IPL 2018: 32nd Match, DD vs RR – Delhi Daredevils Players Rating
Rain gods affected twice in the game as the overs got reduced to 18 overs and 12 overs respectively in the second innings.
Delhi batting first posted a towering 196 runs on the board banking on a strong performance from the top-order.
Prithvi Shaw (47) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (50) provided a brilliant start although losing Colin Munro early in the innings.
Moreover, Rishabh Pant (69 of 29) banked on the brilliant start to post a massive total well-supported by Vijay Shankar (17 off 6).
Meanwhile, the Duckworth-Lewis (DLS) method set a target of 151 runs in the reduced 12 overs, as the showers came pouring at the fag end of the first innings.
However, the visitors displayed a brilliant show to almost chase down the nearly impossible task but fell short of just four runs.
Jos Buttler (67) and D’Arcy Short (44) ensured the Royals be at par with the required run-rate.
However, two quick wickets in the middle ensured Delhi to keep the control of the game.
A brilliant last over from Trent Boult handed Delhi a crucial two points as he defended 15 runs from the last over.
Here is the players rating of Delhi Daredevils:
Prithvi Shaw: (8/10):
The young Prithvi Shaw has been on terrific form on his debut IPL. Getting an opportunity late into the tournament, Shaw has made full use of the opportunity.
The Mumbai batsman provided a blistering start scoring 47 runs off 25 deliveries including four boundaries and four sixes.
Colin Munro: (1/10)
The overseas cricketers have been a liability for Delhi so far in this season and Colin Munro is one such example.
He has had a very poor season so far as he failed to open his accounts today.
Shreyas Iyer (c): (7.5/10):
Since taking over the reigns of the Delhi team, Shreyas Iyer has led the batting unit. He absolutely dominated the Royals bowling scoring 50 runs off 35 balls including three fours and sixes each.
Iyer needs to carry his form in the upcoming fixtures which are almost virtual knockouts for the Delhi team.
Rishabh Pant (wk): (9/10):
The young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been stunning for the Daredevils in this season. He has scored runs in almost all the games and has a contrasting season to his team.
Pant utilised the brilliant start to post a huge total contributing 69 runs from 29 balls including seven fours and five sixes.
Glenn Maxwell: (5/10):
Glenn Maxwell has been another liability for the Daredevils in this season. He has failed to live up to his expectation.
However, he removed the dangerous looking Short to contain the free run flow.
Vijay Shankar: (6/10):
The all-rounder from Tamil Nadu Vijay Shankar has finally started to find his lost form back. He complimented his last match fifty with a little cameo of 17 runs from six deliveries.
Moreover, his late knock ensured Delhi to close in on 200-run mark.
Liam Plunkett: (4.5/10):
It has been a tough day for the bowlers as it was a batting paradise.
After going for plenty in the first two overs, Liam Plunkett bowled a tight over to complete his quota.
He needs to continue his form if Delhi has to make inroads in the upcoming fixtures.
Amit Mishra: (7/10):
The veteran leg-spinner was stunning with the ball in a match that has seen plenty of runs scored. Amit Mishra returned with outstanding figures of two for 12 in his two overs.
He needs to continue his good run in the next games for Delhi.
Shahbaz Nadeem: (5/10):
The orthodox left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem bowled only one over to start of the proceedings for the home team.
Nadeem returned with none for 13 runs in the single over he bowled.
Avesh Khan: (3/10):
The young pacer Avesh Khan struggled to get his line right in the rain-marred encounter. After having a brilliant debut for Delhi, he went for plenty in today’s game.
Avesh returned with none for 36 in his two overs. However, he will be desperate to improve his game in the next outing.
Trent Boult: (8.5/10):
The fast bowler from New Zealand Trent Boult has been the only foreign recruit to perform for Delhi Daredevils.
Boult once again puts in a match-winning effort to keep his team’s chance alive in this tournament.
The left-arm pacer defended 15 runs off the last over to return with two for 26 in his three overs.
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