The forty-second game in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League saw team at the top Sunrisers Hyderabad take on mid table runners Delhi Daredevils at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium,Hyderabad.
Delhi Daredevils went into the game without services of their premier fast bowler and skipper Zaheer Khan as JP Duminy took over captaincy.He won the toss for Delhi Daredevils and decided to field first.Chris Morris was certainly the star of the game by producing a range of variations such as bouncers,slow off cutters and yorkers to contain Sunrisers to a modest total.Amit Mishra also bowled well as he continued to surprise batsmen with googlies and seam up deliveries to grab two wickets.
David Warner continued his run as he provided a good start for his side as they scored 67 runs after 8 overs.The slide came when Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner departed to see the rest of the batting order wilt under some good tactics applied by the Delhi Daredevils.They were comfortably placed at 98 for 1 after 12 overs at a particular moment to see them reach a modest total of 146 runs due to some excellent bowling by Delhi Daredevil bowlers.
Quinton de Kock was aggressive at the start in the chase as he cut and pulled deliveries to pick up boundaries.He made 44 runs off 31 balls until he was dismissed by Moises Henriques.Delhi Daredevils did require 69 off 61 balls with the game in the balance.Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant came to together when the game was evenly poised and combined together to form an unbeaten partnership of 72 runs off 50 balls.Rishabh Pant was quite aggressive against Mustafizur Rahman as he hit for a six over long on and later picked another boundary in the over.He took 26 runs off Mustafizur Rahman’s two overs and ended the game with a six to take his side to win the game by 7 wickets.
The win for Delhi Daredevil was important as they are now placed third in the league standings while Sunrisers Hyderabad slumped to their first defeat after winning four consecutive games in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.