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IPL 2017, RPS VS DD Match 9 Updates: DD 205/4 (20/20 ov),RPS 13/0 (1.3/20 ov)

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DD and RPS have clashed twice in the IPL — both last years. DD won the first encounter, but RPS pulled things back and registered an amazing 19-run victory at the Vishakapatnam.

Both RPS and DD have lost their previous matches. While DD lost to Royal Challengers by 15 runs, RPS suffered a 6-wicket loss at the hands of Glenn Maxwell’s Kings XI Punjab. However, RPS won their first match against the Mumbai Indians (MI), while DD went down rather dismally to RCB. DD had restricted RCB to 157 in 20 overs but then made a hash of the moderate target to end up at 142/9. As a result, both the teams will look to bounce back with a win.

Key Players for Rising Pune Suprergiant:


Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Ajinkya Rahane, Rajat Bhatia, Imran Tahir, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Agarwal

Key Players for Delhi Daredevils:

Zaheer Khan, Sam Billings, Rishabh Pant, Karun Nair, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Sanju Samson

1.4

1wd
Cummins to Agarwal, 1 wide, short ball, tries to pull but gets up too much and he misses
1.3

0
Cummins to Agarwal, no run, fullish, on off, opens the face of his bat but finds point
1.2

2
Cummins to Agarwal, 2 runs, back of a length, angling in, tucked away between mid-on and midwicket
This is the 23rd time Shahbaz is bowling in the Powerplay overs in the IPL. Before this, he had an economy rate of 6.93 in the Powerplay overs.
1.1

1
Cummins to Rahane, 1 run, short of a length and outside off, hangs back and opens the face of his bat to third man
0.6

1
Nadeem to Rahane, 1 run, full, outside off, comes forward and turns it away to long-on for one
0.5

1
Nadeem to Agarwal, 1 run, fullish length, pushed off the front foot to mid-off and early call for a single, makes it easily
0.4

4
Nadeem to Agarwal, FOUR, short and wide, slapped off the backfoot and pierces the field well. Between point and cover
0.3

1
Nadeem to Rahane, 1 run, fullish length, plays for the turn but the ball slides in and finds the inside edge, on to the pad and towards fine leg
0.3

1wd
Nadeem to Rahane, 1 wide, drifts too much down the leg side and called a wide
0.2

1
Nadeem to Agarwal, 1 run, short of a length, tries to pull but does not find the middle of the bat as it was sliding into him and cramping him for room, fended away to midwicket
0.1

1
Nadeem to Rahane, 1 run, sliding in on a length, tucked off the pads through square leg, gets off the mark right away
9.55pm We’re back with the chase. Daredevils are gathered in a huddle. They have scored 190 or more ten times in the IPL and have lost only one of those games. If Supergiant do chase this down, it goes without saying that we will all have witnessed a night of frenetic action. Ajinkya Rahane on strike and Shahbaz Nadeem to start off.

Delhi Daredevils

19.6

Stokes to Morris, SIX

19.5

Stokes to Morris, SIX, there’s no Braithwaite, but that doesn’t mean safety for Stokes. Overpitched at leg stump, maintains his shape and uses the pace to lift this gracefully over the square leg boundary

19.4

Stokes to Morris, FOUR, oh, take a bow Morris. This is a good ball – yorker down the leg side. He’s backed away and tapped this past backward point who dives to his right but can’t get to it

19.3

Stokes to Morris, 2 runs, full at leg stump, chips it in front of deep midwicket, who doesn’t run in quickly enough coz he has lost it in the lights. Two runs as a result

19.2

Stokes to Morris, FOUR, slower ball, good length at the pads, waits and waits before lifting it past short fine leg

19.1

Stokes to Anderson, 1 run, full at off stump, gets it off the bottom as he tries to heave this over long-on, finds him on the bounce instead

18.6

Zampa to Morris, FOUR, this is fabulous from Morris. That is the best looking 16 off 4 you’ll see. This is full outside off stump, he holds his shape and somehow mixes class with belligerence as he lifts it inside-out and finds the extra cover boundary on the bounce

18.5

Zampa to Morris, SIX, oh this is huge! Picks the slider that’s coming in at leg stump, brings the full swing out and lifts it on the up over deep midwicket. 102 metres

18.4

Zampa to Morris, 2 runs, short outside off stump, chops this to sweeper cover’s right

18.3

Zampa to Morris, FOUR, smart. Good length at off stump, backs away and slaps this inside-out over extra cover

18.2

Zampa to Samson, OUT, and he’s gone next ball. Short ball at middle stump, keeps low and skids on to crash into middle-and-off as he goes for the pull

SV Samson b Zampa 102 (63b 8×4 5×6) SR: 161.90

18.1

Zampa to Samson, SIX, brings up his hundred with a six! Magnificent innings, great shot. This is tossed up at middle stump, clears the front leg, waits for it to land and lifts this straight and high over the bowler

17.6

Dinda to Samson, 1 run, oh what a shot. But it’s only one. This is back of a length at off stump, he punches this off the back foot, straight over the bowler, but long-off gets to it on the bounce

17.5

Dinda to Samson, FOUR, low full toss outside off stump, puts a stride across, watches it closely and paddles it nicely past short fine leg

And this is highest score in all T20 cricket

17.4

Dinda to Samson, SIX, brilliant. Anticipates the bouncer, backs away to make room and nails the hook shot over the square leg boundary

17.3

Dinda to Samson, no run, well-directed bouncer, aimed at the throat, he sways away from it and lets it go

17.2

Dinda to Samson, 2 runs, overpitched at off stump, clears the front leg and hammers this past the bowler’s face, but Chahar puts in a brilliant effort, sliding to his right at long-off, to keep it to two

17.1

Dinda to Samson, SIX, what a shot. Length ball at off stump, stands tall, uses his wrists to lift this on the up over the long-off boundary

16.6

Imran Tahir to Samson, 1 run, full at leg stump, pushed to deep midwicket

16.5

Imran Tahir to Samson, 2 runs, another slider, back of a length at off stump, opens the face and squeezes it past point on the up

16.4

Imran Tahir to Samson, SIX, slider, full at the legs, he’s composed and maintains his shape as he lifts this over deep midwicket

16.3

Imran Tahir to Anderson, 1 run, googly, good length at off stump, leans in and pushes with soft hands to point

16.3

Imran Tahir to Anderson, 1 wide, googly, good length, too wide outside off stump

16.2

Imran Tahir to Samson, 1 run, good length, slider at leg stump, pushed on the up to long-on

16.1

Imran Tahir to Samson, no run, good length outside off, slams it on the up, straight back to the bowler on the bounce

14.6

Zampa to Samson, 1 run, good length at middle stump, pushed on the up to long-on

14.5

Zampa to Samson, SIX, gets it off the bottom of the bat, but over the long-off fielder. Only a moral victory for the bowler, who tosses it up at off stump and draws the hard, anxious hands of the batsman. He doesn’t connect at all, but that’s six

14.4

Zampa to Samson, no run, back of a length outside off, punched straight to extra cover off the back foot

14.3

Zampa to Samson, no run, low full toss, gets the bottom of the bat, straight to extra cover

14.2

Zampa to Samson, 2 runs, tossed up at off stump, driven inside-out, wide of long-off

14.1

Zampa to Samson, 2 runs, dropped short at middle stump, goes deep and punches this between deep midwicket and long-on

13.6

Stokes to Pant, no run, in the blockhole outside off stump, jammed out to to extra cover

13.5

Stokes to Samson, 1 run, good length, angled in at off stump. Plays an unconvincing slog across the line and it loops and lands just in front of Rahane at long-on. But that is fifty for Samson.

13.4

Stokes to Samson, no run, good length outside off stump, drives on the up and finds point

13.3

Stokes to Pant, 1 run, slower ball, good length at middle stump, pushes to deep midwicket on the up

13.2

Stokes to Samson, 1 run, back of a length, heavy ball gets him high on the bat as he goes for the pull. In the air briefly before rolling to long-on

13.1

Stokes to Pant, 1 run, full and angled down leg side, stays put and tickles this to fine leg where Dinda over runs, but gets down just in time to get his body behind it as he tumbles

12.6

Imran Tahir to Samson, no run, full at off stump, stock ball this time, he finds extra cover once again with the push

12.5

Imran Tahir to Samson, no run, googly, full outside off, leans in and drives to extra cover

12.4

Imran Tahir to Pant, 1 run, good length, spinning in at off stump, pushed to deep midwicket

12.3

Imran Tahir to Pant, no run, good length, googly, off stump, slides past the outside edge as he pokes at this

12.2

Imran Tahir to Pant, 2 runs, googly, short and wide outside off, mistimes the cut shot but gets it past point and to sweeper’s right

12.1

Imran Tahir to Samson, 1 run, good length, slider angled in at leg stump, no feet, pushed on the up to long-on

11.6

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, driven on the up, straight to Rahane at extra cover who misfields and gives away a run

11.5

Bhatia to Pant, 1 run, full outside off, driven straight to extra cover

11.4

Bhatia to Pant, SIX, this is full and slow outside off stump, reaches out for this and slaps across the line, flat and over the long-on boundary

11.3

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, leg cutter skids in and takes the inside edge onto pad, struck in front of the stumps, but umpire has seen bat

11.2

Bhatia to Pant, 1 run, good length at off stump, fingers rolled on this one, he steps out and adjusts to drop this into the off side

11.1

Bhatia to Pant, SIX, first six of the match. Overpitched at off stump, it’s not his trademark slower ball either. Like a throwdown for Pant, who uses his bat swing to lift this over the sight screen

10.6

Zampa to Pant, 1 run, more wary of the spin this time, hangs back, waits for it spin into him from outside off and chops it to deep cover

10.5

Zampa to Pant, no run, wrong’un, good length, he doesn’t pick it and swats across the line. This slides through and beats him

10.4

Zampa to Pant, FOUR, full at middle stump, hammered powerfully past the bowler, all along the ground, and long-on has no chance

10.3

Zampa to Pant, no run, googly, good length, spins away from off stump, pushed back to the bowler

10.2

Zampa to Samson, 1 run, good length at middle stump, miscues the sweep shot, under edge to deep square

10.1

Zampa to Pant, 1 run, tossed up at leg stump, drives it wide of deep midwicket

9.6

Bhatia to Samson, no run, back of a length outside off, pokes at it, inside edge onto boot, lobs up for Dhoni who doesn’t get a hand to it

9.5

Bhatia to Pant, 1 run, slower ball, back of a length at off stump, chips it to find long-on

9.4

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, good length at middle stump, shoveled to deep midwicket on the up

9.3

Bhatia to Pant, 1 run, off cutter, good length at off stump, but not spinning away quickly enough as he closes the faces and dabs it into the midwicket area

9.2

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, full at leg stump, driven to deep midwicket’s left

9.1

Bhatia to Pant, 1 run, dropped short at middle stump, it doesn’t sit up, slides low but Pant is in control of the pull shot, finds long leg

8.6

Imran Tahir to Pant, 1 run, slider, good length, off stump, pushed on the up to deep midwicket

8.5

Imran Tahir to Samson, 1 run, googly outside off stump at a length, picks it and pushes it to long-on off the front foot

8.4

Imran Tahir to Pant, 1 run, good length at middle stump, waits for the turn, pushes to deep midwicket

8.3

Imran Tahir to Samson, 1 run, good length at middle stump, goes deep in the crease and taps it to deep midwicket

8.2

Imran Tahir to Pant, 1 run, nearly gets him first ball. Googly, full and wide outside off, Pant wants to start with a six yet again. Huge heave at this, bat turns and one hand comes off, but the ball lobs safely into the open extra cover area

8.1

Imran Tahir to Billings, OUT, slides through and takes off stump. A slider from Tahir, targeted at off stump from a length. Billings gives him a premeditated charge and isn’t to the pitch. Big gap between angled bat and body, stumps are shattered. And you know what Tahir is doing

SW Billings b Imran Tahir 24 (17b 4×4 0x6) SR: 141.17

7.6

Zampa to Samson, no run, good length, angled in at middle stump, bunted back down the pitch, one bounce, straight to the bowler

7.5

Zampa to Samson, no run, short outside off, zips up after pitching and beats the outside edge on the attempted late cut

7.4

Zampa to Samson, no run, flat at off stump, skids in with the angle and takes the inside half of the bat as he pushes at it, back to the bowler

7.3

Zampa to Samson, 2 runs, full at off stump, gets to the pitch with a short stride and drives it past extra cover, sweeper has to run a long way

7.2

Zampa to Samson, 2 runs, full and flighted at off stump, leans in and drives it to long-off’s left

7.1

Zampa to Billings, 1 run, tossed up, in the blockhole at leg stump, toe-ended push to the bowler’s right

6.6

Imran Tahir to Samson, no run, good length at off stump, pushed back to the bowler

6.5

Imran Tahir to Billings, 1 run, full at middle stump, steps out and flicks it to deep square’s left

6.4

Imran Tahir to Samson, 1 run, good length outside off stump, dropped into the off side off the front foot

6.3

Imran Tahir to Billings, 1 run, tossed up at middle stump, gives him the charge, not to the pitch, whipped to deep square leg

6.2

Imran Tahir to Billings, no run, good length, skids through quick and low, and the batsman just about gets an inside edge. He was trapped in front without it

6.1

Imran Tahir to Samson, 1 leg bye, wrong’un, good length, climbs and hits him high on the leg in front of middle stump, appeal is turned down

5.6

Chahar to Samson, 1 run, slower ball, back of a length at middle stump, rides the bounce and drops it in front of short fine – you know who is there – to get the single

5.5

Chahar to Billings, 1 run, full at the toes, he clips this straight to Dinda after hitting either side of him the previous two balls

5.4

Chahar to Billings, FOUR, back of a length at the pads, no need to move this time. Springs upright and whips it to Dinda’s right this time, and he has no chance

5.3

Chahar to Billings, FOUR, slower ball angled down at leg stump, gives him the charge and goes for the slog again. Thick inside edge runs past Dinda at short fine, who gives chase and puts in a fantasy park slide that is never going to help him cut it off

5.2

Chahar to Billings, FOUR, good length at off stump, hangs back in the crease and spanks this across the line, on the up, wide of mid-on

5.2

Chahar to Billings, 1 wide, gives him the charge, induces a bouncer that is too short, lets it go

5.1

Chahar to Billings, no run, good length outside off, bat turns as he attempts to push this on the up into the cover region

4.6

Stokes to Samson, 2 runs, good length, angled into the pads, elegantly pushed on the up to square leg’s left

4.5

Stokes to Billings, 1 run, full and wide outside off, jammed down to third man off the toe end

4.4

Stokes to Samson, 1 run, good length at off stump, walks across his stumps and pushes to mid-on. Sensible cricket, they’ve packed the off side field for him

4.3

Stokes to Samson, no run, back of a length at middle stump, whipped to midwicket on the up

4.2

Stokes to Samson, no run, nearly chips this to cover point. Full at off stump, he opens the face once again, but can’t get the timing right. Slices it just short of Mayank

4.1

Stokes to Samson, FOUR, he’s made a real estate investment in the off side. Good length in the corridor, short stride, opens the face and squeezes it past backward point

3.6

Chahar to Samson, 1 run, back of a length at off stump, tapped uppishly to mid-on with no feet, single

3.6

Chahar to Samson, 1 wide, attempted slower ball, full and angled down the leg side

3.5

Chahar to Samson, no run, good length at off stump, driven on the up into the off side

3.4

Chahar to Billings, 1 run, edged, but safe. He’s keeping that away swing going. Full at off stump, no feet from Billings. Tries to close the face on this, gets a leading edge to third man

3.3

Chahar to Samson, 1 run, good length outside off, slaps it on the up to sweeper’s right

3.2

Chahar to Samson, FOUR, good length, swinging away from outside off, not quite in control as he drives this uppishly. But he’s got it over extra cover for another boundary

3.1

Chahar to Samson, 2 runs, full and shaping away from outside off, walks into the shot, gets to the pitch and pushes it to sweeper cover’s right

2.6

Dinda to Samson, 1 run, short and wide, cuts hard, but it lands just short of Stokes at backward point. He parries it wide to cut the momentum, concedes a single

2.5

Dinda to Billings, 1 run, full at off stump, driven on the up to mid-off’s left

2.4

Dinda to Billings, FOUR, short and wide, sits up nicely for Billings who throws his arms at this, gets a thick outside edge that flies over slip and takes a couple of bounces into the boundary

2.4

Dinda to Billings, 1 wide, full, swinging, well wide outside off

2.3

Dinda to Samson, 1 run, brilliant fielding. This is back of a length at off stump, rides the bounce and punches it in front of square, but point is quickly across to his right and puts in a dive to stop that one-handed

2.2

Dinda to Samson, FOUR, full at off stump, leans in and executes yet another square drive to perfection, past a diving point’s left

2.1

Dinda to Samson, FOUR, back of a length at off stump, stands tall and whips it in front of square with the front leg raised

1.6

Chahar to Samson, 1 run, back of a length, angled in at off stump, dropped into the off side off the back foot

1.5

Chahar to Samson, FOUR, oh beautiful. This is fuller than the last, same line. Samson leans in this time before using those wrists to get it past point once again

1.4

Chahar to Samson, FOUR, full and swinging away from the corridor, keeps his feet rooted, but uses his wrists to squeeze it past backward point on the up

1.3

Chahar to Billings, 1 run, walks at the ball, gets behind the line as it swings away from a length and closes the face to tap it wide of mid-on

1.2

Chahar to Samson, 1 leg bye, good length, brings it in sharply this time, raps him on the thigh guard as he looks to flick it

It’s Samson at No. 3. A wide slip in place still

1.1

Chahar to Tare, OUT, edged and gone! Full ball, swinging away nicely after starting at off stump. Has him poking in the corridor and moves just enough to kiss the outside edge

AP Tare c †Dhoni b Chahar 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Dinda to Billings, no run, short and wide outside off, may have been a wide if Billings hadn’t walked forward and across. He lets it go

0.5

Dinda to Billings, no run, good length, moving away from outside off, leans in to cover the off stump and lets it go

Sam Billings’ has struck at 138.73 in T20s this year, significantly higher than his career strike rate of 124.03. On an average, he has hit a four or a six once every 5.68 balls this year, as opposed to 7.45 in his career.

0.4

Dinda to Tare, 1 leg bye, back of a length, nips back in and thuds into his thigh guard as he looks to flick

0.4

Dinda to Tare, 1 wide, short ball, swings away, just inside the wide marker, but the leg umpire has wided that on height as Tare lets it go

0.3

Dinda to Tare, no run, short and wide outside off, keeps low and slides from under the bat as he cuts

0.2

Dinda to Tare, no run, back of a length outside off, skids through with some movement away, chopped straight to Stokes at backward point

Faf is at fly slip

0.1

Dinda to Tare, no run, back of a length outside off stump, slight movement away, left alone