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IPL 2018, Match 36, SRH vs DD – Sunrisers Hyderabad Player Ratings

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets.

Rashid Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Rashid Khan celebrates. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad registered yet another win in the 2018 edition of the IPL. They beat the Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets in their most recent encounter in Hyderabad. They registered a record run chase at the venue in the 2018 edition of the IPL. Also, with the win, they have scaled to the top of the points table. Interestingly, the defeat has pushed Delhi Daredevils very away from the race to the playoffs.

In the match, the DD skipper Shreyas Iyer opted to bat first after having won the toss. He did not want to let Sunrisers Hyderbad play to their strengths. DD got off a good start with Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw adding 86 runs for the second wicket. While Shaw scored his fifty, Iyer missed out on reaching the milestone. After their dismissals, the innings did not find any other anchors and eventually ended on 163.

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In the run chase, the SRH openers Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan added 76 runs for the first wicket. The fiery start put the hosts in a commanding position. But their dismissals in quick succession, followed by an untimely dismissal of Manish Pandey put a brake on the run chase. Eventually, Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan played sensibly to see their side home by 7 wickets in the match.

Here are the Sunrisers Hyderabad player ratings for the match:

Alex Hales – 8/10

Alex Hales continued his good run in the tournament. After a decent start in the previous game, Hales looked much more comfortable at the crease. He milked Avesh Khan in the powerplay to give a flying start to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He smashed 45 off just 31 deliveries with 3 sixes and as many number of fours.

Shikhar Dhawan – 6/10

Shikhar Dhawan has largely been quiet in the season in the last couple of weeks. On the day, Dhawan looked in decent touch with the bat. Batting with Alex Hales, he added 76 runs for the opening wicket for the hosts. Dhawan scored 33 off just 30 balls with 2 fours and a six to his name.

Kane Williamson – 7.5/10

Kane Williamson has been the captain marvellous for the Sunrisers this season. The Kiwi cricketer has been very consistent with the bat and had batted very sensibly. The chase was a little tricky on the day but Williamson held his nerve to stay till the very end. He finished with an unbeaten 32 to his name in 30 deliveries to see his side home on the day.

Manish Pandey – 6/10

Manish Pandey would reckon that this particular game against the Delhi Daredevils was yet another chance that went begging. Pandey has a very good opportunity to anchor the run chase and be an ideal partner to his skipper. He got off to a decent start and scored 21 off 17 deliveries. But he failed to build a bigger knock and perished on a Liam Plunkett delivery.

Yusuf Pathan – 9.5/10

Yusuf Pathan made the difference between the two sides in the match. After the fall of Manish Pandey’s wicket, things got very tricky in the run chase with the asking rate climbing to 12. Pathan hammered an unbeaten 27 off just 12 balls to take his side to a win. In the final over, Pathan hit a four and a six to set the base for the SRH win.

Shakib Al Hasan – 3/10

Shakib Al Hasan did not get a chance to bat in the game. Earlier, with the ball in hand, Shakib had a very ordinary time. He bowled his complete quota of four overs and gave away 34 runs. He failed to pick up a wicket and was taken on the charge by Prithvi Shaw early on in the DD innings.

Wriddhiman Saha – 2/10

Wriddhiman Saha did not have a big role to play in the game. His services with the bat were not needed on the day. With the gloves, he did a decent job behind the stumps.

Rashid Khan – 9/10

Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the match. Rashid returned with figures of 2/23 in the four overs that he bowled in the match. He took the big wicket of Prithvi Shaw, who looked in sublime form with the bat. Later, he also accounted for the dismissal of another in-form batsman Rishabh Pant.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar -3/10

Bhuvneshwar Kumar made a comeback to the side in this particular game. Bhuvneshwar came in to the playing eleven at the expense of Basil Thampi. The veteran Indian bowler looked out of touch and failed to pick up a wicket on the day. He returned with figures of 0/33 in the four overs that he bowled.

Siddarth Kaul – 5/10

Siddarth Kaul has been very impressive with the ball this season. He continued to have a decent time with the ball in the match. He was slightly on the expensive side in the game though. He took the wicket of Shreyas Iyer at a very crucial juncture in the game and that perhaps, was the turning point in the game. He finished with figures of 1/37 to his name in four overs.

Sandeep Sharma – 3/10

Sandeep Sharma was picked ahead of Basil Thampi in the playing eleven. Many wondered that it was not right to play Sandeep along with Bhuvneshwar since both of them have similar bowling styles. Well, Sandeep failed to prove them wrong and looked largely out of form in the match. He conceded 35 runs in the four overs that he bowled. He could not take a wicket in the match.

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