IPL 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad Outplay Delhi Daredevils To Secure Playoffs Berth
Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Kane Williamson helped SunRisers Hyderabad become the first team to book play-off spot as the table-toppers defeated Delhi Daredevils by nine wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday. SunRisers registered their ninth victory from 11 games to strengthen their top position with 18 points in the 2018 Indian Premier League standings.
Delhi Daredevils skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to bat. (All Images Courtesy BCCI)
Shakib Al Hasan struck off consecutive balls in the fourth over to remove openers Prithvi Shaw (9) and Jason Roy (11).
Delhi crawled to 52/3 in 10 overs as skipper Shreyas Iyer departed off a silly run-out.
Rishabh Pant and Harshal Patel steadied the ship with a 55-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Rishabh Pant brought up his maiden IPL hundred as he remained unbeaten on 128 off 63 balls.
Rishabh Pant stepped up to rescue Delhi Daredevils from a dismal start and help them post a challenging 187/5 in 20 overs.
SunRisers Hyderabad's chase did not start too well as Alex Hales (14) was removed early on by Harshal Patel.
Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson shared an unbeaten 176-run stand to overshadow a breathtaking hundred from Rishabh Pant.
Shikhar Dhawan (92 not out) and captain Kane Williamson (83 not out) ensured SunRisers overhaul the total in 18.5 overs.