The home team supporters were expecting more than this after a win against Mumbai Indians in the previous match.
Rising Pune Supergiants won the toss and chose to field first. With the names like MS Dhoni, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Chris Morris, Ajinkya Rahane, Imran Tahir, Pat Cummins the decision was quite logical.
While Delhi openers failed to perform with Aditya Tare leaving the ground with a duck and Sam Billings scoring 24 off 17 balls.
Sanju Samson, who came in third to bat had not set the tournament alight so far, took the team weight on his shoulders. He tore the RPS attack and slammed a brutal maiden T20 century and the first of this season, as the visiting side overcame a nervous start to amass a massive total on the board.
Samson’s impact was so huge that RPS came down to their knees as they conceded more than sixty tuns in the final three overs. He scored scintillating 102 off 63 balls, propelling Delhi Daredevils to their third highest score in IPL history and to a gigantic victory by 97 runs. Delhi set a target of 206 for the home side.
Pune’s battling line-up failed miserably as none of their star players performed on the pitch.
Ajinka Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plesis, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stoke and MS Dhoni gave noting.
Samson’s performance truly affected the Batting line-up of Pune by putting a huge pressure on them.
The team gave up their breath at just 108 runs in 16.1 overs. The match was a huge disappointment for both players and fans.
While the visiting side cheered their way with the first victory in this season.