Brathwaite, Samuels flop

KANPUR, India – West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite yet again failed to make an impression but his Delhi Daredevils still managed to pull off a two-wicket win over Dwayne Smith’s Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League today.

Playing in only his second match this season, Brathwaite took one wicket from four overs which cost 38 runs as Lions rallied to an impressive 195 for five after being sent in at Green Park.

Australian Aaron Finch smashed a top score of 69 from 39 balls while wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik chipped in with 40 before holing out to long on in the 17th over off Brathwaite.

Opener Smith made eight before falling via the run out route, failing to beat a throw from square leg to the non-striker’s end as he attempted a quick single.

In reply, Daredevils rode on Shreyas Iyer’s super 96 to reach their target with two balls remaining.

They were sliding at 15 for two until Iyer arrived to strike 15 fours and two sixes in a 57-ball knock to rally the innings.

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels failed with one, run out in the 10th over by Ravi Jadeja’s direct throw from point at 92 for four.

Brathwaite followed 23 balls later with the score on 121 for six in the 14th over, top-edging right-arm seamer Dhawal Kulkarni to cover, to depart for 11.

In his last game just over a month ago, Brathwaite made just one and finished wicket-less.

With nine runs required from the last over, Iyer fell to the second delivery from seamer Basil Thampi but Amit Mishra smashed the third and fourth deliveries for fours to bring up victory.

Daredevils lie sixth in the eight-team standings on 10 points while Lions are one below on eight points. 

Source: (Sportsmax)

3 Responses to Brathwaite, Samuels flop

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn May 11, 2017 at 7:09 am

    These westindies players soon lost their contact in the IPL.

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  2. harry turnover May 11, 2017 at 8:17 am

    They played Carlos in the first and last matches. Samuels and Gayle just going through the motions doing the same thing like they did with the WI team.

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  3. orlando May 11, 2017 at 9:24 am

    i think the big expectations after those 4 sixes have destroyed carlos. i know fa sure he is a much better cricketer than hes showing. maybe he needs to have a session with dr, rudy webster.and i say if the IPL and other 20/20 leagues want to waste money on guys who can hit a 6 then let them waste it.i mean honestly why is darren brave in the IPL. i know they are many more but he just came to mind., Chris gayle oh my god . he is really looking bad.

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