Last night’s match between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad turned out to be another exciting match of the league. The match was held at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium and was won by Sunrisers by beating Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets.
Delhi Daredevils pulled off a stunning total of 187 runs after Rishabh Pant delivered a devastating performance as he went on to score 128 runs off 63 balls.He remained unbeaten till the end of first innings and smashed the bowlers of Sunrisers to all the corners of the ground by hitting 15 fours and 7 sixes.
Sunrisers bowlers who are known for delivering stunning shots, were left stunned after the impeccable performance by Rishabh Pant.
However, in the second innings the batsmen of Sunrisers backed their bowlers by giving an outstanding performance and by chasing the total runs wonderfully. The talented batsmen of Sunrisers, literally took over the match by storm from the second innings. Shikhar Dhawan, the ‘Gabbar’ of cricket was in a great form today and he gave one stunning performance by smashing 92 runs off 50 balls. He smashed 9 fours and 4 sixes.
The skipper of the team, Kane Williamson gave another brilliant performance by scoring 83 off 52 runs.
It was an easy win for Sunrisers, however Delhi Daredevils didn’t see that coming from the defending champions.With this match, the team became the first team to qualify for the playoffs. Today’s cricket news headlines and online cricket news is filled with articles on Sunrisers victory as the Sunrisers are leading the table with 18 points and are way ahead of every other team.
Here we bring you the cricket match latest updates. Here’s what the skipper of Delhi Daredevils, Shreyas Iyer, said after the match:
“I think it was a brilliant total to get on this wicket. Because the start we got was really disheartening. I think towards the end, the ball was coming nicely onto the bat. The wicket played well towards the end. Was a two-paced wicket. We didn’t get many opportunities to get them out. So they played well. There’s always hope to carry into the next season. It’s going to be really important as youngsters that we get along in the coming games. It will give us a boost for the next year.
The skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kane Williamson said:
“We wanted to go out and keep playing as a team. And we have been playing on tough surfaces, so it was nice to go out and execute our batting plans. It’s always tough chasing here. We thought it was a tough surface, keeping a touch low perhaps. Pant played a special knock. They had a score above par. Dew played a little part, yes. Wicket was a good surface towards the end. A bit of partnership at the top, which gave us the momentum. We were batting with intent when chasing 180. I think when you are rotating the strike the boundaries start to come. It was nice to get that partnership. Shikhar was outstanding; certainly put them on the back foot.”
Shikhar Dhawan was given the title of Player of the match, here’s what he said:
“The Gabbar was always there – Yes! He’s back. Rishabh played an amazing knock, he took the game away from us. But we believed that we’ll go in with a positive mind-set. I have played lots of cricket over here. I am glad that I scored 92 runs and I am looking forward to score more runs. There was no chat between us, we were doing our job. Kane has been playing brilliantly throughout this season and I was just in the flow, had to go for it. That’s my class.”
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