IPL: RPS Achieve 19-Run Win Via D/L Method to Dent DD's Play-Off Chances
Rising Pune Supergiants won by 19 runs via D/L method against Delhi Daredevils in a rain-curtailed match at Vizag to dent Zaheer Khan's hopes of making it to the play-offs.
Delhi Daredevils were eyeing a play-off spot against MS Dhoni's rising Pune Supergiants, who were out of the knock-out race. Dhoni won the toss and chose to bowl. (Images credit: BCCI)
Delhi Daredevils got off to poor start with Ashok Dinda trapping the in-form Quinton de Kock for 2.
Dinda struck again as Delhi Daredevils failed to get going in the powerplay.
Karun Nair held firm as he batted with assurance but the rest of the batsmen struggled.
Adam Zampa gave good support and bowled well as he continued to impress in the IPL.
Zampa picked up three wickets as Delhi Daredevils floundered towards the end.
Chris Morris blasted 22 runs in the last over bowled by Thisara Perera as Delhi Daredevils finished on 121/6.
Usman Khawaja started briskly for Rising Pune Supergiants.
Morris removed Khawaja for 19 but Rising Pune Supergiants were in a good position.
Rain stopped play for 45 minutes but the umpires started play at 11:30 PM IST. No overs were lost and the target remained the same.
Following the break, Rahane neared fifty as DD struggled for wickets.
However, the rain returned and the match was called off. RPS won by 19 runs via D/L method and it dealt a blow to DD, who remained in sixth position.