After facing five consecutive defeats, Delhi Daredevils (DD) bounced back against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match 40 of IPL 2017 at Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday. Chasing a good total of 186, DD pulled off an interesting chase with 6 wickets remaining and five balls to spare. The foundation of this chase was laid by none other than stand-in captain Karun Nair, who gave the perfect start to DD by scoring 20-ball 39, including 5 fours and 2 sixes. After the victory, Nair seemed happy with the team’s performance. At the post-match presentation ceremony, Nair said, “Very happy. It was a complete team performance. Really glad to have a win here.” FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), IPL 2017, Match 40 at Delhi
Nair further accepted the fact that had they not dropped Yuvraj Singh’s catch, they could have restricted SRH for a bit low score. “I think the bowlers gave it all. If we had got that catch [Yuvraj's drop], they wouldn’t have gone that far. We have always spoken about how we are a young team and should play like a young team. We just wanted to go there and play positively, play with intent.” DD skipper also said that he was not happy with his previous performances and feels good to get some runs finally. “Bit disappointed but glad that finally got some runs under my belt and hoping to kick off from here.” FULL CRICKET UPDATES: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), IPL 2017, Match 40 at Delhi
With this win, DD keep themselves alive in the hunt of qualifying for playoffs. Moreover, after this convincing victory, DD move to 6th spot from 8th in points table. Their next clash will be against Gujarat Lions (GL) at Delhi on Thursday.