Delhi Daredevils players can now breathe a sigh of relief as they comfortably aced it against the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets at Feroz Shah Kotla. Delhi mentor Rahul Dravid must be mighty pleased with the boys who turned up well and having faced the ignominy against Kings XI Punjab, they had to turn the screws and come out on top against the Sunrisers.
With no experienced Zaheer Khan in the side, Karun Nair took the responsibility in hand and commanded the team quite well and if not for the resolute bowling efforts, they ensured to not repeat the batting fiasco again as the collective rhythm of batting paved way for them.
The good passage of play from Sunrisers saw them essaying a challenging 185/3 in their quota of overs. Thanks to David Warner’s quick 30-run knock from the top and Yuvraj Singh’s 41-ball 70* especially in the last 10 overs set the tone for them to get on the safer side.
Having the best bowlers in the cards, Sunrisers worked their socks off to act as a thorn to the hosts but they dearly missed their fifth bowler. Delhi’s buoyant spark steered the team increase the efficiency of the engine and the body language of the batters gave us the hint that all had the knack of chasing the target.
The tender trio prospects namely Karun Nair’s 39, Rishabh Pant’s 34 and Shreyas Iyer’s 33 produced the kind of music that the team wanted to listen and that paved way for Corey Anderson (41*) and Chris Morris (15) to pull off the innings as they aced it with ease.
When the three or four batters are bound to essay slick runs meticulously, then without the shadow of a doubt, the team is more likely to get past the victory line. Here is how Twitter reacted when Delhi Daredevils tracked the target successfully with 5 balls to spare.
Player of the match: Mohammed Shami (2/36)
DD won by 6 wkts
DD 189/4 (19.1 Ovs)
Siraj 2/41 #IPL #DDvSRH
— VIVO IPL 2017 #IPL (@LiveIPL2017) May 2, 2017
[email protected] Points Table After Match 40 #DDvSRH #IPL #IPL2017 #WIvPAK pic.twitter.com/VxztEoetWY
— emrnbichu (@emrnbichu) May 2, 2017
Mohammed Shami gets the Man of the Match Award for his bowling of 2/36 #DDvSRH #IPL
— Oneindia.com (@Oneindia) May 2, 2017
After 5 defeats in a row, #DD have won a game. They beat #SRH by 6 wickets to move onto the 6th spot in the points table. #IPL #DDvSRH
— #VIVOIPL #VivoIPL (@VivoIPL_Score) May 2, 2017
#DD ‘s Kagiso Rabada just received a friend request from @SirIshantSharma after his bowling of 4-0-59-0 !!#IPL #DDvSRH #SRH #SRHvDD
— Anupam (@Anupam183) May 2, 2017
Got stylish player of the day award @YUVSTRONG12 2nd time in this season#yuvi #WellPlayedYuvi @SunRisers #DDvSRH #IPL10 #ipl #IPL2017 pic.twitter.com/e8MgBt6lwx
— Sheejith Sheeju (@SheejuSheejith) May 2, 2017
His brilliant knock included 2 fours & 3 sixes. #DDvSRH #IPL #IPL2017 pic.twitter.com/hkrld0gZRW
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) May 2, 2017
Admit It. Best Part About #DD’s Victory Is Smile On Rahul Dravid’s Face.
RT If Agree!!! ??#SRHvDD #DDvSRH #IPL #RahulDravid #Dravid pic.twitter.com/e2qcZEPGYe
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 2, 2017
#DD Won The Match. Yuvraj
Singh Won 1.2 Billion Hearts,
Again. #SRHvDD#DDvSRH #IPL #YuvrajSingh#Yuvipic.twitter.com/YqSTWqmd9C
— VIVO IPL 2017 #IPL (@IPL_Score) May 2, 2017
Welcome back, Shami #DDvSRH pic.twitter.com/Ykj04yeyJT
— Cricking (@CricKingApp) May 2, 2017
Today’s was one of the rare matches where yuvraj performed well but the team [email protected] @DelhiDaredevils #DDvSRH @IPL
— Pranav Kamble (@PranavKamble90) May 2, 2017
#RahulDravid – The man who belived more in Indian young talent. Take a bow wall #respect @DelhiDaredevils @IPL #Dussalaapkenam#DDvSRH
— Vaibhav Mahadik (@imvmm) May 2, 2017
Only disappointment of this season IPL are the drop catches. There’s 2 or 3 in every game. Amazed! @IPL #DDvSRH #eit20 #AskRavi
— Anurag Sharma (@its__anurag) May 2, 2017
#SRH’s away form continues to be a concern. Only one win (Mohali) in the six away games for them; 4 defeats and one wash out. #IPL #DDvSRH
— #WIvPAK #IPL2017 (@STARCricket) May 2, 2017
Highest % of 50+ scores coming in losses (Min 5 scores):
66.67 YUVRAJ (8/12)/ C White (4/6)
60.00 D Hussey (3/5)
57.14 Samson (4/7)#DDvSRH
— #CT17 #CT17 #CT17 (@CT2017Live) May 2, 2017.