Visakhapatm, April 18: Delhi Daredevils stched a thrilling four-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad to earn their second victory in the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) in four outings at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here on Saturday.
Two brilliant half-centuries from opener Shreyas Iyer (60) and captain JP Duminy (54) guided the Daredevils to a competitive total of 167/4 in 20 overs. In reply, the hosts could only mage 163/8 with Man of the Match Duminy also starring with the ball, taking 3/17 in four overs.
Opting to bat, Daredevils did not start well as they lost opening batsman Mayank Agarwal (1) cheaply in only the third over. But a 78-run second-wicket partnership between Iyer and Duminy revived the innings. The two performances were the only notable contributions from the Daredevils batsmen.
Iyer played a superb innings of 40 balls which included five sixes and three boundaries while South African Duminy hit five boundaries and two sixes.
Star batsman Yuvraj Singh, who was purchased by the Delhi franchise for a record Rs.16 crore, failed to click as he was caught while batting on 9.
Sri Lankan Angelo Mathews (15 not out) and wicketkeeper-batsman Kedar Jadhav (19 not out) played small cameos towards the end to propel the score beyond 160.
Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers as he was the only one from Sunrisers to end with an economy rate of less than six per over. Bhuvneshwar, Dale Steyn, Praveen Kumar and Ashish Reddy all picked up a wicket each.
While chasing, the Sunrisers took off well with opening batsmen Shikhar Dhawan (18) and captain David Warner (28) striking a 50-run stand. However, a brilliant seventh over from spinner Duminy sent back both the openers and turned the match in favour of the visitors.
Ravi Bopara (41) and Lokesh Rahul (24) came out with crucial contributions for the home side but regular fall of wickets slowed down the flow of runs.
However, despite the fall of wickets, the Sunrisers were able to maintain a strong run rate, helping them needing only 10 runs off the last over.
But a brilliant last over from pace bowler than Coulter-Nile helped the Daredevils allow the Sunrisers only five runs, bagging the match. IANS
Mayank Agarwal c Dhawan b B Kumar 1, Shreyas Iyer c Warner b P Kumar 60, JP Duminy b Steyn 54, Yuvraj Singh c Warner b Ashish Reddy 9, Angelo Mathews not out 15, Kedar Jadhav not out 19
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 6) 9; Total (four wickets in 20 overs) 167
Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-93, 3-132, 4-132
Bowling: Praveen Kumar 4-0-38-1, Dale Steyn 4-0-27-1, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-21-1, Ravi Bopara 4-0-38-0, Karn Sharma 2-0-25-0, Ashish Reddy 2-0-15-1
David Warner c & b Duminy 28, Shikhar Dhawan b Duminy 18, Ravi Bopara c Tiwary b Duminy 41, Lokesh Rahul b Mathews 24, man Ojha c Duminy b Imran Tahir 12, Eoin Morgan b Duminy 1, Ashish Reddy run out (Coulter-Nile) 15, Karn Sharma c Mathews b Coulter-Nile 19, Praveen Kumar not out 1
Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 1) 4; Total (8 wickets in 20 overs) 163
Fall of wickets: 1-50, 2-51, 3-89, 4-120, 5-128, 6-129, 7-159, 8-163
Bowling: than Coulter-Nile 4-0-26-1, JP Duminy 3-0-17-4, Domnic Muthuswami 2-0-20-0, Angelo Mathews 4-0-38-1, Imran Tahir 4-0-35-1, Amit Mishra 2-0-14-0, Yuvraj Singh 1-0-10-0