IPL 10, Match 21, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils: 5 Tracking Points
Today was another occasion when the bowlers did the job for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Published - Apr 20, 2017 12:19 am | Updated - Apr 20, 2017 12:19 am
Sunrisers Hyderabad was coming into this game with a lot of confidence. They had just beaten Kings XI Punjab in a tight game and their young bowlers once again proved why they are the best bowling side in the tournament. Today was another occasion when the bowlers did the job for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They were superb as they pulled back things remarkably well and even Yuvraj chipped in with a superb over.
However, they were also helped by Delhi Daredevils with some ordinary batting as they lost some crucial wicket at some important stages of the game. Hyderabad is the best bowling side in the league and they proved it again tonight as they bowled some extremely good deliveries at the death. Delhi lost the game in those middle overs today and it has been the case on previous occasions as well.
Let us break the game down in five Tracking points to help us understand what went wrong for Delhi and how Hyderabad played the game right.
1. Kane Williamson arrives in style.
The New Zealander is one the three best batters in the world and is undoubtedly proven across all the formats. Today, Kane Williamson showed us his class with a magnificent knock. Hyderabad has some world class bowlers in their side but Kane was on a different level altogether. He was taking the game ball by ball and it worked beautifully for him.
Williamson smashed 89 of just 51 deliveries hitting six boundaries and five massive sixes. He was just 38 of the first 27 deliveries he faced and then, later on, accelerated his innings giving Delhi bowlers zero chance.
2. The Kane and Shikhar show
Hyderabad lost their captain David Warner pretty early today as the home team was trying to get going at 12 for 1 when Williamson joined hands with Dhawan. The duo was cautious at the start but broke free once they got themselves in. Dhawan was playing it safe while Williamson played some amazing strokes.
The pair webbed a 136 run partnership in 90 odd deliveries giving the other batters an excellent foundation to build on which they did and put on a fantastic 191 for the loss of four wickets. Shikhar scored 70 of 50 deliveries hitting seven boundaries and one six in the process.
3. Delhi bowlers fail to make a mark
Delhi is pretty good bowling unit but they were not quite there today. They started off really well but the amount of skill that was on display from the Hyderabad batters was immense. Even the likes of Pat Cummins and Zaheer Khan were hit for 9 runs an over.
There was only one bowler who could really leave a mark on today’s game and it was Chris Morris. He bowled four overs and picked up four wickets giving away just 26 runs. No other bowler could support Morris as Delhi were hit for 191 in 20 overs.
4. The middle overs crisis of Delhi
In between 7-14 overs, Delhi has scored runs at a rate of 7.16 runs per over which is worst among all the teams. They have struggled throughout the tournament and they proved the stat right today. Delhi was cruising at one point scoring at a rate of just over 9 runs per over when they lost two quick wickets.
They absolutely gifted Hyderabad the wickets as Karun Nair got himself run out and Rishabh Pant went back for a golden duck. To add to their misery even Sanju Samson returned in the fourteenth over. This is the region which requires major improvement from Delhi’s point of view.
5.Shreyas Iyer goes down fighting
Delhi got off to a flier as they were scoring at a wonderful rate but after the mini-collapse in the middle overs, Shreyas Iyer kept the visitors in the game. He was partnered by the Sri Lankan Angelo Matthews who had a bad day today.
Iyer was hitting the ball quite well but there were probably 15-20 runs too much. Iyer scored a very good fifty of 31 deliveries as his side went down fighting eventually losing the game by 15 runs.