As if the losses were not enough, Daredevil has been jolted with yet another blow, their leader and captain Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of the crucial match against the in-form and defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad due to nagging hamstring strain which he suffered during the match against KKR at Eden Gardens.
Our live Indian Premier League coverage continues on Bank Holiday Monday with another double-header – Mumbai v Bangalore from 11am on Sky Sports 3, followed by Rising Pune Supergiants against Gujarat Lions at 3.30pm. The three set up Sunday’s result along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the standout bowler this IPL season. Sunrisers 67 for 0 after five.The luck Warner faced 59 balls and hit 18 boundaries. The 2,090 runs added by Warner and Dhawan as an opening pair is a record for the competition and they became the first opening duo to aggregate 2,000 runs in the IPL. His ability with the new ball was well solicited even at the beginning of the season, but it has been his ability to nail the yorkers at the death that has got the world talking about him and has compelled the SRH coach Tom Moody to hail him as one of the world’s finest. After losing two wickets, star batsman Yuvraj Singh rose to the occasion for the visitors with a superb 70-run knock in 41 balls that helped Hyderabad put a challenging total.
And later with Warner flying in the 80s, Woakes was too far in off the long-off boundary and his attempt at a catch was palmed over the rope for another six.
With an awesome match-winning combination of batsmen and bowlers, SRH can prove its worth but SRH has to be so much enthusiastic to as this time the team is on a face-off with KKR.
“Definitely after the first couple of overs when the spikes were going in, the wicket looked slow”. Samson and Nair added 40 runs in 4 overs.
The Delhi Daredevils have the best overall (bowling) economy rate this season – 8.08.
Yuvraj was lucky to have survived an easy chance when he was on 29 and team score was 129.
Williamson and Yuvraj Singh saw the Sunrisers past 200 before the Kiwi was run out off the final ball of the innings. I wanted to try and mix it up by coming down the wicket and putting a bit more pressure on them.
From here on, it had been an all-Yuvraj show. His half-century came off 34 balls. The frugal Amit Mishra was taken for 12 runs, the I8th over bowled by Rabada went for 20, Morris conceded 13 in the penultimate over. Mishra got a wicket for 33 runs.
Uthappa brought up a 25-ball fifty by launching Moises Henriques into the stands at midwicket – his fourth fifty in five innings but when he holed out off Mohammed Siraj, Kolkata’s fate was sealed.