Zee Media Bureau/ Suyash Srivastava
New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Delhi Daredevils by 8 wickets through D/L method.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad innings:
Over 4.2 || Score 44/2
Laxmi Ratan Shukla has been brought into the attack. Second ball was a length delivery and Ojha slammed it over deep midwicket for a Six which will be the winning runs for SRH! They move into the top four teams in the points table.
David Warner 12* (9b) Naman Ojha 13* (3b)
Over 4 || Score 37/2
Rahul Shukla has been brought into the attack. And he strikes in his first over, Aaron Finch is OUT! Naman Ojha is the new man in. Warner worked the third ball past covers for a boundary! Ojha played a superb slog-sweep off the last ball which sailed over deep midwicket for a Six! Six needed from six balls.
AJ Finch b R Shukla 4 (7b)
Over 3 || Score 24/1
Imran Tahir has been brought into the attack. Good over from Tahir, seven runs from it. SRH now need 19 runs off 12 balls.
Play has resumed and the target has been revised to 43 from five overs.
Guess what! The rain is back, yet again! SRH needed to score 36 runs by the end of 5 overs to win the match through D/L method.
Over 2 || Score 17/1
Siddharth Kaul to bowl his first over. Fourth ball didn't have much room on offer and Dhawan went for the cut shot, and it went straight to Duminy at point, Shikhar Dhawan is OUT! David Warner is the new man in. Seven runs from the over.
S Dhawan c Duminy b Kaul 4 (8b)
The game has been revised again and Sunrisers now need 97 runs from 12 overs.
Over 1 || Score 10/0
Mohammed Shami to bowl the first over, Shikhar Dhawan and Aaron Finch will open the innings for the Sunrisers. After bowling two dot balls, Shami bowled a bouncer to Dhawan which was too high and went over the keeper's head for a four byes. Fourth ball was a short delivery and Dhawan pulled it past midwicket for a boundary! Good over from Shami
UPDATE: There was a further rain interruption post which, Sunrisers will need to chase 117 in 15 overs.
Delhi Daredevils innings:
Over 20 || Score 143/7
Steyn to bowl the final over, Rahul Shukla is the new man in. Just four runs came off the first five balls, Steyn bowled a full-toss to end it and Kedar Jadhav hit it high in the air and Pathan took a good catch at third man, Kedar Jadhav is OUT! Poor batting from the Daredevils, they managed to score just 40 runs and lost four wickets. Credit must go to the SRH bowlers, who were brilliant during the death overs.
KM Jadhav c Pathan b Steyn 5 (11b)
Over 19 || Score 139/6
Bhuvneshwar to bowl the penultimate over. Duminy worked the first ball towards long-on for a single. Bhuvan followed it with a brilliant yorker and Kedar Jadhav could just defend it for no run. Third ball was another dot delivery. Bhuvan has been brilliant in this over, his fourth delivery was another yorker and Kedar couldn't do much about it. Kedar worked the fifth ball towards long off for a single. Duminy shuffled towards the off-stump and attempted a scoop, missed the line and Bhuvan's another yorker uprooted his stumps, JP Duminy is OUT! Magnificent over from Bhuvneshwar, two runs and a wicket from it.
JP Duminy b Kumar 4 (5b)
Over 18 || Score 137/5
Pathan to bowl his third over. Just five from the over. 12 balls left. DD would still want to go past the 160-run mark.
Over 17 || Score 132/5
Henriques to bowl his third over. He began with a full-toss and Karthik hit it high towards long-off where Steyn timed his jump to perfection and pulled off a blinder, Dinesh Karthik is OUT! JP Duminy finally walks in. Moises bowled a slower one to Shukla who hit it straight to Warner at deep midwicket, Laxmi Ratan Shukla is OUT! Kedar Jadhav is the new man in. These two are really good hitters of the cricket ball. The onus is now on them to take Delhi past 160-run mark. Four runs from the over and two wickets for Moises.
LR Shukla c Warner b Henriques 21 (22b)
KD Karthik c Steyn b Henriques 39 (30b)
Over 16 || Score 128/3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his third over. Seven runs from the over. JP Duminy and Kedar Jadhav are yet to come, Laxmi Ratan Shukla needs to take his chances now.
Over 15 || Score 121/1
Pathan to bowl his second over. Decent over, six runs from it.
Over 14 || Score 115/3
Sharma to bowl his third over. Karthik attempted a slog sweep off the fourth ball and connected well as it sailed over deep midwicket for a Six! Fifth ball was pitched slightly short and Karthik pulled it between the gap at long on and deep midwicket for a boundary! 13 runs from the over.
Rain has interrupted play and the players are walking off the field!
Over 13 || Score 102/3
Steyn has been brought into the attack. Second ball was a length delivery, DK played a premeditated scoop shot over fine leg for a Six! 12 runs from the over.
Over 12 || Score 91/3
Irfan Pathan brought into the attack. Fifth ball was a short delivery, Karthik pulled it straight to the fielder at deep square leg, who dropped it. Seven runs from the over.
Over 11 || Score 84/3
Mishra to bowl his third over. Shukla charged down the wicket off the fifth ball and hit it over cow corner for a Six! 11 runs from the over.
Over 10 || Score 75/3
Sharma to bowl his second over. Good over, just two runs from it.
Over 9 || Score 73/3
Mishra to bowl his second over. Mayank got an edge off the first ball which rushed past third man for a boundary! Mishra offered flight to Mayank, and he hit it straight to the fielder at deep midwicket, Mayank Agarwal is OUT! Laxmi Ratan Shukla is the new man in. Six runs from the over.
MA Agarwal c Warner b Mishra 25 (18b)
Over 8 || Score 67/2
Henriques to bowl his second over. Seven runs from the over. Dinesh Karthik and Mayank need to stitch a crucial partnership here.
Over 7 || Score 60/2
Amit Mishra to bowl the first over. KP charged down the wicket off the third ball and hit it straight to Dhawan at covers, Kevin Pietersen is OUT! That's the 100th IPL wicket for Amit Mishra. He had to wait for it for quite some time and there it is. Eight runs from the over. KP would be disappointed with that shot. He was looking good there.
KP Pietersen c Dhawan b Mishra 35 (19b)
Over 6 || Score 52/1
Moises Henriques to bowl his first over. He began with a half-volley and KP elegantly launched it over long-on for a Six! Moises followed it with another length ball and KP drilled it straight down the ground for a boundary! Mayank was offered room off the fifth ball and he hit it over covers for another boundary! 15 runs from the over. This is an excellent comeback from DD and KP.
Over 5 || Score 37/1
Karn Sharma has been brought into the attack. KP charged down the wicket off the third ball and launced it over long-off for a Six! KP was offered room off the fifth ball and he played a cut shot past point for another boundary! 14 runs from the over and KP is finally getting back into his groove.
Over 4 || Score 23/1
Kumar to bowl his second over. First bal was a length delivery and KP timed it well between point and covers for a boundary! KP got an edge off the second ball which flew past the slip cordon for another boundary! Nine runs from the over.
Over 3 || Score 14/1
Steyn to continue. De Kock was offered some room off the fourth ball, and he hit it straight to Rahul at covers, Quinton de Kock is OUT! Mayank Agarwal is the new man in. Four runs from the over.
Q de Kock c Rahul b Steyn 7 (12b)
Over 2 || Score 10/0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl from the other end. These two have taken some risky singles so far.
Over 1 || Score 4/0
Dale Steyn will bowl the first over. Quinton de Kock and Kevin Pietersen to open the innings for the Daredevils. Good start from Steyn, four from the first over.
TOSS: Shikhar Dhawan has won the toss and he has decided to field first.
Down in the dumps after three consecutive heavy defeats, a beleaguered Delhi Daredevils has no option but to win all their remaining games, starting with the tie against Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Saturday to salvage any hope of qualifying for the play-offs of IPL-7.
With just two wins out of eight games, the Daredevils are languishing at the bottom of the points table and only a miracle performance from here on can seal their place in the knock-out stages of the T20 event.
For Daredevils, it turned out to be a nightmarish return to home as they are yet to register a win out of three matches at the capital`s Feroze Shah Kotla ground. The Delhi outfit`s only two wins so far this season came in the UAE leg of the tournament.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), on the other hand, will be a more confident lot going into the match, especially after the morale-boosting 32-run win over Rajasthan Royals which kept them afloat in the top-four race. Sunrisers now find themselves in the fifth spot with three wins from seven games.