On Wednesday night, Delhi Daredevils (DD) clinched a thrilling victory against Gujarat Lions (GL) at Kanpur. DD decided to bowl first after winning the toss. At the end of 20 overs, GL put 195/5 on the board.
In reply, DD reached the target in 19.4 overs after losing 8 wickets. DD won this match by 2 wickets with only 2 balls to spare.
Brief Scores: Gujarat Lions (GL) – 195/5 in 20 overs (Aaron Finch 69, Dinesh Karthik 40, Amit Mishra 1/27)
Delhi Daredevils (DD) – 197/8 in 19.4 overs (Shreyas Iyer 96, Karun Nair 30, James Faulkner 2/39)
Result – DD won by 2 wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match
- GL batsman Aaron Finch scored a brilliant half-century in this match as he scored 69 runs. It was Finch’s 7th 50+ innings for GL which is the most no.of 50+ knock by a GL batsman. With this 50+ knock, Finch surpassed Suresh Raina who has 6 times 50+ innings for GL.
- GL batsmen Dinesh Karthik and Aaron Finch put on an important 92-run partnership for the 4th wicket. It is the highest 4th wicket partnership for GL. The previous highest 4th wicket partnership for GL was 87 runs between Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina against KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) at Rajkot on 7th April 2017.
- GL scored 195/5 in 20 overs. It is the highest score for GL at their home venues (Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot/ Green Park Stadium, Kanpur). GL’s previous highest total at their home venues was 192/7 (20 overs) against RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) at Rajkot on 18th April 2017.
- DD batsman Shreyas Iyer played a brilliant match-winning knock as he scored 96 runs in this match. He became the second DD batsman to get dismiss on nervous nineties. The first DD batsman was Rishabh Pant who had been dismissed for 97 runs against GL at Delhi on 4th May 2017.
- DD batsman Shreyas Iyer hit 15 fours in this match. It is the joint most no.of fours hit by a DD batsman in an innings. Previously, Quinton de Kock had hit same no.of fours (15) against RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) at Bengaluru on 17th April 2016.
- DD successfully chased down the target of 196 runs (197/8 in 19.4 overs). It is the second highest successful chase for DD. Their highest successful chase is 209 runs (214/3 in 17.3 overs) against GL at Delhi on 4th May 2017.