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Delhi Daredevils manage to return back to winning ways

Yuvraj Singh's unbeaten 70 went in vain
Yuvraj Singh's unbeaten 70 went in vain

Delhi Daredevils 189-4 (Anderson 41no) beat
Sunrisers Hyderabad 185-3 (Yuvraj 70no) by six wickets
40th match, Indian Premier League, Delhi

A collective batting effort led by Corey Anderson helped Delhi Daredevils chase down 186 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final over with six wickets in hand in the 40th game of Indian Premier League at Feroz Shah Kotla.

Delhi won the toss and decided to field first. David Warner (30) and Shikhar Dhawan (28) struck three boundaries and a six each as Hyderabad reached 49 for naught at the end of five overs.

Just after bringing the 50-runs stand with a boundary, Warner was castled by Mohammad Shami (2-36) following which Delhi conceded 13 runs in the next four deliveries.

With a six to deep fine leg, Kane Williamson (24) took Hyderabad to 75 for one at the end of the eighth over. However, Delhi made a strong comeback with Amit Mishra (1-23) and Shami accounting for Dhawan and Williamson after which it needed a special effort from Yuvraj Singh (70 not out) to help them post a respectable total.

The swashbuckling left hander brought his 25th fifty in T20s in the 19th over off just 34 deliveries and struck four more boundaries in the final over to take Hyderabad to 185 for three in the 20 overs. He was well assisted by Moises Henriques (25 not out).

Unlike the previous game, Delhi got off to a blistering start with openers Sanju Samson (20) and Karun Nair (39) sharing four boundaries and two sixes between them in the first four overs.

Mohammad Siraj (2-41) provided the initial breakthrough when he snared Samson but Nair went on to hit two more fours and a six to help Delhi end the powerplay at 62 for one.

Nair's 20-ball knock ended when he holed out to long off to give Siddharth Kaul (1-38) a wicket but Rishabh Pant (34) and Shreyas Iyer (33) helped them rebuild to 96 for two at halfway mark.

Even though, Hyderabad managed to dismiss both Pant and Iyer in their 30s, a 24-ball knock from Corey Anderson (41 not out) along with seven-ball cameo from Chris Morris (15 not out) ensured Delhi reached the target in 19.1 overs with six wickets in hand. Shami was awarded the man of the match for his spell earlier in the game.

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