Team Delhi, led by Shreyas Iyer, defeated Hyderabad by 39 runs in the 30th match of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Here are the highlights:
# Delhi win by 39 runs!
# Wicket! Rabada dismisses Khaleel Ahmed, the new man off the fifth delivery of the over, as Khaleel backs away and misses the full ball which goes on to hit the stumps!
# Wicket! Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed for 2 runs off 4 deliveries as the bowler attempts a big hit off a slower delivery, with Rabada completing the catch himself!
# Kagiso Rabada to bowl the 19th over!
# 4 runs and three wickets off the over, Hyderabad 112/8 (18 overs)
# Sandeep Sharma is the new man in!
# Wicket! Abhishek Sharma, the debutant attempts to go for a big hit off a length delivery, but only succeeds in handing a catch to Keemo Paul!
# Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the new players in!
# 2 wickets off the over as Rashid and Deepak Hooda departs off successive deliveries in an attempt to accelerate! Deepak Hooda is bowled after missing a yorker which goes on to hit the leg stump. Rashid Khan, on the other hand, attempts to slog sweep a slower delivery with Keemo Paul completing a catch at deep mid!
# Chris Morris to bowl the 18th over!
# Need 48 runs in 18 deliveries!
# Abhishek Sharma is the new man in!
# Wicket! Vijay Shankar dismissed for 1 run off 2 deliveries as the all-rounder attempts to go for a big hit off a bouncer, as wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant completes the catch!
# Deepak Hooda is the new man in!
# Wicket! David Warner dismissed for 51 runs off 46 deliveries as the opener hands a catch to Shreyas Iyer off a slower delivery after struggling to connect!
# Half-century for Warner!
# Rabada to bowl his third over!
#Need 52 runs from 24 deliveries!
# 4 runs off the over, Hyderabad 104/3 (16 overs)
# Vijay Shankar is the new man in!
# Wicket! Ricky Bhui dismissed for 7 runs off 12 deliveries as Paul bowls an off-cutter, which the batsman fails to connect effectively, with Akshar Patel pulling off the catch!
# Keemo Paul to bowl his final over!
# Need 56 runs in 30 deliveries!
# Single off the final delivery to make it 5 runs from the over Hyderabad 100/2 (15 overs)
# 4 runs off the first four deliveries as Amit Mishra fails to hold on to a return catch off Warner!
# Mishra to bowl his third over!
# Need 61 runs in 36 deliveries!
# Single off the final delivery making it 11 runs from the over!
# Second boundary of the over off the fifth delivery as Warner directs the ball to deep extra cover!
# Boundary off the first delivery as Warner hits the short ball towards deep mid-wicket!
# Need 72 runs from 42 deliveries!
# Chris Morris into the attack!
# 4 runs from the over, Hyderabad 84/2 (13 overs)
# Munro spills a catch off a leading edge as Ricky Bhui attempts to go for a big hit off a turning delivery by Amit Mishra.
# Four runs off the first two deliveries.
# Amit Mishra to bowl his second over!
# 3 runs and a wicket off the over, Hyderabad 80/2 (12 overs)
# Ricky Bhui is the new man in!
# Wicket! Williamson departs for 3 runs off 8 deliveries as Paul bowls an off-cutter, which the Hyderabad skipper edges to Rabada.
# Just one run off the first three deliveries off the over!
# Keemo Paul to bowl his third over!
# 4 runs from the attack, Hyderabad 77/1 (11 overs)
# Amit Mishra into the attack!
# 7 runs and a wicket off the over, Hyderabad 73/1 (10 overs)
# Kane Williamson is the new man in!
# Wicket! Jonny Bairstow dismissed for 41 runs off 31 deliveries as the Englishman attempts to go for a big hit having smashed five runs off four deliveries. However, he fails to connect, handing a catch to Kagiso Rabada.
# Keemo Paul to bowl his second over!
# Single off the final two deliveries, making it 15 runs from the over! Punjab 66/0 (9 overs)
# Bairstow further directs the ball to the deep mid-wicket for a boundary making it 13 runs from the over!
# Six off the first delivery of the over as Warner smashes the ball to long-on followed by a double off the second delivery making it 8 runs from the over!
# Akshar Patel to bowl his second over!
# Three runs from the over, as Paul takes the pace off the ball making it difficult for the batsmen to score freely.
# Single off the first delivery as Warner cuts the ball to backward point!
# Keemo Paul into the attack!
# Single off the final delivery making it 8 runs from the over. Hyderabad 48/0 (7 overs)
# Boundary off the fourth delivery as Bairstow reaches 32 runs off 22 deliveries following a cut to third man!
# Two runs off the first three deliveries as Warner and Bairstow complete a quick double off the third delivery following a misfield!
# Axar Patel into the attack!
# Need 116 runs in 84 deliveries!
# 10 runs off the next two overs with Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada bowling their third and second overs of the clash. Warner and Bairstow are forced to settle for singles and doubles as the two bowlers make it difficult to variations in line, length. Hyderabad 40/0 (6 overs)
# 7 runs from the over, Hyderabad 30/0 (4 overs)
# First six of the innings from the third delivery as Jonny Bairstow lofts the ball straight down the ground over the bowler's head!
# Chris Morris into the attack!
# Hyderabad need 133 runs!
# 10 runs off the over as Jonny Bairstow smashes consecutive boundaries off the third and fourth delivery, flicking the ball over square leg and over point. Hyderabad 23/0 (3 overs)
# Sharma to bowl his second over!
# 10 runs from the second over of the innings as Warner and Bairstow smash a boundary apiece through square leg and short fine leg. Hyderabad 13/0 (2 overs)
# Rabada into the attack!
# Two runs from the opening over as Ishant Sharma generates movement and maintains a consistent line and length making it difficult for the batsmen to score. Hyderabad 2/0 (1 over)
# Ishant Sharma to bowl the opening over!
# Hyderabad openers Jonny Bairstow and David Warner are set to kick off the chase!
# Hyderabad need 156 runs to win!
# 13 runs off the final over, Delhi 155/7 (20 overs)
# Rabada is the new man in!
# Wicket! Paul departs for 7 runs off 4 deliveries after being dismissed lbw, having smashed a six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar from the previous delivery!
# 10 runs from the first two deliveries!
# Single off the free hit, followed by a six from the third delivery as Keemo Paul hits the ball into the stands over long-on!
# No-ball called off the first delivery with only three fielders inside the circle, as Akshar Patel and Keemo Paul complete a double!
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his final over!
# 3 runs off the final three deliveries of the over, Delhi 142/6 (19 overs)
# Two runs off the first two deliveries followed by a boundary off the third as Axar Patel smashes the ball past cover!
# Sandeep Sharma to bowl the 19th over!
# 3 runs and a wicket off the over, Delhi 133/6 (18 overs)
# Keemo Paul is the new man in!
# Wicket! Morris departs for 4 runs off 8 deliveries as the Proteas batsman attempts to hit across the spin, with the ball going on to hit the top of off-stump!
# 2 runs off the first three deliveries of the over, followed by a missed catch off an edge by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow!
# Rashid Khan to bowl his final over!
# 3 runs and a wicket off the over, Delhi 130/5 (17 overs)
# Akshar Patel is the new man in!
# Wicket! Rishabh Pant dismissed for 23 runs off 19 deliveries, from the second delivery of the over as Pant looks to lift the ball over long-on, handing a catch to Deepak Hooda.
# Khaleel Ahmed to bowl his fourth over!
# Delhi 126/4 (16 overs) with just 5 runs off the over!
# Chris Morris into the attack!
# Wicket! Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks his 100th wicket for Hyderabad, as Shreyas Iyer attempts to go for an upper-cut off a short bouncer, handing an edge to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack, to bowl his third over!
# Time for the strategic timeout!
# 7 runs from the over, as Sandeep Sharma bowls consecutive yorkers making it difficult for the batsmen to score freely. Delhi 121/3 (15 overs)
# Sandeep Sharma to bowl his third over of the innings!
# 6 overs to go as Delhi reach 114/3 (14 overs). Sandeep Sharma and Rashid Khan concede 8 and 4 runs respectively off their overs, as the latter fails to stop a cut shot past point off Sharma's fourth delivery.
# Shankar and Rashid Khan continue with the ball as Delhi score 15 runs off two overs. Both the bowlers concede a boundary apiece off the final deliveries having delivered economical overs initially. 100 up for Delhi. Delhi 102/3 (12 overs)
# Two new bowlers into the attack with Vijay Shankar and Rashid Khan introduced. Shankar concedes 9 runs from the over as Shreyas Iyer drives a half-volley through extra cover for a boundary. Rashid Khan delivers an expensive opening over, conceding two boundaries as Pant and Shreyas Iyer score 10 runs off the over, Delhi 87/3 (10 overs)
# 10 runs and a wicket from the over, Delhi 69/3 (8 overs)
# Rishabh Pant is the new man in!
# Wicket! Colin Munro departs for 40 runs off 24 deliveries as the Kiwi batsman edges the ball to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, following a six off the fifth delivery over long-on!
# Abhishek Sharma to bowl his first over!
# 8 runs from the over, as skipper Shreyas Iyer cuts the ball past backward point after creating room with fielder Ricky Bhui failing to stop the ball.
# Deepak Hooda into the attack!
# Six off the first delivery as Munro slogs the slower ball after coming down the track. This is further followed by a boundary off the fourth delivery as Munro edges the bouncer to the fine leg boundary. 12 runs from the over, Delhi 51/2 (6 overs)
# Khaleel Ahmed to bowl his third over!
# 9 runs off the over, as Iyer scores a boundary off the final delivery of the over to third man!
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his second over!
# This is Hyderabad's 100th IPL match!
# 10 runs from the over, as Colin Munro smashes a boundary and a six following the dismissal of Dhawan towards cover point and backward square leg!
# Shreyas Iyer is the new man in!
# Wicket! Dhawan departs for 7 off the second delivery of the over, as the opener attempts a hook shot off a short delivery, resulting in a top edge to Bhuvneshwar Kumar!
# Khaleel Ahmed to bowl his second over!
# Eight runs from the over as Munro smashes two boundaries from the second and fifth delivery, following a thick edge and over the man at cover! Delhi 20/1 (3 overs)
# Sandeep Sharma into the attack!
# 5 runs from the second over, Delhi 12/1 (2 overs)
# Colin Munro is the new man in!
# Wicket! Khaleel Ahmed strikes with the fifth delivery as Shaw edges the ball to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. Delhi 11/1 (1.5 overs)
# Khaleel Ahmed to bowl the second over of the innings!
# Seven runs off the first over as Dhawan gets off the mark with a boundary off the third delivery, following an edge past the fielder at slip! Delhi 7/0 (1 over)
# Delhi openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have reached the crease with Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the opening over!
# The umpires have walked down to the ground with the clash set to start in a few minutes!
# Following Kolkata's defeat against Chennai, the winner of the clash between Hyderabad and Delhi will reach the second spot on the points table!
# Kane Williamson replaces Muhammad Nabi in the lineup!
# Ricky Bhui to play his first match of the season for Hyderabad as a replacement for Manish Pandey with Khaleel Ahmed replacing Siddharth Kaul!
# Abhishek Sharma to make his IPL debut for Hyderabad against his former franchise as a replacement for Yusuf Pathan!
# Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed
# Colin Munro replaces Colin Ingram in the Delhi lineup while Amit Mishra replaces Rahul Tewatia!
# Delhi (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
# Hyderabad win the toss, opt to field!
# The toss is set to take place in a few minutes!
Shikhar Dhawan will be keen to build on to his newfound form ahead of the World Cup and also help Delhi continue their winning run in the IPL in their match against Hyderabad on Sunday.
A confident Delhi are coming off two back-to-back victories against Bangalore and a strong Kolkata outfit.
In contrast, Hyderabad have suffered defeats in their previous two games and would be desperate to get back to winning ways.
Hyderabad will draw confidence from the fact that they had thrashed Delhi when the two teams met last time in Ferozshah Kotla.
Having restricted Delhi to 129 for eight, Hyderabad achieved the target in 18.3 overs, handing the home team a five-wicket defeat.
Delhi: Shreyas Iyer(capt), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(wk), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Colin Munro.
Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (capt), Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Billy Stanlake, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem.
(With PTI Inputs)