IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets

IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets

IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets

Chasing 188 runs for victory, Sunrisers Hyderabad reached the target with 7 balls to spare and 9 wickets in hand.

Pant brought up his hundred for Delhi Daredevils off 56 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Feroz Shah Kotla.

Neither Prithvi Shaw (9) nor Jason Roy (11) could fire from the top of the order for the home side but Pant blasted an incredible 128 not out hitting Bhuvneshwar Kumar for three successive sixes in the final over of their innings.

A striking contrast to the bludgeoning, unbeaten 66-ball 128 that Pant made for DD, the highest by a batsman this season that also saw him race to the top of the run-scorers' list.

Thereafter, experienced global pair Dhawan and Williamson led an utterly chanceless run-chase, with the latter bringing up a sixth IPL fifty of the season. His overall tally reached 521 - 28 runs ahead of second-placed Kane Williamson of SRH (493 runs in 11 games) after Matchday 34.

Dhawan who was in bad touch since he made his comeback scored 92* off 50 with 9 fours are 4 sixes.

However, once Alex Hales (14) got out, the experienced duo of Opener Shikhar Dhawan (92*) and skipper Kane Williamson (83*) chased down the score without breaking a sweat.

And Pant was involved in a awful mix-up that resulted in skipper Shreyas Iyer (3) getting run-out going for a non-existent single.

The boundary proved to be a turning point for the fates of the Daredevils as Iyer and Patel combined to tally 42 runs in three overs, taking their partnership to 50 runs in 30 balls including two sixes from Patel. "The way the guys have responded under pressure has been outstanding and we will look to continue doing the same in the latter half of the tournament as well", Williamson told CNN-News 18.

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Pant completed his half-century in the next over with a sensational six off a Shakib Al Hasan delivery as Delhi dragged past the 100-run mark after fourteen overs.

But the keeper-batsman then took charge of proceedings as he put on 55 runs off 38 balls for the fourth wicket with Harshal Patel (24). The trio have done bulk of the scoring in this IPL season for DD. After the run-outs, I wanted to take responsibility for the team.

He was a man possessed after Harshal Patel walked back, failing to return in time after setting out for a second run.

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