Match 12: SRH vs DD
Life is tough. Extremely tough. You lose more often than you succeed. But it’s all about getting back up faster than last time. Delhi’s team have been down and dusted. Lone performer David Warner have been doing constantly well. Delhi Daredevils is winning in this IPL, only in the Pepsi Ad featuring Ranbir Kapoor. After losing three straight matches, they are back to face the dark-horses of the IPL – 6- the newly named, SunRisers Hyderabad.
Performing surprisingly well, led by Sangakkara, the credit should definitely go to the Lion-Dale Steyn. He is leading the bowling attack of the Hyderabad amazingly well. Any track, any place, any form he is in, you can always count on Dale Steyn.
Delhi wins the toss and the double-D’s start the batting.
And did you say, you have a batsman going in good form? Give him the Dale Steyn test. Not many can pass that, I guarantee. Warner fails in the first over for a duck, carrying on from where Unmukht Chand had left it.
Ishant then sends Sehwag and Mahela both packing home. The top three back home in the first 5 overs with 25 odd on the board; you would say- its game over- for the batting team.
Then comes Mishra with a very good spell of bowling, giving off just 15 of his 4 overs and taking the wicket of Juneja who is trying to open up.
A small cameo comes up from Jadhav who score 30 of 20 balls and it is the only performance batting wise in 1st innings worth mentioning.
Delhi ends with 114-8 in the 20 overs.
A good enough pitch to bat on. 115 with the batting line up Hyderabad has and the form their batsmen are in, it’s just a matter of time before the match gets over.
Pathan starts the bowling for Delhi bowling to Akshath Reddy with Parthiv Patel at the non-strikers end.
The first over passes by and we have an IPL debutant fast bowler to bowl for Delhi. Siddhart Kaul bowls a maiden first over and a run out to boast about in the over too. So that means Sangakkara and Patel would be handling Umesh Yadav and Mourne Morkel at the center.
Handling it quite well and taking singles at good deliveries while hitting boundaries off the bad ones, Hyderabad take the attack on the opposition with Sanga and Parthiv middling it well.
38 comes off the powerplay overs. Botha And Nadeem to attack with spin as soon as the powerplay gets over. And Nadeem gets rewarded with Parthiv’s wicket in his first over. Soft dismissal-the ball taking the outside edge of the bat and falling in the hands of the bowler.
So the spinners are bowling well too. A couple of quick wickets can definitely create a match turner here.
The spinners bowling well in tandem and Botha gets Sanga caught at the slips from Sehwag. Are we heading for a finish at the wires ?
Cameron White, the super over champion comes in. Not easy here for Hyderabad. Delhi bowling well under pressure.
Nadeem has been very good today with his line and variations and gets the gift of 4th wicket of White in his final over. Very patient bowling , reaping in the results.
So final 6 overs, 46 required.
Hyderabad crumbling under pressure here. Another one falls as Vihari puts the ball to mid-off’s hand here of Mourne Morkel.
Edges and a good shot takes the score of SRH to 89 in 16 overs. Now 26 required of 24 balls. Should get it I believe. But DD have shown a good fight here with a very low total.
Perera has to be the key here in the final overs but he gets out trying to put one onto the stands.
Amith Mishra gets into the action, scoring well and hitting the odd ball from Umesh Yadav to boundary in a crucial situation.
6 runs are required of the final 6 and Dale Steyn does it in 2 balls.
SRH wins. Delhi’s woes continues as SRH carries on being on a roll.
Continuous losing do bad to your confidence. Delhi’s confidence won’t be high. They are snatching defeat out of wins. Delhi will have to wait while SRH shows they are not the under dogs anymore.
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