Delhi Daredevils defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad just a few moments ago. It was an excellent performance by Delhi Daredevils bowlers to restrict Sunrisers team to 147 and then chased down the target with ease.
- Exceptional batting by David Warner to give Sunrisers a good start
Delhi Daredevils won the toss and choose to field. Sunrisers openers Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner started slowly in the first three overs scoring 11 runs. After that, David Warner looked in great form timing the ball by putting the bad balls away for boundaries. After the first six over Sunrisers scored 51 runs for 0. Dhawan gave him support by playing the anchor role. After the powerplay overs, David Warner continued to impress before being dismissed for 46. Both of them put on 67 for the first wicket.
- Brilliant bowling by Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra was brought by JP Duminy in the 11th over. He gave away 8 runs in his first over. In the last ball of 13th over Amit Mishra picked the important wicket of Shikhar Dhawan to stall Sunrisers progress. After being spanked for six by Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra came back well to dismiss the dangerous Yuvraj Singh which made the life difficult for Sunrisers batsmen. In his 3 overs, he gave away only 19 runs and picked 2 important wickets.
- Good bowling by Delhi Daredevils in the death
At the start of 15th over Sunrisers were 113 for 3. The Delhi Daredevils bowlers really tested Sunrisers batsmen with excellent bowling by Shami, Morris, and Coulter-Nile. Shami picked the wicket of Henquries. Delhi Daredevils gave no room to the batsmen and it was tough for Sunrisers to hit boundaries. In the last five overs, Delhi Daredevils bowlers gave away only 33 runs and lost 4 wickets which restricted Sunrisers to a modest total of 147.
- Excellent knock by De Kock
Chasing a target of 148 runs, Delhi Daredevils needed their openers to give the team a flying start. De Kock and Mayank Aggarwal gave the team a good start scoring 20 runs for the first wicket before Mayank Aggarwal was dismissed. De Kock looked in excellent touch smashing the Sunrisers bowlers to all parts of the ground. In the first six overs, Delhi scored 50 runs out of which 28 were from De Kock. He continued to hit good strokes and put back the pressure on Sunrisers bowlers. After Karun Nair dismissal, De Kock was dismissed in the same over for 44 off 31 balls.
- Partnership between Sanju Samson and Risbah Pant sealed the victory
Young players Sanju Samson and Risbah Pant came to the crease when the score was 78 for 3. Sanju Samson and Pant looked impressive with their power hitting and created pressure on Sunrisers bowling. Risbah Pant played extraordinary shots of Rahman bowling which did not allow them to put pressure on Delhi. Both of them put on 72 in 8.2 overs which sealed the match for Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets. Sanju Samson remained not out on 34 and Pant remained not out on 39.