result
42nd match (N), Delhi, May 10 2018, Indian Premier League
(18.5/20 ov, target 188)191/1
Sunrisers won by 9 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
player of the match
Shikhar Dhawan
Sunrisers Hyderabad
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• The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Pant's epic ton in vain as Sunrisers reach playoffs

Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan aced the chase of 188 with no fuss to knock Delhi Daredevils out

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Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils187/5(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad191/1(18.5 overs)

That's that. Phew, our fingers are tired. Shashank and I need some breather, but matches continue. Friday's game features Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, one that Rahane's side simply have to win to stay alive. Can they do it? Do join us to find out. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us here.

Time for the presentations:

Shikhar Dhawan is the Player of the Match for his 50-ball 92 not out. "Gabbar was always there (laughs)! Yep, he's back. Rishabh played an amazing knock, the way he started against the turning ball, just took the game away form us. But we had belief that if we went in with a positive mindset, we could do it and things went our way. I've played lots of cricket here, know the pitch well and that was the advantage today. Glad I score 91, looking forward to scoring more runs for the team. When Kane came in, there wasn't much of a chat. We were just doing our job, I was in my flow and he had been doing well all tournament."

Kane Williamson: We wanted to go out and play as a team, we've been scrapping away on tough surfaces. It was nice to execute our plans well tonight with the bat. We restricted them to a par total, but it's always tough chasing. After the first half of the first innings, we thought it was a tough surface, it was keeping low but Pant played a special knock. Then the wicket maybe got a little better. There was a little bit of dew, not a huge amount. It was nice to be batting on this surface, good to get some momentum. I suppose we were just trying to bat with intent. When you chase 180, there's always scoreboard pressure, we were just trying to relieve that. There were some tough periods, we needed to soak that up but Shikhar was outstanding, he showed intent from ball one, it was a terrific knock.

Pant: Its very harsh on us because the wicket was better in the chase because of dew but it happens in cricket. I just try to see the ball and play according to it, today I took my time and played out well actually. There was some miscalling (miscommunication), it was difficult for me and the second run out, I misjudged the run but it's a part of the game. After the run outs, I took the responsibility and tried to do better for me and my team. I don't know if it's my best knock but till now it's one of my best.

Bharath says Pant's 128* is the highest score in a losing cause in IPL and the fourth-highest in T20s overall.

Iyer: 187 was a brilliant total on this wicket because after the start of losing two wickets in the Powerplay was disheartening but the way Pant batted was commendable. The wicket played really well later on and it played a big role. We didn't get that many opportunities to get them out and the way we bowled, we didn't deserve to win this match. It's going to be important for us to win the remaining matches and get along well. It can boost our morale for next year. These are nail-biting games for us and the experience will help us in the future for the India A and other games.

11.25pm Williamson takes his helmet off immediately, so does Dhawan and they share a hug to celebrate their team being the first one to book a playoff berth this season. Meanwhile, Bharath tells me this is the joint-highest target successfully chased down in IPL losing one or no wickets. Before this, Delhi had done it in Hyderabad (what a turnaround) against the then local side, Deccan Chargers, in 2012. What a batting show from these two batsmen though - Dhawan middled almost all those strikes down the ground and on the leg side and Williamson showed yet again that his class, wrist work, and elegant drives can take you a long way in T20s. For now, it's taken them to the top of the table

18.5
4
Boult to Williamson, FOUR runs

full toss, that delivery sums up Delhi's bowling show today because Williamson steers it behind square and Sunrisers make it to the playoffs, Delhi are knocked out

18.4
1
Boult to S Dhawan, 1 run

gets a full delivery after a short ball and he lofts it with those powerful wrists to deep square leg

18.3
4
Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR runs

short, angled in, pulled in the gap and he gets four more to move into the 90s

Just six runs away, Boult over the wicket

18.2
1
Boult to Williamson, 1 run

right in the block hole outside off, he jams his bat down for a single towards backward point

18.1
1
Boult to S Dhawan, 1 run

bit too full and Dhawan uses his hard hands to whack it to long on

Bharath tells me there have been only two bigger partnerships when chasing in the IPL than this one between Williamson and Dhawan

tushar: "People have been busy portraying themselves as disappointed RCB fans everywhere. Imagine the plight of DD fans (yes we exist) who have not seen good performances apart from first couple of seasons."

end of over 1810 runs
SRH: 180/1CRR: 10.00 RRR: 4.00 • Need 8 from 12b
Kane Williamson78 (51)
Shikhar Dhawan86 (47)
Liam Plunkett4-0-41-0
Harshal Patel4-0-32-1
17.6
4
Plunkett to Williamson, FOUR runs

too full, driven through the covers yet again from Williamson and that's gone past a diving mid off for four. Williamson showing his authority

17.5
1
Plunkett to S Dhawan, 1 run

slams it down to long off for one

17.4
1
Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run

full toss above waist height and he pulls it for a single. Not given a no ball! Williamson looks at the umpire and can't believe it. That was certainly above his waist at the point of contact and he was on his toes too

Raj Dhillon: "Can we agree that Maxwell was the biggest flop of the season?" How about Pollard?

17.3
1
Plunkett to S Dhawan, 1 run

full now outside off, he drives it down to long off easily

17.2
2
Plunkett to S Dhawan, 2 runs

hooks the short ball away and Shaw dives to his left from long leg to keep it in

Krish: "How can SRH's chase be this easy and authoritative ? Has DD missed something today?" Two run outs and poor bowling on a small ground

17.1
1
Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run

angled into the pads and steered to leg easily

Last over from Plunkett now

end of over 176 runs
SRH: 170/1CRR: 10.00 RRR: 6.00 • Need 18 from 18b
Kane Williamson72 (48)
Shikhar Dhawan82 (44)
Harshal Patel4-0-32-1
Liam Plunkett3-0-31-0
16.6
1
Patel to Williamson, 1 run

much fuller but still outside off and Williamson uses his wrists to flick it to leg

16.5
Patel to Williamson, no run

slow at 118kmh, short outside off and Williamson gets a bottom edge this time on the off side

16.4
1
Patel to S Dhawan, 1 run

covers the stumps and wants to loft it towards square leg but gets only a single past Williamson with another edge

16.3
4
Patel to S Dhawan, FOUR runs

connects this time finally an he finds the gap too. Scrambled seam with a lot of room outside off, he gets to free his arms and sends it flying through the covers

16.2
Patel to S Dhawan, no run

another edge as Dhawan heaves and this one goes past the stumps to Pant

16.1
Patel to S Dhawan, no run

sends it down quick outside off, Dhawan slams it back but with a thick edge to the bowler

Harshal's last over

end of over 1612 runs
SRH: 164/1CRR: 10.25 RRR: 6.00 • Need 24 from 24b
Shikhar Dhawan77 (40)
Kane Williamson71 (46)
Liam Plunkett3-0-31-0
Trent Boult3-0-32-0

The last time out of the day.

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Perf: "please can espncricinfo create a new metric to effectively gauge the best wooden spooning efforts: Stupid Stats and tell me how DD ranks on that" Our stats guys are a bit overworked these days, but I've passed it on

15.6
1
Plunkett to S Dhawan, 1 run

slow and slightly wide outside off, tapped to point for one

15.5
1
Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run

slow and full on the stumps, whipped with the wrists to leg

Down to run a ball now. Iyer wears a dejected look on his face

15.4
6
Plunkett to Williamson, SIX runs

too short, he moves across a bit and hooks fine. It's gone fine enough to beat fine leg this time and lands straight on the ad ropes for a six

Best performances - batsmen
Rishabh Pant portrait
RR Pant
128 runs (63)
15 fours
7 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
slog shot
23 runs
1 four
3 sixes
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Shikhar Dhawan portrait
S Dhawan
92 runs (50)
9 fours
4 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
ECO
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Harshal Patel portrait
HV Patel
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
1
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossDelhi Daredevils, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days10 May 2018 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Dandekar
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
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Manu Nayyar
PointsSunrisers Hyderabad 2, Delhi Daredevils 0