Delhi Daredevils (DD) bowled brilliantly in the last couple of overs to beat Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) by seven runs at Feroz Shah Kotla in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Friday, to keep them waiting to seal the birth for the play-offs. Losing Rahul Tripathi (7) and Ajinkya Rahane (0) early in their innings, meant Pune couldn't get the start they wanted. Captain Steve Smith (38), Ben Stokes (33) and Manoj Tiwary (60) were the only players to get into double figures. Fighting alone, Tiwary fell short of partners and could not get the job done. After this game Pune are still placed third with 16 points and slots are wide open for Kings XI Punjab, Sunrises Hyderabad to book their berths for play-offs. (SCORECARD)
Catch highlights of the match between Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiant at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
23:43 IST: And it's over, Delhi beat Pune by seven runs at Feroz Shah Kotla.
23:41 IST: Boundary! Four leg byes to Pune.
23:42 IST: Two dot balls in a row. Pune need 12 off 2 balls.
23:41 IST: Dot ball from Cummins, Pune need 12 off 3.
23:40 IST: Pune need 12 runs off 4 balls!!
23:39 IST: Six! Tiwary is turning the heat on, slams Cummins over cover for a beautiful shot.
23:38 IST: Six! Short from Cummins, Tiwary slams the ball away to bring up his fifty.
23:37 IST: Last over to go, Pune need 25 runs. Delhi tightening the noose!
23:33 IST: LBW!! Shami gets his second wicket, traps Dan Christian in front of the wicket. What a match it is turning out to be.
23:32 IST: Good 18th over from Pat Cummins, concedes only five runs. Pune need 33 runs in the last two overs.
23:29 IST: Run-Out!!! Shami catches MS Dhoni short off the crease. Big wicket for Delhi.
23:27 IST: Touting to be an exciting match, Rising Pune Supergiant need 38 runs in 18 balls.
23:24 IST: Dhoni gets off the mark with a single on the leg side.
23:19 IST: WICKET! Full toss from Shami, Stokes miscues, Corey Anderson takes the catch at long off. Big wicket for Delhi, Pune stand at 125 for four after 15.4 overs.
23:17 IST: Six! On the pads from Shami, and Stokes smokes it for a maximum on the leg side.
23:14 IST: Close encounter this is turning out to be, Pune need 52 runs in 30 balls.
23:13 IST: Dropped! Slower ball from Zaheer Khan, Tiwary edges the ball high up in the air, Karun Nair makes a mess of it. Tiwary lives yet again.
23:09 IST: Four! Cheeky from Tiwary, sweeps the ball past short fine leg.
23:07 IST: Six! Full swing of the bat, Stokes sends Marlon Samuels flying into the stands.
23:06 IST: Dropped! Sanju Samson comes running in but the ball pops out of his hand. Manoj Tiwary lives.
23:02 IST: 13 overs completed, Pune stand at 99 for three, need more 70 runs in 42 balls to win.
23:00 IST: Four! Short from Cummins, Stokes takes a shimmy down the pitch and slams the ball for a boundary.
22:58 IST: Boundary! Ben Stokes gets thick outside edge off Amit Mishra and ball flies away for a four.
22:52 IST: Four! Back of a length delivery from Cummins, Tiwary gets it away for a boundary.
22:46 IST: Four! Ben Stokes gets a thin edge to get off the mark.
22:45 IST: Out! Big wicket for Delhi, Nadeem gets a huge turn and traps Steve Smith leg before. Delhi, 74 for three.
22:42 IST: After nine overs, Pune stand at 74 for two. Manoj Tiwary and Steve Smith are building a partnerhsip for Pune in run-chase.
22:39 IST: Six! Tiwary hits his first maximum off Amit Mishra. Just outside off from Mishra, Tiwary puts it away.
22:30 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Pune stand at 53 for two.
22:29 IST: Four! Pitched up delivery from Shami, Tiwary guides the ball towards the cover region for a boundary.
22:28 IST: Four! Lovely punch from Manoj Tiwary off the backfoot.
22:25 IST: Good over from captain Zak, five runs and a wicket.
22:20 IST: Out! Slower ball from Zaheer Khan, Rahul Tripathi edges the ball to the keeper. Pune 36 for two after 4.1 overs.
22:18 IST: Four and Six and Four in three consecutive balls. Beautiful batting by captain Smith. Nadeem won't be happy with that over.
22:14 IST: Good over by Zaheer. Concedes only 4 runs. Pune are 22/1 after 3 overs
22:09 IST: Four! Smith drives the ball through extra cover. That was a slow one from Shami
22:06 IST: Shami comes into the attack
22:05 IST: After the first over Pune stand at 10 for one.
22:04 IST: Four! Length ball from Zaheer, Tripathi uses his feet and flciks the ball for a boundary and gets off in style.
22:03 IST: Four! Wide from Zaheer, Steve Smith drives it beautifully for a boundary.
22:00 IST: Wicket! Zaheer Khan strikes first ball, cleans up Rahane straight through his defense. What a start for the home team!
21:59 IST: Zaheer Khan leading the proceedings for Delhi.
21:58 IST: Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi opening the batting for Pune.
21:44 IST: And it's done, Delhi Daredevils finish 168 for eight in 20 overs against Pune at Feroz Shah Kotla.
21:42 IST: Out!! Short from Unadkat, Shami heaves and Stokes takes a blinder on the boundary ropes at deep mid wicket.
21:37 IST: Out! Big wicket for Pune, length from Stokes, Nair heaves, top edges the ball for Unadkat to complete a great catch.
21:31 IST: Four! Short from Unadkat again, Nair pulls the ball for a boundary to deep mid-wicket.
21:30 IST: Six! Length delivery from Unadkat and Mishra slaps the ball for a six over long off.
21:28 IST: Four! Wide from Unadkat, Karun Nair cuts the ball handsomely for a boundary.
21:25 IST: Cleaned up! Beautiful yorker from Stokes sends Pat Cummins home. Delhi 140 for six.
21:24 IST: Six! Back of a length delivery from Stokes, Cummins smokes it for a maximum.
21:19 IST: Karun Nair brings up his eight IPL fifty off 37 balls.
21:17 IST: Stumped! Turn for Sundar, Anderson trying to heave, misses, Dhoni collects the ball and take the bails off quickly. Delhi after 15.2 overs stand at 124 for five.
21:13 IST: Pune bowlers are doing a good job with their bowling as they are not letting Delhi score runs.
21:07 IST: Wicket!! Short from Christian, Samuels heaves, top edges the ball and Dhoni completes a cracker of a catch behind the stumps. Delhi after 14th over stand at 117 for four.
21:05 IST: Four! Wide from Christian, Marlon cuts it away for a boundary as Rahul Tripathi fails to stop the ball rolling towards the ropes.
21:02 IST: Good over from Adam Zampa, concedes only four runs.
20:59 IST: Two in two!! Samuels changing gears now. This time straight down the ground.
20:58 IST: Six! Much needed boundary for Delhi, short from Thakur and Marlon Samuels clubs the ball on the leg side for a maximum.
20:51 IST: Ten overs gone, Delhi stand at 85 for three.
20:45 IST: Wicket! Trying one to many, Zampa deceives Pant with a flat and quicker one as he pulls it straight to Dan Christian on the boundary ropes. Delhi 83 for three.
20:44 IST: Six! Short from Zampa and Pant clobbers it for a maximum.
20:42 IST: Four! First ball after strategic time-out, Pant pulls the short ball from Zampa for a boundary.
20:40 IST: After eight overs, Delhi stand at 73 for two.
20:39 IST: Four! Wide from Dan Christian and Karun nair cuts it beautifully for a boundary.
20:34 IST: Four! Outside off, Nair cuts Zampa with authority for a boundary.
20:31 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Delhi stand at 54 for two.
20:30 IST: Four! On the pads again to Pant and he sees the ball off for a boundary.
20:28 IST: Four!! Thakur straying on the pads, Pants guides the ball for a boundary.
20:27 IST: Four! Pant joins Nair, slams Shardul Thakur straight down the ground.
20:25 IST: Back-to-back boundaries from Nair off Ben Stokes to finish the over.
20:22 IST: Four! Nair at it again, this times welcomes Ben Stokes with a boundary. Using the pace of the ball, plays the ball late between short third man and point.
20:21 IST: Good over for Delhi, score 15 runs off Sundar.
20:20 IST: Six! Short from Sundar, Pant dispatches the bal lon the leg side for the first maximum.
20:19 IST: Second boundary of the over! Tossed up delivery from Sundar, Nair heaves it over the in-field for a four.
20:18 IST: Four! Nair welcomes Washington Sundar with a boundary on the leg side. Down on one knee. Nair goes across the stumps and sweeps the spinner.
20:17 IST: Another tidy over from Unadkat, concedes two runs and takes a wicket.
20:10 IST: OUT!!! Poor shot selection from Shreyas Iyer. Flashes away from the body with no feet movement to a back of a length delivery outside off and gets a thick outside edge. Delhi lose another wicket.
20:07 IST: Brilliant first over from Unadkat, after the first over, Delhi stand at three runs for one wicket.
20:05 IST: Run-out! Karun Nair tucks the ball, calls for a run, Samson responds, Ben Stokes collects the ball and hits the stumps directly, Samson takes a long walk back to the pavilion.
20:00 IST: First ball from Unadkat, good shape, Samson trying to drive misses the ball.
19:59 IST: Jaydev Unadkat leading the bowling attack for Pune.
19:58 IST: Karun Nair and Sanju Samson opening the batting for Delhi Daredevils.
19:36 IST: Playing XI for Rising Pune Supergiant
RPS XI: A Rahane, R Tripathi, S Smith (C), B Stokes, M Dhoni (W), M Tiwary, D Christian, W Sundar, S Thakur, A Zampa, J Unadkat #DDvRPS— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 12, 2017
19:35 IST: Playing XI for Delhi Daredevils
DD XI: K Nair, S Samson, R Pant (W), S Iyer, M Samuels, C Anderson, P Cummins, S Nadeem, A Mishra, M Shami, Z Khan (C) #DDvRPS— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 12, 2017
19:34 IST: Team Changes -- For Delhi, Shahbaz Nadeem comes in for Carlos Brathwaite. For Pune, Imran Tahir makes way for Adam Zampa.
19:30 IST: Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan wins toss, opts to bat against Rising Pune Supergiant.
19:25 IST: It's toss time!
19:21 IST: Let's have a look at the points table before the match begins.
19:14 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiant.
There is a possibility that RPS will be already in the Play-offs before they take on Daredevils, provided Kings XI Punjab lose to Mumbai Indians on Thursday.
However, the Pune side can't be hoping for help from the other sides and would be keen to snare their own points and advance. They look good to get there since it is all clicking for them at the right time.
As for DD, all they can play for is pride and personal landmarks, as the young batsmen would like to press their cases for future leagues as well as the Indian team.