Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of Match 42 between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. I am Kaustubh S. Mayekar, and I will bring you all the live updates and scores from this cracker of a contest. SRH and DD will face off each other for the first time in this edition. While SRH are the table-toppers, DD are placed at No. 5 in the points table. However, if DD manage to edge past SRH tonight, they’ll pull down Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) and jump at No. 3. Live Cricket Scorecard: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2016, Match 42 at Hyderabad

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 150/3 | Overs 18.1 | Rishabh Pant 39 (26), Sanju Samson 34 (26): 3 needed off 12. Yuvraj Singh back into the attack. SIX, Samson finishes off in style, spanks short ball over cow corner. DD win by 7 wickets and jump to No. 3 spot in the points table.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 144/3 | Overs 18 | Rishabh Pant 39 (26), Sanju Samson 28 (25): Mutafiz to bowl out. ONE, right in the block hole, Samson guides it on the leg side. TWO, pitched up, Pant heaves it to long on. FOUR, low full toss, Pant gets right under it and drives it over mid off. DOT, Pant heaves it to mid-wicket, Pant is looking for the big shots. SIX, low full toss and Pant bludgeons it over deep mid-wicket. DOT to finish the over. DD need 3 off 12.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 131/3 | Overs 17 | Rishabh Pant 27 (21), Sanju Samson 27 (24): Bhuvi to bowl out. SIX, Pant brings down the equation. DD need 24 off 23. WIDE, well outside off. ONE, low full toss, Pant spanks to deep mid-wicket. WIDE, down the leg side. ONE, Samson plays it fine. TWO, excellent running between the wickets by Samson and Pant, these young guns have been spectacular tonight. ONE, change of pace, Samson opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man. DOT, play and a miss. DD need 16 off 18.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 117/3 | Overs 16 | Rishabh Pant 20 (18), Sanju Samson 22 (21): Mustafiz to continue. Starts with a dot. ONE, right in the block hole, Pant opens the face of the bat and plays it to deep cover point. ONE, Samson plays past extra cover. DOT, low full toss, Pants heaves it to midoff. ONE, change of pace, Pant spanks it to deep cover point. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 114/3 | Overs 15 | Rishabh Pant 18 (14), Sanju Samson 21 (19): Bhuvi back into the attack. TWO, back of length, Samson play it to wide long on. TWO + Dropped, Samson holes out to Moises at mid-wicket but he fails to take it cleanly. ONE, Samson drives it to deep cover point. DOT, pitched up, Pant plays it to extra cover. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 108/3 | Overs 14 | Rishabh Pant 17 (12), Sanju Samson 16 (15): Mustafiz back into the attack. ONE, Pant clips it to mid-wicket. ONE, fullish, Samson drives to long off. SIX, change of pace, Pant bludgeons it over long on. ONE, Pants works it to mid-wicket. ONE, Samson guides it to third man. FOUR, full toss and Pant flicks it to deep mid-wicket.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 94/3 | Overs 13 | Rishabh Pant 5 (8), Sanju Samson 14 (13): Nehra back into the attack. ONE, Pant flicks it on the leg side. ONE, Samson plays it down the ground. DOT, Pant slaps back of length to backward point. DOT, well directed bouncer by Nehra. ONE, Pants plays square of the wicket. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 91/3 | Overs 12 | Rishabh Pant 3 (4), Sanju Samson 13 (11): Moises to continue. DOT, change of pace, Samson safely keeps it down. DOT, SRH are building pressure on DD batsmen. SIX, back of length and Samson smashes it over cow corner. DOT, slower bowl, Samson works it to mid-wicket. TWO, Samson plays fine, good placement. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 83/3 | Overs 11 | Rishabh Pant 3 (4), Sanju Samson 5 (5): Yuvraj Singh into the attack. ONE, Pant works it to deep mid-wicket. ONE, nicely tossed up, Samson nicely defends it. ONE, Samson drives past point. DOT, Pant misses out on a juicy full toss. TWO to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 78/3 | Overs 10 | Rishabh Pant 0 (1), Sanju Samson 3 (2): Moises to continue. ONE, change of pace, de Kock works it down the ground. OUT, peach of a yorker, Nair departs on 20, SRH need such deliveries to win this contest. TWO, Samson starts off with a crisp cover drive. ONE, Samson works it down the ground. OUT, Umpire may have given a wrong decision, slower bouncer, de Kock tries to upper cut.

OUT! Karun Nair b Henriques 20 (17)

OUT! Quinton de Kock c N Ojha b Henriques 44 (31)

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 74/1 | Overs 9 | Quinton de Kock 43 (29), Karun Nair 20 (16): Offie Hooda into the attack. ONE, de Kock gives strike to Nair. ONE, Nair flicks it on the leg side. DOT, de Kocks works it straight to extra c0ver. ONE, de Kock deals in singles. ONE, excellent bowling by Hooda. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 69/1 | Overs 8 | Quinton de Kock 40 (25), Karun Nair 18 (14): Sran to continue. ONE, quick single by Nair. DOT, de Kock hits straight to Sran. FOUR, change of pace and de Kock spanks well over mid off. DOT, well directed bouncer by Sran. SIX, that was a fabulous flick over deep fine leg. ONE to finish the over. 50 partnership for de Kock and  Nair.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 57/1 | Overs 7 | Quinton de Kock 29 (20), Karun Nair 17 (13): Moises into the attack. Starrts off with a single. ONe, Williamson at backward saves a certain boundary. DOT, Nair works it straight to mid-wicket. DOT, seamed in, beats Nair’s inside edge. FOUR, Nair plays a chinese cut, lucky. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 50/1 | Overs 6 | Quinton de Kock 28 (19), Karun Nair 11 (8): Mustafiz into the attack. ONE, de Kock nudges it down for a quick single. ONE, that was in the air, fell just short if mid on. WIDE, sliding down the leg side. FOUR, de Kock elegantly plays a square drive on the up. DOT, change of pace, de Kock plays it cautiously. ONE, de Kock squeezes back of length for a quick single. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 41/1 | Overs 5 | Quinton de Kock 22 (15), Karun Nair 9 (6): Sran into the attack. ONE, de Kock guides it to third man. FOUR, beautiful cover drive by Nair. DOT, Nair works back of length to point. DOT, Sran has managed to stop the runs, good comeback. FOUR, Nair drives it over cover point, 2nd boundary off the over. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 32/1 | Overs 4 | Quinton de Kock 21 (14), Karun Nair 1 (1): Nehra to continue. OUT, Nehra strikes, Agarwal holes out a length ball to cover. ONE, Nair guides it to third man. SIX! what a mighty hit by de Kock, that went soaring over the deep square leg boundary. FOUR, width on offer, de Kock pierces short third man and backward point. DOT, good comeback by Nehra. ONE to finish the over.

OUT! Mayank Agarwal c Yuvraj b Nehra 10 (9) 

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 20/0 | Overs 3 | Quinton de Kock 10 (10), Mayank Agarwal 10 (8): Bhuvi to continue. DOT, Agarwal nicely defends it., perhaps waiting for a bad delivery. DOT, de Kock cuts to backward point, Williamson saves a certain boundary. ONE, quick single down the ground. ONE, de Kocks guides it to mid on for a quick single. FOUR, Agarwal top-edges it over the keeper. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 13/0 | Overs 2 | Quinton de Kock 9 (9), Mayank Agarwal 4 (3): Ashish Nehra to de Kock. Starts off with a DOT. FOUR, width on offer and de Kock plays past backward point. FOUR, lovely straight drive, classic shot by de Kock. DOT, de Kock squeezes it to mid-wicket.  DOT, short ball, de Kock works it to mid-wicket again. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Delhi Daredevils 5/0 | Over 1 | Quinton de Kock 1 (3), Mayank Agarwal 4 (3): Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for SRH. DOT, lovely out-swinger, play and a miss. DOT, de Kock defends a length ball. ONE, de Kock tucks away, SRH underway. DOT, Agarwal defends out-swinging ball to cover point.  DOT, sharp in-swinger this time, Agarawal does well to defend it. FOUR, Agarwal lofts it down the ground.

*DD innings*

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 146/8 | Overs 20 | Ashish Nehra 1 (1), Barinder Sran 1 (1): Coulter-Nile to bowl the final over of the innings. FOUR, Ojha spanks back of length ball past third man, excellent placement. DOT, this is not what SRH need at this point, will they get past 150? ONE (short run), full, Ojha guides it to long on. DOT, excellent slower bouncer, Ojha never looked in a position to connect it. OUT, Ojha holes out a juicy full toss to deep mid-wicket. ONE + No Ball, waist-high no-ball, not needed, illegal delivery might turn costly if this game goes down the wire. Free Hit, Nehra works slower ball to long on. DD need 147 runs to win. Innings report: Delhi Daredevils restrict Surisers Hyderabad to 146-8 in IPL 2016, Match 42 at Hyderabad

OUT! Naman Ojha c Samson b Coulter-Nile 7 (9) 

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 138/7 | Overs 19 | Naman Ojha 2 (4): Morris to bowl out. DOT to start with. ONE, low full toss, Ojha guides it on the off side. OUT, Morris knocks over Williamson with a yorker, DD bowlers have bowled well tonight to keep a lid on the runs. DOT, right in the block hole, Bhuvneshwar nicely defends it. ONE, off cutter, Bhuvi does well to defend it. OUT, another one bites the dust, Bhuvi’s run out.

OUT! Kane Williamson b C Morris 27 (24)

OUT! Bhuvneshwar run out (C Morris) 1 (2)

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 136/5 | Overs 18 | Naman Ojha 1 (1), Kane Williamson 27 (23): Coulter-Nile into the attack. So far, only two singles so far. SRH need boundaries. FOUR + No Ball, Hooda makes room and slices past cover point. Free Hit +  ONE, Hooda works back of length to deep fine leg. ONE, right in the block hole, Williamson hits it to deep square leg. OUT, Hooda hits Hit-Wicket, becomes 2nd SRH batsman to be dismissed in such fashion. ONE to finish the over.

OUT! Deepak Hooda (hit wicket) b Coulter-Nile 10 (9) 

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 126/4 | Overs 17 | Deepak Hooda 4 (5), Kane Williamson 25 (21): Morris to continue. Starts with a SINGLE. ONE, Williamson guides it on the leg side. ONE, Hooda plays it to cover. ONE, full length, Williamson deals with a single yet again. ONE, Hooda lofts it to long on, that was sweetly middled. FOUR, Williamson scores much need boundary.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 118/4 | Overs 16 | Deepak Hooda 2 (2), Kane Williamson 20 (18): Shami to continue. ONE, Williamson cuts to point. OUT, Henriques goes for a golden duck, nice in-swinging delivery by Shami, SRH under fire. ONE, Hooda gets off the mark. ONE, Williamson works it to square leg. ONE, Williamson upper-cuts to third man. ONE to finis the over.

OUT! Moises Henriques lbw b Shami 0 (1)

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 113/3 | Overs 15 | Kane Williamson 16 (14): Mishra to bowl out. ONE, Williamson gives strike to Yuvraj. SIX, Yuvraj goes down town, picks up wrong ‘un well. DOT, another googly, away from Yuvi this time. DOT, another googly. DOT again, good comeback by Mishra. OUT, Mishra dimisses Yuvraj with a cross-seamer.

OUT! Yuvraj Singh c Rishabh Pant b Mishra 8 (8) 

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 106/2 | Overs 14 | Yuvraj Singh 2 (3), Kane Williamson 16 (14): Shami into the attack. ONe, Yuvraj flicks it to deep fine leg. ONE, Williamson spanks a wide delivery to deep cover point. ONE, Yuvraj pulls short ball on the leg side. FOUR, Williaomson, edges it over the keeper’s head, much need boundary for SRH. ONE, leg byes. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 98/2 | Overs 13 | Kane Williamson 11 (11): Mishra to continue. ONE, Dhawan spanks it down the ground. ONE, Williamson works it on the leg side. ONE, Dhawan sweeps a fullish delivery. DOT, Mishra has done a good job so far. ONE, Williamson reads Mishra’s wrong ún well. OUT, Dhawan gets dimissed on a quicker delivery, well judges catch by Samson in the deep.

OUT! Shikhar Dhawan c Samson b Mishra 34 (37) 

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 94/1 | Overs 12 | Kane Williamson 9 (8), Shikhar Dhawan 32 (34): Morris back into the attack. ONE, on Dhawan’s pads, he flicks it to deep fine leg. WIDE, sliding down the leg side. ONE, Williaomson guides back of length to third man. DOT, Dhawan nudges it down. DOT, right in the block hole outside off, play and a miss. ONE, Dhawan takes a quick single. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 88/1 | Overs 11 | Kane Williamson 8 (6), Shikhar Dhawan 28 (30): Mishra into the attack. DOT to start with. ONE, Williamson eases googly to deep mid-wicket. ONE, Dhawan guides it on the leg side. DD need wickets, says Rahul Dravid on air. FOUR, Williamson knows where the gaps are, short ball and guides it past deep mid-wicket. ONE, Williamson plays down the ground. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 80/1 | Overs 10 | Kane Williamson 2 (2), Shikhar Dhawan 26 (28): Duminy to continue. WIDE to start with. ONE, Williamson cuts back of length to deep cover point. FOUR, Dhawan sweeps past fine leg, can’t bowl on his legs, easy pickings. TWO, good running between the wickets, Dhawan guides it left of long on. FOUR, Dhawan sweeps again, Duminy needs to get his line right. DOT, good fielding at cover. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 68/1 | Overs 9 | Kane Williamson 1 (1), Shikhar Dhawan 16 (23): Yadav to bowl out. DOT, play and a miss by Warner, straighter one beats the outside edge. ONE, Warner plays reverse cut to fine leg. ONE, Dhawan sweeps it to deep square leg. FOUR, Dhawan spanks back of length to Morris at long off, misfield. OUT, Yadav eventually castles dangerous Warner, crucial breakthrough. Pramod Ananth, my colleague, had predicted a wicket this over. Right on the money, I must say. ONE to finish the over.

OUT! David Warner b Jayant Yadav 46 (30)

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 61/0 | Overs 8 | David Warner 41 (26), Shikhar Dhawan 15 (22): JP Duminy into the attack. TWO, Warner drives it to deep cover. DOT, Warner cuts straight was to point. FOUR, Warner lofts tossed up ball down the ground. DOT, Warner works it to cover, Pant saves certain three runs. DOT again, good comeback by JP. ONE to finish the over. David Warner becomes 8th player to score 3,000 IPL runs

 

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 54/0 | Overs 7 | David Warner 34 (20), Shikhar Dhawan 15 (22): Morris into the attack. ONE, Warner pulls short ball to deep mid-wicket. DOT, Dhawan hits short ball to mid-wicket. DOT, full outside off, play and a miss by Dhawan. ONE. Dhawan lofts full delivery over the bowler’s head, he didn’t time it well. ONE, Warner works fullis ball to point, Rishabh Pant misfields, lets SRH steal a single. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 51/0 | Overs 6 | David Warner 32 (18), Shikhar Dhawan 14 (18): Nathan to continue. ONE, Dhawan works length ball to backward point, quick single, good dive by Warner reach at the striker’s end. ONE, Warner nudges it to deep fine leg. FOUR, Dhawan plays fine past the keeper, easy pickings for him. ONE, Dhawan guides short ball to third man. ONE, Warner tucks away for a single. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 43/0 | Overs 5 | David Warner 30 (16), Shikhar Dhawan 12 (14): Yadav to continue. FOUR, Warner bludgeons length past straight over the bowler’s head. FOUR, Warner dissects square leg and fine leg this time. SIX, Warner goes down town, variety of shots on display. DOT, good comeback by Yadav, pushes Warner on the back foot. WIDE, sliding down the leg side. ONE, right in the block hole, Warner plays it to long off. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 25/0 | Overs 4 | David Warner 15 (11), Shikhar Dhawan 11 (13): Shami into the attack. ONE, Warner flicks it to deep fine leg. FOUR, lovely shot by Dhawan, eases full delivery past mid on, timed it to perfection. ONE, Dhawan guides length ball to point, quick single. FOUR, Warner joins the party, Warne crisply times back of length past backward point. FOUR, it’s a delight to watch to Warner in action, similar ball but Warner guides it past cover point. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 11/0 | Overs 3 | David Warner 5 (7), Shikhar Dhawan 6 (11): Yadav to continue. DOT, Dhawan shimmies down the track but fails to make contact, hits his pads. ONE, Dhawan guides full delivery to leg side. ONE, Warner works it to the leg side. DOT, back of length, Dhawan cuts it to fine leg. DOT, Yadav builds pressure on Dhawan. DOT to finish the over. Only 2 runs off it.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 9/0 | Overs 2 | David Warner 4 (6), Shikhar Dhawan 5 (6): Nathan Coulter-Nile into the attack. DOT, good short delivery to start with, Dhawan keeps it down. ONE, Dhawan plays back of length with a lose bottom hand to third man. DOT, sharp in-swinger gets the better of Warner, fails to connect it. TWO, Warner leg-glances it to deep fine leg. DOT, length ball on off, good line and length, Nathan should hit this area often, Warner guides it to point. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 6/0 | Over 1 | David Warner 2 (2), Shikhar Dhawan 4 (4): Countdown begins. 3, 2, 1. Play says the umpire. Warner on strike. Offie Yadav to open the bowling. ONE, Warner spanks back of length to deep extra cover, SRH are underway. ONE, Dhawan guides tossed up ball to mid on. ONE, length ball pushed Warner on the back foot, quick single. DOT, straigth delivery, appeal for LBW, Not Out says the umpire. TWO, Dhawan sweeps full delivery past square leg. ONE to finish the over!

TOSS UPDATE: DD win toss and elect to bowl.

Playing XI:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha(wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran, Ashish Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman

Delhi Daredevils: Quinton de Kock (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, JP Duminy (c), Rishabh Pant, Jayant Yadav, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mohammed Shami

Both teams’ bowling attack have displayed the most stellar performance. And, it’s been a delight to watch the likes of Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra and Mustafizur Rahman in action. Hence, it will be an uphill task for both the team’s batting unit to keep the scoreboard ticking. Given the match is at SRH’s home ground, they will leave no stone unturned to grab DD by their collar. However, in head-to-head contests, DD have won only 1 out of their 6 contests against SRH.

We saw Yuvraj Singh in thick of the action ever since he made a comeback. With cameos of 23 and 29, we saw the shades of vintage Yuvraj. To add more to the fire, SRH hasn’t tasted defeat. For SRH to clinch this year’s trophy, Yuvraj will have to go all guns blazing.

Squads:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddharth Kaul, Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Deepak Hooda, Mustafizur Rahman, Aditya Tare, Barinder Singh Sran, Ben Cutting, Vijay Shankar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Tirumalsetti Suman

Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (c), Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Saeed Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Herwadkar, Pawan Suyal, Joel Paris

Live Cricket scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2016 Match 42 at Hyderabad