Iyer leads Delhi to victory
Young Shreyas Iyer scored a superb 57-ball 96 to guide Delhi Daredevils to a two-wicket win over Gujarat Lions in an inconsequential Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur yesterday.
Chasing the mammoth target of 196, Delhi got over the line in the final over with two wickets to spare and two balls remaining.
Even though Iyer fell four short of a well deserved hundred, his effort meant Delhi got two more points on the board while inflicting more humiliation on Gujarat Lions.
Earlier, Aaron Finch's flashy half century helped Gujarat recover from the early jolts and post 195 for 5. Finch scored a 39-ball 69, laced with six fours and four sixes to raise a 92-run fourth wicket stand with wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik (40) to help the Lions recover from a precarious position after losing the early wickets of opener Dwayne Smith (8), Suresh Raina (6) and Ishan Kishan (34).