Delhi Daredevils put up a super all-round effort to beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 97 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday.
Sanju Samson starred with his maiden T20 hundred as Delhi put up a massive 204/5. Captain Zaheer Khan then claimed 3 for 20 as Pune were bundled out for 108 in 16.1 overs.
Zaheer finished with 3/20 while leg-spinner Amit Mishra picked up 3/11 and Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins (2/24).
Pune's innings never took off. Ajinkya Rahane fell to Zaheer for 10. Zaheer next dismissed the struggling Mayank Agarwal with a slower ball.
The rest of the Pune batting fell apart. Debutant Rahul Tripathi (10), Faf du Plessis (8) and Ben Stokes (2) all fell quickly. MS Dhoni also managed only 11.
Earlier, it was the Samson show for Delhi as Pune bowlers were carted all over the ground. Samson reached his century with a straight six off Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa, and smashed five sixes and eight fours in his 63-ball 103.
South African all-rounder Chris Morris added to Pune’s misery with a 9-ball unbeaten 38, that featured three sixes and four boundaries. Pune were taken for 45 runs in the last two overs as Morris went berserk.
--By A Cricket Correspondent