Usman Khawaja's wicket was taken by Chris Morris © AFP (File Photo)
Usman Khawaja’s (above) wicket was taken by Chris Morris © AFP (File Photo)

Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) have got off to a slow and steady start with 16 runs coming in the first two overs of their innings after being given a target of 122 to chase against Delhi Daredevils (DD) in Match 49 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016. Usman Khawaja and Ajinkya Rahane had opened for them. Zaheer Khan had bowled a good first over giving just four runs in it. Nathan Coulter-Nile, on the other hand went for 12 in his first. Khawaja changed gear in the third over which was the second for Zaheer. He hit three fours, two through a drive and one through a flick shot. 12 runs came off that over. Chris Morris was handed that ball in the next over. The trick worked as he got Khawaja out for a 13-ball 19. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: RPS vs DD, IPL 2016 Match 49 at Visakhapatnam

Earlier, DD could only score 121 and lost six wickets after being invited to bat first. For RPS, Ashok Dinda and Adam Zampa took three wickets each. Dinda gave Pune their first breakthrough off the first ball of the innings’ third over. He sent Quniton de Kock who could have proved very dangerous back to the hut for just two runs. He later scalped Shreyas Iyer as well. Live Blog: RPS vs DD, IPL 2016, 49th T20 Match at Visakapatnam

Shreyas scored eight runs from 10 balls. He hit one four in his short knock. Daredevils were 25 for 2 at that moment. This was after the end of 4.5 overs. When the umpire declared timeout on the signal of the fielding captain MS dhoni, RPS had reached 42 with Karun Nair batting on a 23-ball 25 and Sanju Samson having scored 9 runs. Dina was brought back in the 19th over and he took the wicket of JP Duminy.