42nd Match, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, 04 May 2017

DD vs GL

Delhi 2nd Inn:214/3 (17.3)

Shreyas Iyer 14 (8);Corey Anderson 18 (12);
James Faulkner 2.3-0-35-0; Basil Thampi 4-0-40-1;

Last bat: Rishabh Pant

Result: Delhi won by 7 wkts.

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Delhi Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Sanju Samson c Faulkner & b Ravindra Jadeja 61 31 0 7 196.77
Karun Nair(c) c Karthik & b Sangwan 12 11 2 0 109.09
Rishabh Pant(wk) c Karthik & b Basil Thampi 97 43 6 9 225.58
Shreyas Iyer not out 14 8 0 2 175
Corey Anderson not out 18 12 0 2 150
Marlon Samuels dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Pat Cummins dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kagiso Rabada dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shahbaz Nadeem dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Amit Mishra dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mohammed Shami dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 6, w - 5, nb - 0)12
Total(214 for 3 in 17.3 overs)214 (12.23 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/24 (Karun Nair, 2.5 ov.) 2/167 (Sanju Samson, 13.2 ov.) 3/179 (Rishabh Pant, 14.3 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Pradeep Sangwan 4 0 43 1 10.75 (1w)
Basil Thampi 4 0 40 1 10 (3w)
James Faulkner 2.3 0 35 0 14 (1w)
Suresh Raina (c) 2 0 24 0 12  
Ankit Soni 2 0 26 0 13  
Ravindra Jadeja 2 0 28 1 14  
Dwayne Smith 1 0 11 0 11  
               

Gujarat Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Dwayne Smith runout (Nadeem) 9 4 2 0 225
Brendon McCullum c Pant & b Rabada 1 3 0 0 33.33
Suresh Raina(c) runout (Rabada) 77 43 5 4 179.07
Dinesh Karthik(wk) c CJ Anderson & b Pat Cummins 65 34 5 5 191.18
Aaron Finch c Pant & b Rabada 27 19 4 0 142.11
Ishan Kishan c Shreyas Iyer & b Pat Cummins 4 6 0 0 66.67
Ravindra Jadeja not out 18 7 0 2 257.14
James Faulkner c (sub)C Brathwaite & b CJ Anderson 1 2 0 0 50
Pradeep Sangwan not out 1 1 0 0 100
Basil Thampi dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ankit Soni dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 1, w - 4, nb - 0)5
Total(208 for 7 in 20 overs)208 (10.4 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/10 (Brendon McCullum, 1.1 ov.) 2/10 (Dwayne Smith, 1.2 ov.) 3/143 (Suresh Raina, 13.2 ov.)
4/158 (Dinesh Karthik, 14.1 ov.) 5/178 (Ishan Kishan, 17.1 ov.) 6/189 (Aaron Finch, 18.3 ov.)
7/192 (James Faulkner, 19.1 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Shahbaz Nadeem 2 0 28 0 14  
Kagiso Rabada 4 0 28 2 7  
Pat Cummins 4 0 30 2 7.5  
Mohammed Shami 3 0 40 0 13.33  
Amit Mishra 2 0 23 0 11.5  
Marlon Samuels 2 0 22 0 11  
Corey Anderson 3 0 36 1 12 (4w)
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Nair, FOUR, Nair is off and running. Gets into business straightaway after having a sighter. Backs away to create some room, kept it on middle and subsidized with width. Nair brings his bottom hand into play. Just extends his arms and steers it past the crowded off-side field

4

to Nair, FOUR, such minimal effort from Nair. Waits in his crease for this short of length delivery to arrive, uses his magical wrists and effortlessly pulls it over mid-wicket

6

to Samson, SIX, wow. This is from Samson's refrigarator of awesomeness. Pure class. Drops it a tad short, does . Samson is ready for it. Handsomely hacks it behind square, such is the power that it carries all the way for a maximum

W

to Nair, out Caught by Karthik!! Number one down. Kotla goes silent. Nair's failure continues. What was he trying to do there? Awful really. Redemption for . Banged it short and it shooted up awkwardly at Nair. He was caught in two minds there. Initially, wanted to leave but then sees it as a scoring opportunity. Arches his back belatedly and tries it periscope it over the keeper. Too late. The ball catches a faint edge and carries to the keeper. Nair c Karthik b 12(11) [4s-2]

6

Thampi to Pant, SIX, quality from Pant. Thampi bowls it short and compliments it with width, Pant reaches out and spanks it over cover

6

Thampi to Samson, SIX, you cannot afford to spray it on Samson's pads. Thampi just does that and gets punished. He gets inside the line and whips it nonchalantly behind square. Half a dozen!

6

to Pant, SIX, Pant joins into the act. High percentage shot this. Hauls his back leg in the air and elegantly swipes it into the deep square leg stands

6

to Pant, SIX, "Three sixes in a row for Delhi" screams Scott Styris on air. Finesse followed by violence. Loads up big time, gets under this full ball and smashes it over long-on. Soars a long way into the stands

4

to Pant, FOUR, 16 off first 3 balls. Pant is on fire. Protracts his hands to this widish ball and cleverly guides it past short third man. Kotla breaks the sound barrier

6

to Samson, SIX, in the slot and out of the park. 500th six of the tournament. Loops it up in the arc for Samson, no turn. Samson lowers his stance and launches it over cow corner

OT

Soni to Samson, 1 run, hunches forward and sweetly drives it to long-off. 50-stand up between the two

6

Soni to Pant, SIX, what a shot. The googly from Soni, but pitches it up fuller outside off. Pant isn't sparing those. Flexes his arms and murders it straight over the bowler's head for a maximum

4

to Pant, FOUR, clumsy from Smithy. Makes a royal mess of this one. Pant blasts it hard off the back foot through extra cover. Smithy gets across, slides near the ropes but lets it through his boot laces. Into the fence

6

to Pant, SIX, fifty for Pant. Reaches the landmark in style. A rank long hop from , Pant is onto it in a flash. Skips back and smokes it away into the deep mid-wicket stands. 14 runs off the over

6

Soni to Samson, SIX, ugly from Soni. Perhaps, took a cue from his skipper. Half-tracker, sits up nicely for Samson. He gets under it and clubs it over deep mid-wicket

6

Soni to Samson, SIX, brilliant. Soni floats it up full, Samson is ready for it. Unleashes his muscles and dumps it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Raina walks up immediately and consoles the bowler

4

to Pant, FOUR, oh dear. Ishan Kishan has defied the laws of living and walked through a ball at long leg. Or so it looked. Whipped off the pads, shipped away using the bottom hand and Kishan was charging in, and ran through

6

to Pant, SIX, he was undone by the lack of pace there. Early into the shot but made sure that he swung hard at this. Bruted it. And as much as it lacked the timing, it made up with its power, this shot. Clouted over deep mid-wicket, despite coming off the bottom half of the bat

OT

to Pant, leg byes, 1 run, now he manages a leg bye this this. Early into his swat, Pant deflects it off his pads.. and runs

6

to Pant, SIX, what do you do to a slow bouncer? You bully it. Despite being in a tangle with your footwork. Had the weight back and could pull the bejeezus out of it. Brilliant shot

6

to Pant, SIX, *jumps into a well* This is turning out to be a ridiculously good innings. Unicorns are real, and so are DEL chases. Gets a pitched up delivery and slogs it over long-on. No half measures. None at all. Pick the length and swing. Has been so successful so far

6

to Samson, SIX, umm. This looked effortless and it's gone into the crowd. Just a length ball, turning away and Samson has swatted it over long-on. Clocked 99 meters as if it's body temperature

6

to Samson, SIX, wide and slotted over covers. And it wasn't a bad ball from , drifting it wide and making Samson reach out. But erred in the length and paid by six runs. That's it

4

Smith to Pant, FOUR, as if the choice of bowling Smith wasn't enough, the bowlers chooses a full ball to bowl. Clattered over mid-wicket with a disparaging whip. Enough. No one in the deep

4

Smith to Pant, FOUR, he's wound himself up brilliantly there. So brilliantly that he's taken a full ball on the stumps and whipped it over backward square leg, cleverly opening that side of the field by shuffling across early and getting into position. 44 off 42 and I see the unicorn already. Well, almost

W

to Samson, out Caught by Faulkner!! End of a good, good innings. They are checking for the no-ball but ushers us to "ooooohhh" and then the back foot somehow manages to be halfway behind the line. Anyway, coming to the wicket, the ball sat up to be hit there. Samson just decided to go across the line, the ball may have spun, and the Samson ended up slicing the slog to towards wide long-off, where Faulkner's present. "Oh he'll drop it". "Gujarat are having a bad day, so this should go down". But it doesn't. Faulkner slides in front and takes a good catch. Samson c Faulkner b 61(31) [6s-7]

6

to Pant, SIX, brilliant. A slog sweep that's been nailed into the stands, again. Nothing more I can add. He's just seeing the length so early tonight and readying himself for the hits

4

to Pant, FOUR, now this is a back foot punch over covers. You have to see it to believe it. is from over the wicket to the left hander here. Just a touch short, Pant is so early there to get back and punch it up and over. Graceful, if it's ever been any more brutal

W

Thampi to Pant, out Caught by Karthik!! There's an appeal but the umpire has been stunned by this kid. Even the umpire. Thampi appeals, and after eliciting an obvious edge, and appeals again and then gets his man. Rishabh Pant doesn't fall short of a century here; he makes 97. Brutes them. Enthralling innings. Thampi angled this full and across, Pant drives and ekes out an outside edge, that's been nicely taken by Karthik behind. Erred in not using his feet there, and Thampi is quick. But he was in that sort of a mood. He was hitting everything outta here, so can't blame him. Not after 97 runs, can we? Pant c Karthik b Thampi 97(43) [4s-6 6s-9]

6

to Shreyas Iyer, SIX, oh just a touch overpitched. And so overpitched that the change of pace doesn't matter much. And to make things worse, Iyer had read it. So waits a little longer and dumps the ball over long-off. More timing than anything else. Connected the ball at the right time and boom, you can hit it with a spoon too. Well, not really. 20 off 24 needed

6

Thampi to Corey Anderson, SIX, another six. Length ball, around off and Anderson has swung it over deep square leg. It's that sort of a day. 18 sixes already

6

Thampi to Shreyas Iyer, SIX, here's another. Shuffled across early, and was able to open up the long leg region. Picked the ball up and bottom-handed it over the ropes there. Just 4 needed

6

to Corey Anderson, SIX, Delhi have their highest ever run-chase. Anderson gets a full ball and pumps it over long-on to seal what was an easy win in the end

4

to Dwayne Smith, FOUR, turn straightaway for and he finds the outside edge. Smith was on the front foot to defend, the turn took the thick outside edge of the bat and it flew past the man at slip. The Lions are off the mark

4

to Dwayne Smith, FOUR, that's swept away over backward square leg and it's four more. Turns out to be a good start for Smith and Gujarat. This was a delivery down the leg-side, Smith sweeps, gets a bit of top edge but he swung hard to send it over the infield

W

to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by Pant!! A peach from . He recorded the worst bowling figures of the season the other night (4-0-59-0), but he's started with a lovely nut tonight. The hard-hitting Baz McCullum is walking back with just a solitary run to his name. angled this short of length delivery into the right-hander from wide of the crease, the ball moved away late, just enough movement to take the outside edge of McCullum's bat as he was looking to defend away from the body. Pant dives to his right and takes a good catch. Brendon McCullum c Pant b 1(3)

W

to Raina, out Dwayne Smith Run Out!! This is disaster for Gujarat. Both the openers gone in successive balls. Who is to be blamed here? Raina took a couple of steps out of his crease after playing this ball gently to mid-wicket, Smith thought the skipper was keen on a run, but was shocked when Raina stopped suddenly. The West Indian tried to rush back but a bullet throw from Nadeem meant his bat was on the line when the stumps were disturbed. Dwayne Smith run out (Nadeem) 9(4) [4s-2]

D

to Raina, 1 run, it's dropped this time. Gee, this is a crazy over. Two wickets, one just escaped the fielder and then one was put down. This time does what most fast bowlers with pace do to Raina. Bowl that bouncer and have him jumping around in the crease. It was down the leg-side, Raina could back away or duck, tried to pull, the ball went off the back of the bat, a lob it was to first slip. Easiest of chances, but Shreyas Iyer spills it. is very disappointed

4

Cummins to Raina, FOUR, uppish, but not convincing. Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, Raina chips it over the infield, more towards square leg, luckily for the visitors, the ball went in the gap

6

to Raina, SIX, why on earth did they remove Rabada after that brilliant over? Raina was never comfortable against him. This Delhi team does strange things! serves up a length ball on the leg stump, Raina is good when he connects those slogs and he has done decently well this time, flew over wide mid-on

4

to Raina, FOUR, the short ball but Raina backed away early to free his arms. Slashed at it with an open bat face to deliberately hit over the top through point for four

4

to Raina, FOUR, this man is great with his inside-out lofted drives over the cover region. Can't really say that this is a bad ball from the bowler. Middle and leg line on a good length, Raina moved leg-side and played that easily over extra-cover

6

to Raina, SIX, no problems with connecting this one from the middle of the bat. Length ball right in the slot and he's in the mood to swing at everything, lofts down the ground, goes over mid-on and goes all the way. Somehow, Raina has raced to 33 off 17 balls

4

Cummins to Karthik, FOUR, that's a lovely piece of timing from Karthik. Should get him going. Not easy to jump down the pitch to a pacy bowler. In fact this came down at 148kph, Karthik made it into a fuller length by using his feet and played an excellent off-drive, the dive goes in vain from mid-off

4

Cummins to Raina, FOUR, stylish from Raina. So after a terribly scratchy start, Raina has managed to settle nicely. Poor full delivery on the pads, deserved to be put away, Raina moved across the sticks just a touch to open up the backward square leg boundary and he placed the flick shot wide of the man at short fine to sign off the over in style

D

to Raina, 2 runs, dropped. This is turning out to be the kind of knock he played against KOL very early in the tournament. This was in the slot for the batsman, Raina teed off with a slog, went at a catchable height to mid-wicket, although it was hit with power, Samules tried to grab it above his head but it popped out

4

to Karthik, FOUR, gee, what placement! Deliberately swung hard at it with an open bat face to send it through point. This was the googly from , making it a risky shot against the incoming ball, but the fact that it was too full made his life easy.

6

to Karthik, SIX, the googly again, but it's way too short. Karthik jumps on the back foot, times the pull well enough to send it high in the air and over the mid-wicket boundary. A poor over that from , bowled well to Raina, but was very poor with his length to Karthik

OT

to Raina, 2 runs, worked away off the back foot into the vacant mid-wicket region and that's a fifty for Raina, his 31st in the T20 League. Pressure clearly back on Delhi, despite a dream start

4

to Karthik, FOUR, and Mishy continues to struggle against the right-hander, very strange through. He is so unwilling to toss the ball up and has hardly made Karthik play off the front foot. It's a short delivery that turns away, Karthik cuts well through point and beats the sweeper's dive on the boundary

6

to Raina, SIX, no sir! Don't bowl there, he'll thrash you even in his sleep. When it's full and that front leg is out of the way, he hardly misses out on the slog. He was down on one knee and smashed this over mid-wicket

6

to Raina, SIX, once again errs on the fuller side and Raina is not afraid to hit the ball in the air. Hits it very straight and ensures that long-off and long-on were not in the picture

6

to Karthik, SIX, every time the spinners have dropped it short, Karthik has done very well to rock back, make excellent use of the crease and pull it handsomely over mid-wicket. This had a lot of hang time on it

6

to Karthik, SIX, wowww! The shot of the day for me! The greatest thing about this shot was Karthik didn't manage to get close to the pitch of the ball after jumping down the pitch, yet went through the lofted inside-out drive and sent it over the cover boundary

4

to Raina, FOUR, the slog-sweep, in the air, but Raina has split the fielders in the deep. Deep mid-wicket and deep backward square leg thought they were in the business for a moment. Raina got down low on his knees and timed it well enough

6

Anderson to Karthik, SIX, Karthik is turning the heat on. Not off the middle, but Karthik won't mind as he got enough wood on his hook against this short ball that sails over the long leg fence

OT

Anderson to Karthik, 1 run, uses his wrists and directs this short of length delivery on the pads through mid-wicket for a single which brings up his 14th T20 League fifty!

4

to Karthik, FOUR, magnificent shot to start the over! serves width outside off, Karthik leans forward and biffs the drive over Karun Nair at extra cover. Once it cleared him, there was none stopping that

W

to Karthik, out Raina Run Out!! Direct hit and the skipper has to walk back. bowls one in the blockhole just outside off, Karthik squirts it out to backward point. Raina wanted a quick single and is halfway down. That's when he saw his partner who wasn't interested in the run. Rabada finds the target direct and Raina is well short. The 133-run partnership has been broken. Raina run out (Rabada) 77(43) [4s-5 6s-4]

4

to Karthik, FOUR, shot! On the pads to any sub-continent batsman, he won't spare you. He moves slightly across and middles the leg-glance. The quick Delhi outfield does the rest

6

to Karthik, SIX, wow! Brilliantly played. It was short and wide outside off, Karthik waits for it and slashes it. Didn't bother to keep it down and up she goes. Over backward point and the ball sails over the boundary rope

4

to Finch, FOUR, 19 runs off the over! Finch is underway in a grand style. It was bowled on the stumps, but overpitched. Finch blasts the straight drive. The ball bullets away into the fence

W

Cummins to Karthik, out Caught by Corey Anderson!! That's a screamer! Corey Anderson has taken the catch of the tournament. DK has to go. Cummins darts a scrambled seam delivery on a fullish length just outside off. With mid-off inside the circle, the lofted off-drive shot was on. Karthik goes for it, but couldn't quite get the required timing. His bat turns at the point of impact. The Kiwi all-rounder at mid-off, times his jump to perfection and plucks it with his left hand. The ball had almost gone past him. Karthik c Corey Anderson b Cummins 65(34) [4s-5 6s-5]

4

to Finch, FOUR, ah! Got to feel for the bowler. Finch was in no control of that shot, still gets a boundary. Quick short ball that keeps following Finch, who moved leg-side. The ball gets big on him. The batsman, with his eyes closed, goes for the pull. The ball pops up and flies wide of short fine and runs away into the fence

W

Cummins to Ishan Kishan, out Caught by Shreyas Iyer!! The scratchy knock from the youngster comes to an end. He never looked comfortable in his brief stay. Kishan doesn't spot the off-cutter and is early to swipe it across the line. The top edge balloons up high in the air. Sheyas Iyer, from long-on, runs forward and takes a good skier. Ishan Kishan c Shreyas Iyer b Cummins 4(6)

4

Cummins to Finch, FOUR, that's a good shot! The batsman seemed to have been deceived by the short ball. He adjusted well, jumped and pulled fiercely through mid-wicket

4

to Finch, FOUR, trademark Finch shot! Backs away and reaches for this fullish ball outside off. Carves it inside out over extra cover. Mid-off is up and there is none to stop that

W

to Finch, out Caught by Pant!! Finch is gone! Excellent catch by Pant. Finch moves leg-side and follows him with a sharp bouncer. He isn't in the greatest of positions, but still persists with his pull shot and gets a top edge. The ball lobs up very high. The keeper runs back and calls for it. Nadeem was also approaching towards him from short fine leg. The ball swirls around as it drops down. Pant holds his nerve and dives full-stretched and gobbles it cleanly. Finch c Pant b 27(19) [4s-4]

W

Anderson to Faulkner, out Caught by (sub)Brathwaite!! Gone! Trying to play the big shot, Faulkner perishes. It was a slow short ball on the stumps. Faulkner spots it and pulls it. He went at it hard and ended up hitting it flat. Brathwaite at deep square leg, stoops low and catches it safely with both hands. Faulkner c (sub)Brathwaite b Anderson 1(2)

6

Anderson to Jadeja, SIX, that's a monster! Full and right in the slot for Jadeja to swing his bat hard. Jaddu stands tall and biffs it over long-on for a gigantic six

6

Anderson to Jadeja, SIX, highest ever total for Gujarat! Jadeja finishes the innings in style. That's Dhoni-esque. Slower shortish ball. Jadeja waits and waits for it to come to him and smacks the pull over deep mid-wicket. 17 runs off the final over

Delhi

 Sanju Samson  Karun Nair (c) Rishabh Pant (wk)
 Shreyas Iyer  Marlon Samuels  Corey Anderson
 Pat Cummins  Kagiso Rabada  Shahbaz Nadeem
 Amit Mishra  Mohammed Shami  Zaheer Khan
 Ankit Bawne  Aditya Tare  Murugan Ashwin
 Navdeep Saini  Shashank Singh  Sam Billings
 Carlos Brathwaite  Chama Milind  Khaleel Ahmed
 Pratyush Singh  Ben Hilfenhaus  Chris Morris
 Angelo Mathews  Jayant Yadav   
           

Gujarat

 Ishan Kishan  Brendon McCullum  Suresh Raina (c)
 Aaron Finch  Dwayne Smith  Dinesh Karthik (wk)
 Ravindra Jadeja  James Faulkner  Pradeep Sangwan
 Basil Thampi  Ankit Soni  Dhawal Kulkarni
 Praveen Kumar  Shadab Bashir Jakati  Jaydev Shah
 Manpreet Gony  Nathu Singh  Jason Roy
 Munaf Patel  Chirag Suri  Akshdeep Nath
 Shubham Agarwal  Tejas Baroka  Pratham Singh
 Shelley Shaurya  Irfan Pathan