Twitterati reacts as Delhi Daredevils register 7-run win over Rising Pune Supergiant

Discipline death over bowling helped Delhi Daredevils hold Rising Pune Supergiant to 161 and eke out a seven-run win.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 13, 2017 12:46:56 am
Delhi Daredevils have won six matches and will be hoping to end their IPL 10 with a win over Bangalore.

Discipline death over bowling helped hosts, Delhi Daredevils eke out a seven-run victory over Rising Pune Supergiant at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Chasing a target of 169, Pune Supergiant stumbled in the beginning of their chase as they lost openers Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi in first five overs with just 36 runs on board. The 38-run partnership between skipper Steve Smith and Manoj Tiwary brought the visitors back in the game. However, it was the partnership between Tiwary and Ben Stokes which helped them provide some fight to the hosts.

Tiwary anchored Pune’s chase as he scored 45-ball 60 which had five fours and three sixes. With wickets falling from the other end, Tiwary could not do much as they needed 25 runs from the last over.

In their chase, Pune lost Rahane on the first ball of their innings as seamer Zaheer Khan managed to break through his defence and hit the stumps. They soon lost in-form young Tripathi as he was caught behind by Rishabh Pant off Zaheer.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, DD lost opener Sanju Samson early as Stokes managed to hit the stumps from backward point. Shreyas Iyer, who had scored 57-ball 96 in Delhi’s previous match, was back in the hut after Dhoni completed an easy catch off Jaydev Unadkat. The hosts later rode on Karun Nair’s knock of 64 runs, where he hit nine fours off 45 balls. He along with Pant forged a 74-run third wicket partnership to guide his side to a defendable total.

Delhi Daredevils have now won six games and will be hoping to end their IPL 10 campaign with a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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