Match 42 of VIVO IPL 2018 saw a masterclass innings from Delhi Daredevils‘ (DD) Rishabh Pant (128* off 63 balls). As a result, DD were defending 188 against a rusty Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batting lineup. However, an unbeaten 176*-run stand between Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson (6th fifty of the season) resulted in SRH’s 9-wicket victory. They also become the first side to make it to the playoffs of the ongoing season. Meanwhile, DD are mathematically in the hunt for the top four, but very much out of contention.

Have a quick glance at the match through pictures:

SRH reduce D to 43 for 3    IANS
SRH reduce DD to 43 for 3 IANS

Rishabh Pant's partnerships with Harshal Patel keeps DD going    IANS
Rishabh Pant’s partnerships with Harshal Patel keeps DD going IANS

Pant's maiden IPL ton takes DD to 187 for 5    IANS
Pant’s maiden IPL ton takes DD to 187 for 5 IANS

SRH lose Alex Hales early in chase    IANS
SRH lose Alex Hales early in chase IANS

Shikhar Dhawan's coming-back-to-form keeps SRH ahead    IANS
Shikhar Dhawan’s coming-back-to-form keeps SRH ahead IANS

Kane Williamson's fifth fifty, and 100-run stand with Dhawan, ensures another SRH win    IANS
Kane Williamson’s 6th fifty of the season, and 100-run stand with Dhawan, ensures another SRH win IANS

Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson's masterful 173*-run stand, for 2nd wicket, takes SRH to 9-wicket win and the playoffs    AFP
Dhawan-Williamson’s masterful 176*-run stand, for 2nd wicket, also takes SRH to the playoffs AFP

Brief Scores

Delhi Daredevils 187 for 5 in 20 overs [ Rishabh Pant-128* (63), Harshal Patel 24(17); Shakib al Hasan- 4-0-27-2] lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad 188 for 1 in 18.5 overs [ Shikhar Dhawan 92*(50), Kane Williamson 83*(53); Harshal Patel 4-0-32-1] by 9 wickets.