Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) take on  Delhi Daredevils (DD) in match 49 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at Visakapatnam. I am Pramod Ananth and I will be bringing you the live updates of the match. RPS are more or less out of contention for  a place in the playoff. But DD on the other hand are very much in it. DD are in the sixth place just above Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) at 12 points from 11 games. RPS on the other hand have managed to accumulate just six points from 12 matches played. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: RPS vs DD, IPL 2016 Match 49 at Visakhapatnam

RPS have won the match by 19 runs through Duckworth/Lewis method

RAIN HAS STOPPED PLAY ONCE AGAIN!

Live Cricket Score and Updates Rising Pune Supergiants 76/1| Overs 11| TARGET: 122| BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 42 (36), George Bailey 8 (18): Amit Mihra gives away just three runs from the 10th over and the Mohammed Shami is brought into the attack for the first time in this match. A huge appeal for LBW against Bailey off the first delivery, but Rahane cuts the second ball into the fence. SIX! Ball on good lebgth and Rahane deposits over the long on ropes. After a couple of boundaries, Rahane runs the ball to third man.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Rising Pune Supergiants 60/1| Overs 9| TARGET: 122| BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 28 (27), George Bailey 7 (15): Coulter-Nile now. FOUR! Rahane just plays the ball over the ‘keeper and collects a boundary. RAIN HAS STOPPED PLAY! We have yet another rain interruption this season. The umpires and the players have walked off! We are back and RPS needs under run-a-ball to win the match from here. Should be very easy from here.

Play to start at 11.30 PM. No reduction of overs

The covers have been removed and the umpires will have an inspection soon. Play will resume after that.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Rising Pune Supergiants 53/1| Overs 8| TARGET: 122| BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 22 (23), George Bailey 6 (13): Amit Mishra is finally into the attack. Rahane goes straight and what ideally should have been a routine save, is misfielded and RPS collect a boundary. 7 off Mishra’s over.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Rising Pune Supergiants 46/1| Overs 7| TARGET: 122| BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 16 (18), George Bailey 5 (12): Coulter-Nile is back. No signs of Mohammed Shami or Amit Mishra yet. Not many on the board, Zaheer needs to get these bowlers in ASAP. Bailey needs to rotate strike a bit more. Rahane at the other end is looking comfortable.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Rising Pune Supergiants 44/1| Overs 6| TARGET: 122| BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 15 (16), George Bailey 4 (8): Morris continues. Morris bowls above waist high well outside leg stump. The Free Hit results in a boundary. RPS are ticking along well after losing Khawaja earlier. Rahane then ends the over brilliantly, plays a stunning cover drive. Good over for RPS after a couple of quite ones.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Rising Pune Supergiants 33/1| Overs 5| TARGET: 122| BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 10 (13), George Bailey 0 (4): Zahher continues. RPS batsmen are not able ti do mush and Zaheer concedes just a couple of runs from this over. DD have some momentum now.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Rising Pune Supergiants 31/1| Overs 4| TARGET: 122| BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 9 (9), George Bailey 0 (2): Chris Morris into the attack. GONE! The move pays off as he just slices the ball to backward point where Shreyas is waiting. Excellent over from Morris, just what they needed at this stage. George Bailey walks in at No. 3.  OUT! Usman Khawaja c Shreyas b Morris 19 (13)

Live Cricket Score and Updates Rising Pune Supergiants 30/0| Overs 3| TARGET: 122| BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 8 (8), Usman Khawaja 19 (10):  Zaheer continues and Khawaja smacks it to the boundary on the leg stump. FOUR MORE! This time Khawaja pierces the filed on the off side. A bit uppish through covers, but safe. FOUR! Khawaja plays a beautiful shot down the ground.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Rising Pune Supergiants 16/0| Overs 2| TARGET: 122| BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 7 (7), Usman Khawaja 6 (5): Nathan Coulter-Nile into the attack and he starts off with a wide. FOUR! On leg and Khawaja just flicks the ball into the fence. He sinsibly then gives the strike to Rahane. Rahane is beaten outside off. Good shape from Coulter-Nile. FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Rahane cuts with ease.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Rising Pune Supergiants 4/0| Overs 1| TARGET: 122| BATTING: Ajinkya Rahane 1 (3), Usman Khawaja 1 (3):  Zaheer Khan has the new ball in hand. Zaher bowls a tight first over, but there were a couple of wides in the over as well. ALl RPS have to do is keep wickets in hand, play out the 20 overs and they will be home. Meanwhile, there is a dog that is running around, but it has been chased out successfully.

INNINGS REPORT

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 121/6 | Overs 20| BATTING: Chris Morris 38 (20), Nathan Coulter-Nile 2 (3): Perera to bowl the final over of the innings. 100 is finally up for DD. A round of applause around the stadium. Perera is going around the wicket and bowls full on middle and leg. He has a good leg side field. FOUR! Morris gives himself room outside leg and carves Perera to the cover boundary. Excellent shot that! SIX! Clears long off now. First six of the innings. Vital runs for DD this. FOUR! Clever sweep, but man at short fine leg frops it and the ball runs away to the boundary again. SIX! Morris finishes it with yet another six! Could this turn out to be a match winning innings? 22 off the final over.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 99/6 | Overs 19| BATTING: Chris Morris 17 (15), Nathan Coulter-Nile 1 (2): Dinda comes back to bowl the penultimate over. He was excellent in his first spell. GONE! Duminy tries to play the paddle sweep, but Pathan takes a sharp catch at short fine leg. Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new batsman. He wings and misses his first ball. FOUR! A yorker outside off and Morris squeezes it away to the fence. DD inching closer to that 100-run mark now. Dinda finishes with 3 for 20. OUT! JP Duminy c Pathan b Dinda 14 (14)

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 91/5 | Overs 18| BATTING: JP Duminy 12 (12), Chris Morris 12 (13): Ashwin into this final over. FOUR! Morris sweeps and a welcome boundary for DD. WIDE! Ashiwn then strays down leg. ANOTHER WIDE! Ashwin easing some pressure on the batsmen now. A decent over for DD, but they’ll need more. 

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 81/5 | Overs 17| BATTING: JP Duminy 10 (10), Chris Morris 6 (9): Ravichandran Ashwin keeps things tight in the 16th over and Zampa continues his good work and DD batsmen  still have no answers to the RPS bowlers. Excellent dpell from Zampa once again. Finishes with 3 for 21 in his four overs.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 73/5 | Overs 15| BATTING: JP Duminy 6 (5), Chris Morris 2 (2): Zampa now. OUT! Zampa removes the well set Nair, just when he was looking set. Chris Morris is the new batsman. Two two South Africans will have to dig DD out of trouble here.  OUT! Karun Nair LBW b Zampa 41 (43)

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 68/4 | Overs 14| BATTING: Karun Nair 39 (40), JP Duminy 5 (4): JP Duminy is the new batsman for DD. Nair is the well set man and he will have to play out the overs if DD are to get a good score on the board. Duminy yoo is no mug with the bat. Pathan’s blunder on the field gives DD an easy boundary. 

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 62/4 | Overs 13| BATTING: Karun Nair 38 (38): Zampa continues. Pant and Nair are not able to get him away and will have to be happy with the singles here and there. RPS have been in command right from the beginning and they show no signs of letting their control slip away. OUT! Pant looses his patience and hits the ball in the air and Perera takes an easy catch running in from long off. OUT! Rishabh Pant c Perera b Zampa 4 (9)

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 57/3 | Overs 12| BATTING: Karun Nair 36 (36), Rishabh Pant 1 (5): Irfan Pathan concedes a boundary off his next over, but it is by Ravichandran Ashwin, who once again starts off well. Only one Ashwin in the RPS line-up today. Ashwin concedes just three runs in his over.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 49/2 | Overs 10| BATTING: Karun Nair 29 (29): Adam Zampa is introduced for the first time. He starts off with a couple of flighted deliveries outside off. GONE! Excellent delivery from Samson and Samson is out of the crease and Dhoni does the rest behind the wickets. OUT! Sanju Samson st Dhoni b Zampa 10 (13)

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 42/2 | Overs 9| BATTING: Karun Nair 23 (25), Sanju Samson 9 (11): Pathan continues. DD have managed to get some runs off the first three deliveries, but Nair gets a short ball and that is dispatched with ease. 10 off this over. Time for the strategic time out!

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 32/2 | Overs 8| BATTING: Karun Nair 18 (23), Sanju Samson 4 (7): Perera continues. DD batsmen are struggling at the moment. RPS are well in command at the moment. DD will have to start hitting a bit here.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 30/2 | Overs 7| BATTING: Karun Nair 17 (18), Sanju Samson 3 (6): Irfan Pathan into the attack. DD will have to hope that this pair has to stay out there for a while and build a good partnership. Pathan too is on the money and concedes just two off his first over. He has now finally bowled more balls than batted.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 28/2 | Overs 6| BATTING: Karun Nair 16 (15), Sanju Samson 2 (3): Thisara Perera into the attack. Sanju Samson is the new batsman for DD. Perera keeps it tight. Doesn’t let the batsmen get away easily. Just three runs from this over. Good stuff from RPS.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 25/2 | Overs 5| BATTING: Karun Nair 6 (8), Sanju Samson 0 (0): Dinda bowls his third over in a row. Shreyas takes a single off the first ball, but Nair goes inside out over covers and collects another boundary. FOUR! On the pads and Nair just uses the pace and collects another boundary. Dinda over-compensates for bowling full outside off with on drifting into the pads. Bowls a similar delivery after that, but he gets away. OUT! Dinda cramps Shreyas for room, he then pulls the ball straight into the hands of the square leg fielder. Shreyas’ poor run continues. OUT! Shreyas Iyer c Khawaja b Dinda 8 (10)

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 15/1 | Overs 4| BATTING: Shreyas Iyer 7 (8), Karun Nair 6 (8): Chahar continues. FOUR! Shreyas drives the ball beautifully through covers. That should give him a lot of confidence. Shreyas then brings Nair on strike, who gets a boundary square of the wicket. Much better over for DD.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 4/1 | Overs 3| BATTING: Shreyas Iyer 2 (5), Karun Nair 0 (5): Dinda continues. De Kock on strike. OUT! De Kock is wrapped on the pads and the umpire rises his finger. Karun Nair walks in at No. 3. Dinda is mixing it up well. Bowls a well directed bouncer at Nair as well. Excellent start this for RPS. WICKET MAIDEN!  OUT! Quinton de Kock LBW b Dinda 2 (8)

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 4/0 | Overs 2| BATTING: Quinton de Kock 2 (7), Shreyas Iyer 2 (5): Deepak Chahr bowls his first over in IPL. Shreyas is cautious and getting his eye in. He plays it to mid on and gets de Kock back on strike. BEATEN! De Kock is beaten outside off. Chahar has made a solid start here. Just two off the first over from Chahar.

Live Cricket Score and Updates Delhi Daredevils 2/0 | Overs 1| BATTING: Quinton de Kock 1 (4), Shreyas Iyer 1 (2): Ashok Dinda to bowl the first over. Starts off on leg stump but he gets away. De Kock is off the mark with a single on leg side. Shreyas has not been in good from and will want to make this oportunity count. He too is off the mark with a single down to third man.

RPS XI: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Usman Khawaja, George Bailey, Saurabh Tiwary, Thisara Perera, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Ashok Dinda, Deepak Chahar.

DD XI: Zaheer Khan (c), Shreyas Iyer, Quinton de Kock, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

TOSS: RPS have won the toss and elect to bowl first.

This is the first time that a MS Dhoni-led side will miss out on a place in the top four. With Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Dhoni reached the playoffs in all eight seasons, winning the final twice. RPS have had major problems with injuries. The likes of Steven Smith, Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen and Mitchell Marsh were injured in the beginning stages of the tournament and as a result, RPS find themselves in deep trouble. DD on the other hand have been more or less consistent in the tournament but have to win the remaining two matches in the tournament to assure themselves of place in the top four.

RPS have nothing to lose in the IPL 2016 and will go out all guns blazing and look to halt DD’s run in the tournament. A loss here will mean that even a win for DD in the final match of the group stages against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) may not be good enough.

Squads:

Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Usman Khawaja, Saurabh Tiwary, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Thisara Perera, George Bailey, Rajat Bhatia, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Ashok Dinda, RP Singh, Steven Smith, Albie Morkel, Murugan Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Peter Handscomb, Jaskaran Singh, Ankit Sharma, Scott Boland, Ishwar Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains

Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (c), Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Saeed Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Herwadkar, Pawan Suyal.

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