IPL 2018: Shreyas Iyer dejected after DD lose crucial clash

While Punjab are placed fourth with five wins and three defeats and 10 points, the Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan languishes at the bottom of the league points-table with just three wins from eight games.

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Ravindra Jadeja was chosen as the ‘Player of the Match’.

“We came back strongly with our bowling”.

SRH and RCB clash in IPL 2018 match on Monday.

Daredevils opener Prithvi Shaw had struck 65 as the visitors set the Sunrisers a challenging 164 to win, but the hosts eased home in the end with captain Williamson ending unbeaten on for 32. The pair added 73 runs off 54 deliveries after the Englishman was dropped in the second over by Glenn Maxwell at deep mid-wicket. The right-hander took just 25 balls to reach the milestone. Rashid Khan bagged the man of the match title. Among the Delhi batsmen, Prithvi Shaw impressed with his stroke play once again; the teenager drove fluently – off the front foot and the back foot, played attractive on-the-rise strokes and even brought out the pull shot to the short-pitched deliveries.

After Over 20: DD – 163 runs with the loss of 5 wickets.

While the Hyderabad pitch is known to slow down, 67 off the last 10 overs was unacceptable after the start DD had got. “This is a ideal team performance where the batsmen and bowlers all are performing”, Bhuvneshwar Kumar said after the match. Saha has been poor with the bat with just 79 runs from seven games while Dhawan has been a bit better with 152 runs from seven innings. He too looked good for a big score before he hit a Siddarth Kaul delivery straight down the throat of the fielder at midwicket.

On a track that helped spin, he was the only frontline spinner DD had picked and he carried the load admirably. Pathan finished with 27 not out off 12 balls.

Kane Williamson: Usually the wicket plays similar throughout.

In David Warner’s absence, the lack of a power-hitter at the top alongside Shikhar Dhawan for SRH was stark.

Hyderabad and Chennai have seven wins each, but Hyderabad have a game in hand.

With the chances of Delhi advancing to the playoffs still existing arithmetically, skipper Shreyas Iyer believes that they could have won the match given they held on to the catches at the crucial time. His 30-ball 32 was worth its weight in gold for the sheer fact that he remained not out until the end.

On a night where nothing went right for Avesh Khan, the speedster conceded 47 in his three-over spell that included a 27-run over against Alex Hales.

To his credit, Dhawan put behind a slew of disappointing performances and played the flawless second-fiddle to a rampant Alex Hales. In his final over he turned the tide with two wickets – including the one of Rishabh Pant. Manish Pandey was the last man out with Liam Plunkett and Prithvi Shaw teaming up to take the wicket.

Dropped! Alex Hales gets lifeline, Glenn Maxwell drops a sitter on 4runs. From 95 for 1, Delhi slumped to 134 for 5 in the space of 6.4 overs. After winning 2 of the last 3 matches, the franchise were high on confidence.

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But it is in such pressure moments that champion teams stand apart from the rest.

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets