So, it is an end of the road for Delhi Daredevils (SS) in IPL 2018 as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) clinched a thrilling victory over them on Saturday night.
It was a tough loss for Delhi Daredevils as they were in the game throughout the match but unfortunately, lost in the crucial moment of the game and of course, the fielding department played a meaty role in the loss.
After put in to bat, Delhi lost the struggling Glenn Maxwell early but Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer helped them iron that glitch out and get them off to a good start. Shaw was dismissed for 65 and Iyer for 44 but Rashid Khan and Siddharth Kaul then pulled the breaks on the visitors’ innings. Vijay Shankar smashed 17 runs off the final over to set up a target of 165 for SRH to chase.
Sunrisers structured their way to the total much better than Delhi did. Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales got them off to a solid start and even after they were dismissed, Kane Williamson anchored the rest of the innings and ensured that the runs kept flowing despite there being a six-over period when they could not get a boundary.
In the later stage of the game, Yusuf Pathan accelerated the SRH innings and hosts won the match with one ball to spare.
Here are a few Twitter reactions to the match:
The @SunRisers have the Best bowling attack this IPL and there are no second thoughts about it but their batting front needed someone like a Yusuf to come good to see them through with the bat. What better timing and occasion to bring it on. All grounds covered now 👍👍 #SRHvDD
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 5, 2018
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) May 5, 2018
It was real good well played Lala… @iamyusufpathan
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 5, 2018
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 5, 2018
Top captaincy from Kane Williamson.. Add to that, his bowlers never let him down.. conceded 95 in he first ten, 68 in the next. #SRHvDD
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) May 5, 2018
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 6, 2018
A little fellow from Mumbai with an MRF bat plays a dazzling knock but ends up on the losing side. Seen that before… #SRHvDD
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 5, 2018
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) May 5, 2018
164 is the highest target successfully chased down by SRH at Hyderabad in IPL. The previous highest was 161 which they chased against RCB in 2014.#SRHvDD
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) May 5, 2018
Yusuf Pathan produced many match winning innings in IPL and produced one more after big break…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 5, 2018
Pathan dropped on 0, then poor bowling at the death. Delhi left to rue at what might have been with more discipline. But super chase by SRH
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 5, 2018
No matter how much Ponting and DD back him, Maxwell has been finding new ways to embarrass himself. #IPL
— Shuβh Aggarwal (@shubh_chintak) May 5, 2018
At this rate, Maxi won't get another contract in the auction.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) May 5, 2018