In a crucial fixture played at Hyderabad on Saturday, DD lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in another last-over thriller in IPL 2018. Delhi batted first and riding on Prithvi Shaw's 65 reached at 163 runs after 20 overs.
Today the pearl city witnessed match 36 of the 11th season of Indian Premier League which played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.
Shaw's quick-fire fifty had put Delhi Daredevils on top and the opener's partnership with Iyer was blossoming nicely with the run-rate at almost 10 an over. Hyderabad's innings looked like it would get derailed in the middle overs.
While Shaw has 140 runs from four games, Iyer and Pant have amassed 307 and 375 runs respectively from nine games each. Hales hit three boundaries and three sixes, adding 76 for the opening stand with Dhawan.
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Haye landed a few shots with the right hand which resulted in Bellew shrugging his shoulders in response in a sign of confidence. Victory will once and for all put this rivalry to bed with Bellew proving his first victory over Haye last March was no fluke.
In the bowling department, Siddharth Kaul was the most expensive bowler for SRH with an economy of 9.25 and 37 runs and picking up 1 wicket. Mishra again bowled Dhawan at the team score of 86. "The reason I say this win was important was that all this while, our bowlers had been helping us win matches".
DROPPED! Yusuf the new man in tries to pull the 4 delivery, he doesn't get much on it as the ball sails towards Vijay Shankar at deep backward square leg, but Shankar can not hold on it. He was castled by the leg-spinner Amit Mishra in the eleventh over. The attacking batsman started cautiously, taking two singles off the first three deliveries he faced.
The teenager Prithvi Shaw has created a quite a buzz on social media with some of the strokes he has played; the 18-year old has played three innings of substance - including the 25-ball 47 he made against the Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday night. Though SunRisers did not lose wickets in quick succession after that, it got really tough for them to score briskly, with the required rate climbing. SRH 61/0. After OVERS 7. However, Hales and Dhawan took on inexperienced Avesh Khan to up the ante. It was Vijay Shankar (23 off 13 balls), who gave Bhuvneshwar Kumar, coming back from injury, the charge to take Delhi past 160-run mark.
Manish Pandey would reckon that this particular game against the Delhi Daredevils was yet another chance that went begging. Bhuvneshwar finished with figures of 4-0-33-0.
Khan (4-0-23-2) showed fine reflexes in his follow through while running out Naman Ojha and then four balls later he removed the unsafe Rishab Pant (lbw), who went for a review but it was in vain.