IPL 2018: Match 42, DD vs SRH – Sunrisers Hyderabad Players’ Ratings
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batting put all the doubts to rest, as they chase down the massive target of 188 set by Delhi Daredevils (DD) by nine wickets. As a result, they become the first team to book a place in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, batting first, the home team posted 187 runs banking on Rishabh Pant‘s brilliant hundred. Pant hammered the ball, as he remained unbeaten on 128 runs from 63 balls including 15 boundaries and seven towering sixes.
Hyderabad’s bowling, which is considered as the best in this league had a tough time in front of Pant.
In reply, however, Hyderabad lost an early wicket of Alex Hales for 14 runs. Since then, Kane Williamson (83*) joined Shikhar Dhawan (93*) to see his team through to the playoffs. Moreover, Dhawan’s return to form will boost the SRH camp. Also, Williamson has been brilliant with the bat this season notching up his sixth fifty this season.
As a result, Delhi becomes the first team to get knocked out of the league.
Here is the players rating of the Sunrisers:
Alex Hales: (4/10)
The swashbuckling England opener failed to capitalise on the start, as he departed scoring 14 runs from ten deliveries.
However, he will look to hit back to form and contribute to team’s success.
Shikhar Dhawan: (10/10)
Shikhar Dhawan finally got himself going at the right time of the league. He announced his form with a timely knock of 92 runs from 50 balls with nine boundaries and four towering sixes.
Meanwhile, this will boost the SRH camp in the business end of the league.
Kane Williamson (c): (9/10)
Kane Williamson has led the team from the front scoring runs consistently for his side. He partnered with Dhawan to take his team over the rope. The Kiwi skipper remained unbeaten on 83 runs from 53 balls including eight boundaries and two sixes.
Manish Pandey: (0/10)
Manish Pandey had no role to play against Delhi. However, he has been inconsistent throughout this league. He will look to put some runs under his belt with the Sunrisers already securing a place in the playoffs.
Shakib Al Hasan: (7.5/10)
On the batting paradise of Kotla, Shakib riped results, as he dried up runs from one end. He was stunning with the ball, as he returned with two for 27 in his four overs. Shakib will look to continue this form in the upcoming fixtures.
Yusuf Pathan: (0/10)
Pathan had no role to play in today’s game, as the top-order batsmen did the job for the team. However, his form with the bat will be crucial for Hyderabad in the business end.
Shreevats Goswami (wk): (2/10)
Sreevats Goswami replaced Wriddhiman Saha in the playing XI, however, didn’t get the opportunity to bat. He will be keen to put some runs under his belt and gain confidence, as they have already qualified for the playoffs.
Rashid Khan: (5/10)
After a string of outstanding performances, the Afghanistan leg-spinner was brought down to reality. Pant went all guns blazing against him, as he gave away 35 runs in his four overs.
Meanwhile, it won’t bother him, as he has the capability of fighting back.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: (3/10)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar went for 51 runs in his four overs. However, he will look forget this as early as possible. Kumar has led the Hyderabad bowling over the years and will look to continue, as the tournament approaches its business end.
Siddarth Kaul: (4/10)
Kaul had his worst outing so far in this edition, as he went for 48 runs in his full quota. However, he has been sensational this season which earned him an India call-up. He will have to come back to original self from the next game onwards.
Sandeep Sharma: (6/10)
Sandeep Sharma considerably bowled well on a batting paradise. He gave away 24 runs in his full quota of four overs. However, he has had a brilliant season so far and will look strike back in the next outing.
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