ( Ashok Dinda 7 , Imran Tahir 0)
End of another superb over by Mishra, whose figures read 3/11 at the end of their third over, giving away just two runs while collecting the wicket of fellow leggie Zampa.
RPS need 98 to win from 24 balls.
OUT! Third wicket for Mishra, and boy has he sported brilliant figures this evening! Zampa, who swung and missed in the previous ball, hoicks this one towards cow-corner, where Sanju Samson holds on safely. The umpire calls for the strategic timeout after the dismissal. RPS 107/9.
Adam Zampa c Samson b Mishra 5(7)
After 15 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 106/8 ( Adam Zampa 5 , Ashok Dinda 5)
After dismissing Chahar first ball, Zaheer nearly gets a wicket in the next delivery, after Dinda gets a bottom edge to the slips. Karun dives to his right, and nearly pulls off a stunner. The ball appeared to have grassed in the replays, and the benefit of doubt eventually went to the batsman. Dinda gives it back to Zaheer with a lofted drive over extra-cover. Six off the over.
RPS need 100 to win from 30 balls.
RPS now resembling Steve Smith's Australian team, whose batting was overly dependent on their captain. No Smith in the side today, nor the experience of Manoj Tiwary. But the real worries are the lack of runs from Mayank Agarwal and MS Dhoni. Dhoni had a chance to bat long today, coming in as early as the seventh over. But it was not to be.
OUT! Chahar looked to come down the ground in order to smash Zaheer down the ground, only to get a thick top-edge to the keeper to depart for 14. RPS collapse to 100/8.
Deepak Chahar c Pant b Zaheer 14(6)
After 14 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 100/7 ( Deepak Chahar 14 , Adam Zampa 5)
Mishra is on a hat-trick when he dismisses Bhatia first ball of the over, and appeals for an lbw against new batsman Zampa next ball though it is going well down leg. Zampa drives the fifth ball towards extra-cover to get his first boundary.
RPS need 106 to win from 36 balls.
OUT! Now it's Bhatia's turn to head back to the dugout, looking for the big hit off Mishra's bowling and finding Morris at long-on. Meanwhile, Amit Mishra is on a hat-trick. RPS 94/7.
Rajat Bhatia c Morris b Mishra 16(17)
After 13 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 94/6 ( Rajat Bhatia 16 , Deepak Chahar 13)
Cummins returns to the attack in the 13th over. Deepak Chahar walks out to the crease and pulls Cummins for two consecutive sixes to end the over.
RPS need 112 to win from 42 balls.
After 12 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 79/6 ( Rajat Bhatia 15 , )
Amit Mishra bowls the 12th, and dries up the runs for both batsmen, which perhaps forces Dhoni to ambitiously go for a helicopter shot in the last ball, only to get caught by Nair.
RPS need 127 to win from 48 balls.
OUT! And that virtually is the end of the Pune innings, with Dhoni hitting a full delivery along leg straight to Karun Nair at midwicket! RPS 79/6
MS Dhoni c Nair b Mishra 11(14)
After 11 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 76/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 10 , Rajat Bhatia 13)
Nadeem into his final over. SIX! Dhoni comes down the ground, and lofts the ball towards long-on! The crowd now chants "Dhoni! Dhoni!". That will instill some hope in the Pune camp, seeing Dhoni hit like that!
RPS need 130 to win from 54 balls.
After 10 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 68/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 3 , Rajat Bhatia 12)
Kiwi all-rounder Anderson into the act now. Dhoni pulls the penultimate ball of the over towards the leg side, though luckily for him, it lands well short of Morris at the midwicket boundary. Bhatia though, pulls the last ball of the over towards the same region, this time clearing the rope. 10 off the over.
RPS need 138 to win from 60 balls.
After 9 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 58/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 2 , Rajat Bhatia 3)
Nadeem into his third over, and gives away just three singles off it. The umpire signals for the first timeout of the innings, and it is time for Dhoni to give clear instructions to Bhatia for the remainder of the innings.
RPS need 148 to win from 66 balls.
The fact that RPS had their last genuine batting pair at the crease as early as in the seventh over says it all. The pressure of a 200 plus total working as much against them as DD's tight bowling and smart field placing. The advantage of having runs on the board.
After 8 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 55/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 1 , Rajat Bhatia 1)
Three runs and a wicket in Cummins' second over, and Pune nearly have lost the game even before reaching the half-way mark in their innings. Unless Dhoni pulls off a miracle for RPS of course.
RPS need 151 to win from 72 balls.
Pune in shambles. Most ardent diehard wouldnt expect win frm here. Delhi bowling strength evident. And how well Zak's marshalling the attack— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 11, 2017
OUT! Now Cummins gets rid of the dashing all-rounder Stokes, who gets an under-edge to keeper Pant to depart for just 2, as RPS lose their fifth wicket with just 54 on board!
Ben Stokes c Pant b Cummins 2(5)
After 7 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 52/4 ( Ben Stokes 1 , MS Dhoni (W) 0)
Superb over by Shahbaz Nadeem, as he gets rid of the dangerous Faf du Plessis, who tries to ramp it over the keeper's head and paid the price for it. Pune in the dumps right now. Only hope for them — Dhoni and Stokes out at the centre.
RPS need 154 to win from 78 balls.
OUT! Faf du Plessis tries to act smart, looking for a ramp over the keeper's head, though the ball stays low and flat, and gets a faint edge into the keeper's gloves. Nadeem strikes in his very first over as RPS collapse to 52/4.
Faf du Plessis c Pant b Nadeem 8(7)
Looks like RPS were searching for a stability to start this chase, judging by how the openers took a few balls to get in. They ended up getting exactly the opposite and will now have to rely on their overseas batters to be competitive. MS Dhoni is due for some runs too.
After 6 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 50/3 ( Faf du Plessis 7 , Ben Stokes 0)
Tripathi, the new batsman, takes on Morris early in his innings, getting two boundaries in three deliveries and moving to double figures, before falling victim to a short ball from Morris. 12 runs and a wicket from the over, with Pune slowly beginning to crumble. End of the powerplay.
RPS need 156 to win from 84 balls.
OUT! After getting two boundaries earlier in the over Tripathi is done in by a bouncer from Morris, which he top-edges towards short fine-leg. Shahbaz Nadeem, running in, completes a fine catch to effect the third wicket. RPS 49/3
Rahul Tripathi c Nadeem b Morris 10(5)
After 5 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 38/2 ( Faf du Plessis 6 , Rahul Tripathi 0)
Near run-out in the third ball of the over. Thankfully for du Plessis, Cummins' throw from mid-on isn't on target. Zaheer strikes later in the over, this time removing the second opener to put Delhi in firm control. Du Plessis, who crosses over during Agarwal's dismissal, hammers his first boundary in the final ball of the fifth over.
OUT! Zaheer strikes once again, using the slower ball to good use! Agarwal tries slicing this one towards the off-side, but only gets enough distance to get caught by Morris just outside the circle near cover. RPS in trouble at 34/2
Mayank Agarwal c Morris b Zaheer 20(18)
After 4 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 31/1 ( Mayank Agarwal 18 , Faf du Plessis 1)
Morris to compatriot Faf du Plessis, the new batsman at the crease, at the start of the over, with the latter getting off the mark with a single. FOUR! Deft touch by Agarwal towards the third man boundary, where Samson fails to prevent the boundary. Super stop by Anderson at the square-leg boundary to save a couple of runs for Delhi. Seven off the over.
After 3 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 24/1 ( Mayank Agarwal 12 , )
DD captain Zaheer introduces himself into the attack in the third over, conceding a single off each of his first three balls. Rahane drives one towards mid-off in the fourth ball, which would have been a boundary had it not been for a fine stop by a Samson. Deceives Rahane with a slower ball to dismiss him for 10.
OUT! DD captain Zaheer gets his RPS counterpart Rahane early! Bowls a slower one, which Rahane looked to heave over the umpire's head, though he mistimes it. Samson runs in from mid-off and completes the catch.
Ajinkya Rahane c Samson b Zaheer 10(9)
After 2 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 17/0 ( Ajinkya Rahane (C) 5 , Mayank Agarwal 10)
Cummins bowling from the other end, with Rahane starting off with a single. Couple of runs for Agarwal in the second delivery, after working it towards mid-on. Wide called in the fourth delivery, called for height. Couple of singles in the last two deliveries, with seven coming off the over.
After 1 over, RPS 10/0 (Rahane 3, Agarwal 6)
A decent start from RPS. Nadeem didn't get his lines and lengths right. There was a wide and then he dropped one short which Mayank thumped through covers. Mayank looked pretty aggressive to start off.
Back for the chase. Rahane and Mayank Agarwal are the openers. Nadeem will start off.
Chris Morris has absolutely bludgeoned the Pune Supergiant's attack. Makes Samson's hundred count... Delhi Daredevils have 205 on the board. Finally, after so many years, their batting formula seems to have clicked! Tough ask for the hosts to get this, especially with Steve Smith missing.
What a knock from Sanju Samson, especially considering the off field drama that plagued him off the field in the Indian domestic season. And Chris Morris has probably played a game changing innings.
After 20 overs,Delhi Daredevils 205/4 ( Corey Anderson 2 , Chris Morris 38)
Final over bowled by Stokes. Single off the first for Anderson, whose barely scored runs so far. Morris, who had struck two fours and a six in the previous over, guides the second and fourth balls of the over for boundaries. SIX! Morris simply flicks the fifth ball over the midwicket boundary, making mincemeat out of Stokes' bowling. Morris finishes the innings with one of the biggest sixes ever hit off Stokes' bowling (remember Brathwaite?). Forgettable night for Stokes, who finishes with figures of 4-0-41-0. What a recovery for DD, who lost their first wicket with just 2 on board. They set a 206-run target now.
After 19 overs,Delhi Daredevils 182/4 ( Corey Anderson 1 , Chris Morris 16)
What an over this turns out to be! Not only does Zampa get the wicket of Samson, but gets hammered by Morris for two fours and as many sixes to sign off with 22 runs off his last over.
OUT! Samson is clean bowled by Zampa the very delivery after getting to his maiden IPL century! Looks to slog this one towards midwicket, but misses the line of the delivery completely as Zampa gets to keep this one low along the middle stump. DD 166/4
Sanju Samson b Zampa 102(63)
Magnificent maiden T20 hundred from Sanju Samson. Looked on the money from the word go, timing it beautifully and has paced it right especially against Imran Tahir and Ben Stokes in the middle overs, and finally taking the attack to Ashok Dinda. Sets up DD in this game. 180-plus should be on here, easily.
SIX! Sanju Samson brings up his maiden IPL century, which is also the first of this season, with a straight six! What an innings this has turned out to be! Takes 62 balls to get there. DD 166/3
After 18 overs,Delhi Daredevils 160/3 ( Sanju Samson 96 , Corey Anderson 1)
Dinda back into the attack for the 18th over. Gets whacked for a six over his head first ball! Smashes the next ball as well, though some terrific work by Bhatia near the straight boundary saves a couple of runs for Pune. SIX MORE! Samson enters the 90s with his second six of the over! Cheeky shot by Sanju next ball, paddling a full toss from Dinda towards fine-leg. Just a single off the last, with Samson retaining strike for the following over. 19 off the over!
Preview: Rising Pune Supergiant will have an opportunity to get back to the winning ways when the Steve Smith-led franchise takes on Delhi Daredevils (DD) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match here on Tuesday.
Pune had a mixed start to their current IPL campaign, handsomely winning their opener against Mumbai Indians before going down to Kings XI Punjab in their second match.
Delhi, on the other hand, will have their task cut out after having narrowly lost their maiden tie against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 15 runs.
The Daredevils lacked the spark in their batting having failed to chase 158 against RCB, with youngster Rishabh Pant emerging the lone bright spot for the side, scoring 57 runs, two days after losing his father.
The top order comprising the domestic trio of Aditya Tare, Karun Nair and Sanju Samson fumbled while opener Sam Billings failed to provide the fiery start expected from him.
All-rounders Carlos Brathwaite and Chris Morris, too flunked with the willow, when the team needed them the most.
Pune however, will have to be cautious dealing with the Daredevils' bowling, which is spoilt for choice in the pace department.
Led by the experienced Zaheer Khan, Daredevils bowlers were right on their money against RCB. Both Zaheer (2/31), Morris (3/21) and Pat Cummins (1/29) were impressive with the new ball, while domestic season's highest wicket taker, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem (1/13) shone in the middle overs.
With South African quick Kasigo Rabada and Mohammed Shami warming the bench, the side looks a formidable unit against any opposition.
On the other hand, the hosts will bank on their batting prowess to take them home. With the likes of in-form skipper Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary in their ranks, batting is considered the strongest aspect for the Pune side.
Rahane, Smith and Stokes have been amongst the runs in the first two matches but they will be worried about the form of opener Mayank Agarwal and Dhoni in particular.
The home side's bowlers, meanwhile, will still be licking their wounds after the onslaught from the Kings XI duo of Glenn Maxwell and David Miller.
While Pune can boast of South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir's brilliance in the middle overs, their main headache will be the opening and the death overs with the likes of Ashoke Dinda, Daniel Christian and Stokes (the costliest buy of this year's IPL), being hammered all over the park.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (Captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Faf du Plessis, Usman Khawaja, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Ashok Dinda, Lockie Ferguson, Jaskaran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa.
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (Captain), Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (WK), CV Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Aditya Tare, Shashank Singh, Ankit Bawne, Navdeep Saini, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Sam Billings, Ben Hilfenhaus.
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Updated Date: Apr 12, 2017 00:01:57 IST
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