Shikhar Dhawan (70) and Kane Williamson (89) ensured that Sunrisers Hyderabad posted an imposing total of 191 on the board and despite the best efforts of Sanju Samson (42) and Shreyas Iyer's 50* for Delhi, Hyderabad secured a comfortable 15 run victory to remain perfect at home.
David Warner- (5/10)
The captain failed to carry the momentum from the last game and was dismissed for just 4 runs in the 2nd over itself. The skipper made some great decisions that tilted the match towards the home side, the most special one being utilizing Yuvraj to take a wicket.
Shikhar Dhawan- (8/10)
Shikhar Dhawan was oozing confidence when he walked out onto the crease and he got off the mark with a boundary off the very first ball. Dhawan paced his innings to perfection and knit a wonderful 136-run partnership with Kane Williamson. A great knock of 70 off 50 balls by the Delhi lad that will boost his confidence.
Kane Williamson- (9/10)
The Kiwi made his season debut and did not look rusty at all. He took his time to settle in but upped the ante in the 7th over after which he did not look back. His 89 off 51 balls gave the home side a wonderful platform and he deserved a century for his efforts.
Moises Henriques- (6/10)
The all-rounder played a useful cameo towards the end of the innings, scoring 12 runs off 6 balls, but was very expensive with the ball, giving away 32 runs in 3 overs.
Yuvraj Singh- (7/10)
Yuvraj was promoted up the order on account of his big-hitting abilities but the 35-year failed to do so. But it was not the end of the day for him as he was brought on to bowl the 10th over and he repaid his captain's faith, effecting the run out of Karun Nair before picking up the important wicket of Rishabh Pant.
The wicketkeeper-batsman did not get a chance to bat but would be surely happy with his side’s victorious performance.
Deepak Hooda- (7/10)
Hooda was promoted up the order for his ability to hit the big shots and he did just that, a huge six off Zaheer Khan in the 20 over helped SRH get 17 runs in the last over.
Rashid Khan- (6/10)
The Afghanistan sensation gave away 33 runs off his 4 overs, decent figures on a very flat Hyderabad pitch.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar- (8/10)
The purple cap holder continued to impress as he gave away just 1 run (and a leg-bye) in his first over to give his side the strong start they needed. He bowled brilliantly under pressure, finishing his spell of four overs with figures of 29-0. He definitely deserved a couple of wickets for his splendid efforts.
Mohammed Siraj- (8/10)
The local lad took the important wickets of Sanju Samson and Sam Billings but gave away quite a few runs finishing with figures of 2/39. He would surely want to lower his economy as the tournament progresses.
Siddarth Kaul- (8/10)
The youngster was at his economical best today and flaunted his death bowling skills giving away just 8 runs in the last over of the game to seal the match for his side. He ended his spell of 4 overs with figures of 1/32.
Sanju Samson- (7/10)
The youngster took his time in settling on the crease and then began thrashing the best of bowlers. The rising asking rate got the better of him and he was dismissed trying to get a boundary at 42. It was a shame he did not get to his half-century
Sam Billings- (4/10)
The Englishman was unable to give DD a strong start in their chase and was dismissed at 13 by Mohammad Siraj after hitting the pacer for 3 consecutive boundaries.
Karun Nair- (8/10)
Nair unleashed himself on the SRH bowlers from the get go and kept the Delhi innings at par with the asking rate but he unfortunately missed out on a big inngings getting run out on 33. His dismissal put the brakes on DD innings.
Shreyas Iyer- (8/10)
Iyer played a great knock under pressure and toiled hard to get his side to the finish line but the target was too big for him to chase alone. He scored 50 off 31 but still ended up on the losing side.
Rishabh Pant- (3/10)
A bad outing for the talented youngster as he was dismissed for a duck. The Delhi Daredevils side would have hoped from a longer innings from him.
Angelo Mathews- (5/10)
The Sri Lankan all-rounder was very expensive with the ball and finished with figures of 41-0 from his 4 overs. He did not impress with the bat either and ended up taking too much time to settle, when the asking rate was well over 12, in a 23-ball 31. He would surely be disappointed with himself.
Chris Morris- (9/10)
The South African continued his impressive form in IPL 2017 and provided his side with the big wicket of David Warner. He also took the important wicket of Kane Williamson before taking two more wickets in the penultimate over of the innings to finish with figures of 4/26 from his quota of 4 overs. Morris didn't get a chance showcase his skills with the bat and Delhi would be disappointed to have miss out on his big-hitting prowess.
Jayant Yadav- (5/10)
Yadav started expensively giving away 9 runs in his first over and the skipper called it a day after the right-arm spinner gave away 16 runs off his 2 overs.
Pat Cummins- (4/10)
The Aussie pacer brought some serious pace to the game but was very expensive giving away 37 runs in his 4 overs which helped SRH maintain a high run-rate.
Amit Mishra- (4/10)
Mishra started decently, giving away 14 runs in his first 2 overs, but let himself and his side down by bowling looseners in his 3rd over that went for 19 runs. He ended his spell of 3 overs for 33-0.
Zaheer Khan- (6/10)
The skipper started strongly and gave away just 3 runs in his first overs and bowled pretty tightly in the middle overs as well. But the left-arm pacer faltered in the last over of the SRH innings giving away 17 runs which turned his bowling figures from decent to below par, 0/37 runs from 4 overs.
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