Rishabh Pant's valiant century went in vain as SunRisers Hyderabad made light work of Delhi Daredevils' challenging 187/5 to romp home by nine wickets and consolidate their stay at the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table. The visitors overcame the early loss of opener Alex Hales (14) as the other opener Shikhar Dhawan (92 not out off 50 balls) and skipper Kane Williamson (83 not out off 53 balls) stitched together a 176-run second stand to demoralise bottom-placed Delhi's spirited effort midway into the match. With the loss, Delhi's hopes of reaching the play-off are up in the smoke and can now only play the party spoilers in the cash-rich tournament. (Scorecard)
Returning to his home ground, Dhawan started the chase by slamming pacer Harshal Patel for a boundary through point even as Williamson continued his glorious run with the willow this season. The Delhi bowlers started losing the plot right after the powerplay when the right-left duo of Williamson and Dhawan propelled the SunRisers to 51/1 before racing to 91/1 midway into the innings. After this match, Delhi Daredevils have been eliminated from the tournament.
IPL 2018 highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs SunRisers Hyderabad straight from Feroz Shah Kotla
23:35 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog.
23:30 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets to qualify for play-offs as Delhi eliminated from tournament.
23:25 IST: Four! Williamson pulls Boult for a boundary as SunRisers Hyderabad win by 9 wickets.
23:23 IST: Four! Short from Boult and Dhawan pulls it away for a boundary.
23:20 IST: Four! Plunkett bowls full and Williamson says thank you and drives it with grace. SRH inch closer to victory as they need 8 more runs to win.
23:16 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad need 18 more runs in 18 balls. (Kane Williamson 72*, Shikhar Dhawan 82*)
23:14 IST: Four! Full and wide from Harshal Patel and Dhawan slaps the ball through the off-side for a boundary. He has now entered in his 80s.
23:09 IST: Strategic timeout -- SunRisers Hyderabad 164/1 in 16 overs, need 24 more runs to win.
23:07 IST: Six! Plunkett bowls short and Williamson pulls it away for a maximum. Brilliant batting from the SRH captain.
23:05 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad need 36 more runs to win in 30 balls.
23:01 IST: Four! Half-volley from Boult and Williamson caresses him for a boundary towards the off-side. Maxwell chases but fails to cut off the ball.
22:59 IST: Four! Boult to Williamson, FOUR, is welcomed to the crease with a boundary. Williamson flick him and brings up his fifty as well. His 6th half-century of the season.
22:57 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad 139/1 in 14 overs
22:55 IST: Four! Dhawan rocks back and smashes the pull through square leg. Maxwell is welcomed to the crease with a boundary.
22:50 IST: Six! Drifted in by Nadeem, and Dhawan's waited that extra second to nail that loft over long-on. 100-run partnership comes up between Dhawan and Williamson.
22:45 IST: Four! Dhawan reads the slower ball early and mauls the ball over deep mid-wicket. He also scores his 30th IPL fifty.
22:43 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad 105/1 in 11 overs
22:42 IST: Four! Dhawan dances down the wicket and Mishra fires a full-toss on the leg side. Lucky for Dhawan as he connects the shot and the ball rockets away for a boundary.
22:40 IST: Four! Wide-and-slow from Mishra to Williamson and he slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket. Williamson is changing his gears now
22:36 IST: Four! Another full slower delivery from Plunkett and Williamson drives it again in similar fashion. "That's terrible, I am sorry," says Ian Bishop on air.
22:35 IST: Four! Plunkett bowls a fuller and wider delivery and Williamson drills the ball through extra cover. Exquisite
22:28 IST: Strategic timeout -- SunRisers Hyderabad 80/1 in 9 overs.
22:25 IST: Six! Vijay Shankar bowls full and on the pads, Dhawan flicks it with sheer power for a maximum. 50-run partnership also comes up between Dhawan and Williamson.
22:24 IST: Four! Vijay Shankar bowls full and wide and Dhawan lifts him over mid-off with ease and the ball rolled away for a boundary.
22:22 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad 58/1 in 7 overs.
22:21 IST: Four! Slower delivery from Mishra has width on it, Williamson frees his arm and cuts the ball between the backward point and short third for a boundary.
22:19 IST: Amit Mishra introduced in the attack.
22:17 IST: Six! Boult bowls a slower delivery and gets punished immediately. Dhawan makes room and lifts it over cow corner for a maximum.
22:16 IST: Four! Boult bowls length ball and Dhawan leans forward and hits it over mid-on
22:13 IST: Four! Liam Plunkett angles the ball in, Williamson waits and caresses the ball past the keeper for a boundary. SunRisers Hyderbad 38/1 after 5 overs.
22:10 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad are not being able to free their hands often. Delhi Daredevils are bowling quite consistently.
22:07 IST: Four! Harshal Patel bowls wide and provide width, Dhawan frees his arms and slams the ball for a boundary. "That was a stylish shot from the left-hander," says Anjum Chopra on air.
22:05 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad 20/1 in three overs.
21:59 IST: OUT! Harshal Patel traps Alex Hales in front of the wicket with a slower ball. Absolutely plumb. SunRisers Hyderabad 15/1 in 1.5 overs.
21:58 IST: Four! Short delivery from Harshal and Hales shuffles and pulls the ball away for a boundary.
21:57 IST: Four! Short and wide from Harshal Patel and Hales cuts the ball powerfully for a boundary.
21:55 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad 6/0 after the first over.
21:54 IST: Four! Short delivery from Boult and Hales pulls it away for a boundary. A good start for a visitors.
21:51 IST: First ball -- Boult angles the length ball and hales slaps it to the cover fielder.
21:50 IST: Welcome back to the chase. Trent Boult opening the bowling fro Delhi Daredevils. Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan opening the batting for SunRisers Hyderabad.
21:40 IST: Delhi Daredevils 187/5 in 20 overs vs SRH
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A @RishabPant777 show here at the Feroz Shah Kotla as he remains unbeaten on 128 and propels @DelhiDaredevils to a total of 187/5.
Chase coming up in a bit. #DDvSRH #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/h26JwZyO5V
21:38 IST: SIX! Consecutive maximums from Pant off Bhuvneshwar Kumar to end Delhi's innings. First he swats the short ball straight down the ground with just one hand and then flickes a length ball on the leg-side with power. Bhuvneshwar Kumar finishes with figures of 1/55
21:34 IST: Four-Four and a Six! Pant is taking Bhuvneshwar Kumar to the cleaners. Scoops the first two deliveries from outside of off over the man at short third. And then pulls a short delivery for a maximum.
21:32 IST: OUT! Glenn Maxwell departs in search of quick runs. Delhi Daredevils 161/5 in 19.1 overs. A 63-run partnership comes to an end.
21:30 IST: Four! Glenn Maxwell is also getting in the act, slaps Kaul for a powerful shot straight down the ground.
21:28 IST: HUNDRED! Pant pulls Kaul for a one-bounce boundary to score his maiden IPL 100 in 56 balls. He also becomes the second youngest to score a hundred in an IPL match.
21:24 IST: Four! Bhuvneshwar bowls length ball outside off, Pant does well to ramp this over short third man. Amazing shot this by the young batsman
21:20 IST: Six! Full delivery from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and right in Pant's arc as he swings hard and smokes the ball rows back in the crowd.
21:17 IST: Six! Rashid Khan bowls full and wide, Pant swings hard and sends the ball into the second tier for a mammoth six. Pant has been fearless in front of Rashid today.
21:16 IST: Four! Pant is taking Rashid Khan to the cleaners. Pant reverse sweeps Rashid to start off after the break. Beautiful from Pant.
21:13 IST: Strategic timeout -- Delhi Daredevils 120/4 in 16 overs.
21:09 IST: Six! Kaul is not having a dream night today. Bowls a length delivery and gets pummeled for a maximum over long-on. Good start to the 16th over.
21:07 IST: Four! Pant is taking the attack to the opposition as he slaps Shakib straight down the ground for a boundary. This was timed perfectly.
21:05 IST: Six! Shakib bowls right in Pant's arc and he smokes the ball for a towering maximum. Pant needs to score runs now, keeping in mind the run-outs he was involved in.
21:04 IST: Fourth run out Pant involved in 2018 IPL - joint most by any alongside Dhoni.
21:03 IST: Run-Out! Another mix-up in the middle and Delhi can't afford to lose anymore wickets. Harshal Patel departs after a well made 24.
20:59 IST: Trivia -- Youngest to 1000 IPL runs:
20 years 218 days Rishabh PANT
21 years 183 days Sanju Samson
22 years 175 days Virat Kohli
22 years 340 days Rohit Sharma
23 years 118 days Suresh Raina
23 years 142 days Shreyas Iyer
20:57 IST: Four! Sandeep Sharma strays down the leg-side and Pant glances him very fine past the man at short fine for a boundary.
20:55 IST: Six! Sandeep Sharma has been dispatched for a huge maximum over the deep mid-wicket area. Iyer's gamble with Harshal Patel is paying dividends.
20:54 IST: Four! Rishabh Pant is not showing any weakness against Rashid. Pant shuffles and pulls the short delivery towards deep backward square leg for a boundary.
20:53 IST: Four! Pant this time sweeps Rashid Khan fine for consecutive boundaries. Pant is changing gears now. Delhi will need him to stay out in the middle if they want to put up a competitive total on board.
20:52 IST: Four! Rashid Khan, the new bowler, is welcomed with a boundary. Pant reverse sweeps him past the man at short third.
20:51 IST: Delhi Daredevils 66/3 after 11 overs.
20:49 IST: Four! Kaul is definitely is not having a good night. He goes short and on the pads and Pant whips it away for a boundary.
20:47 IST: Six! Kaul bowls a shortish delivery around off, Harshal reads the ball early, gets into position and times the pull for a flat six.
20:40 IST: Strategic timeout -- Delhi Daredevils 48/3 after the ninth over.
20:35 IST: Shreyas Iyer Run Out!! Disaster for DD as they are losing control. Sandeep Sharma bowls a cutter, Pant looking to play the ball towards the mid-odd region, gets an inside edge and the ball rolls away to the left of the keeper. The keeper collect the ball and throws the ball at the non-striker's end where Sandeep Sharma collects to ball and takes off the bails in a flash. Sreyas Iyer, who wanted a run, was sent back by Pant.
20:30 IST: Delhi Daredevils 43/2 after seven overs.
20:25 IST: Four! Hat-trick of boundaries for Rishbah Pant off Siddarth Kaul, the new bowler. The first ball that was short and had width was slapped through the covers. Kaul followed it up with a same delivery and the outcome was same as Pant cut the ball through the point for the second boundary. The third one was a bit unlucky as Pant threw his bat at the wide ball and edged it away past the keeper for a boundary.
20:21 IST: Delhi Daredevils 23/2 in 5 overs.
20:17 IST: OUT! Two-in-two for Shakib and Hyderabad are on top. This is a perfect delivery for a spinner, the ball pitches, spins away with bounce and takes a thin outside edge of the bat of Jason Roy, who was coming down the track to defend the ball. Delhi lose both their openers.
20:15 IST: OUT! Prithvi looking to dispatch Shakib for a maximum, mistimes the shot as the ball spins away from him and takes the toe-end of the bat and goes high. Shikhar Dhawan completes a simple catch. Shakib gives his side a breakthrough.
20:14 IST: Four! Prithvi dances down the wicket and picks Shakib Al Hasan on the bounce and slams him straight down the ground for a boundary.
20:12 IST: Delhi Daredevils 16/0 after the third over.
20:10 IST: Four! Fuller delivery from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Roy stays back and launches him straight down the ground for a boundary. Smart cricketing from Jason Roy.
20:06 IST: Four! Jason Roy gets off the mark in style as he hits Sandeep Sharma on the up through the cover. The ball was in the air for a while but was quite wide of the fielder.
20:03 IST: Delhi Daredevils 3/0 after the first over.
20:00 IST: First ball-- Back of a length delivery from Bhuvneshwar to start the proceedings. The ball hits the deck and swings in to Prithvi, who gets an inside edge on to the pads.
19:59 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar opening the bowling for SunRisers Hyderabad.
19:58 IST: Prithvi Shaw and Jason Roy opening the batting for Delhi Daredevils.
19:57 IST: Alright, game time. Both the teams are walking out in the middle. An important match to win to Delhi.
19:40 IST: Playing XI for both the teams:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Alex Hales, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami(w), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Delhi Daredevils: Prithvi Shaw, Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult
19:34 IST: Kane Williamson -- We would have batted first as well. Tough to predict the pitch and it looked dry, hopefully our bowlers can make some early inroads. (On the toss) Part and parcel of the game. Hard to control that, either you get to do it first or you don't. We chased last game. We can make improvements in all areas still, moving forward to the back half of the tournament. Don't want to get ahead of ourselves. Important to adapt to the surfaces we get. Just one change, Goswami comes in for Saha who is injured.
19:32 IST: Shreyas Iyer -- We would like to bat first. We've been really confident in the last few games. We've done well doing so in the last few games and the batsmen look confident. We have to stay calm and not worry too much about the results. The attitude and character that we show on the field will improve the team's bonding. We've three changes - Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Roy and Harshal Patel come in.
19:30 IST: Delhi Daredevils captain Shreyas Iyer wins toss, elects to bowl vs SunRisers Hyderabad.
19:25 IST: Pitch report -- Typical Delhi track. Looks a really good surface. Not a lot of grass, certainly a lot of bare patches. The average score here batting first has been about the 180-run mark. It's been a bit lesser this season although some huge scores have been chased down. Sides batting first have won the last six games here and it shall be interesting to see if the chasing team can buck the trend," says Matthew Hayden.
19:20 IST: The two teams are here for the clash ahead at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
19:15 IST: We are minutes away from the toss, stay tuned.
19:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Delhi Daredevils and SunRisers Hyderabad straight from Delhi.
It would also be interesting to see whether Delhi still persists with Australian Glenn Maxwell, who had a torrid season so far. On the bowling front, New Zealander Trent Boult have led his resources well with the young Avesh Khan, Englishman Liam Plunkett and all-rounder Vijay Shankar while leg-spinner Amit Mishra have also been amongst the wickets. Coming to the SunRisers, its been their bowling unit led by the overseas spin twins -- Afghan Rashid Khan and Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan -- who have been instrumental in defending sub-150 scores.
The spinners have been well supported by the pace department led by fit-again Bhuvneshwar Kumar and young Siddharth Kaul. Their batting mainly centres around the skipper -- Williamson -- who has repeatedly dug them out of troubled waters, scoring five half centuries so far in this season. The inconsistent top order comprising the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales and Manish Pandey need to shoulder the responsibility in case Williamson fails to deliver. Veteran Yusuf Pathan has of late found back his groove with his cameos lower down the order along side the left-hander Shakib and stumper Wriddhiman Saha. Come Thursday, it will be interesting to see if Delhi's batsmen can pass the stern test from the Sunrisers bowlers and halt their winning run.
Delhi Daredevils: Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett.
SunRisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, T. Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jorda, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Alex Hales.