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Delhi eye win against Gujarat to keep play-off hopes alive

  • Delhi eye win against Gujarat to keep play-off hopes alive

Their losing streak finally over, an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils would look to continue the new-found momentum against a struggling Gujarat Lions here tomorrow and keep their slim IPL play-off hopes alive.

As has been the case in the past editions, it has not been a good campaign for Rahul Dravid’s men in the tournament so far.

They slumped to a five-match losing streak to languish at the bottom half of the table before managing to pull off a win last night against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The win not only lifted Daredevils to sixth position in the standings but also gave them a ray of hope to qualify for the play-offs, although for that to happen, they cannot afford to flounder even once from here on.

 

Openers Karun Nair (39) and Sanju Samson (24), Rishabh Pant (34), Shreyas Iyer (33), Corey Anderson (41 not out) and Chris Morris (15 not out) all pitched in to save the day and Daredevils would be hoping for a repeat show tomorrow.

But it is Daredevils’ bowling which would be a cause of concern for Dravid.

In the absence of an injured Zaheer Khan, Delhi’s pace attack looked listless with the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Morris and Mohammad Shami going for runs.

If not for the spin duo of Amit Mishra and Jayant Yadav, who managed to put brakes on the scoring, Sunrisers would have piled up an above 200-run score.–PTI-News

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