Match Over - Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Delhi Daredevils, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
  • Referee: M Nayyar
  • When: 10 May 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Man of the Match: S Dhawan


  • Umpire1: AY Dandekar
  • Umpire2: C Shamshuddin
  • Third Umpire: S Ravi



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Delhi Daredevils



Overs: 18.5 / 20.0

Sunrisers Hyderabad

That's that. Phew, our fingers are tired. Shashank and I need some breather, but matches continue. Friday's game features Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, one that Rahane's side simply have to win to stay alive. Can they do it? Do join us to find out. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us here.

Time for the presentations:

Shikhar Dhawan is the Player of the Match for his 50-ball 92 not out. "Gabbar was always there (laughs)! Yep, he's back. Rishabh played an amazing knock, the way he started against the turning ball, just took the game away form us. But we had belief that if we went in with a positive mindset, we could do it and things went our way. I've played lots of cricket here, know the pitch well and that was the advantage today. Glad I score 91, looking forward to scoring more runs for the team. When Kane came in, there wasn't much of a chat. We were just doing our job, I was in my flow and he had been doing well all tournament."

Kane Williamson: We wanted to go out and play as a team, we've been scrapping away on tough surfaces. It was nice to execute our plans well tonight with the bat. We restricted them to a par total, but it's always tough chasing. After the first half of the first innings, we thought it was a tough surface, it was keeping low but Pant played a special knock. Then the wicket maybe got a little better. There was a little bit of dew, not a huge amount. It was nice to be batting on this surface, good to get some momentum. I suppose we were just trying to bat with intent. When you chase 180, there's always scoreboard pressure, we were just trying to relieve that. There were some tough periods, we needed to soak that up but Shikhar was outstanding, he showed intent from ball one, it was a terrific knock.

Pant: Its very harsh on us because the wicket was better in the chase because of dew but it happens in cricket. I just try to see the ball and play according to it, today I took my time and played out well actually. There was some miscalling (miscommunication), it was difficult for me and the second run out, I misjudged the run but it's a part of the game. After the run outs, I took the responsibility and tried to do better for me and my team. I don't know if it's my best knock but till now it's one of my best.

Bharath says Pant's 128* is the highest score in a losing cause in IPL and the fourth-highest in T20s overall.

Iyer: 187 was a brilliant total on this wicket because after the start of losing two wickets in the Powerplay was disheartening but the way Pant batted was commendable. The wicket played really well later on and it played a big role. We didn't get that many opportunities to get them out and the way we bowled, we didn't deserve to win this match. It's going to be important for us to win the remaining matches and get along well. It can boost our morale for next year. These are nail-biting games for us and the experience will help us in the future for the India A and other games.

11.25pm Williamson takes his helmet off immediately, so does Dhawan and they share a hug to celebrate their team being the first one to book a playoff berth this season. Meanwhile, Bharath tells me this is the joint-highest target successfully chased down in IPL losing one or no wickets. Before this, Delhi had done it in Hyderabad (what a turnaround) against the then local side, Deccan Chargers, in 2012. What a batting show from these two batsmen though - Dhawan middled almost all those strikes down the ground and on the leg side and Williamson showed yet again that his class, wrist work, and elegant drives can take you a long way in T20s. For now, it's taken them to the top of the table

18.5TA Boult to KS Williamson, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full toss, that delivery sums up Delhi's bowling show today because Williamson steers it behind square and Sunrisers make it to the playoffs, Delhi are knocked out.
18.4TA Boult to S Dhawan, 1 run, gets a full delivery after a short ball and he lofts it with those powerful wrists to deep square leg.
18.3TA Boult to S Dhawan, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short, angled in, pulled in the gap and he gets four more to move into the 90s.
18.2TA Boult to KS Williamson, 1 run, right in the block hole outside off, he jams his bat down for a single towards backward point.
18.1TA Boult to S Dhawan, 1 run, bit too full and Dhawan uses his hard hands to whack it to long on.
End of over 18. 10 runs this over. 180/1 after 108 balls.
KS Williamson 78 (51b 7x4 2x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-0-41-0
S Dhawan 86 (47b 8x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 17. 6 runs this over. 170/1 after 102 balls.
KS Williamson 72 (48b 6x4 2x6 ) HV Patel 4-0-32-1
S Dhawan 82 (44b 8x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 16. 12 runs this over. 164/1 after 96 balls.
S Dhawan 77 (40b 7x4 4x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-31-0
KS Williamson 71 (46b 6x4 2x6 ) more

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End of over 15. 13 runs this over. 152/1 after 90 balls.
KS Williamson 61 (42b 6x4 1x6 ) TA Boult 3-0-32-0
S Dhawan 75 (38b 7x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 14. 9 runs this over. 139/1 after 84 balls.
KS Williamson 49 (37b 4x4 1x6 ) GJ Maxwell 1-0-9-0
S Dhawan 74 (37b 7x4 4x6 ) more

A lot of anger coming out now

Kapil: "Most awful performance, Plunkett..Couldn't bowl a single wicket taking spell in 4 games. Can't keep picking the names based on reputation"

End of over 13. 18 runs this over. 130/1 after 78 balls.
S Dhawan 67 (34b 6x4 4x6 ) S Nadeem 2-0-22-0
KS Williamson 47 (34b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 112/1 after 72 balls.
KS Williamson 42 (31b 4x4 1x6 ) HV Patel 3-0-26-1
S Dhawan 54 (31b 6x4 2x6 ) more

Three overs left for Nadeem, these two play left-arm spin pretty well. A lot rests on Boult tonight since nobody else has bothered the batsmen

End of over 11. 14 runs this over. 105/1 after 66 balls.
S Dhawan 49 (27b 5x4 2x6 ) A Mishra 3-0-29-0
KS Williamson 40 (29b 4x4 1x6 ) more

Sunrisers have scored 39 runs more than Delhi in the first 10 overs. Delhi had scored 52 and Sunrisers have got to 91

End of over 10. 11 runs this over. 91/1 after 60 balls.
KS Williamson 32 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-19-0
S Dhawan 43 (24b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 80/1 after 54 balls.
S Dhawan 42 (23b 4x4 2x6 ) A Mishra 2-0-15-0
KS Williamson 22 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) more

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End of over 8. 13 runs this over. 71/1 after 47 balls.
KS Williamson 20 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) V Shankar 1-0-13-0
S Dhawan 35 (19b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 58/1 after 42 balls.
S Dhawan 24 (15b 2x4 1x6 ) A Mishra 1-0-7-0
KS Williamson 19 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 13 runs this over. 51/1 after 36 balls.
KS Williamson 14 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 2-0-19-0
S Dhawan 22 (12b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 5. 9 runs this over. 38/1 after 30 balls.
KS Williamson 13 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-8-0
S Dhawan 10 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 9 runs this over. 29/1 after 24 balls.
KS Williamson 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) HV Patel 2-0-19-1
S Dhawan 9 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 20/1 after 18 balls.
S Dhawan 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) S Nadeem 1-0-4-0
KS Williamson 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Just four singles from the over

End of over 2. 10 runs this over. 16/1 after 12 balls.
KS Williamson 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) HV Patel 1-0-10-1
S Dhawan 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

RamS: "I was neutral supporter before the game, now I really want DD to win, just so Pant's innings gets recognition. He deserves this innings to be remembered for a long time to come."

End of over 1. 6 runs this over. 6/0 after 6 balls.
AD Hales 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 1-0-6-0
S Dhawan 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Exciting over - some swing, a blow on the body, a pull for four

AD HalesLBW HV Patel141030140
S Dhawannot out 925094184
KS Williamsonnot out 835382156.6
MK Pandey -
Shakib Al Hasan -
YK Pathan -
SP Goswami -
Rashid Khan -
B Kumar -
S Kaul -
Sandeep Sharma -
Total 191/1
TA Boult3.5043011.22
HV Patel4.003218
S Nadeem2.0022011
LE Plunkett4.0041010.25
A Mishra3.002909.67
V Shankar1.0014014
GJ Maxwell1.00909