With their play-off hopes fast slipping away, Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Gujarat Lions (GL) will both be desperate for a win when they face off at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, in an IPL 2017 match on Thursday. Get live cricket score of Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions here. (LIVE SCORES) (LIVE STREAMING INFO)
21:16 hrs IST: And thus has ended a superb 133-run third wicket partnership between Raina and Karthik!
21:14 hrs IST: Risky single and Suresh Raina is out! GL are 143/3!
21:11 hrs IST: Dinesh Karthik has also scored his half-century! Fantastic innings from the right hander
Another 50 for @DineshKarthik !!!
And ROARING back to form!!!#GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/Q7lhEv3dax— The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 2017
21:09 hrs IST: GL are 139/2 after 13 overs
21:06 hrs IST: This is a brilliant partnership between Karthik and Raina which is more than 100 runs
21:03 hrs IST: Two back to back sixes from Karthik and after that a four from the willow of Raina!
21:00 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions are 109/2 after 11 overs!
20:55 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions are 93/2 after 10 overs thanks to a brilliant partnership between Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik
20:50 hrs IST: Raina brings up his 50! Lovely innings from the skipper!
20:44 hrs IST: The Gujarat Lions are 64/2 after 7 overs!
20:42 hrs IST: Suresh Raina is in the 40s!
20:40 hrs IST: GL are 58/2 after 6 overs!
20:35 hrs IST: Now Karthik gets into the act and hits his first four!
20:30 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions are 46/2 after 5 overs!
20:26 hrs IST: Raina is hammering Shami all over the park, 14 runs off 4 balls!
20:23 hrs IST: GL are 20/2 after 3 overs!
20:20 hrs IST: Captain Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik at the crease for Gujarat Lions
20:15 hrs IST: GL are 13 for 2 after 2 overs!
20:14 hrs IST: Dropped by Sanju Samson or Raina would have been walking back to the pavilion! Quite a silly drop at first slip!
20:12 hrs IST: That was almost another one for DD!
20:10 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions have lost two wickets in two balls! Dwayne Smith is run out! Grand start for DD!
20:07 hrs IST: McCullum is out! That is a big blow for the Lions!
20:05 hrs IST: So the first over is up and GL are 10 for no loss!
20:03 hrs IST: Brendon McCullum is looking to attack from the word go!
20:02 hrs IST: The second ball has also gone for a boundary! What a start for GL! 2 4s in 2 for Dwayne Smith!
20:01 hrs IST: Shahbaz Nadeem and he has put it away for four!
20:00 hrs IST: And the action begins!
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19:55 hrs IST: Just to let you know that DD are 6th and GL are seventh in the standings!
19:50 hrs IST: And here are both the teams
#IPL Match 42: Here are the Playing XIs for @DelhiDaredevils vs. @TheGujaratLions #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/MdMfgrfM4S— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2017
19:45 hrs IST: Will the Rajkot based team trump the Daredevils tonight?
[email protected] are gearing-up ahead of their match against @DelhiDaredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi pic.twitter.com/bTj9nT9CeE— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2017
19:40 hrs IST: And here are the Delhi Daredevils preparing for the game
[email protected] are warming-up ahead of their game against @TheGujaratLions #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/lBj3UFSH7a— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2017
19:35 hrs IST: Karun Nair is still leading the home team and Zaheer Khan is still out
19:32 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and opted to bowl against Gujarat Lions
19:27 hrs IST: The toss is coming up in some time
19:23 hrs IST: The question is will Zaheer play tonight?
Just under 2 hours to go before our Lions take on the Daredevils in Delhi. It’s time to ROAR in the nation’s capital. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/o9R86ev7fp— The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 2017
19:21 hrs IST: This is the situation at the moment with RCB already knocked out of the competition
#IPL: Here’s how the team standings are at the end of Match 41 pic.twitter.com/Y4rLfjxCrw— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2017
19:18 hrs IST: It is a crucial tie as the losing team will likely be knocked out of competition tonight
19:15 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi
This is the first time both teams are playing against each other this season. In the two matches between these sides in IPL 2016, Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions came out on top on one occasion each. (RESULTS | SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE)
Quite a few IPL milestones are expected today.
Stand-in skipper Karun Nair needs just 15 runs to become 14th batsman to complete 500 runs for Delhi Daredevils in IPL. The Delhi Daredevils’ stand-in skipper has scored 485 runs at an average of 26.94 and a strike rate of 116.86 in 20 innings of 23 matches so far.
The battle of youngsters!#DilDilliHai#DhoomDhamaka pic.twitter.com/cDVZ1umH3n— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 2017
Gujarat Lions all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who scored 1987 runs at an average of 21.13 and a strike rate of 121.90 without a fifty in 135 innings of 191 matches, needs 13 runs to become the 25th Indian and 175th batsman overall to complete 2,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket.
Delhi Daredevils will be keen to continue from where they left off in the six-wicket win over defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Relive the thrilling moments of our close victory against #DD last year at Feroz Shah Kotla. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL https://t.co/6nkaovIwTV— The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 3, 2017
Gujarat Lions, having lost their last two games in agonising fashion, will be hoping to make a comeback.