Over 3 | Score 30/0
Zaheer continued. Khawaja attacked the left-arm pacer in that over. Three glorious boundaries added to the Australian’s account.
Over 2 | Score 16/0
Coulter-Nile bowled the second. Khawaja clipped the second delivery off his pads to the backward square leg boundary for his first four. Rahane capped off the over with a hit over the covers for another boundary.
Over 1 | Score 4/0
Zaheer Khan opened the DD attack. The left-arm pacer hit the right lengths and offered no room to RPS openers.
Over 20 | Score 121/6
Perera bowled the final over of DD innings. The visitors finished with 121/6.
Over 19 | Score 99/6
Dinda bowled the penultimate over. Duminy scooped the second ball straight into the hands of Pathan at short fine leg. Morrris hit the fifth ball over point for a much-needed boundary.
JP Duminy c Pathan b Dinda 14 (14b)
Over 18 | Score 91/5
Ashwin continued. Morris helped the first ball down to the fine leg boundary for a four.
Over 17 | Score 81/5
Zampa bowled his final over. The leg-spinner capped off his spell with a fine over. He has been the main man for MS here.
Over 16 | Score 77/5
Ashwin continued. No big hits in that over as well. The off-spinner has done his job today.
Over 15 | Score 73/5
Zampa continued. The leg-spinner got his third wicket, as he trapped Nair lbw. DD in trouble.
K Nair lbw b Zampa 41 (43b)
Over 14 | Score 68/4
Ashwin continued. Another excellent over from the off-spinner. DD need to pick up the scoring rate now.
Over 13 | Score 62/4
Zampa was brought back. The leg-spinner yet again picked up a wicket on his last ball. Pant’s slog was caught at long-off by Perera.
R Pant c Perera b Zampa 4 (9b)
Over 12 | Score 57/3
Ashwin bowled the 12th. The off-spinner started off with a tidy over. Just three runs came off it.
Over 11 | Score 54/3
Pathan continued. Nair pulled the second ball to the square leg boundary for a four.
Over 10 | Score 49/3
Adam Zampa bowled the tenth. The leg-spinner had Samson stumped off his last ball with a classic delivery. Superb stuff from the Aussie.
S Samson st Dhoni b Zampa 10 (13b)
Over 9 | Score 42/2
Pathan continued. Nair rolled his wrists and pulled the fourth ball in front of square leg for a four.
Over 8 | Score 32/2
Perera continued. The right-armer followed up his first over with another tidy one. The DD batsmen have found it hard to score off the Sri Lankan. Just two came off that over.
Over 7 | Score 30/2
Irfan Pathan was handed the ball by MS Dhoni. The left-arm pacer kept the pressure on DD batsmen with a tight first over. Just 2 came off it.
Over 6 | Score 28/2
Perera into the attack. Solid start from the Sri Lanka all-round. Just three came off his first over.
Over 5 | Score 25/2
Dinda continued. After being smoked for back-to-back fours by Nair, Dinda made a fine comeback with the wicket of Iyer.The right-hander failed to control his pull shot and was caught by Khawaja at deep square leg.
S Iyer c Khawaja b Dinda 8 (10b)
Over 4 | Score 15/1
Chahar continued. The debutant conceded two boundaries in that over. One came from the bat of Iyer, other scored by Nair.
Over 3 | Score 4/1
Dinda continued. The pacer’s full and fast first delivery tapped de Kock lbw. Karun Nair is in. Wicket and a maiden for Dinda.
Q de Kock lbw b Dinda 2 (8b)
Over 2 | Score 4/0
Chahar bowled the second over. Good stuff from the pacer there. No width offered to the batsmen.
Over 1 | Score 2/0
Dinda opened the RPS attack. Brilliant first over from the India pacer, conceding just 2 runs. DD openers got off the mark with singles.
Toss and team news
MS Dhoni won the toss and invited DD to bat first. Zaheer says he’s happy to bat first.
RPS XI: A Rahane, U Khawaja, G Bailey, S Tiwary, MS Dhoni, T Perera, I Pathan, R Ashwin, A Zampa, D Chahar, A Dinda
DD XI: S Iyer, Q de Kock, K Nair, S Samson, R Pant, JP Duminy, C Morris, A Mishra, M Shami, N Coulter-Nile, Z Khan
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