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Delhi Daredevils outclass Sunrisers Hyderabad with clinical performance

Quinton de Kock top-scored for Delhi Daredevils with 44.
Quinton de Kock top-scored for Delhi Daredevils with 44.
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Delhi Daredevils 150-3 (de Kock 44) beat
Sunrisers Hyderabad 146-8 (Warner 46) by seven wickets
42nd Match, Indian Premier League, Hyderabad

After restricting Sunrisers Hyderabad to a modest total of 146, Delhi Daredevils chased down the target with ease in 18.1 overs with seven wickets in hand to complete a comfortable victory in the 42nd game of the Indian Premier League in Hyderabad.

Delhi Daredevils won the toss and opted to field. After a slow start in the first three overs, David Warner (46) hit three fours in the fourth and followed it up with two more boundaries and a six in the fifth.

After the powerplay, Sunrisers Hyderabad were placed at 51 for naught. Four runs short of his fifty, Warner was castled by Jayant Yadav (1-32) in the ninth over.

Two fours from Shikhar Dhawan (34) in the 10th over took Sunrisers Hyderabad to 80 for one at the halfway mark.

in the 13th over, Dhawan fell to Amit Mishra (2-19), ending the 31-run stand with Kane Williamson (27).

After hitting a six, Yuvraj Singh (8) holed out to short fine leg in the 15th over, by the end of which the score was 113 for three.

A few minutes later, Mohammad Shami (1-26) trapped Moises Henriques (0) lbw in the 16th over. Sunrisers Hyderabad found it tough to up the ante towards the death.

Deepak Hooda (10) was out hit wicket in the 18th over. Sunrisers Hyderabad lost Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1) and Naman Ojha (7) in the last two overs while scoring just 10 runs.

This terrific death bowling restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 146 for eight in 20 overs.

Delhi Daredevils lost Mayank Agarwal (10) in the fourth over but Quinton de Kock (44) laid the perfect platform for the chase with a quick-fire knock.

De Kock hit four boundaries and a six in the powerplay, taking the score to 50 for one after six overs. De Kock and Karun Nair (20) continued to flourish and added 55 runs for the second wicket.

However, Henriques (2-19) dismissed both Nair and de Kock in the 10th over to reduce Delhi Daredevils to 78 for three at the halfway mark.

Just when Sunrisers Hyderabad felt they had a chance, Sanju Samson (34) not out began to take control as he smashed Henriques for a six in the 12th over.

In the next over, Rishabh Pant (39 not out) smashed Mustafizur Rahman (0-39) for a six and a boundary to bring down the target to 39 rom 36 deliveries.

With 16 runs needed in the final three overs, Pant extended his domination over Rahman scoring another six and a boundary which was followed by another maximum from Samson in the next over bowled by Singh (0-11) to complete the seven-wicket victory.

The win took Delhi Daredevils to third spot while Sunrisers Hyderabad continue to remain at top despite the defeat. Morris was awarded the man of the match for his splendid spell.

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