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  • POSTED BY Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on | May 11, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    This pretty much sums up DD's campaign so far, poor decisions and bad luck. JP is more of a finisher, but he should be coming in at 4 or maximum 5. Jadhav has to come after them. Shukla should just be used as a pinch hitter and told to focus on his bowling more. KP looked good, and should continue to open for the rest of the tournament. Sadly, its too late for DD to do anything, but they can still play for pride. Their bowling really let them down and although it looked fine on paper, injury to Coulter-Nile plus Shami and Nadeem's lack of form hurt them. They also lost a few close games and the rain today really put them at a disadvantage. @Hira1 DD has done way better than RCB and MI, they have just been unlucky. They are not the weakest team. And Kathik has played pretty fast and done a decent job with the gloves. He has two 50s and a couple of 30s and 40s. If that is pathetic batting form, you must have impossibly high standards.

  • POSTED BY ladycricfan on | May 11, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    To promote KP as opener they dropped Vijay. While KP looked good Vijay's talent was wasted. Vijay had been contributing well for DD. Duminy scores well when batting down the order. When he bats higher up he bats slowly. DD think tank is right to use him as their finisher.

  • POSTED BY bobmartin on | May 11, 2014, 7:27 GMT

    So what price now the much adored and very expensive Pietersen.. Where is this awesome matchwinner all his fans keep crowing about.. Well let's see.. His team are at the bottom of the table.. In 6 innings he's amassed 97 runs for an average of 19.40... and above him there are six players who have had the same or fewer innings who have scored more runs than he has..

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    Dhawan seems to be struggling in this season... would be good to see Naman Ojha open the innings with Dhawan / Finch.

  • POSTED BY lian_14 on | May 10, 2014, 23:16 GMT

    A lot of ppl don't see the value in a good captain in a tournament like the IPL, but its clear that having a good captain is very important..

  • POSTED BY Deepak_Toronto on | May 10, 2014, 21:53 GMT

    SRH should play following players : 1. Brendon Taylor 2. Aaron finch 3. Shikar Dhawan 4. Irfan 5. Manpreet Juneja 6. Karn Sharma 7. Parvez Rassol 8. Steyn 9. Mishra 10. Buvi 11. Ashish Reddy

  • POSTED BY neo-galactico on | May 10, 2014, 19:34 GMT

    If 5 overs is enough a match might as well create a new format F5. #WhatAFarce#

  • POSTED BY Hira1 on | May 10, 2014, 19:12 GMT

    DD is the weakest team and their failure is due to bad selection, there is no single local player in the team that deserve to be in any team. all is resting on foreign players where they cannot select more than 4 players like if Tahir has to play than Parnell has to sit out and if Taylor comes in than DeKock has to sit out. With this bowling attack Delhi batsman had to score always more than 200 which looking at KP form is out of question..... people are talking about Duminy but his strike rate is not even 150+ and that too coming so low down the order.... also there is too much criticism going on towards KP but seriously is Karthik deserves to be in the team? his batting form is pathetic and his keeping is even worse .......prob DD might have won atleast 2 more matches if Karthik would not have occupied crease with his slow batting and wont have dropped crucial catches at very imp stage of the innings

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | May 10, 2014, 18:23 GMT

    Great fight back by the SRH bowlers to restrict the DD to 22 off the last5 overs to limit the total to 143. Bu the rain had the final say with a series of delays, each deay requiring afaster run rate. The last delay set a task for SRH to get 43 off 5 overs with 2.1 overs already gone & SRH at 17 for 1. At one stage it looked like DD suddenly had the chance to win. But Ohja unleashed 2 sixes to finish the match in grand style with 4 balls to spare. SRH were the deserving winners & moved to the 4th place in the points table. Well done SRH!

  • POSTED BY dogandbone on | May 10, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    @greatest games....I have said for the last three games I would have dropped KP....In fact I have said he should drop himself for the sake of the team...Taylor would have been my choice as skipper back then...my point about De Koch...hes not giving DD those match winning innings...KP is capable, as we saw a small bit today but really, he is nowhere like the player of old...my preference would be for KP to go but by the looks of it ,his SA mate isn't going to do that.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    the only thing delhi can win now is fair play award (they are in third place)play fair and win that atleast..

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    vijay played well he droped.very sad..uttappa and vijay this 2people ar the best opener present india havr

  • POSTED BY aditya.continous on | May 10, 2014, 16:37 GMT

    Its too much pain and agony if you are daredevils fan, season after season. More than the team, i guess the management needs to be revamped from scratch. Blokes like ashish kapoor, hemant dua must be told, thanks for your services, there is the exit door. The worst part is the next auction is in 2017, and until then, delhi would do a lot of favour to its fans if it avoids the wooden spoon, even if it is only for one solitary season.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 16:20 GMT

    bye bye daredevils! !

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 15:35 GMT

    well played srh

  • POSTED BY FawltyBean on | May 10, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    DD's problems started at the IPL auction when they spent $2 million on one player, then not having money to buy good bowlers. And now Kirsten/KP duo made a mess of things by not using JPD and Jadhav properly. Don't expect to see Kirsten/KP at next year's IPL.

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | May 10, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    @ ru4real tells us "I would bring back Vijay to open and if KP wants to stay there then I would drop De Koch and play Taylor at 3....De Koch while batted ok he is not a match winner…"

    In the same 6 matches, de Kock scored 50 more than KP. Ignoring NOT OUTS, which mean little in T20, after his best innings today, KP averages 16.66 After a bad innings today de Kock averages 24.5, both @ SR 118. Before today, KP scored 6, 0, 14, 26 & 16 - ave 12.4, & de Kock scored 10, 24, 42, 16, 48 - ave 28!

    Taylor averaged 18.33 at SR 101.

    To partner Vijay you want to drop the most consistently successful batsman out of KP, Taylor & de Kock? Really? What have KP or Taylor done to be regarded as match winners, apart from scoring less than de Kock?

    That idea is as smart as dropping Duminy, Delhi's PROVEN match winner, way down the order to face the LEAST balls & be the LEAST useful. Face it, KP has failed as a batsman & captain.

    .

  • POSTED BY Narkovian on | May 10, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Beginning to look like the "million dollar man" will be returning back to Surrey sooner than expected. That's assuming he can force his way into the team ?

  • POSTED BY AshwinMS on | May 10, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Now this is why D/L is not for T20's

  • POSTED BY parikshit_Ops on | May 10, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    Wow! Daredevils. Here you go. I put my stake on Devils to win this but looking at your choices I realize I made a big mistake. Really poor captaincy by Karthik first and now by KP. Pathetic decision making of selecting XI and batting line up. First you drop Vijay, then you send Shukla ahead of Duminy and rest. The guy keeps scoring at below 100 strike rate and you keep sending him. You have broken confidence of Jadhav now and you have shot yourself in the foot by not utilizing Duminy. Big Politics here! Batting lineup is arranged to give chances to some special people and not to win. Don't have much hope left from you. You need miracle, not one lots of them.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 13:49 GMT

    great chance to win due to rain if rain stop...... COMME ON SRH

  • POSTED BY dogandbone on | May 10, 2014, 13:44 GMT

    I would bring back Vijay to open and if KP wants to stay there then I would drop De Koch and play Taylor at 3....you cannot tell me Taylor is not a better option...De Koch while batted ok he is not a match winner...the team selection from Delhi has been very poor and while KP looked a bit better today, him getting out was a brain fade

  • POSTED BY choudharyjaat on | May 10, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    Can b a tight game.. why Duminy shud batting low order

  • POSTED BY aditya.continous on | May 10, 2014, 13:36 GMT

    Supporting delhi team is a joke! there is some problem with the management. look a the players they've let gone...and its shocking..gambhir, ab devillers, sehwag, amit mishra, maxwell, warner, morkel, u yadav, varun aaron...etc... GMR, please sell this team to someone else...you cannot manage this team...you are causing a lot of pain and agony to delhi supporters, year after yearperiod

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    delhi is ruined by a bad leader and manajement. delhi has the potential to win matches. but leadership and management destroyed it. feel so soryy for them.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 13:33 GMT

    seeing d batting form of hyd it is not a simple one ........ including tahir delhi is also a gud bowling attack ..........go hyd.

  • POSTED BY shrastogi on | May 10, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    Why Delhi is the weakest team in this IPL is not rocket science to figure out ? The bowling is very weak and batting is not pulling its weight enough to compensate for the weak bowling. Nadeem was bowling rubbish yet they played him and only god knows why they are sending LR Shukla ahead of Duminy & Jadhav. I would be surprised if they manage to qualify for playoffs.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 12:07 GMT

    no rain n lighting in delhi

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    rain stop in delhi

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    Bhuvaneshwar is the best bowler in IPL 7 season.....Dis match Sun riser will be winning the match......

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2014, 11:10 GMT

    Bad move from delhi to drop Murali vijay.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    Nathan Coulter Nile will be the best bowler for DD.

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  • POSTED BY Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on | May 11, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    This pretty much sums up DD's campaign so far, poor decisions and bad luck. JP is more of a finisher, but he should be coming in at 4 or maximum 5. Jadhav has to come after them. Shukla should just be used as a pinch hitter and told to focus on his bowling more. KP looked good, and should continue to open for the rest of the tournament. Sadly, its too late for DD to do anything, but they can still play for pride. Their bowling really let them down and although it looked fine on paper, injury to Coulter-Nile plus Shami and Nadeem's lack of form hurt them. They also lost a few close games and the rain today really put them at a disadvantage. @Hira1 DD has done way better than RCB and MI, they have just been unlucky. They are not the weakest team. And Kathik has played pretty fast and done a decent job with the gloves. He has two 50s and a couple of 30s and 40s. If that is pathetic batting form, you must have impossibly high standards.

  • POSTED BY ladycricfan on | May 11, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    To promote KP as opener they dropped Vijay. While KP looked good Vijay's talent was wasted. Vijay had been contributing well for DD. Duminy scores well when batting down the order. When he bats higher up he bats slowly. DD think tank is right to use him as their finisher.

  • POSTED BY bobmartin on | May 11, 2014, 7:27 GMT

    So what price now the much adored and very expensive Pietersen.. Where is this awesome matchwinner all his fans keep crowing about.. Well let's see.. His team are at the bottom of the table.. In 6 innings he's amassed 97 runs for an average of 19.40... and above him there are six players who have had the same or fewer innings who have scored more runs than he has..

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    Dhawan seems to be struggling in this season... would be good to see Naman Ojha open the innings with Dhawan / Finch.

  • POSTED BY lian_14 on | May 10, 2014, 23:16 GMT

    A lot of ppl don't see the value in a good captain in a tournament like the IPL, but its clear that having a good captain is very important..

  • POSTED BY Deepak_Toronto on | May 10, 2014, 21:53 GMT

    SRH should play following players : 1. Brendon Taylor 2. Aaron finch 3. Shikar Dhawan 4. Irfan 5. Manpreet Juneja 6. Karn Sharma 7. Parvez Rassol 8. Steyn 9. Mishra 10. Buvi 11. Ashish Reddy

  • POSTED BY neo-galactico on | May 10, 2014, 19:34 GMT

    If 5 overs is enough a match might as well create a new format F5. #WhatAFarce#

  • POSTED BY Hira1 on | May 10, 2014, 19:12 GMT

    DD is the weakest team and their failure is due to bad selection, there is no single local player in the team that deserve to be in any team. all is resting on foreign players where they cannot select more than 4 players like if Tahir has to play than Parnell has to sit out and if Taylor comes in than DeKock has to sit out. With this bowling attack Delhi batsman had to score always more than 200 which looking at KP form is out of question..... people are talking about Duminy but his strike rate is not even 150+ and that too coming so low down the order.... also there is too much criticism going on towards KP but seriously is Karthik deserves to be in the team? his batting form is pathetic and his keeping is even worse .......prob DD might have won atleast 2 more matches if Karthik would not have occupied crease with his slow batting and wont have dropped crucial catches at very imp stage of the innings

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | May 10, 2014, 18:23 GMT

    Great fight back by the SRH bowlers to restrict the DD to 22 off the last5 overs to limit the total to 143. Bu the rain had the final say with a series of delays, each deay requiring afaster run rate. The last delay set a task for SRH to get 43 off 5 overs with 2.1 overs already gone & SRH at 17 for 1. At one stage it looked like DD suddenly had the chance to win. But Ohja unleashed 2 sixes to finish the match in grand style with 4 balls to spare. SRH were the deserving winners & moved to the 4th place in the points table. Well done SRH!

  • POSTED BY dogandbone on | May 10, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    @greatest games....I have said for the last three games I would have dropped KP....In fact I have said he should drop himself for the sake of the team...Taylor would have been my choice as skipper back then...my point about De Koch...hes not giving DD those match winning innings...KP is capable, as we saw a small bit today but really, he is nowhere like the player of old...my preference would be for KP to go but by the looks of it ,his SA mate isn't going to do that.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 11:04 GMT

    Nathan Coulter Nile will be the best bowler for DD.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2014, 11:10 GMT

    Bad move from delhi to drop Murali vijay.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    Bhuvaneshwar is the best bowler in IPL 7 season.....Dis match Sun riser will be winning the match......

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    rain stop in delhi

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 12:07 GMT

    no rain n lighting in delhi

  • POSTED BY shrastogi on | May 10, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    Why Delhi is the weakest team in this IPL is not rocket science to figure out ? The bowling is very weak and batting is not pulling its weight enough to compensate for the weak bowling. Nadeem was bowling rubbish yet they played him and only god knows why they are sending LR Shukla ahead of Duminy & Jadhav. I would be surprised if they manage to qualify for playoffs.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 13:33 GMT

    seeing d batting form of hyd it is not a simple one ........ including tahir delhi is also a gud bowling attack ..........go hyd.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 10, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    delhi is ruined by a bad leader and manajement. delhi has the potential to win matches. but leadership and management destroyed it. feel so soryy for them.

  • POSTED BY aditya.continous on | May 10, 2014, 13:36 GMT

    Supporting delhi team is a joke! there is some problem with the management. look a the players they've let gone...and its shocking..gambhir, ab devillers, sehwag, amit mishra, maxwell, warner, morkel, u yadav, varun aaron...etc... GMR, please sell this team to someone else...you cannot manage this team...you are causing a lot of pain and agony to delhi supporters, year after yearperiod

  • POSTED BY choudharyjaat on | May 10, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    Can b a tight game.. why Duminy shud batting low order

Daredevils v Sunrisers, IPL 2014, Delhi May 10, 2014

Sunrisers prevail in rain-hit game

The Report by Rachna Shetty
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Amit Mishra celebrated his 100th IPL scalp

Sunrisers Hyderabad 44 for 2 (Ojha 13*) beat Delhi Daredevils 143 for 7 (Karthik 39, Steyn 2-20) by eight wickets (D/L method)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

On a frustrating evening with four rain stoppages, sensational death bowling and a cameo from Naman Ojha set up an eight-wicket win (Duckworth-Lewis method) for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla. This was the fourth consecutive loss for Daredevils on their home ground in this IPL.

Sunrisers gave away just 22 in the last five overs, restricting Daredevils to 143 for 7, before their own chase was shortened first to 117 off 15 overs, then 97 of 12 overs and finally 43 off five.

Daredevils nearly clawed back into the game, as Rahul Shukla dismissed Aaron Finch with Sunrisers still needing 18 off 10 but Naman Ojha and David Warner ensured there were no further hiccups. Warner put away a full toss and Ojha followed it up with a slog over deep midwicket that brought the equation to six off the last over. Ojha's six off Laxmi Shukla took Sunrisers home with four balls to spare.

Daredevils in many ways ended up paying the price for steadfastly pigeon-holing two of their best batsmen this season as finishers. They were a comfortable 87 for 2 in the ninth over when Mayank Agarwal was dismissed but Daredevils held Duminy back and sent Laxmi Shukla in at No. 5. The allrounder added 55 runs with Dinesh Karthik but the innings struggled for impetus, specially after the first, hour-long rain break. Both Karthik and Shukla fell in the 17th over, leaving Duminy and Kedar Jadhav 18 balls between them to give Daredevils some sort of a finish. Unsurprisingly, they floundered against intelligent bowling from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Irfan Pathan and Dale Steyn.

Their ending - 11 runs off the last three overs - was in stark contrast to the sprightly start, a result of Kevin Pietersen's cameo in his first IPL appearance as an opener. Pietersen was hesitant early on and in danger of a being run-out a few times, but looked to be getting his groove back when he punched a square drive off Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his first boundary.

After Quinton de Kock fell to Steyn, Pietersen took charge, smacking a six and four each off Karn Sharma and Moises Henriques in successive overs to guide Daredevils to their best Powerplay period of the tournament. Against Mishra, though, he mistimed a drive straight to cover, giving the bowler his 100th IPL wicket.

Mayank Agarwal squandered a start leaving the rebuilding to Dinesh Karthik, who scored 39 off 30. Karthik kept the strike turning early on and made the most of a reprieve at fine leg to scoop Steyn for a six over the same region. He swatted Karan Sharma for a six and a four after the resumption of play but fell to a well-judged catch by Steyn at the long-off boundary.

Rachna Shetty is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo