New Delhi: In the 42nd match of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets at the Firoz Shah Kota stadium in Delhi, hitting a perfect purple patch.
With this, Hyderabad ended Delhi’s chances for playoffs too. SRH retain their top spot on the VIVO IPL points table. After Rishabh Pant wreaked havoc on SRH bowlers that propelled Delhi’s score to 187 runs, it was Hyderabad’s time to hand a strong reply. Master at defending low totals, SRH had a different challenge today, a long chase ahead of them and they pulled a composed one.
Earlier, Delhi Daredevils won the toss and decided to bat first against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Delhi’s entire inning revolved around one man –Rishabh Pant, who made a spectacular century and bailed out his team. No bowler could escape his wrath, even Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Pant emerged past everything to make a mark.
No matter what, he had everyone chanting his name in the stadium and was a sheer spectacle. Delhi openers Prithvi Shaw and Jason Roy were dismissed in consecutive deliveries by Shakib Al Hasan. Just as Delhi was on the road to recovery, Pant committed a blunder by denying a run to Shreyas Iyer at the eleventh hour, he was too late to return to the crease.