Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Cricket Score T20 Match Today

Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Cricket Score T20 Match Today

Henrietta Brewer
May 12, 2018

Delhi were tottering at 43/3 and also going at less than six runs per over and again the change in the opening partnership (Jason Roy replacing Colin Munro) didn't help the matters much and the continuing failure of the top order has been one of the reasons for Delhi's bad season.

In IPL cricket, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson's heroic 176-run stand helped Sunrisers Hyderabad to seal a playoffs berth with a commanding nine-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in Delhi last night.

With their sixth win in a row, Sunrisers Hyderabad have become the first team in IPL 2018 to reach the play-offs. Sunrisers Hyderabad are on top of the table with 16 points needing only one more win in the remaining four games to secure a place in the playoffs spot.

Pant's innings also earned praise from the opposition as both Williamson and Dhawan - the chief orchestrators of SRH's chase also lauded the youngster's special knock during the post-match presentation.

Dhawan got man of the match for his unbeaten 92 off 50 balls while Williamson finished on 83 off 53 balls, the innings highlighted by his trademark working the ball into the gaps as well as a couple of sixes.

The experienced duo was a delight to watch as it completed the chase with utmost calm.

Coming to the crease at the start of the fifth over, Rishabh Pant wasted no time in showing why he's been the leading run-scorer so far in IPL 11. Rajasthan Royals who are now on eight points have a game in hand as compared to the two teams above on 10 points. They are now certain to make yet another early exit from the tournament. Whether it's bowling in the power plays with the marginal comfort of only two fielders on the boundary line or controlling the momentum of opposition in the middle phase or executing a ideal death nail at the fag end of the innings, whenever Kane Williamson turned to him, he has delivered with utmost consistency.

DD: 187 for 5 in 20 overs (Rishabh Pant 128 not out; Shakib Al Hasan 2/27). In the 128* he scored, he hit 15 fours and 7 sixes, scoring the total in just 63 balls.

Delhi chose to put scoreboard pressure on the opposition by deciding to bat but things did not go according to plan in the powerplay. The move clearly did not go as per plan as Delhi were struggling at 38-2 at the end of the Powerplay overs with openers Prithvi Shaw (9) and Jason Roy (11) back in the hut.

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