Sunrisers Hyderabad took the chase to the final over but it was, in the end a very well constructed chase. Delhi Daredevils reached 163 largely thanks to Prithvi Shaw’s impressive innings at the top of the order. But apart from him and Shreyas Iyer, no one really could handle Hyderabad’s bowlers, especially Rashid Khan between the 13th and 16th over. For SRH, on the other hand, all their top order batsmen chipped in and in the end, Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan provided the finishing touches. SRH go top of the table with this win while Delhi Daredevils’ hopes of making it to the playoffs have all but dissapeared.
Indian Premier League, 2018Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad 20 October 2018
Sunrisers Hyderabad 164/3 (19.5)
Delhi Daredevils 163/5 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 36 ) Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets
IPL 2018 Live Score SRH vs DD Match 36: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premier League from Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad have been absolutely rampant run in this season of Indian Premier League. The side led by Kane Williamson has established themseleves as one of the favourites to lift the trophy in 2018, with 6 wins in 8 matches so far. The best feature of the side that is placed on top of the table is the bowline line-up that comprises of Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. With a solid bowling unit, SRH have been able to defend low totals multiple times in this season of IPL. But the same fact also exposes a weakness in thier side - their batting has not been the best so far. SRH have not been able to score big totals and often have to depend on their bowlers to do their job. It is precisely the fact which DD need to exploit when the two teams meet on Saturday. DD have been excellent with the bat in the last three matches, since Shreyas Iyer took over the captaincy from Gautam Gambhir. If DD can put on a solid performance with the bat, it might put the Sunrisers on the backfoot.