Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Author: Arturo Norris May 03, 2017,
May 03, 2017, 7:10
The fifth bowler's quota of overs, shared between Henriques and Yuvraj, cost SRH 52 runs in 3.1 overs and is a timely lesson that they can not afford to play an extra batsman. Like Yuvraj, Nair too was helped along by ordinary fielding.
The Daredevils had only won two of their first eight matches in the tournament and looked unlikely to add a third when Yuvraj blasted 70 not out off only 41 balls to get Sunrisers up to an imposing 185-3.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Team Playing 11: DA Warner*, S Dhawan, KS Williamson, MC Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, DJ Hooda, NV Ojha†, B Kumar, Rashid Khan, S Kaul, Mohammed Siraj. They added 93 runs in 8.2 overs, majority coming from Yuvraj who finished the innings unbeaten on 70 from 41 balls, with 11 fours.
Bowling: Yadav 4-0-26-0, Rabada 4-0-59-0 (1nb), Morris 4-0-36-0, Shami 4-0-36-2 (1w), Mishra 4-0-23-1 (1w).
Fans were mesmerized by Yuvraj Singh's brilliant knock against Delhi.
Being put in to bat first, Warner dominated for the vast majority of his 139-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan. Sanju Samson (24) and stand-in captain Karun Nair put on 40 for the first wicket before the former fell to the first ball of the fifth over.
The 35-year-old got over his slow start and made the most of a dropped catch on 29 to give yet another reminder of what a player of his caliber is capable of. Purple Cap holder Bhuvneshwar Kumar went for 12 in the next and IPL Auction star Mohammed Siraj was taken for 13. Samson failed to pick a slower one and was caught at cover-point by Shikhar Dhawan after scoring 24. Nair surprisingly sent in Pant at No. 3.
Sunrisers were 66 for 1 at the end of the Powerplay.
Karun Nair has used his bowlers very well, here.
In the middle overs, Rishabh Pant [34 off 20 balls] and Shreyas Iyer [33 off 25 balls] carried on the good work of the openers. And on Tuesday, he nearly managed to match Shami's snorter with a superb yorker to get rid of Rishabh Pant. The highest individual score was 18 from Corey Anderson.
Warner's 51, Dhawan's 77 in 48 balls and 54 not out by Williamson powered SRH to 207/3 in their match against Kings XI Punjab last night at Mohali. The difference on Tuesday was that every batsman managed to get quick runs and, despite the wickets, Daredevils did not allow the asking rate to climb out of control.
Among the Delhi Daredevils batsmen, Sanju Samson will do well get to a big score; post his hundred, the opener has got starts in four innings, but has converted only one of those to half-centuries.
Iyer gave Yuvraj a dose of his medicine by hitting him for back-to-back sixes and the risky Anderson was there at the end after hitting three sixes to get Delhi over the line. The batsman hit the previous delivery, which lacked pace and bowled short, for a six and the bowler in return came up with the flawless response and bowled the fuller delivery 27.4 kmph faster than the previous one to catch the youngster off guard.