IPL Highlights, SunRisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils: IPL 2018: Kane Williamson, Yusuf Pathan Lead SRH To A 7-Wicket Win vs DD
IPL SunRisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils: Young Prithvi Shaw, skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are mainly spearheading Delhi Daredevils' batting unit.
Delhi Daredevils paid the price for flawed team selection and poor fielding as Sunrisers Hyderabad pushed them towards exit door with a seven-wicket victory in an IPL encounter on Saturday. Yusuf Pathan (27 no off 12 balls) and skipper Kane Williamson (32 no off 30 balls) kept their calm surpassing the 164-run target in 19.5 overs on a tricky surface. Pathan's dropped catch by Vijay Shankar was one of the game-changing moments during the chase. Despite Amit Mishra's (2/19 in 4 overs) brilliant bowling, the lack of second specialist spinners hurt Delhi dearly as Avesh Khan (0/47 in 3 overs) and Dan Christian (0/37 in 3.5 overs) gave away 84 runs in less than seven overs which proved to be decisive. Sunrisers maintained their pole position with 14 points from nine games while Delhi after their seventh defeat are almost out of the competition. Only a mathematical possibility remains if they win all their remaining four home games. Opener Alex Hales (45, 31 balls) was dropped by Maxwell at deep mid-wicket boundary off Avesh Khan's bowling when the batsman was on 9. Avesh, however, got a rough treatment, when he was taken to cleaners with 27 runs coming off his second over with Hales hitting him for three sixes and Shikhar Dhawan (33 off 30 balls) the other.
Delhi Daredevils finish on a high in the end despite that wobble in the death overs. 17 came off the final over which takes Delhi to 163/5. They were 125/2 at 15 overs, going great guns with Iyer and Pant in the middle. But a mixture of brain-fade and terrific execution of slower balls and yorkers by SRH bowlers choked the run-flow. Young Shaw flickered away, giving the much-needed boost at the top with his second fifty of the season. What a comeback by SRH, their bowlers are just so good at the fag end of the innings. It's a must-win game for DD, let's see if their bowlers can restrict the SRH batting. Delhi Daredevils's IPL 2018 season is hanging by a thread and all of their remaining matches are pretty much a must-win if they are to qualify for the playoffs. Delhi managed to win their previous game against Rajasthan Royals but will be up against a completely different challenge when they take on table-toppers SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday night at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. SRH are the in-form team and boast of arguably the best bowling attack in the tournament. Delhi have improved since Gautam Gambhir stepped down as captain but they still are far from a settled unit and will hope everything comes together perfectly in Hyderabad. Young Prithvi Shaw, skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are mainly spearheading the batting unit but the Delhi outfit would also want its foreign recruits, Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell, to fire and if that happens they would definitely give any bowling side reasons to worry. (Play Fantasy Cricket & Win Lakhs everyday!)
But unfortunately that has not been the case this season and with just five matches left, it's high time for Munro and Maxwell come good to keep Delhi's hopes alive. Among the bowlers, Trent Boult has been among wickets for Daredevils, claiming 13 scalps so far. He has been impressive in death overs too. The likes of young Avesh Khan, Liam Plunkett and spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, though, need to do more. SRH, on the other hand, are sitting pretty at the top with 12 points from eight games. The Sunrisers' journey has been a fairytale one so far this season with their bowling unit turning out to be a revelation by defending low scores. The Hyderabad side boasts of probably the best bowling attack in the ongoing IPL, comprising Siddharth Kaul, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi besides all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammed Nabi and Yusuf Pathan. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2018 Highlights of SunRisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils match, straight from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Kane Williamson, Yusuf Pathan take SRH home. They beat DD by 7 wickets.
After 19 overs, SRH are 150/3
23:28 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad need 14 runs off the last over.
After 18 overs, SRH are 136/3
23:17 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad need 28 runs in 12 balls
23:17 IST: WICKET! Manish Pandey c Prithvi Shaw b Plunkett 21(17)
After 16 overs, SRH are 125/2
23:11 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad get 23 off the last two overs. They need 39 runs in 24 balls, 8 wickets remain.
After 15 overs, SRH are 115/2
23:03 IST: Finally a good over for SunRisers Hyderabad. Manish Pandey hit back-to-back FOURS as Dan Christian's over goes for 13 runs.
After 14 overs, SRH are 102/2
22:58 IST: 100 up for SunRisers Hyderabad in the 14th over.
Amit Mishra in IPL 2018: vs KXIP: 8-0-79-0 and vs rest: 14-1-84-6
After 13 overs, SRH are 96/2
22:53 IST: Amit Mishra finished 19/2 in his 4 overs.
After 11 overs, SRH are 86/2
22:45 IST: Flighted on the middle, Dhawan tried to slog sweep. The ball crashed into middle stump.
22:43 IST: WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan b Mishra 33(30)
After 10 overs, SRH are 82/1
22:38 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad need 82 runs in 60 balls
After 9 overs, SRH are 76/1
22:34 IST: What a beauty! Good length on leg stump, spun across Alex Hales' body as he tried to defend. The ball crashed into off stump.
22:30 IST: WICKET! Alex Hales b Mishra 45(31)
After 6 overs, SRH are 61/0
22:18 IST: 50 up for SunRisers Hyderabad in the 6th over. Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales are on fire. Hales hits Avesh Khan for 3 SIXES. 27 runs off it.
After 5 overs, SRH are 34/0
22:15 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad openers Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales are well-set now.
After 4 overs, SRH are 23/0
21:58 IST: Excellent over from Glenn Maxwell, just 4 runs off it.
After 2 overs, SRH are 10/0
21:58 IST: Glenn Maxwell drops Alex Hales. This might cost Delhi Daredevils.
After 1 over, SRH are 2/0
21:54 IST: Excellent first over from Trent Boult, just 2 runs off it
21:51 IST: Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to begin SunRisers Hyderabad's chase of 164. Trent Boult opens the attack for Delhi Daredevils.
Delhi Daredevils post 163/5 in 20 overs.
After 19 overs, DD are 146/5
21:29 IST: This is exceptional stuff from SunRisers Hyderabad. Delhi Daredevils have not scored a boundary in last 3 overs. Last over to go.
After 17 overs, DD are 135/5
21:21 IST: Excellent over from Rashid Khan. Two wickets off it. SRH are once again validating that they are the best bowling unit in the tournament.
21:20 IST: WICKET! Pant lbw b Rashid Khan 18(19)
21:16 IST: WICKET! Naman Ojha run out (Rashid Khan) 1(4)
After 16 overs, DD are 133/3
21:10 IST: It was full on the pads and Iyer flicked it straight to Shikhar Dhawan at deep mid-wicket.
21:07 IST: WICKET! Shreyas Iyer c Dhawan b S Kaul 44(36)
After 15 overs, DD are 125/2
21:05 IST: 5 overs to go and Delhi Daredevils will be looking to accelerate their scoring rate now.
After 12 overs, DD are 101/2
20:52 IST: 100 up for Delhi Daredevils in the 11th over.
After 11 overs, DD are 98/2
20:43 IST: Shaw looked to play a sweep from outside off, but it took the top edge as the short third man grabbed it.
20:42 IST: WICKET! Prithvi Shaw c S Kaul b Rashid Khan 65(36)
After 9 overs, DD are 89/1
20:37 IST: Delhi Daredevils skipper and their best performer this season, Shreyas Iyer is now getting into his grove, Hits Shakib for a FOUR and a SIX. 14 runs off the over.
After 8 overs, DD are 75/1
20:32 IST: Delhi Daredevils are nicely placed and just like the previous three games, they're off to a flier. Get 9 runs off Rashid Khan's first over.
After 7 overs, DD are 66/1
20:28 IST: 50 up for Prithvi Shaw, second in IPL 2018. In the last game, he was dismissed on 47.
After 6 overs, DD are 60/1
20:25 IST: 50 up for Delhi Daredevils in the 6th over. Prithvi Shaw hits Siddarth Kaul for a SIX and three FOURs. 20 runs from the over.
After 5 overs, DD are 40/1
20:20 IST: Now Shreyas Iyer seems to get going. Hits Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a FOUR.
After 4 overs, DD are 34/1
20:16 IST: Prithvi Shaw looks in excellent touch, hits Sandeep Sharma's knuckleball for a FOUR.
After 3 overs, DD are 25/1
20:12 IST: Good over for Delhi after that unfortunate dismissal. 10 runs off it.
After 2 overs, DD are 15/1
20:08 IST: Unlucky for Maxwell. It was full on middle stump and Shaw drove it straight to the bowler. The bowler managed to get fingertips to it as it went onto the stumps. Maxwell was inches short of the ground.
20:06 IST: WICKET! Glenn Maxwell run out (Sandeep Sharma) 2(3)
20:04 IST: First SIX of the match comes off Prithvi Shaw's bat. On a length outside off, Shaw sent it over the long-on.
After 1 over, DD are 2/0
20:02 IST: Excellent 1st over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, just 2 runs off it.
20:00 IST: Prithvi Shaw and Glenn Maxwell open the batting for Delhi. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack for Hyderabad.
Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Naman Ojha, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult
SunRisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Alex Hales, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
19:30 IST: Delhi Daredevils captain Shreyas Iyer opts to bat against SunRisers Hyderabad
The bowling attack earned kudos when they successfully prevented rivals from chasing down even low totals in recent matches. In their last game here, SRH bundled out formidable Kings XI Punjab for just 119 in 19.2 overs while defending a target of 132. In another instance, on April 29, while defending a modest target of 152 the Hyderabad bowlers halted Rajasthan Royals' chase at 140 in 20 overs. The most heartening thing about SRH's bowling show is that the produced the brilliant performances despite missing the services of its star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the last few matches owing to a back injury. But captain Kane Williamson expects Bhuvneshwar to be fir for tomorrow's game. Though the team lost its regular captain David Warner in the wake of the infamous ball-tampering row, its new skipper Williamson has stepped up and consistently delivered the goods for the side. While Williamson emerged as the batting mainstay, SRH would hope its other batsmen, including Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha, Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan, also deliver in the remaining games. SRH head coach Tom Moody said having done the tough work, the team is now focussed to finish on a good note. "Business end of the tournament is where we want to be playing our best cricket. We feel we can still improve in all three departments," Moody said here yesterday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi and Chris Jordan.
Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Trent Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala.
When will the SunRisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils match be played?
The SunRisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils match will be played on May 5, 2018.
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The SunRisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.
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