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Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions: Sachin Tendulkar, Twitterati hail Rishabh Pant

ANI
Published May 5, 2017, 12:24 pm IST
Updated May 5, 2017, 12:24 pm IST
One of the best Innings I have seen in the IPL and that includes all 10 seasons, tweeted Sachin Tendulkar.
Rishabh Panr hammered 97 runs off 43 balls to power Delhi Daredevils to a seven-wicket win over Gujarat Lions. (Photo: BCCI)
 Rishabh Panr hammered 97 runs off 43 balls to power Delhi Daredevils to a seven-wicket win over Gujarat Lions. (Photo: BCCI)

New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils batsman Rishabh Pant has received a flurry of praises from cricket fraternity after he smashed a brilliant 43-ball 97-run knock to guide his side to a seven-wicket win over Gujarat Lions in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium last evening.

Pant, alongside Sanju Samson (61), helped his team sail to a crushing victory that ended Gujarat Lions' prospects of making it to the qualifiers in the ongoing tenth edition of the IPL.

 

Delhi made a mockery of a daunting looking 209, thanks to some exquisite power hitting from Pant and Samson that helped them chase down the target in just 17.3 overs.

The duo added 143 off 63 for the second wicket and took the game away from the Suresh Raina led-side.

On 97, Pant edged a ball from Basil Thampi and he stood aghast as he missed out on a well deserved century.

This was the second-highest chase in the history of IPL and the result not only kept Delhi Daredevils in the race for a playoff spot, but it also knocked Gujarat Lions out of the tournament.

Delhi, who are now standing at the sixth spot with eight points from 10 games, will take on Mumbai Indians on Saturday.

 

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