The game between Delhi Daredevils and the Gujarat Lions was a treat to watch as the experience and youth got in and performed exceptionally well for both teams. Batting first, it was the experienced pair of Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik who laid the foundation for a huge target for Delhi to chase. After two quick wickets at the top, both Raina and Karthik did not let the run rate fall and scored freely and quickly to set a massive target of 208 for Delhi to chase.
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With Delhi batting second, it looked a tough task for the youngsters to get the team over the line, but what we saw was far from expectation. Two young Indian wicket keepers Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant smashed each and every bowler to every nook and corner of the stadium to help Delhi to a successfully chase with almost three overs to spare.
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 2017
Here are some stats form the game between Delhi Daredevils and the Gujarat Lions:-
133 – This Partnership between Raina and Karthik is the highest for Gujarat Lions, going past 112 between McCullum and Smith last year.
3 – Rishabh Pant now has three 50+ scores in IPL – only the second player to have three 50+ scores before turning 20 after Sanju Samson.
208 – This is Gujarat Lions highest total in the IPL. Their previous best total was 196 for 7 against RPS last year.
100 – DD reached 100 in 9.1 overs their fastest team hundred since 2012.
170 – Raina registers 170 sixes the most by any Indian player in the IPL.
100 – The hundred run stand between Samson and Pant is the fastest for Delhi and the third youngest pair in the IPL with combined age of 42 years and 21 days.
63 – Highest powerplay score for DDD in the IPL.
9 – Rishabh Pant joins Kevin Peterson for most sixes (9) for a DD batsman in an innings in IPL.
208 – This is Delhi’s highest run chase in the IPL.