IPL 2016, Match 31: GL vs DD - As it happened...
Rishabh Pant top-scored for DD with 69 runs.
New Delhi: Gujarat Lions were outplayed by Delhi Daredevils in Match 31 of the Indian Premier League.
Over 17.2 | Score 150/2
Jadeja bowled the 18th over. Samson finished the match in style with a huge six. Delhi register a 8 wicket win over Gujarat.
Over 17 | Score 142/2
Kaushik continued. Duminy went after the chinaman, hitting back-to-back boundaries. 8 needed off 18 now.
Over 15 | Score 130/2
Jadeja was brought back into the attack. He had Samson stumped on the third ball, only to have overstepped. The resulting free-hit was muscled into the long-off boundary by the right-hander
Over 14 | Score 121/2
Kaushik came on to bowl. De Kock swept the fifth ball straight into the hands of the deep midwicket fielder. JP Duminy is the new man in.
Q de Kock c Smith b Kaushik 46 (45b)
Over 13 | Score 114/0
Smith continued. De Kock lofted the fifth ball over wide of long-off for a four. Clinical stuff from DD.
Over 12 | Score 105/0
Faulkner was brought into the attack. Pant hit the last ball straight back over the bowler's head for a six. That's the 100-run partnership for this pair.
Over 11 | Score 96/0
Dwayne Smith bowled the 11th over. Tidy stuff from the all-rounder. Only 3 came off that over.
Over 10 | Score 93/0
Kaushik continued. Pant hit the first ball into the wide long-on boundary for another four. The left-hander is in ominous form.
Over 9 | Score 85/0
Raina continued. Brute force from Pant. The left-hander hit two fours and then got to his fifty with a massive six.
Over 8 | Score 69/0
Shivil Kaushik was brought into the attack. Reverse sweep from Pant brushed Karthik's gloves and went to the third man boundary.
Over 7 | Score 63/0
Raina continued. Excellent stuff from the GL skipper. He was unlucky not to have de Kock's wicket as Karthik dropped a simple catch on the last ball.
Over 6 | Score 61/0
Kulkarni came back into the attack. Pant and de Kock scored a boundary each in that over. DD clearly made the best of that powerplay.
Over 5 | Score 51/0
Suresh Raina bowled the fifth over. Pant powered the fifth ball through deep square for another four.
Over 4 | Score 41/0
Praveen Kumar bowled the fourth over. Quinton clobbered the second ball for a huge six.
Over 2 | Score 24/0
Kulkarni bowled the second over. Pant went after the pacer, hitting three fours off that over. Superb start by DD.
Over 20 | Score 149/7
Shami bowled the final over of GL innings. 11 runs came off it. Super effort from DD to restrict GL to 149/7.
Ishan Kishan run out 2 (2b)
Over 19 | Score 138/6
Morris bowled the 19th over. The pacer capped off an excellent over by cleaning up Faulkner. The Aussie tried to play the ramp shot but missed the ball completely.
J Faulkner b Morris 7 (6b)
Over 18 | Score 130/5
Shami came back into the attack. The pacer's full and straight ball clipped the bails after Karthik completely missed his shot. The right-hander has played a fine hand today. Faulkner is the new man in.
D Karthik b Mohammed Shami 53 (43b)
Over 17 | Score 123/4
Zak brought himself back into the attack. Superb batting from Jadeja there, hitting the veteran pacer for two fours. The left-hander was lucky as his skier was dropped by Nadeem on the last ball. Tough chance.
Over 16 | Score 110/4
Nadeem came back on. Jaddu crushed the fourth ball with a powerful cover drive to beat Rishabh Pant at long-off. Second boundary for the left-hander.
Over 15 | Score 99/4
Shami was brought back into the attack. Jadeja picked up the length early and clobbered the fourth ball in front of square for his first boundary.
Over 14 | Score 92/4
Zaheer continued. DK pulled the first ball between deep square and fine leg for another boundary.
Over 13 | Score 87/4
Duminy bowled the 13th over. Karthik whacked the short ball in front of square for a much-needed boundary.
Over 12 | Score 81/4
Zaheer came back into the attack. The wily left-arm pacer mixed his deliveries up really well in that over. No big hits.
Over 11 | Score 75/4
Mishra continued. Raina stepped out, but the leg-spinner fired the ball across him. The left-hander was stranded as Quinton de Kock did the rest. Huge wicket for DD.
S Raina st de Kock b Mishra 24 (20b)
Over 10 | Score 65/3
JP Duminy was brought into the attack. The off-spinner gave away 8 runs in his first over. Raina and Karthik have now steadied the GL ship.
Over 9 | Score 57/3
Mishra continued. He followed up his tidy first over with another good show. Just five runs came off it.
Over 8 | Score 52/3
Morris bowled the eighth over. Karthik and Raina scored a boundary each in that over.
Over 7 | Score 39/3
Amit Mishra was introduced into the attack. Tidy stuff from the leg-spinner in his first over.
Over 6 | Score 35/3
Mohammed Shami bowled the sixth over. GL skipper Raina strokes the ball over third man boundary for the first six of the match.
Over 5 | Score 27/3
Morris bowled the fifth over. Excellent stuff from the South African pacer, conceding just three runs. Raina and Karthik have a tough task on their hands.
Over 4 | Score 24/3
Nadeem continued. The left-arm spinner produced a double blow in that over, getting the wickets of Smith and Finch.
A Finch c Pant b Nadeem 5 (5b)
D Smith c Morris b Nadeem 15 (14b)
Over 3 | Score 17/1
Zaheer Khan bowled the third over. The left-arm pacer cleaned up McCullum who tried to pull the ball.
B McCullum b Khan 1 (4b)
Over 2 | Score 14/0
Chris Morris bowled the second over. Dwayne Smith went after the pacer, hitting two boundaries in that over.
Over 1 | Score 5/0
Shahbaz Nadeem opened the bowling attack for DD. Smith guided the third ball past short fine leg for the first boundary of the match.
Toss and team news
Zaheer Khan won the toss and opted to bowl first.
GL XI: DR Smith, B McCullum, S Raina, A Finch, D Karthik, R Jadeja, I Kishan, J Faulkner, P Kumar, D Kulkarni, S Kaushik
DD XI: Q de Kock, S Samson, K Nair, JP Duminy, S Billings, R Pant, C Morris, A Mishra, M Shami, S Nadeem, Z Khan
Both sets of players warming up for the big match.
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