Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) lock horns with Delhi Daredevils (DD) in Match 9 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 at Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar. The live telecast will be available on Sony Six and Sony Six HD in English, along with Hindi commentary on SET MAX, while SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD will telecast it in Tamil, Telugu and Bengali commentary as well. Both RPS and DD suffered disappointing losses in their previous matches. While RPS suffered a 6-wicket loss at the hands of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), DD in their only match of the competition lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 15 runs. Full Cricket Scorecard, Rising Pune Supergiant vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Match 9
This match becomes crucial for both teams. While DD would be eager to get off the mark, RPS will want to make amends for their loss against KXIP with a win in this match. RPS skipper Steven Smith has been in tremendous form. He has 110 runs in his two outings so far, including an unbeaten 84 in the first match against Mumbai. DD put up an excellent bowling effort to restrict RCB to 157 at Chinnaswamy, but their batsmen failed to take them over the line. Barring Rishabh Pant’s fifty, nobody stepped up to the plate. Rising Pune Supergiant vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Match 9: Preview
This is the first time the two teams will be squaring off against each other at the MCA stadium. They have faced each other twice – RPS emerging victorious on both occasions.