Kane Williamson And Shikhar Dhawan brilliant fifties and some excellent show of death bowling as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs in their IPL match in Hyderabad.
Electing to bat, Hyderabad set a challenging total 191/4 for Delhi, Williamson’s 89 runs in just 51 balls and his 136-run partnership for second wicket with Shikhar Dhawan(70-run in 50-ball) and then restricted to 176/5 to maintain their unbeaten at home, this is fourth successive win at home.
defending champions Hyderabad jumped to second spot with eight points from six matches.
Chasing 192 for a win, Delhi were in the hunt as they reached 56/1 at the end of six powerplay overs with Sanju Samson (42) and Karun Nair (33) going great guns though they lost Sam Billings (13) early on.
But once Samson and Nair were out, Delhi innings lost way and the asking rate increase.
Some good effort by Shreyas Iyer (50 not out) took on Afghan bowler Rashid khan in 15th over as he hit two sixes to collect 16 runs.
Delhi needed 65 from the final five overs but could only score 49 with the Hyderabad side bowlers coming up with a fine bowling show at the death overs.
Needing 24 runs from the final over, Delhi made a valiant attempt but ended up 15 runs short in the end.
For Hyderabad, Siraj took two wickets for 39 runs in his debut while Kaul and Yuvraj grabbed a wicket each.