IPL 2017 : Shreyas Iyer’s 96 runs pulled Daredevils to victory against Gujarat Lions

A magnificent 96 by Shreyas Iyer helped Delhi Daredevils maintain their winning record against Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League as they beat the hosts by two wickets with two balls to spare at the Green Park on Wednesday.

Aaron Finch (69 off 39) stitched a 92-run stand with Dinesh Karthik (40 off 28) to lead Lions to 195 for five. Daredevils looked down and out at 121 for six, needing another 75 off 36, before Iyer came up with a dazzling display of strokeplay to stage a dramatic turnaround.

He reached his best IPL score but was unlucky to miss out on a well deserved hundred Overall, Iyer hammered 15 fours and two sixes in his 57-ball knock.

Daredeils started the chase badly, losing the talented Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant in the second over. Samson played on to his stumps while attempting to smash a short ball off Pradeep Sangwan.

Delhi eventually won by 2 wickets under extraordinary circumstances, through an extraordinary shot by Amit Mishra.

 

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