IPL 10, Match 21, SRH v DD – Sunrisers Hyderabad Player Ratings
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs.
Published - Apr 20, 2017 12:15 am | Updated - Apr 20, 2017 12:16 am
The Sunrisers Hyderabad hosted the Delhi Daredevils for their fourth home match of the season. The home venue at Hyderabad had been their fortress coming into the game. They had won their first two games of the season at the very same venue. After that, they lost two games in a row and saw their form dwindle. They were back to their home venue to get back to winning ways.
On the other hand, Delhi Daredevils had been on a curvy path. A few odd wins combined with multiple defeats saw them crashing at crucial junctures. Also, the fact that they were against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Hyderabad did not help their cause either. The result that perspired on the day was the same yet again. Sunrisers won the toss and opted to bat first.
A brilliant 89 from Kane Williamson combined with Shikhar Dhawan’s classy 70 helped Sunrisers post a total of 191 on the board. The Delhi Daredevils, in the run chase, could never really get in the hunt. Sanju Samson and Karun Nair got starts and so did Angelo Mathews. However, it was the innings by Shreyas Iyer that got them interested towards the end. Iyer scored 50 off 31 balls but that was not enough to let the team win. Daredevils fell short by 15 runs.
Here are the Sunrisers Hyderabad Player Ratings from the SRH v DD encounter:
David Warner – 4/10
SRH skipper David Warner had a rare failure with the bat on the day. Coming into the game, he was the in-form batsman for the SRH camp. However, his stay at the crease lasted just 7 deliveries as he was dismissed in the second over of the match.
He scored 4 runs during his stay at the crease. But the way Warner kept things interested and his players pumped up was absolutely thrilling. Warner marshaled his troops brilliantly and took a few bold calls with the captaincy hat. Also, he was a live wire on the field as usual.
Shikhar Dhawan – 8.5/10
Shikhar Dhawan was under some serious pressure as he walked in to play this game. With no big scores to show under his name in the tournament thus far, Dhawan had a point to prove. The pressure on him only increased more as he lost the support of David Warner early on in the innings.
However, the opener did not let that bog down his spirits one bit. Dhawan finished with 70 runs to his name in just 50 balls. He hit 7 boundaries and a six during his stay at the crease. He was dismissed in the penultimate over and was unlucky not to have finished the innings on a high.
Kane Williamson – 9.5/10
The New Zealand skipper showed his class on the night against the Delhi Daredevils. Williamson had been warming the bench for a long long time in the dugout. It was very disheartening to see him sit out of action long. Tonight, when he got his opportunity with the bat, he made the most out of it. Williamson came in to bat in the second over of the game at the dismissal of David Warner.
He added 136 runs for the 2nd wicket with Shikhar Dhawan. He ended up with a brilliant 89 in just 51 deliveries. He hit 6 fours and 5 sixes during his knock and was in superlative form on the day.
Yuvraj Singh – 5/10
Yuvraj Singh was dismissed on a duck in the previous match. Hence, he was under the scrutiny coming in to bat on the day. However, it was yet another off day for him with the bat. He was sent back to the dugout for just 3. On the field though, he was quite good.
He inflicted a run out to see Karun Nair walk back in the dugout for a score of 33. He was handed the ball for the first time in the season. Yuvraj bowled well and dismissed the dangerman Rishabh Pant for a golden duck. That was only over that he bowled and gave just 6 runs in the match.
Moises Henriques – 2/10
Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques had very little say in the match today. He came in to bat towards the end of the innings and did not have too many balls to bat. He remained unbeaten on 12 during his stay at the crease. Later in the game, he bowled 3 overs during the Delhi innings. He failed to pick up a wicket on the night. Henriques gave 32 runs during his spell and was far from being his best on the day.
Deepak Hooda – 3/10
Deepak Hooda gets all his rating points for just one epic shot that he hit in the match. Hooda came in to bat in the penultimate over of the game. He played just 4 deliveries during his unbeaten stay at the crease. But a big six towards the end gave Sunrisers Hyderabad the impetus going in to the second innings. SRH finished with 191/4 in their innings.
Naman Ojha – 3/10
Naman Ojha had a very little say in this particular match. His services with the bat were not needed on the day as the top order took all the responsibility for the match. Later in the game, he did not even have any dismissals to show under his name in the scorecard. However, there were no major blemishes in his wicketkeeping in the match though.
Rashid Khan – 2/10
Rashid Khan had been the talk of the town in the first five games for the Sunrisers Hyderabad this season. However, in the match against Delhi Daredevils, he was a big disappointment. Rashid Khan went wicketless on the day and the Delhi batsmen seemed to have decoded him with ease. For the first time in the tournament, he went wicketless in the match. In the 4 overs that he bowled today, he gave away 33 runs.
Mohammad Siraj – 6/10
Mohammad Siraj has been a revelation in the Hyderabad cricket circle. The young man finally got his break for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the match tonight. Siraj got the opportunity to bowl with the new ball on the day alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
He bowled his complete quota of four overs and managed to pick up 2 key wickets as well. He dismissed Sam Billings in the second over of the game after having gone for three boundaries. Later in the game, he dismissed the set batsman Sanju Samson on 42. In the four overs that he bowled, he was slightly expensive as he gave away 39 runs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 4/10
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the star of the show in the last match. Coming into this game, he was the Purple Cap holder and looked like the brightest spot in the bowling lineup. Also, the absence of Ashish Nehra made him the senior most player in the bowling department.
Albeit he did not pick up the wicket in the match, he ensured that he kept the run flow in check. He gave away just 29 runs in his quota of 4 overs and bowled perfect line and lengths for a major part of his bowling spell. His bowling in the penultimate overtook a lot of pressure off from Siddharth Kaul.
Siddharth Kaul – 6/10
Siddharth Kaul is soon turning out to be the last over specialist for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He had bowled the final over in the previous match against the Kings XI Punjab and had finished the match for the team. Now, he got a chance to have a repeat performance of his heroics from the last game.
Kaul, who had played the ICC U19 World Cup for India in 2008, showed that the last match heroics were not a one match wonder. He successfully defended the total in the final over to help his side win yet again. Kaul returned with figures of 1/32 in his spell of 4 overs. He picked the wicket on Angelo Mathews in the last over.