This ends the proceedings of this game. It was a very close one and for the second time this season, Delhi got the better of Gujarat. Tomorrow, we see the table-toppers Mumbai host Punjab, who need to win to stay alive in this tournament. It promises to be a cracker. Join us at 2000 IST (1430 GMT) to catch all the action from that match. Till then, take care! Cheers!
Man of the Match, Shreyas Iyer says that he is disappointed for not finishing the game. Adds that he wasn't thinking of the personal milestone and just wanted to take his team through. Mentions that he was just trying to time the ball, push it in the gaps and score odd boundaries to keep the scoreboard ticking. Hopes to win more such awards in the coming games.
Zaheer Khan says that they had so many close games and it feels good to be on the right side of the result. Says that being out of the tournament, their energy was low. Credits Shreyas Iyer for his outstanding innings. Feels if they had won the earlier close games, things would have been different but they need to take such losses in their stride. Adds that they would learn from their mistakes and will try to win the remaining two games to take the confidence in the next season. Mentions that when their batting was clicking, their bowling wasn't and vice versa. Adds that the Indian T20 League is a hectic tournament and momentum is very important in it.
Suresh Raina says it was a great game of cricket. Adds that they tried everything and praises Shreyas Iyer for his fine knock. Feels they conceded too many runs and failed to capitalize after getting so many wickets upfront. Believes his teammates gave it all and it's disappointing to end on the losing side. Feels the pitch played very well and they gave away too many loose balls which cost them the game.
Shreyas Iyer played a blinder. He smacked the insipid Gujarat bowling attack to all parts and took Delhi at the doorstep of victory. Pat Cummins gave him good support as well and should be praised for his sensible batting. With 9 needed to win off the last over, Basil Thampi cleaned up Iyer, thereby reigniting hope in the Gujarat camp. But Delhi found an unlikely hero in Amit Mishra, who hit back-to-back boundaries to earn a thrilling win. It was fielding that had brought the home side back in the game and eventually it was the same that let them down.
Brilliant win for Delhi! It was an action-packed run chase with the pendulum swinging both ways. Karun Nair provided a quickfire start in spite of losing Sanju Samson cheaply. Some inspirational fielding by Gujarat saw Delhi lose three middle order wickets via run outs and that pushed them on the back foot. But, Shreyas Iyer at another end was determined to take his side through.
Basil Thampi to Amit Mishra
FOUR! Mishra has won it for Delhi! Thampi bowls it slower but fails to execute his yorker properly. Mishra gets a long way across and scoops it on the full fine down the leg side. Akshdeep Nath the substitute, tries to cut it off with a dive but fails to do so cleanly. The ball touches the fence and DELHI WIN BY 2 WICKETS!
FOUR! What a start by Mishra! He comes down the track a touch and flicks it on the full through mid-wicket. Doesn't time it well but finds the gap and it has enough legs on it to run to the fence. This game is turning out to be a super roller-coaster ride. 3 needed off 3 now!
Amit Mishra is the new batsman. 7 needed from 4 balls.
Basil Thampi to Shreyas Iyer
OUT! Drags it on! Another twist in the game! Thampi bowls a low full toss around off, Iyer looks to go hard at it. Gets an inside edge and the ball hits the middle stump. The whole of Gujarat camp is delighted. Shreyas Iyer walks back disappointed. He played such a superb knock but has failed to see his team through. Can Thampi win it for Gujarat from hereon?
Two Leg byes! Angling into the batsman, Iyer fails to flick it away. The ball goes off the pads fine down the leg side. The players appeal but it's turned down. The batsmen go for a couple. There's a throw at the striker's end but misses. Even Thampi, who is backing up is far away from the stumps. Had he hit or even had Thampi been close to the stumps, Iyer could have been in danger. 7 needed off 5 now.
9 needed from 6 balls. Basil Thampi to bowl. Can he pull this off for his side?
James Faulkner to Mohammed Shami
Almost a yorker on middle, dug out back to the bowler.
FOUR! Another misfield! Soni is the culprit this time. Faulkner bowls a slower one. Shami looks to slog it but the bat turns in his hands and the ball slices towards short third man. Soni there, moves to his right but the ball turns away from him. He gets wrong-footed and fails to stop it even by stretching his left hand out. The ball runs to the fence behind. This is pressure.
James Faulkner to Shreyas Iyer
Low full toss, bunted over mid on. The ball goes on the bounce to Smith in the deep and a single is taken.
Very full on middle, almost a yorker, dug out back to the bowler.
Mohammed Shami is the new man in.
James Faulkner to Pat Cummins
OUT! Cummins holes out! Full length delivery, angling away, Cummins looks to have a go at it. Goes through with his heave but mistimes it. The ball travels straight to Smith at long on, who doesn't make any mistake. That's a big wicket. Is there a twist in tale? The replay shows that after Faulkner bowled that ball, he slipped in his followthrough. He seems to have hurt himself there and so the physio is out to treat him.
Full outside off, driven hard to long off for a single.
Very full, almost a yorker, Iyer clips it towards fine leg for a single.