Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their lost home game of the season by a spirited Delhi Daredevils © AFP
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their lost home game of the season by a spirited Delhi Daredevils © AFP

In the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad faced Delhi Daredevils to become the first team to qualify for the playoffs in this season. Winning the toss, Delhi Daredevils opted to bowl first making four changes in their line-up. JP Duminy led the team in the absence of regular skipper, Zaheer Khan who missed out the match due to niggle. Sunrisers Hyderabad made a good start to their innings thanks to their skipper’s 46 off 30 balls. After a fine start, they collapsed to reach a moderate total of 146 for 8 in their 20 overs . Jayant Yadav and Nathan Coulter-Nile made good contributions with the ball but it was Chris Morris’ 4-0-19-1 that controlled the SRH innings.Cricket Scorecard: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2016, Match 42 at Hyderabad

In reply, Delhi Daredevils lost Mayank Agarwal early in their chase and were going strong until they lost both Karun Nair and Quinton De Kock in the same over to Moises Henriques. De Kock was fairly upset with his dismissal as replied showed there was no edge from the South African opener.  Requiring 69 form 60 balls, youngsters Sanju Samson (34* runs off 26 balls) and Rishabh Pant (39 runs off 26 balls) steadied the ship for the visitors and avoided any further dent for the team.  The U-19 World Cup star, Rishabh Pant, was the aggressor of the lot as he played Mustafizur Rahman smartly and didn’t allow the pacer to dominate him. With this win, Daredevils have climbed to the third position with 12 points and require at least 2 wins from their remaining matches. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad remain on top with 14 points and need one win to qualify for the playoffs. FULL MATCH HIGHLIGHTS, Match 42, IPL 2016, HYDERABAD: DELHI DAREDEVILS VS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD