Hyderabad suffer heavy defeat against Delhi at home

Hyderabad, May 13

Delhi Daredevils rode on a powerful batting performance to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Thursday.

Chasing a target of 147 runs, Delhi did not face too much difficulties from the Hyderabad bowlers before romping home with 11 balls to spare.

Despite the loss, Hyderabad continue to sit at the top of the IPL table with 14 points from 11 matches ahead of Gujarat Lions (14 points) in a superior run rate.

The hosts will however be disappointed with the fact that they have suffered a heavy defeat in their last home game of the ongoing season.

They now face three away matches on the trot.

Delhi on the other hand, climbed to the third spot with 12 points from 10 matches. The visitors were off to a poor start with opener Mayank Aggarwal departing early.

But Quinton de Kock (44) and Karun Nair (20) put together a 55-run partnership off 37 balls to build the foundation of a successful run chase.

Pacer Moises Henriques gave the noisy home crowd a glimmer of hope by removing both Nair and de Kock in the 10th over.

But Delhi faced no trouble from thereon as Rishabh Pant (39) and Sanju Samson (34) took them to victory. For Hyderabad, Henriques claimed two wickets, while Ashish Nehra took one.

Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad squandered a brilliant start to finish at 146-8.

Opening duo of David Warner (46) and Shikhar Dhawan (34) fired 51 runs in the powerplay to lay the platform but lost the momentum as the Delhi bowlers bounced back with some brilliant efforts.

Next in, Kane Williamson scored 27 off 24. Other batsmen could not contribute more for the hosts. For Delhi, Mishra and Coulter-Nile picked two wickets while Yadav, Shami and Morris took one wicket apiece.