Karun Nair (39), Rishabh Pant (34) and Corey Anderson's (41) power-packed performances helped Delhi Daredevils (DD) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 6 wickets in the 40th match of the Indian Premier League Season 10 (IPL) in Delhi on Tuesday. Delhi started on a positive note by hitting big in the first six overs and kept their required run rate in check. Leading from the front, Nair hit some lusty blows and gave the start his team needed. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Delhi stayed calm and overhauled the total in 19.1 overs. Delhi registered their third win and won an IPL game after five consecutive losses. For Hyderabad, Mohammad Siraj finished with figures of 2/41 in his four overs. After this game, Sunrisers Hyderabad remain at the third position with 13 points while Delhi get two important points give themselves an outside chance to make the cut for the play-offs. Mohammad Shami was adjudged the Man of the match. ( SCORECARD)
Catch all the highlights of DD vs SRH at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, here:
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23:25 IST: And it's all over! Anderson wins it for Delhi, as they finish 189 for four in 19.1 overs.
23:22 IST: Kaul dispatched!! Morris gets into action. Delhi need 2 off 7 balls.
23:18 IST: Delhi can smell victory as the home team need 12 runs off 12 balls.
23:17 IST: Six! Right in the slot from Bhuvi and Anderson says thank you!
23:15 IST: Four! Good yorker from Bhvaneshwar Kumar, better batting from Corey Anderson.
23:14 IST: With three more overs left, Delhi need more 25 runs.
23:13 IST: Four! Short from Siraj and Morris adds four runs to his team's total.
23:12 IST: Delhi edging closer to a win vs Hyderabad.
23:11 IST: Six! Slower ball from Siraj, Anderson times the ball perfectly for a huge maximum on the leg side.
23:06 IST: Corey Anderson and Chris Morris key for Delhi as they need 38 runs in 24 balls.
23:05 IST: Out! Iyer gifted his wicket to Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, as short third man collects an easy catch.
23:00 IST: Delhi in command, as they need 44 runs from 30 balls.
22:57 IST: Six! Anderson finishes the over with a huge maximum.
22:52 IST: Six! Six! Back-to-back maximums from Shreyas Iyer. Delhi keeping up with the required run rate. Need more 67 runs in 43 balls.
22:47 IST: Bowled! Siraj gets his yorker right, and Pant loses his wicket. Big wicket for Hyderabad. Delhi stand at 109 for three after 11.4 overs.
22:46 IST: Six! Short ball from Siraj, Pant dispatches it with authority!
22:41 IST: Cruising at the moment, Delhi need 90 more runs from 60 balls.
22:40 IST: Four! On the pads to Iyer and he doesn't misses much.
22:39 IST: Four! Width from Henriques, Pant slams the ball lover cover for a boundary. Fearless batting from the young batsman.
22:38 IST: Four! Outside the off stump, Pant slaps the ball for a boundary.
22:33 IST: Four! Rashid trying the full length ball, Pant sweeps the ball on full-toss.
22:29 IST: Out! Wide from Kaul, Nair hits the ball hard straight to Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Delhi 72 for two, 7.4 overs.
22:23 IST: Seven overs gone, Delhi need 116 runs in 78 balls.
22:22 IST: Four! On the pads from Rashid Khan, Pant helps the delivery to the boundary.
22:20 IST: At the end of powerplay, Delhi stand at 62 for one. Brilliant start to their innings.
22:19 IST: Four! On the pads from Henriques, Nair gets the ball away for a boundary.
22:18 IST: Six! Nair getting all his shots right. Big maximum straight down the ground.
22:15 IST: Four! This time Nair gets the shot right and put the ball over short fine leg for a boundary. Not a good start for Henriques.
22:14 IST: Dropped! Looking to put the ball over short fine leg, Nair miscued the shot but Bhuvaneshwar Kumar couldnt complete the catch. Nair lives to play his captain's part.
22:12 IST: Four! Nair slashes the ball over the cover fielder for a boundary.
22:09 IST: Out! Siraj gets his man, bit of width from Siraj and Samosn hits the ball straight at the cover point fielder. Delhi 40 for one after 4.1 overs.
22:08 IST: Four! Nair on the move! This time straight down the ground.
22:07 IST: Six! Short from Siddhart Kaul, Karun Nair dispatches the ball for a huge maximum.
22:03 IST: After three overs, Delhi stand at 28 for zero.
21:57 IST: Four!! This is Karun Nair for you. Hit it on the up for an excellent boundary through the off-side. The captain is leading from the front.
21:55 IST: SIX!! And Delhi start with a bang!! Mohammed Siraj is hit for a six on his first ball by Sanju Samson.
21:50 IST: And we are back...
21:40 IST: Stay tuned for the second innings.
21:35 IST: Four! Absolutely lethal stuff from Yuvraj. Hyderabad finish 185 for three after 20 overs.
21:34 IST: Four! Miss field from Delhi and Yuvraj gets another boundary.
21:32 IST: Four! Full length from Rabada, Yuvraj flicks the ball with authority.
21:31 IST: Four! Wide from Kagiso Rabada, Yuvraj slams the ball for a boundary on the off side.
21:29 IST: Four! Yuvraj brings up his 12th IPL fifty with a boundary.
21:28 IST: With two overs to go, Hyderabad stand at 153 for three.
21:26 IST: Four! Henriques squeeze the ball through the point fielder for a boundary. Expensive over for Delhi, Rabada gives away 20 runs.
21:25 IST: Six! Cross seam from Rabada, Yuvraj puts the ball away for a maximum.
21:24 IST: Four! Yuvraj pulls the short ball over short fine leg for a boundary.
21:23 IST: Four! On the pads from Rabada and Henriques guides the ball for a boundary.
21:20 IST: Safe! Short from Morris, Yuvraj pulls, and Samson drops a sitter. Yuvraj lives.
21:14 IST: After 16 overs, Hyderabad stand at 126 for three. Delhi have done a good job with their bowling and halted the flow of runs.
21:10 IST: Four! Straying onto the pads, Yuvraj clips Shami for a boundary.
21:05 IST: Four! Straight down the ground again from Yuvraj. Mishra pays the price for a full length delivery.
21:03 IST: After 14 overs, Hyderabad stand at 106 for three.
21:00 IST: Four! Yuvraj Singh plays a picture perfect straight drive. Hyderabad reach their 100-run mark in 14th over.
20:53 IST: Out! Well directed bouncer from Shami, Williamson pulls, top edges the ball to Chris Morris at fine leg. Hyderabad stand at 92 for three after 11.4 overs.
20:48 IST: Four! Playing the wrong one from Amit Mishra late, Williamson gets the ball past by the short third man for a boundary.
20:46 IST: After ten overs, Hyderabad stand at 83 for two.
20:38 IST: Out! Slower delivery from leggy Amit Mishra and Dhawan sweeps, top edges the ball to Shreyas Iyer. Hyderabad 75 for two after 8.2 overs.
20:33 IST: Six! Jayant bowls outside the leg stump and Kane Williamson helps the ball for a maximum.
20:29 IST: Excellent over from Chris Morris, concedes only a single.
20:27 IST: After six overs, Hyderabad stand at 66 for one.
20:26 IST: Four! Dhawan pulls Shami for a boundary.
20:25 IST: Over throw and Corey Anderson fails to collect the ball as Hyderabad get five runs.
20:24 IST: Leg bye four! On the pads to Williamson, Shami concedes a boundary.
20:22 IST: Out! Shami comes back with a brilliant yorker to Warner and the stumps are all over the place. Hyderabad 53 for one after 5.2 overs.
20:20 IST: Four! Warner welcomes Shami with a boundary on the leg side.
20:17 IST: Four! Giving himself room, Warner frees his arm and smacks Rabada for a boundary.
20:16 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries from Dhawan. Sunrisers Hyderabad 40 for zero after four overs.
20:15 IST: Six! Dhawan flicks the ball for a maximum.
20:13 IST: Four! Dhawan drives Morris for a well timed boundary.
20:10 IST: Six! Getting into the position early, Warner switch hits Yadav for a maximum.
20:07 IST: Four! Warner squeezes the ball for a boundary at mid off.
20:06 IST: Four! On the pads from Rabada, Dhawan glances it for a first ball boundary.
20:05 IST: After the first over, Hyderabad stand at 4 for no loss.
20:02 IST: Four! Warner cuts the second ball for a boundary.
20:00 IST: Warner safe! Full length delivery from Yadav, Warner misses and umpire turns out a really good appeal as the ball was missing the wickets.
19:59 IST: Jayant Yadav leading the bowling attack for Delhi.
19:58 IST: David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan are opening the batting for Hyderabad.
19:45 IST: Here are the playing XI for Hyderabad:
SRH XI: D Warner (C), S Dhawan, K Williamson, Y Singh, M Henriques, D Hooda, N Ojha (W), B Kumar, R Khan, S Kaul, M Siraj #DDvSRH— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 2, 2017
19:40 IST: Here are the playing XI for Delhi:
DD XI: S Iyer, S Samson, K Nair (C), R Pant (W), A Mathews, C Anderson, C Morris, J Yadav, K Rabada, A Mishra, M Shami #DDvSRH— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 2, 2017
19:36 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad warming up before their away game.
19:34 IST: Delhi Daredevils warming up before their game
19:30 IST: Delhi Daredevils win toss, elect to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
19:29 IST: It's toss time!
19:15 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Feroz Shah Kotla.
SRH, on the other hand, look good enough to win the IPL again. The batting, with Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh and Moises Henriques is downright scary. Even the bowling is right up there, with Purple Cap holder Bhuvaneshwar Kumar leading the pack, as Rashid Khan, Mohammed Siraj and Siddarth Kaul doing an excellent job. So it looks like another bad day in the office awaits DD. Any result to the contrary will be seen as an upset.