IPL 2018: Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi set 182-run target for Bangalore

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 12, 2018, 10:18 PM IST

Delhi cricketer Abhishek Sharma plays a shot during the 2018 Indian Premier League against Bangalore. Photograph:(AFP)

Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi team has set a 182-run target for Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday.

Earlier, Virat Kohli had won the toss and invited the hosts to bat, playing first, Delhi put up a decent target of 182 runs.

Although the openers Prithvi Shaw and Jason Roy did not perform and failed to give the necessary start to the team and lost their wickets to spinner Yuzvendra Chahal after scoring 2 and 12 runs.

The middle batting order played brilliantly, especially Rishabh Pant (61), Abhishek Sharma (46) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (32).

Debutant Abhishek Sharma played a splendid inning in the death overs to push Delhi's run rate. He played with a strike rate of 242.11 and scored 46 runs off just 19 balls.

All eyes are on other debutants Junior Dala and Nepal's spinner Sandeep Lamichhane.

Fall of wickets:

4-1 (Prithvi Shaw, 0.6), 16-2 (Jason Roy, 2.4), 109-3 (Rishabh Pant, 12.6), 120-4 (Shreyas Iyer, 15.1)