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IPL 2017: Sunrisers ride on Williamson special to overcome Daredevils

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Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Kane Williamson plays a shot during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils at The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on April 19, 2017. ------IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT------ / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT

Hyderabad, Sunrisers Hyderabad rode on Kane Williamson’s attacking knock of 89 and some brilliant bowling at the death as they beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs in their IPL match here today.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen Shikhar Dhawan (L) and Kane Williamson speak between overs during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils at The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on April 19, 2017. ------IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT------ / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT

Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen Shikhar Dhawan (L) and Kane Williamson speak between overs during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils at The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on April 19, 2017. ——IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE—– / GETTYOUT—— / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM / —-IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE—– / GETTYOUT


Electing to bat, Hyderabad posted a challenging 191 for 4 courtesy Williamson’s 89 off just 51 balls and his 136-run stand for the second wicket with opener Shikhar Dhawan (70), and then restricted Delhi to 176 for 5 to maintain their unbeaten run at home.

With their fourth successive win at home, Hyderabad jumped to second spot with eight points from six matches, from four wins and two losses.

Chasing 192 for a win, Delhi were in the hunt as they reached 56 for 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.

Delhi falter again

But once Samson and Nair were out, Delhi innings lost way and the asking rate piled up. They 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, Mohammed Siraj took two wickets for 39 runs while Siddarth Kaul and Yuvraj Singh grabbed a wicket each.

Scoreboard of the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils here today.

Sunrisers Hyderabad innings (20 overs maximum)
David Warner c Mishra b Morris 4
Shikhar Dhawan c Mathews b Morris 70
Kane Williamson c Iyer b Morris 89
Yuvraj Singh b Morris 3
Moises Henriques not out 12
Deepak Hooda not out 9
Extras: (LB-1 W-1 NB-2) 4
Total: (For 4 wkts in 20 overs) 191
Fall of wickets: 1/12 2/148 3/170 4/170
Bowling: Jayant Yadav 2-0-16-0, Chris Morris 4-0-26-4,
Zaheer Khan 4-0-37-0, Pat Cummins 4-0-37-0, Angelo Mathews 3-
0-41-0, Amit Mishra 3-0-33-0.

Delhi Daredevils innings (target: 192 runs from 20 overs)
Sanju Samson c Henriques b Siraj 42
Sam Billings c Hooda b Siraj 13
Karun Nair run out 33
Rishabh Pant c Warner b Yuvraj 0
Shreyas Iyer not out 50
Angelo Mathews c sub b Kaul 31
Chris Morris not out 0
Extras: (B-3 Lb-2 W-2) 7
Total: (For 5 wkts in 20 overs) 176
Fall of wickets: 1/14 2/85 3/86 4/105 5/175
Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-29-0, Mohammed Siraj 4-0-
39-2, Siddarth Kaul 4-0-32-1, Rashid Khan 4-0-33-0, Moises
Henriques 3-0-32-0, Yuvraj Singh 1-0-6-1.

Indian Premier League Standings
#
Team
M
W
L
NRR
Pts
1
Knight Riders
5
4
1
+1.013
8
2
Sunrisers
6
4
2
+0.587
8
3
Indians
5
4
1
+0.302
8
4
Daredevils
5
2
3
+1.157
4
5
Kings XI
5
2
3
-0.302
4
6
Royal Challengers
6
2
4
-0.747
4
7
Supergiant
5
2
3
-0.942
4
8
Lions
5
1
4
-1.096
2