Delhi Daredevils kept their chances of qualifying for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs alive after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Tuesday.

On paper, it was a mismatch between Daredevils and Sunrisers but the hosts put on a collective batting effort to register a win with five balls to spare.

With their third win in the tournament, Delhi moved up to the sixth spot with six points while Hyderabad are still at the third spot with 13 points after their fourth away loss in the tournament.

All-rounders Corey Anderson’s quick-fire 24-ball unbeaten 41 and Chris Morris’ 7-ball 15 helped Delhi raise an unbeaten 41-run fifth wicket stand to register the much-needed win.

Chasing a mammoth 186, Delhi were off to a decent start with Sanju Samson (24 off 19 balls) and skipper Karun Nair (39 off 20) putting on 40 runs before medium pacer Mohammed Siraj packed back Samson.

Samson, who had faced 19 balls by now and struck two boundaries and a six off Siraj’s first delivery of the match, was undone by a slower one in the bowler’s second over which Shikhar Dhawan latched on comfortably at cover point.

Nair looked in good touch during his brief stay, which saw the ball crossing the boundary on five occasions besides twice over it.

The right-hander could add 32 runs for the second wicket with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (34 off 20) before the first strategic time-out once again saw the dismissal of a batsman, this time in the form of Nair.

Medium pacer Siddharth Kaul, who was clobbered for a six and a four in his very first over by Nair, got his knuckleball to send the right-hander back caught by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at long-off.

With both the openers back in the dug out, the onus was on Pant and new man Shreyas Iyer (33 off 25) but Siraj, after getting clobbered for a six in the previous ball got a toe crusher to cannon into the southpaw’s stumps. The right-handed duo batted well to put 37 runs for the third wicket before being separated by Siraj.

Pant’s dismissal brought together all-rounder Corey Anderson and Iyer, who was at his destructive best, clobbering two consecutive sixes off Yuvraj Singh, before Purple Cap holder Bhuvneshwar Kumar packed Iyer back with a slower bouncer.

Anderson then took on the responsibility and with new man Morris, wasted no time in using the long handle. With 24 needed off the last three overs, Anderson clobbered Bhuvneshwar for a six and a four off back to back balls before Morris sent Kaul outside the park to take Delhi within sniffing distance of the win.

Earlier, Yuvraj Singh (70 not out from 41 balls) made the most of the life he got on 29 when he was dropped bySamson at deep square, to propel Sunrisers to 185/3 after being sent to bat.

The Punjab batsman, who initially struggled to put bat to ball opened up with two glorious straight drives before bringing up his fifty in 34 balls, and help the visitors accumulate 71 runs in the last five overs.

The left-hander made the most of South African Kagiso Rabada’s poor line and length, clobbering him for a four and six off consecutive balls in the 18th over.

All-rounder Moises Henriques (25 not out) played the perfect second fiddle to Yuvraj as the left-right combo added an unbeaten stand of 93 runs for the fourth wicket from 51 deliveries.

Skipper David Warner (30 from 21) and Dhawan (28 from 17) gave the visitors a flying start, putting on 53 runs before pacer Mohammed Shami in his very second delivery cleaned up the Aussie, who struck four boundaries and a six over backward point.

New Zealander Kane Williamson (24 from 24) along with Dhawan added 22 runs before the first strategic time-out did the trick for Delhi, in the form of the southpaw’s wicket. (IANS Match Report)

Ball-by-ball highlight of the match between Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

 

 

11: 23 PM IST | Delhi 189/4; A very clinical win for the Daredevils

 

19.1: Henriques to bowl the last over, Anderson slams the ball to straight boundary for FOUR; Delhi daredevils win by 5 wickets

11: 23 PM IST | 19 over bowled, DD 185/4. Delhi Daredevils need 1 run in 06 balls

18.6: Anderson takes a single to end the over. SCORES TIED

18.5: Morris takes a single to mid wicket

18.4: SIX! Morris latches the short and wide ball from Kaul over deep mid wicket boundary

18.3: Anderson slaps the ball down the ground to mid off for a single

18.2: Morris takes a single to short cover, brings back Anderson on strike

18.1: Kaul into the attack, Anderson takes a single to long on

11: 18 PM IST | 18 over bowled, DD 174/4. Delhi Daredevils need 12 runs in 12 balls

17.6: Single off the last ball to Anderson, he will keep strike

17.5: SIX! Anderson slogs the ball over mid on boundary; that was a powerful shot

17.4: Swing and a miss by Anderson; slow one from Bhuvi

17.3: FOUR! Anderson plays the yorker to fine leg boundary; what a shot

17.2: Anderson plays a dot ball; good fuller and straight delivery by Bhuvneshwar

17.1: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his last over, starts with a single to Morris to backward mid wicket

11: 13 PM IST | 17 over bowled, DD 162/4. Delhi Daredevils need 24 runs in 18 balls

16.6: Morris takes a single to long on

16.5: FOUR! Morris picks the slow ball and pulls it to deep mid wicket; bad bowling

16.4: Anderson takes a single to backward square leg

16.3: SIX! Siraj bowls into the pads, Anderson picks the slow ball over deep mid wicket

16.2: Chris Morris is the new batsman, gets off the mark with a single to fine leg; Good yorker by Siraj

16.1: Siraj into the attack, Anderson takes a single to long off 

11: 05 PM IST | 16 over bowled, DD 148/4. Delhi Daredevils need 38 runs in 24 balls

15.6: WICKET! Iyer goes towards leg side to make room, Bhuvneswar Kumar bowls short and slow. An easy catch in the end at short third man for Siraj. Shreyas Iyer 33(25)

15.5: Anderson plays to long on for a single; it has been a very good over so far

15.4: Iyer pulls the low full toss to mid wicket for a single; fails to put it away

15.3: Iyer slogs to deep mid wicket for a couple

15.2: Anderson hits straight to long on for a single

15.1: Bhuvneshwar into the attack, starts with a single to Iyer to long on

11: 01 PM IST | 15 over bowled, DD 142/3. Delhi Daredevils need 44 runs in 30 balls

14.6: Iyer takes a single to cover. End of a very good over by Rashid

14.5: Anderson punches to long off for a single

14.4: Iyer flicks to square of the wicket for a single

14.3: Anderson plays to short mid on for a single

14.2: Anderson plays a dot, good turn for Rashid

14.1: Rashid into the attack, 1 run to Iyer

10: 57 PM IST | 14 over bowled, DD 137/3. Delhi Daredevils need 49 runs in 36 balls

13.6: Anderson ens the over with a huge SIX over long on

13.5: Iyer flicks to mid wicket for a single

13.4: Iyer plays a dot, good change of pace by Kaul

13.3: Iyer places the ball to mid wicket for 2 runs

13.2: Inside edge off Anderson bat, ball goes to fine leg for 1 run

13.1: Kaul into the attack, Anderson gets 2 runs straight down the wicket

10: 53 PM IST | 13 over bowled, DD 125/3

12.6: SIX! Iyer goes to deep mid wicket this time

12.5: SIX! Iyer goes deep in the crease and lofts the ball over long on boundary

12.4: Anderson takes a single to long on

12.3: Iyer drives the fuller delivery to mid wicket for a single; Yuvraj bowling full and flat

12.2: Anderson gets off the mark with a single to long on

12.1: Yuvraj Singh into the attack, starts with a single to short third man to Iyer

10: 49 PM IST | 12 over bowled, DD 109/3

11.6: Dot to end the over

11.5: Corey Anderson is the new batsman, starts with a dot ball

11.4: WICKET! Siraj gets the revenge, bowls a fast yorker and knocks the off stump of Rishab Pant 34(20). DD 109/3

11.3: SIX! A fraction short and slow ball from Siraj, Pant moves across the off side and pulls the ball over leg side

11.2: Iyer takes a single to long on

11.1: Siraj back into the attack, starts with a single to Pant. That was a knuckleball from Siraj, he is mixing it very well tonight

10: 43 PM IST | 11 over bowled, DD 101/2

10.6: Iyer ends the over with a dot

10.5: Iyer plays another dot

10.4: Dot ball to Iyer

10.3: Iyer picks the wrong one from Rashid and gets two runs to deep square leg. HUNDRED up for Delhi

10.2: Pant takes a single to long on

10.1: Rashid into the attack, Pant flicks to mid wicket for 2 runs

10: 41 PM IST | 10 over bowled, DD 96/2

9.6: FOUR! Iyer pulls the ball to  deep mid wicket. End of an expensive over

9.5: Pant plays to square of the wicket for a single, good change of pace by Henriques

9.4: FOUR! Width on offer, Pant opnes the bat and sends the ball to sweeper cover. Back to back boundaries for Rishab Pant

9.3: FOUR! Too short for Henriques, Pant slaps to extra cover boundary

9.2: Iyer punches the ball to deep mid wicket for 1 run

9.2: WIDE! Henriques drifts to leg side

9.1: Henriques into the attack, bowls short and wide. Pant misses to put it away, 1 run in the end to  square of the wicket

10: 35 PM IST | 9 over bowled, DD 80/2

8.6: Pant flicks off the pads to  backward square leg for a single, he will retain strike

8.5: Iyer takes a single to short mid off, gets off the mark

8.4: Iyer plays a dot, Rashid getting turn

8.3: Pant takes a single to long on

8.2: Dot ball to Pant, loud shouit for Lbw; umpire says no

8.1: Rashid Khan into the attack, Pant sweeps the full toss ball to deep square leg for FOUR

10: 31 PM IST | 8 over bowled, DD 73/2

7.6: Dot to end the over

7.5: Shreyas Iyer is the new batsman, starts with a dot

7.5: WIDE!

7.4: WICKET! Karun Nair 39(20) gets on one knee and times the ball very well, unfortunately straight to the hands of Bhuvneshwar Kumar at long off

7.3: Pant pulls to mid wicket for a single, Nair back to strike

7.2: Pant tries to pull, ball skidding on him. No run. In my reckoning Pant should just rotate strike and Nair take the calculated risk; Nair is hitting them well

7.1: Kaul into the attack, starts with a single to Karun Nair to third man

10: 23 PM IST | 7 over bowled, DD 70/1

6.6: Single to long off to Nair to end the over

6.5: Pant cuts to deep square leg for a single

6.4: Nair plays to long on for a single

6.3: Nair is played by the turn and bounce off the pitch. That was a ripper from Rashid

6.2: Leg byes (1 run), Ppant off the strike

6.1: Rashid Khan into the attack, Pant sweeps him for FOUR

10: 19 PM IST | 6 over bowled, DD 62/1. End of Power Play

5.6: Dot top end the over

5.5: FOUR! Siraj drops short again, Nair guides the ball to fine leg boundary

5.4: SIX! Nair moves towards leg side, Siraj bowls a juicy short ball. Nair sends the ball packing over long on boundary

5.3: Pant pulls to mid wicket for a single; Rishab Pant will have to anchor his inning today

5.2: Nair pushes the ball to mid on for a single

5.1: Henriques into the attack, slow ball drifts to leg stump. Nair guides the ball to fine leg buondary for FOUR

10: 14 PM IST | 5 over bowled, DD 46/1

4.6: Nair takes a single to fine leg

4.5: Swing and a miss for Nair, good change of pace by Siraj

4.4: FOUR! Nair opens the face of the bat and plays the ball in air to square of the wicket boundary

4.3: Slow bouncer by Siraj, Karun Nair wanted to guide it to third man, cannot connect. No run

4.2: Rishabh Pant is the new batsman, starts with a single to mid wicket. Pant off the mark

4.1: WICKET! Siraj continues, Sanju Samson 24(19) lifts the ball for an easy catch to Shikhar Dhawan fielding at short cover. DD 40/1

10: 08 PM IST | 4 over bowled, DD 40/0

3.6: FOUR! Karun plays straight drive, no one moved except the ball racing to the rope

3.5: SIX! Short and wide, Nair plays upper cut over third man, no chance for Rashid Khan fielding there

3.4: Samson pushes ball to mid on for a single

3.3: Samson plays another dot, good fuller delivery by Kaul

3.2: Samson plays a dot ball

3.1: Kaul into the attack, Nair pulls to mid wicket for a single

10: 02 PM IST | 3 over bowled, DD 28/0

2.6: Samson plays on the rise for a handsome FOUR to sweeper cover

2.5: Samson takes a single to long on

2.4: Samson plays a dot, good recovery from Bhuvneshwar Kumar

2.3: FOUR! A fraction short from Bhuvneshwar, Samson drives the ball to sweeper cover

2.2: Samson drives on the rise to deep extra cover for 2 runs

2.1: Bhuvvneshwar continues, starts with a dot ball to Samson

09: 58 PM IST | 2 over bowled, DD 16/0

1.6: Samson flicks to mid wicket for a single

1.5: Samson pushes the ball back to Siraj, no run

1.4: Nair plays to third-man for a single

1.3: FOUR! Karun Nair makes room and slams the ball to deep extra cover, gets off the mark in style

1.2: Samson plays to third-man for a single

1.1: Siraj into the attack, Samson lofts the short delivery for SIX over long on

09: 53 PM IST | 1 over bowled, DD 3/0

0.6: Karun Nair plays a dot

0.5: Samson flicks to backward square leg for a single

0.4: Samson goes to backward point for 2 runs, gets off the mark

0.3: Samson plays to short cover, cannot find the gap. No run

0.2: Another dot ball to Samson

0.1: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the bowling attack for Surisers Hyderabad, starts with a dot to Samson

09: 49 PM IST | THE CHASE BEGINS! Delhi openers Sanju Samson and skipper Karun Nair are in the middle

09: 37 PM IST | 20 overs bowled, SRH 185/3

19.6: FOUR! Yuvraj ends the Hyderabad inning with a straight boundary

19.5: FOUR! Yuvraj Singh guides to third man, sloppy fielding by Jayant Yadav, should have been a single

19.4: Henriques takes a single to long off, Yuvraj back into the strike

19.3: Yuvraj drives to sweeper cover for a single

19.2: FOUR! Yuvraj flicks to backward square leg

19.1: FREE HIT! Dot ball to Yuvraj, perfect yorker by Rabada

19.1: Rabada to bowl the last over, starts with a NO ball. Yuvraj plays deep extra cover for FOUR

09: 30 PM IST | 19 overs bowled, SRH 166/3

18.6: Henriques plays straight for 2 runs off the last ball

18.5: Yuvraj takes a single to backward point

18.4: FOUR! Short and wide, Yuvraj pulls to deep mid wicket. FIFTY for Yuvraj

18.3: FOUR! Yuvraj uses the pace of the ball to third man boundary

18.2: Henriques drives the ball to extra cover for a single, Yuvraj back in the strike

18.1: Morris into the attack, Yuvraj takes a  quick single to short third man

09: 26 PM IST | 18 overs bowled, SRH 153/3

17.6: FOUR! Henriques opens the face of the bat and slaps the ball to backward point boundary. 150 up for Hyderabad

17.5: Yuvraj takes a single to short cover

17.4: SIX! Fuller and short of the length, Yuvraj flicks over deep square leg for a maximum. Vintage Yuvraj

17.3: FOUR! Yuvraj tries to pull Rabada, gets a top edge and the ball races to boundary to fine leg

17.2: Henriques takes a single to deep mid wicket, Yuvraj in the strike

17.1: Rabada into the attack, Henriques welcomes with FOUR to fine leg

09: 21 PM IST | 17 overs bowled, SRH 133/3

16.6: Henriques plays a single to long on

16.5: Yuvraj plays over infield to extra cover for a single

16.4: DROPPED! Top edge from Yuvraj is dropped by Sanju Samson at deep mid wicket. 2 runs to Yuvraj

16.3: Henriques plays the ball to mid wicket for a single

16.2: Yuvraj pushes the ball to point, gets a single

16.1: Morris into the attack, Henriques takes a single to point

09: 13 PM IST | 16 overs bowled, SRH 126/3

15.6: FOUR! Yuvraj pulls to deep mid wicket. End of 4 overs for Shami

15.5: Henriques drives to square of the wicket for a single

15.4: Yuvraj plays on the up to long off for a single

15.3: Yuvraj plays a dot

15.2: FOUR! Shami into the pads, Yuvraj plays very fine to fine leg boundary. Easy pickings

15.2: WIDE! Shami drifting to leg side

15.1: Shami continues, starts with a single to Henriques to mid wicket

09: 06 PM IST | 15 overs bowled, SRH 115/3

14.6: Henriques drives to long off for a single

14.5: Yuvraj cuts to backward point for a single

14.4: Dot ball to Yuvraj, googly from Shami

14.3: FOUR! Tossed up ball by Shami, Yuvraj plays over his head to straight boundary

14.2: Yuvraj plays a dot ball

14.2: WIDE!

14.1: Mishra continues, starts with a single to Henriques to short fine leg

09: 03 PM IST | 14 overs bowled, SRH 106/3

13.6: Henriques pulls to mid wicket for a single

13.5: Yuvraj drives to sweeper cover for a single

13.4: Henriques takes a quick single to cover

13.3: Yuvraj punches to long off for a single

13.2: FOUR! Yuvraj launches picks the fuller delivery and crunches a half volley from Shami to straight boundary

13.1: Shami continues, Yuvraj plays a dot 

08: 58 PM IST | 13 overs bowled, SRH 97/3

12.6: Yuvraj plays to long off for a single

12.5: Henriques plays to cover for a single

12.4: Henriques gets off the mark with a couple to fine leg

12.3: Moises Henriques is the new batsman, starts with a dot ball

12.2: Yuvraj plays to mid wicket for a single

12.1: Mishra into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Yuvraj

08: 55 PM IST | 12 overs bowled, SRH 93/3

11.6: Yuvraj plays to long on for a single

11.5: Yuvraj plays a dot ball

11.4: WICKET! Williamson tries to pull a very good short ball from Shami, Williamson gets a top edge for a good catch by Chris Morris in the deep. SRH 92/3

11.3: Yuvraj digs a good yorker from Shami to mid wicket for a single  

11.2: Williamson punches the ball to long off for a quick single

11.1: Shami into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Williamson

08: 50 PM IST | 11 overs bowled, SRH 90/2

10.6: Yuvraj pushes the ball back to the bowler for a dot ball

10.5: Williamson plays a single to square leg; sharp turn for Mishra

10.4: FOUR! Williamson opens the face of the bat and guides the ball to third man boundary

10.3: Yuvraj plays straight down the wicket for a single

10.2: Williamson takes a single to deep square leg

10.1: Mishra continues, starts with a good tossed up ball to Williamson for a dot

08: 45 PM IST | 10 overs bowled, SRH 83/2

9.6: Williamson flicks to backward square leg for a single, he will keep strike

9.5: Yuvraj chips in the air to long-off for a single

9.4: Williamson flicks to deep mid-wicket for a single

9.3: Yuvraj takes a quick single to point

9.2: Yuvraj plays a dot ball. Flat and straight by Jayant

9.1: Jayant continues, starts with Leg byes (1 run), Williamson off the strike

08: 41 PM IST | 9 overs bowled, SRH 78/2

8.6: Yuvraj plays a dot to end the over

8.5: Williamson plays to long on for a single

8.4: Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman, gets off the mark with a single to point

8.3: Williamson takes a single to  mid-wicket

8.2: WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan 28(17) sweeps, takes top edge and the ball flies to Shreyas Iyer for an easy catch. A very good googly by Mishra

8.1: Amit Mishra into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Dhawan

08: 34 PM IST | 8 overs bowled, SRH 75/1

7.6: Dot to finish the over

7.5: SIX! Jayant gives a loose delivery outside the leg stump, Williamson sends it over fine leg

7.4: Another dot to Williamson, he is not able to read Jayant

7.3: Williamson plays a dot, turn a and bounce for Jayant

7.2: Dhawan takes a single to deep square leg

7.1: Jayant Yadav back into the attack, starts with a single to Williamson

08: 30 PM IST | 7 overs bowled, SRH 67/1

6.6: Dot to end the over

6.5: Williamson plays for a single to leg side

6.4: another dot to Williamson

6.3: Williamson plays another dot

6.2: Williamson plays to short mid wicket, no run

6.1: Morris into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Williamson

08: 26 PM IST | 6 overs bowled, SRH 66/1. End of Power Play

5.6: FOUR! Dhawan guides the ball to fine leg

5.5: Dhawan plays a dot

5.4: Williamson gets off the mark with 5 runs (4 overthrow) to short mid wicket

5.3: Kane Williamson is the new batsman, Leg byes (4 runs) to fine leg

5.2: WICKET! Shami returns with a bang, a perfect yorker to dislodge the stumps. David Warner 30(21) departs; SRH 53/1

5.1: Shami into the attack, Warner welcome him with a FOUR to deep mid wicket

08: 20 PM IST | 5 overs bowled, SRH 45/0

4.6: Warner takes a single off the last ball to backward square leg

4.5: Dhawan takes a single to square leg

4.4: Dot ball to Dhawan

4.3: Warner plays a single to short mid off

4.2: FOUR! Short and wide, Warner males room and slaps the ball to sweeper cover

4.1: Rabada into the attack, Warner pushes to deep mid wicket for 2 runs

08: 15 PM IST | 4 overs bowled, SRH 40/0

3.6: FOUR! Dhawan cuts the ball to deep backward point, that ball was racing like a bullet

3.5: SIX! Into the pads of Morris, Dhawan flicks over deep mid wicket for maximum

3.4: Dhawan charges down the pitch, Morris beats him with pace outside off stump. No run

3.3: Dot ball to Dhawan

3.2: FOUR! Short ball from Morris, Dhawan gets over the top of the ball to drive it to sweeper cover

3.1: Morris into the attack, Warner drives to deep extra cover for a single

08: 11 PM IST | 3 overs bowled, SRH 25/0

2.6: Dhawan takes 2 runs to mid on

2.5: Warner takes a single to deep mid wicket

2.4: SIX! Switch hit from Warner and the ball sails over square third man

2.3: warner plays a dot. Jayant has bowled very tight line so far to Warner

2.2: Warner tries to sweep, loud appeal for Lbw; Umpire says no

2.1: Jayant continues, Dhawan flicks to deep square leg for s single

08: 08 PM IST | 2 overs bowled, SRH 15/0

1.6: Warner takes 2 runs to deep mid wicket to finish the over

1.5: FOUR! Warner plays in the air and away from the mid on fielder to deep extra cover

1.4: Another dot ball by Rabada

1.3: Warner pushes the ball back to the bowler, no run. Much better line by Rabada, he needs to keep it straight

1.2: Dhawan flicks of the hip to mid wicket for a single, Rabada straying to the pads

1.1: Rabada into the attack, Dhawan flicks to fine leg for FOUR. Shikhar Dhawan off the mark

08: 03 PM IST | 1 over bowled, SRH 4/0

0.6: Dot to end the over

0.5: Warner pushes the ball back to the bowler for no run

0.4: Warner plays another dot

0.3: Warner plays reverse sweep for a dot

0.2: FOUR! Width offered, Warner gets off the mark with a cut shot to square of the wicket

0.1: Jayant Yadav to start the bowling attack for Delhi Daredevils, begins with a very close appeal for Lbw against David Warner. It’s game ON!

07: 57 PM IST | Match begins! Sunrisers Hyderabad openers Shikhar Dhawan and DavidWarner are in the middle to start the proceedings for tonight’s exciting clash.

07: 42 PM IST | Here is the final playing XI for DD and SRH

Team Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha (w), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj

Team Delhi Daredevils: Karun Nair (c), Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w), Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami

 

07: 34 PM IST | TOSS TIME! Delhi Daredevils Captain Karun Nair has won the toss and decided to bowl first against Sunrisers Hyderabad. David Warner led Hyderabad will have to open first and set a total to chase fro Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in the capital.

07: 20: PM IST | Delinked Delhi! Halfway past the IPL season and the Delhi Daredevils fans must be cursing the plot that went haywire. After the auctions were done, cricketing pundits across the board were convinced that the new revamped Daredevils were one of the strongest contenders to lift the Coveted IPL trophy. Delhi was a perfect amalgamation of past and present bound for a successful future.

Delhi Daredevils fans must be cursing the plot that went haywire. After the auctions were done, cricketing pundits across the board were convinced that the new revamped Daredevils were one of the strongest contenders to lift the Coveted IPL trophy. Delhi was a perfect amalgamation of past and present bound for a successful future.

Delhi started off to a flier — defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by 97 runs; defeated Kings XI Punjab by 51 runs and then begin the nose dip of 5 back to back losses, including being bundled for their lowest ever of 67 runs in their last fixture two day ago against Kings XI Punjab — even Rahul Dravid could do nothing but watch from the dugout.

 

07: 10 PM IST | FAIR WARNING! Opponents Sun Risers Hyderabad is currently on a roll after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by 48 runs in their last fixture. The high point of the game was the all round performance of the team and a blistering hundred by Captain David Warner —against possibly the best side in this year’s IPL tournament.

Leading from the front, Warner — 459 runs from 9 matches — and Shikhar Dhawan — 341 runs in 9 matches — have been the backbone with their high flying starts to the team.

The middle order of Hyderabad looks much better ever since the return of Kiwi batsman Kane Williamson — 204

runs from 4 matches. Williamson’s addition gives Hyderabad openers the licence to free their arms from the word ‘PLAY’.

The prowess of Bhuveshwar Kumar — 20 wickets in 9 matches — and the Afghan entrant Rashid Khan — 12 wickets in 9 matches — are leading the bowling attack for SRH.

 

07: 00 PM IST | Hello and a very warm welcome to the live blog of the 40th match of IPL 2017 slated to be played at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

First Published | 2 May 2017 7:01 PM
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