Sunrisers Hyderabad will have to face Delhi Daredevils in the game tonight which does not look like a very hard task for the former. The Delhi Daredevils (DD) keeper-batsman made 128 off 63 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to take his team to 187 for 5 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.
Hales has performed at the top in the limited chances he has got and now the team would be hoping that star player, Shikhar Dhawan, is back to his best. In his innings, Dhawan faced 50 balls and added nine fours and four sixes.
The win sees the Sunrisers become the first side to cement their position in this year's IPL playoffs, while the Daredevils' season is all but over. "The way the guys have responded under pressure has been outstanding and we will look to continue doing the same in the latter half of the tournament as well", Williamson told CNN-News 18. DD, on the other hand, are nearly out of the contest as even if they win all of their remaining games, they will finish with 14 points provided that they win all games. Their tally of 8 wins at this stage is their best after the first ten games in their history of the cash-rich league.
Shaw mistimed a pull off a short ball and Dhawan latched on to it at cover.
Delhi had crawled to 52 for three in 10 overs but Pant's power hitting quickly changed the course of the game. When he and Jason Roy started off in fine fashion on Thursday, it looked like the Daredevils would run away to a huge score in powerplay.
How Pant occurred about the likes of Shakib, Kaul and Bhuvenshwar Kumar was respectable. Bhuvneshwar, who had conceded 7 runs off his first two overs, finished with his second-most expensive figures in the IPL of 1 for 51, with 44 coming off his last two. Harshal Patel was the next batsmen in.
Pant sent the ball out for another four in the nineteenth over to reach his maiden IPL century after connecting well with a Siddharth Kaul delivery. "It's nice to have a New Zealand batsman as one of those top five", said Hesson, who had also coached Kenya. Andre Russell had hit 68 runs off just 20 balls - the highest by a batsman at the death in an IPL innings - against Chennai Super Kings earlier this season.
More than the score card, it is the kind of bowlers he took to the cleaners. Both spinners, as well as pacers, went for runs in the high-scoring contest.
Unfortunately, the Delhi Daredevils chose to follow the Royal Challengers Bangalore and are now at the bottom of the table.