Rishabh Pant (97) and Sanju Samson (61)’s onslaught helped Delhi Daredevils thrash Gujarat Lions by seven wickets at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Thursday. 

Earlier, Delhi captain Karun Nair won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Gujarat Lions batted extremely well to finish at 208 in their 20 overs. However, their weak bowling attack let them down as they ended up on losing side. 

Chasing the mammoth score, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson took charge after loss of two initial wickets to take their team home. With this win, Delhi boosted their chances of making it to playoffs. on the other hand, Gujarat are now virtually out of the contention to reach the knockout stage. 

As it happened: 

Final score: DD 214/3 (17.3 overs) Victory! Anderson finishes it off with a six! Delhi Daredevils beat Gujarat Lions by seven wickets. What a splendid chase from Daredevils!  

End of over 17: DD 205/3 four needed off 18 balls

End of over 16: DD 189/3 Seven off the over, run rate has suddenly taken a hit after departure of fiery Pant and Samson. 

End of over 15: DD 182/3 27 off 30 required. Anderson, Iyer in the middle. 

OUT! Pant edges behind, misses out on his century. He looks so disappointed. Brilliant knock from the young man nonetheless! 

RR Pant c †Karthik b Basil Thampi 97 (43b 6×4 9×6) SR: 225.58

End of over 14: DD 177/2 32 needed off 36 balls. Looks easy from here. 

OUT! Ah finally a wicket for Lions. Sanju Samson departs for 61 after a brilliant innings and great partnership with Rishabh Pant. 

SV Samson c Faulkner b Jadeja 61 (31b 0x4 7×6) SR: 196.77

End of over 13: DD 165/1 Pant and Samson taking the team easily towards the mammoth target. Lions in dire need of wickets. 

End of over 12: DD 153/1 Need 56 0ff 48. Quite a comfortable equation for Delhi now. 

End of over 11: DD 137/1 Three sixes off the over, Lions looking absolutely vulnerable here, they must be missing Andrew Tye. DD need 72 from 54 balls. 

End of over 10: DD 113/1 Woo! Another 16 off the over. These two are only dealing in fours and sixes! 

End of over 9: DD 97/1 Captain Raina smashed by Delhi for 14 runs. Time for strategic time-out. 

End of over 8: DD 83/1 These two are going strong. Eventhough Gujarat have a massive total on board, they can’t take chances. Need to pick up a couple of wickets! 

End of over 7: DD 73/1 Need 136 more off 13 overs. 

End of over 6: DD 63/1 Just 5 runs off the over. And that is the end of powerplay as well. 

End of over 5: DD 58/1 Rishabh Pant starts with back to back sixes and a boundary! These two are looking dangerous in the middle. 

End of over 4: DD 41/1 A lovely MAXIMUM from Sanju off last delivery, splendid battia sIX

KK Nair c †Karthik b Sangwan 12 (11b 2×4 0x6) SR: 109.09

End of over 2: DD 15/0 Thampi begins the attack from the other end, gives only 4 off it. Nair and Samson in the middle. 

End of over 1: DD 11/0 Good start for Delhi Daredevils!  

22: 10 We are back after the innings break! 

End of over 20: GL 208/7 Gujarat finish off at 208 runs. They will be quite happy with their performance tonight. Let’s see how DD chase the total. See you on the other side! 

WICKET! Faulkner is out! Excellent stuff from Delhi bowlers.   

JP Faulkner c sub (CR Brathwaite) b Anderson 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.3

End of over 19: GL 191/6 Although GL have lost few quick wickets in the past few overs, they still have plenty of runs on the board. Last over to go! 

WICKET! Finch departs for 27, Rabada with the wicket. He has been in good touch this evening. 

AJ Finch c †Pant b Rabada 27 (19b 4×4 0x6) SR: 142.10

End of over 18: GL 184/5 Can they take past their score to 200-run mark? Last 12 balls will decide. 

OUT! Cummins strikes again! Ishan Krishan is dismissed. 

Ishan Kishan c Iyer b Cummins 4 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 17: GL 178/4 Run rate has taken a hit after the fall of 2 quick wickets. 

End of over 16: GL 171/4 Aaron Finch and Ishan Kishan are the two not-out batsmen on the crease. 

End of over 15: GL 164/4 Six off the over. Last 30 balls to go, Lions heading towards a huge total. 

OUT! Stunning catch from Anderson off Cummins’ delivery to dismiss Dinesh Karthik. 

KD Karthik c Anderson b Cummins 65 (34b 5×4 5×6) SR: 191.17

End of over 14: GL 158/3 Fiery Aaron Finch is the new batsman. Would be interesting to see how Delhi control him. 

Wicket! Suresh Raina is run out after playing a brilliant knock in times of dire need. 

SK Raina run out 77 (43b 5×4 4×6) SR: 179.06

End of over 13: GL 139/2  12 off the over. Another seven overs to go. Can Lions touch the magical 200-run mark? We gotta see! 

End of over 12: GL 127/2 Both Karthik and Raina are in murderous mood, Nadeem smashed all over the park. 

End of over 11: GL 109/2 That’s a big big over for Lions, 16 runs off it courtsey Raina’s two MAXIMUMS! 

End of over 10: GL 93/2  We have touched the halfway mark. Gujarat going good after a shaky start, good partnership between Karthik and Raina 

End of over 9: GL 83/2 Raina has completed his half ton. Much-needed runs coming off his willow. 

End of over 8: GL 77/2 Karthik has begun to show his intention here. Picks up one boundary and a six off Mishra’s over. DD need more wickets! 

End of over 7: GL 64/2 End of powerplay slows down the run rate, only six off the over. 

End of over 6: GL 58/2 Another good over for Lions, 12 runs off it. With that we come to the end of powerplay as well. 

End of over 5: GL 46/2 Raina and Karthik steady the innings after early jolts. 

End of over 4: GL 35/2 15 off the over. That’s a good over for GL. 

End of over 3: GL 20/2 Seven off the over. 

End of over 2: GL 13/2 A pretty good over from Rabada, picks up one wicket. While another batsman is run out. 

End of over 1:  GL 10/0 Lions off the mark with two back to back boundaries. 

20: 00: IST: We are all set for the action. 

19: 30 IST Delhi have won the toss and elected to bowl first. 

19: 10 IST Hello and welcome to our live coverage of IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions. Toss to take place shortly. 

First Published | 4 May 2017 7:12 PM
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