Adam Zampa and Ashok Dinda shone with the ball by grabbing three wickets apiece before Ajinkya Rahane hit an unbeaten 42 as Rising Pune Supergiants beat Delhi Daredevils by 19 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-interrupted IPL match in on Tuesday.
Leg-spinner Zampa (3/21) and pacer Dinda (3/20) led a disciplined bowling display for Pune to restrict the Daredevils to a meagre 121 for 6 and later opener Rahane led the batting charge with 42 not out as the “home” side won the match by 19 runs under D/L method.
Rahane hit five fours and a six in his 36-ball knock to anchor the innings as Pune reached 76 for one in 11 overs before the umpires called off play after second rain interruption at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.
As rain continued persistently, the match was called off after a wait of around 15 minutes with Pune ahead of the par score of 57 by 19 runs.
The win did not change anything for Pune, who are already out of reckoning for a play-offs berth, apart from the addition of two more points to their earlier six, except that they are now in the seventh spot ahead of Kings XI Punjab.
For Daredevils, the loss will make it more difficult for them to book a play-offs berth as they remained at sixth spot with 12 points from 12 matches.
They will now need to win both their remaining matches — against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore — to have a chance for making it to the play-offs.
Earlier, Zampa and Dinda shared the spoils by grabbing three wickets each as Pune produced a disciplined bowling effort to restrict Daredevils to 121 for six.
Put into bat, the Daredevils struggled to get the runs throughout their innings and lost wickets at regular intervals to end their innings with a meagre total.
Zampa (3/21) and Dinda (3/20) led the Pune bowling charge with brilliant spells to stifle Daredevils for runs.
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