Match Over - Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Delhi Daredevils, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 05 May 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Man of the Match: Rashid Khan


  • Umpire1: CK Nandan
  • Umpire2: BNJ Oxenford
  • Third Umpire: VK Sharma



Overs: 19.5 / 20.0

Sunrisers Hyderabad



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Delhi Daredevils

11.51pm Here's the presentation.

First up, the winning captain, Kane Williamson. Here's what he says: "No secret on why we're doing well. We've adapted to a variety of surfaces. The new ball was vital, and both teams used it well, and it was a bit of a scrap after that. We came back well with the ball to keep them to a par score. They looked like they'd get some more runs, so it was nice to restrict them. But they certainly put us under pressure. With the bat, we knew the middle overs were going to be tough, but wanted to build partnerships and create momentum. Yusuf was beautiful at the end. The Powerplay overs were important, and Hales-y was important. An international cricketer after all. Yusuf is very experienced, and can hit the ball really well. Fantastic for him to finish the game. Still got many games left, and we want to still see signs of improvement. Not perfect, but want to keep at it."

Rashid Khan, the Man of the Match: "Feels great to perform well and play 100 games. Want to be fit and play more 100 games. I had two bad matches, but after that, coming back and performing, all I wanted to do was keeping the basics right. And I've been enjoying myself which is why I've been getting the Man of the Matches. My main strength is my quick-arm action, which the batsmen can't pick. I am just trying to take advantage of it. For me, it's important to bowl on a good length. Makes it tougher for the batsmen. Hyderabad feels like playing in Afghanistan, the love and support they give me. It's amazing, gives me more motivation to do well. Feel happy to give them something to cheer. Don't know anyone in Afghanistan who is not watching IPL. My family is also praying for me."

Sri: "82 off the first 10 and 82 off the last 10 overs talk about a balance batting "

11.34pm That's Sunrisers' highest successful chase this season, and eventually, it was all down to the experience of Williamson and Yusuf. For Daredevils, it's all but over. They're only mathematically alive now. We'll have the presentation now.

Lokesh Kaza: "SRH still have some chinks in the armour, despite being table toppers. Dhawan's strike rate should have been higher, considering he was playing at a crucial juncture when the ball came on well. And the middle-order still isn't very reassuring, but maybe that's because of the pitches they're playing on." -- Can't disagree there, Kaza. You must be a happy man tonight. But well summed up.

Arif: "Feeling bad for Avesh, Iyer taking his name - so immature Playing Maxwell biggest mistake"

Vishal Pawar: "With every other team losing from the bottom half, MI stand a great chance for playoffs. Tomorrow we're gonna take on our bunnies, KKR!!!" -- That excited? Here's our match preview for that game!

Mahesh Balaji: "@Rasheed, Yusuf hit just a few boundaries. Sure he got the team home but to be regarded as a genuine threat, he has to be consistent. To me, he is just a glorified Paul Valthaty or Swapnil Asnodkar."

Prabesh: "Well, what i love is I watch live on TV, but for commentary I open Espncricinfo in mobile. How beautifully you have set. Too fast updates! happening at the same time live and commentary :)"

Sai: "Do you guys have voice to text converter or you type yourselves. I see Shreyas' interview in TV and your summary happening at the same time." -- hey hey, Kane Williamson isn't the only one with fast hands ;)

Puneet: "Never seen a more dejected captain that Iyer in that interview with Clarke. Feel bad for him. Dropped catches cost them the match."

Puru: "Is this really fielding standards? Its better to just read the score on cricinfo..... rather than watch this circus!!!!"

Rasheed: "Many had written off Yousuf before the tournament and look at what he is delivering "

SandyKamHouston: "Man o man! Feel for Shreyas, he was almost crying, trying hard to hide his emotions. We all support you Mr. Iyer. This will be great experience for you, ups and downs."

Ravindra Bhavan: "So many loopholes in the game. You hit a boundary of the last ball but still if you take a run before ball reaches boundary, you are only given one run. That might affect the NRR and position in points table."

Shreyas Iyer, the losing captain: "Very disappointing, to be honest. We were on top at one point. I thought 163 was a good total. Ten runs extra would've been important. It was a difficult pitch, knew it wasn't going to turn too much. It didn't turn much, but Avesh didn't do well either. Part of the game. Taking one spinner was the perfect decision, and Mishra bowled really well. See, catches win matches, we've been practicing on our fielding, but drops happen when the pressure is high. We didn't give up till the end."

Alex Hales: "Good to be playing. Was waiting for my chance. I've enjoyed the first two games. I've had a bit of a luck getting dropped but it was a good surface during the Powerplay. The leadership in the franchise has been amazing, the things you can do when you're not playing. Credit to the coaching staff. Was just trying to get into the bowler's head tonight, and it's something I've worked on behind the scenes."

19.5DT Christian to KS Williamson, 1 run, full outside off, and that's been worked towards the leg side. No one's in the deep, so SRH finish with a boundary. Sunrisers win by seven wickets!.
19.4DT Christian to YK Pathan, 1 run, full on leg stump, but Yusuf backs away to the leg side to drill this straight down the ground. Only a single.
19.3DT Christian to YK Pathan, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short on middle, and that's been pulled. Yusuf top-edges it, and that's perfectly fine, since short fine leg was inside the circle.
19.2DT Christian to YK Pathan, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, full toss way outside off, and Yusuf leans into this loosener. Bends his knee, and pumps it over the bowler's head. Straight into the sightscreen.
19.1DT Christian to YK Pathan, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, and that's been flat-batted towards the bowler. Christian drops the catch, but manages to go towards mid on to collect the ball. Then has a shy at the stumps, and hey, it's a direct hit! Williamson's just in. So that's two to the total..
End of over 19. 13 runs this over. 149/3 after 113 balls.
KS Williamson 31 (29b 0x4 1x6 ) TA Boult 4-0-29-0
YK Pathan 13 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) more

What a roller coaster this game has been. It's been way too close to call.

Siddhesh v: "Wasn't it half in and half out? Shouldn't it have been umpires call on where it pitched?" -- Im equally baffled, Sid. But let's go with what the replays showed us

and Sunrisers don't even earn the single despite running across. A flaw in the sport's rule!

End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 136/3 after 108 balls.
YK Pathan 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-0-27-1
KS Williamson 30 (28b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Sunrisers need 28 off 12 balls

Fatir: "Compared to the recently concluded PSL, the fielding standards this IPL has been appalling which comes as a surprise given the high profile fielding coaches

End of over 17. 7 runs this over. 132/2 after 102 balls.
KS Williamson 28 (26b 0x4 1x6 ) TA Boult 3-0-16-0
MK Pandey 21 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Sunrisers need 32 off 18 balls

Numair: "What's actually umpire's have on their wrist hand? Looks like shield to me." -- That's pretty much what it is. For safety reasons, of course

End of over 16. 10 runs this over. 125/2 after 96 balls.
KS Williamson 25 (23b 0x4 1x6 ) Avesh Khan 3-0-47-0
MK Pandey 17 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Sunrisers need 39 off 24 balls

Jacq: "One trick ponies don't work for too long in this age...example, Avesh Khan with short balls"

Sunil G Salian: "Right time to prove Pandey his worth of 11 crores.Come on Pandey! "

Rachit: "@Ronak: Cricket is a funny game, you are talking in retrospect. How about Maxi taking the catch and then Avesh would have been a good bowler, a fantastic selection getting rid of Alex Hales. So, I would say hold on to your horses till over no. 20."

End of over 15. 13 runs this over. 115/2 after 90 balls.
MK Pandey 16 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) DT Christian 3-0-23-0
KS Williamson 16 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Yash: "I get a feeling Yusuf's gonna come to the party and see them through! "

Exactly six overs since SRH last found the boundary!

Ronak: "That Maxwell dropped catch and the Avesh Khan over leaking 27 runs will prove to be the difference during game. Avesh Khan getting 2 overs in powerplay makes no sense when you know Hales fancies short balls from fasters. Team selection should get bashed too. 4 fast bolwers and a specialist spinner on a pitch which has supported spinners. "

Prasad: "@Madhumbosudhan, dont even have to go as far as warne if you remember how akila almost destroyed India in a one day game"

End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 102/2 after 84 balls.
MK Pandey 7 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-23-0
KS Williamson 12 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Dipojjal: "Ideal platform for Manish Pandey to silence his critics and take his team to playoffs"

Aranya Das: "Manish Pandey quietly brings up 4000 runs in T20 cricket." -- quietly indeed.

Twenty-seven balls since the last boundary...

End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 96/2 after 78 balls.
MK Pandey 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 4-0-19-2
KS Williamson 8 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 91/2 after 71 balls.
MK Pandey 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-16-0
KS Williamson 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Stat: Three of Shikhar Dhawan's last-five dismissals have been against spinners, bowled playing across the line to full-length balls

End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 86/1 after 65 balls.
S Dhawan 33 (29b 2x4 1x6 ) A Mishra 3-0-15-1
KS Williamson 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 82/1 after 60 balls.
KS Williamson 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) DT Christian 2-0-10-0
S Dhawan 32 (28b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Sunrisers at 82 for 1 after ten overs. They need 82 more from the next ten as well.

Danish: "@Ruchit, take note Indian selectors. Don't forget to take Kuldeep to England."

Asim: "Be careful for what you speak. You've just put a lot of Sachjn's runs under question!"

End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 76/1 after 54 balls.
AD Hales 45 (31b 3x4 3x6 ) A Mishra 2-0-11-1
S Dhawan 28 (24b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Pranav: "Rashid, undoubtedly changed the course of the innings, but if I have to pick a star based on an individual performance, Prithvi Shaw. Wonderful batting, powerful shots, capitalized on the field restrictions like an experienced player! " -- depends on the game result, no? Sorry to be philosophical, but are you really the game's star if your team loses? There's no right answer, so don't @ me!

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 68/0 after 48 balls.
S Dhawan 22 (21b 1x4 1x6 ) DT Christian 1-0-4-0
AD Hales 43 (28b 3x4 3x6 ) more

That's that for the night for me. It's over to Sreshth till the end? Who is your star of the day so far? My pick: Rashid Khan. Do let us know why.

Michael: "@Sresth: Having seen AH live numerous times, I was beyond perplexed as to why Moody and Laxman held him back for so long because I knew Indians would love him."

End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 64/0 after 42 balls.
AD Hales 41 (25b 3x4 3x6 ) A Mishra 1-0-3-0
S Dhawan 20 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 21 runs this over. 55/0 after 35 balls.
AD Hales 34 (20b 3x4 2x6 ) Avesh Khan 2-0-31-0
S Dhawan 18 (16b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 5. 11 runs this over. 34/0 after 30 balls.
S Dhawan 11 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-11-0
AD Hales 21 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 23/0 after 24 balls.
AD Hales 15 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 1-0-4-0
S Dhawan 6 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 18/0 after 17 balls.
AD Hales 13 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 2-0-8-0
S Dhawan 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shikhar Dhawan has hit a bit of a lean stretch in this IPL having scored just 29 runs off his last-five innings

BIKRAM: "Just joined in. Not surprised by DD total. If it is a spinner friendly track DD should have given opportunity to Sandeep Lamichane who is yet to get a game. This guys can be Rashid Khan for DD. I just hope his talent won't go wasted sitting on the bench. "

End of over 2. 10 runs this over. 11/0 after 12 balls.
S Dhawan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Avesh Khan 1-0-10-0
AD Hales 10 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 6 balls.
S Dhawan 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 1-0-1-0
AD Hales 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Hales has made 61 runs across five innings at a strike rate of 191 against Boult

AD HalesB A Mishra453133145.16
S DhawanB A Mishra333021110
KS Williamsonnot out 323001106.67
MK PandeyC PP Shaw B LE Plunkett211720123.53
YK Pathannot out 271222225
Shakib Al Hasan -
WP Saha -
B Kumar -
Rashid Khan -
S Kaul -
Sandeep Sharma -
Total 164/3
TA Boult4.003007.5
Avesh Khan3.0047015.67
GJ Maxwell1.00404
LE Plunkett4.002716.75
A Mishra4.001924.75
DT Christian3.503709.65