Initially wasted in the middle order, Delhi Daredevils finally promoted Rishabh Pant to No.3 after being pushed into a corner following a string of defeats. The move worked as the youngster batted with more freedom and capitalised on the fielding restrictions. Against Lions, at his home ground,
Pant went on a six-hitting spree alongside Sanju Samson and raced to 97 with his side chasing a 200-plus total. After having hit nine sixes, Pant fell agonisingly three short of his century but if that knock was a sign of things to come, then the fans are in for a ride in the coming years. Rishabh Pant (97 off 43 balls) vs Gujarat Lions.