492dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Samson's maiden ton razes Rising Pune

A maiden T20 hundred from Sanju Samson and a blistering unbeaten 38, off just nine balls, from Chris Morris, led Delhi Daredevils to their first win of the season, a 97-run mauling of Rising Pune

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SV Samson
102(63) 8x4 - 5x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • square drive
  • 18 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 4 5 20 17 22 6 28
CH Morris
38(9) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 4 10 0 0 20

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O3
M0
R11
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O3
M0
R20
W3
Eco6.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Rising Pune Supergiant , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

11 April 2017 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Delhi Daredevils 2, Rising Pune Supergiant 0

Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

Boy was that a rough wide for Pune. They sorely missed their regular captain Steven Smith today, but their issues go deeper than that - their specialist fast-bowling resources for starters. Of course, still pretty early days in the tournament, but twin defeats after opening with a win will get them thinking. That's it from us for this match. Be back tomorrow with Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad. See you then. Until then, goodbye from all of us here.

"Very happy to play this knock and very happy that the team won the match," says Sanju Samson, Man of the Match. "I am blessed to be a part of this team, working with Rahul sir and the rest of the support staff. I am in a very good space of mind and the people here have always backed me and encouraged me. I am very keen to finish innings and make my team win matches. I am learning about it and hopefully I will get better in the coming years. Morris hit some big ones and Rishabh Pant also batted well. We played a very good match. I enjoyed my fielding and batting today."

"We needed that," says Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan. "This team has tremendous potential, we just need to back ourselves. We have some amazing talent, you see Samson batting like that and Morris going at it in the end. It's just about focusing on our processes. We have guys like Rabada and Shami and Jayant who has a Test hundred sitting out. It's good to look at the bench and see that we have the firepower. I think I have strong muscle memory. Those 92 Test matches have helped me find the right length. I am lucky to have the physios guiding me the right way and I am enjoying myself. We are a young side and we need to show that on the field, the energy needs to be visible. I try to push them a bit, but I think it comes naturally to them. We did a lot of things right in the first game. A win changes the atmosphere. It creates self-belief, and from that point of view, this is important."

11.14pm That was utter annihilation. Daredevils pick up their biggest win of the IPL and it is 30 better than their previous best. Every single batsman in the Supergiant innings was out caught, and you can see why. They were chasing more than 200 and had to take their chances, but came nowhere close. Splendid performances from Mishra and Zaheer. Chris Morris once again showed why he is such a valuable asset for Daredevils, but star of the night was Sanju Samson, who blitzed his maiden T20 hundred. Presentations shortly.

"We thought 180-190 would we good on this wicket, but credit to Delhi for the way they batted, especially Sanju in the middle overs and Chris Morris in the end," says Supergiant captain Ajinkya Rahane. "I think our bowlers, I felt in the middle bowled very well. But in the last three overs, they got the momentum - Sanju, the way they carried the innings and those sixes by Morris. When you are chasing 200-plus, you need to take your chances. There are a couple of areas for improvement, still early days in the tournament and I am sure we will learn."

16.1
W
Cummins to Dinda, OUT, end of game. Fullish length, outside off, Dinda backs away, opens the face of his bat and chips it to the right of Mishra diving to his left at cover

AB Dinda c Mishra b Cummins 7 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

END OF OVER:
16 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | RPS: 108/9 (98 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.75, RRR: 24.50)

  • Imran Tahir0 (2b)
  • AB Dinda7 (6b)
  • A Mishra3-0-11-3
  • Z Khan3-0-20-3
15.6
0
Mishra to Imran Tahir, no run, pitching on leg and spinning away, defended
15.5
0
Mishra to Imran Tahir, no run, fullish, sliding down leg, pushed back to the bowler with bat close to pad
15.4
1
Mishra to Dinda, 1 run, full, outside off, whipped from outside off down to long-on

Final strategic timeout of the night.

15.3
W
Mishra to Zampa, OUT, slog sweep again, this time he makes contact but it is not enough to clear deep midwicket. Flighted, gets it to dip down and turn away, taking it away from the batsman and making him reach out. Doesn't find the middle of the bat

A Zampa c Samson b Mishra 5 (11m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

15.2
0
Mishra to Zampa, no run, goes for a wild slog, gets down on one knee. It is on a length and spins away to comprehensively beat him

Comprehensive DD

67

Delhi's biggest margin of victory before this game, back in March 2010

Short-term Mayank

10

Mayank Agarwal has gone past 30 only ten times in 47 IPL innings before today

A long time coming

2012

This was Delhi Daredevils' first 200-plus total since April 2012. In all, Daredevils have only posted three 200-plus totals.

End-overs madness

76

Runs scored by Daredevils in the last four overs - the third-highest in the last four overs of an IPL innings. The top two scores belong to RCB - 89 and 77.

Zampa's forgettable night

45

Number of runs conceded by Adam Zampa - his worst figures in T20 cricket.

Samson's best

87

Samson's highest T20 score, before today, against Jharkhand in the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2015. This is also his longest T20 innings.

Middle-overs rut

61

Number of runs Daredevils scored in the middle overs (7-15), after slapping 62 in the Powerplay

Samson ends 50 drought

16

Sanju Samson's fifty was his first in 16 innings across all T20s. He last hit a fifty in the 2016 IPL against Mumbai Indians in Delhi

Strong start

62

Daredevils' Powerplay score was their best in five years. The last time they topped this effort was in 2012, against the erstwhile Deccan Chargers.