Daredevils beat Lions after final-over IPL thriller

Published On: May 11, 2017 08:49 AM NPT By: Associated Press

KANPUR, May 11:Delhi Daredevils pulled off a successful run chase against Gujarat Lions to win by two wickets with two balls left on Wednesday in the Indian Premier League.

Both teams were already unable to advance to the playoffs.

Lions reached a challenging 195-5 in its 20 overs after Daredevils won the toss and chose to field at Green Park. Australian right-hander Aaron Finch top-scored for Lions with 69 runs off 39 balls before being bowled by Mohammed Shami. Finch shared a 92-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Dinesh Karthik (40 off 28).

In reply, Daredevils scored 197-8, mostly thanks to Shreyas Iyer with 96 off 57, including 15 fours and two sixes. But the 22-year-old Indian was bowled by Basil Thampi in the last over to make the score 189-8 with four balls left.

Amit Mishra stayed calm, hitting the next two balls for four, giving Daredevils a close-fought win.

"We tried our best," Lions captain Suresh Raina said. "We have lost a lot of tight games."

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