Bowling with a lot of discipline, specially in the middle overs, Rising Pune Supergiants managed to restrict in-form Delhi Daredevils to a gettable 162 for seven in their Indian Premier League match here on Thursday.
After being invited to bat, the host batsmen found starts but could not turn those into big scores. Skipper JP Duminy, who led the side in place of Zaheer Khan, was the top-scorer for the side with his 34-run knock, which came off 32 balls with just one shot to the fence. '
Sanju Samson (20), Karun Nair (32) and Sam Billings (24) were all guilty of throwing away their wickets after getting starts. The Supergiants stifled the Daredevils innings with excellent bowling from Rajat Bhatia (2/22) and R Ashwin (0/34) in the middle overs and had it not been for some powerful hits by Carlos Barthwaite (20 off 8), the Daredevils would have struggled to find momentum. Pawan Negi contributed unbeaten 19 off 12, getting 13 runs of last over bowled by paceman Ashoke Dinda (1/34).
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