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Shikhar Dhawan scored his first fifty of IPL 2017 for SRH against DD in Match 21 © BCCI
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 15 runs and broke their jinx since 2015 in Match 21 of IPL 2017 at Hyderabad. Kane Williamson classy batting of 51-ball 89 and effective bowling in the death by the pacers, helped SRH to flourish. Chasing target of 192, DD did put up a tough fight with Karun Nair and Sanju Samson providing tough fight. However, the middle-order was unable to carry forward the momentum barring Shreyas Iyer who remained unbeaten on 50. Angelo Mathews tried to support his partner Iyer but was dismissed by Siddharth Kaul in the final over for 23-ball 31. DD also took some unprecedented calls with their batting line-up. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils – Match 21
Electing to bat, Hyderabad posted a challenging 191 for 4 with 136-run stand for the second wicket with opener Dhawan (70), and then restricted Delhi to 176 for 5 to maintain their unbeaten run at home. With their fourth successive win at home, Hyderabad jumped to second spot with eight points from six matches, from four wins and two losses. Chasing 192 for a win, Delhi were in the hunt as they reached 56 for 1 at the end of six powerplay overs with Samson (42) and Nair (33) going great guns though they lost Sam Billings (13) early on.
But once Samson and Nair were out, Delhi innings lost way and the asking rate piled up. They needed 65 from the final five overs but could only score 49 with the Hyderabad side bowlers coming up with a fine bowling show at the death overs. Needing 24 runs from the final over, Delhi made a valiant attempt but ended up 15 runs short in the end.
For Hyderabad, Mohammed Siraj took two wickets for 39 runs while Siddarth Kaul and Yuvraj Singh grabbed a wicket each.
(Inputs from PTI)