Right then, that's all from this match. No score is safe in this format. Gujarat would have thought they will defend 208 but Rishabh Pant stole the show and delivered the knockout punch to them. Tomorrow, Bangalore will host Punjab at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Do join us for all the action as one team between the two is still alive in the tournament. Cheers!
Rishabh Pant is the unanimous choice for the Man of the Match award! A big smile on the young man's face. Says that he and Sanju Samson targeted the bad balls. Adds that he likes playing aggressive cricket and feels the wicket suited his style of batting. Also says that they are not thinking too ahead and taking one game at a time.
Delhi captain, Karun Nair says it was an amazing performance and probably the best partnership he's seen. States there wasn't a set plan as such as they were chasing a big total, just have to take it as it goes. Wanted his players to go out and play with freedom and not worry about the fear of failure. (On how Samson and Pant hit their shots so well) Says the trick was to get the fear of failure out of the way and hit the ball as it came. Ends by thanking the team owners and their fans for their support through the bad phase.
Gujarat captain, Suresh Raina says it was a tough day at the office as Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson batted really well. States it's important to bowl dot balls when the batsmen are hitting it like that. Thought 208 was still defendable, despite losing some key players to injury. Admits they don't have experience to bowl with the older ball and rues Andrew Tye's loss for that reason. Credits Pant and Samson for their amazing knocks once more.
Not to forget Sanju Samson's contribution with the bat. He played second fiddle in the 143-run partnership but also played some delightful shots. Gujarat did manage to break the stand but the damage was already done. Don't think there is any need to talk about the bowlers from the visiting team. They took a hammering and will want to forget this night. Gujarat are knocked out of the tournament after this loss.
Boom! Delhi have made a complete mockery of the target. I've never seen a 200-plus score getting chased down with such ease. All thanks to one man - Rishabh Pant. He was electric with the bat today. Burst on the scene after the fall of Karun Nair's wicket and took the chase by the scruff of the neck. He plundered nine sixes and six fours in his rocketing innings and took the Gujarat bowlers on a tour around the stadium.
James Faulkner to Corey Anderson
SIX! 20 sixes hit tonight, Corey Anderson finishes the chase off in immaculate fashion. It's full and in the slot, he smokes this back down the ground over the long on fence for a six. DELHI WIN THIS MATCH BY 7 WICKETS AND 15 BALLS TO SPARE! Wow. Who'd have thunk, eh?
Wide! Fires it down the leg side, Anderson looks to flick but misses.
James Faulkner to Shreyas Iyer
Another leg bye. Goes off Iyer's pads this time and the batsmen run across.
Angling in on leg, goes off the pads as Anderson looks to play across the line. The batsmen take a leg bye.
Basil Thampi to Shreyas Iyer
SIX! Iyer must have been feeling left out, gets in on the action himself. Walks across a bit, turns and lofts it over the square leg boundary. Clears it with ease and gets a biggie to his name. Just 4 needed to win now. Delhi are almost home.
Basil Thampi to Corey Anderson
Shortish delivery banged in, punched down to long off for a single.
Wide! Spills it down the leg side, wide called by the umpire.
SIX! Anderson as cool as you like, just puts that away with absolute ease. Plays the pick up shot and drops it over backward square leg for a maximum.
Length delivery on off, swerving back in, Iyer whips this past the square leg fielder for one run.
Short of a length delivery outside off, Shreyas looks to play the upper cut but misses.
Fuller length ball from Basil Thampi, outside off, with a little room to free the arms Anderson hits it down to long off and runs one.
Time Out! Delhi are cruising here, all thanks to Rishabh Pant's scintillating knock. The young man has done the damage and this 200-plus chase is looking like a walk in the park for the home team.
Pradeep Sangwan to Shreyas Iyer
SIX! Slower one but Iyer has picked this one up early. Stands his ground and smokes it flat over long off for a biggie. Good hit, made excellent connection.
Full delivery swinging away, Shreyas Iyer tries for the big booming drive but misses and it goes past the outside edge.