In one of the most surprising performances this season, Delhi Daredevils has beaten up the reigning champions Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets. SRH is going really strong in the IPL 2017 with their 3rd spot on the points table. Batting first, SRH managed to put up a defendable total of 185 runs on the board with Yuvraj Singh delivering a fine knock of 70 runs off just 41 balls which included 11 fours and 1 six. But Indian pacer Mohammed Shami was awarded the Man of the Match title for his fine bowling figures of 2-36 in 4 overs.
DD has stunned everyone with their batting performance as they received so much of criticism for it. Till now, DD was doing great in the bowling department with bowlers like skipper Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami and Chris Morris. But even if the DD side brings the momentum, it seems like now it’s too late to get themselves into the playoffs.
With some interesting and unpredictable results in some recent matches this season, IPL 2017 edition is surely living up to the expectations of being the 10th year of this tournament. Zaheer Khan did not play this game as he was out because of his hamstring which he faced in the last DD match.
Standing at the 6th position at the points table, DD can look ahead to make their position in the top 4 but it’s a thing which is difficult to achieve as all the top spots are possessed by the teams which are dominating this season very well. With teams like Mumbai Indians, who are at the top with only 2 lost matches it is becoming difficult for the teams at a lower position as it is getting tougher for them day by day because the number of matches left are less.
In the post-match presentation, Shami said, ” This performance will boost my confidence. I was trying to back myself. If you get injured that disturbs you mentally. When on the field, I do not feel that much pressure. It’s a T20 format so you have to use the new ball and not give pace to the batsmen. We had different plans for both of them (Williamson and Warner), wanted to stick to my skills and leave it to luck.”
The best thing about DD’s performance yesterday was that all the batting line up of DD made almost equal contributions to make their team win. These runs scored by all the batsmen in DD innings like were – 24, 39, 34, 33, 41, 15. Leading the team in this match, Karun Nair said, “It was a complete team performance. Really glad to have a win here. I think the bowlers gave it all. We have always spoken about how we are a young team and should play like a young team. Bit disappointed but glad that finally got some runs under my belt and hoping to kick off from here. This is one of the best performances ever by the DD side.” In their next encounter, DD will face Gujarat Lions on 4th May.