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IPL updates: Delhi off to a good start after Sunrisers post 185

22:11  Delhi lose Samson after a good start:  

Delhi 40-1 (4.1 ovs) vs Sunrisers 185-3 | Scorecard

Siddarth Kaul comes into the attack. He starts off well with just two singles from the first four balls before Karun ramps a short ball fine on the off-side for a six. He smashes the last ball of the over straight down the ground for a four to get 12 from the over.

Siraj strikes with the first ball of his second over. He bowls it slightly slower as Samson looks to drive it through the off-side but only manages to hit straight to Dhawan in the covers.

Samson perishes for 24 from 19 balls as Delhi are reduced to 40 for one in the fifth over.

22:07  Delhi off to a good start after Sunrisers post 185:  

Delhi 28-0 (3 ovs) vs Sunrisers 185-3 | Scorecard

IPL’s most successful bowler this season — Bhuvneshwar Kumar — opens the bowling for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He starts with three dot balls to Sanju Samson, who then gets off the mark with two runs over point and then picks a single as just three runs come from the first over.

Samson attacks the inexperienced Mohammed Siraj early, smashing the first ball for a six over the leg side. Two balls later, Karun Nair lofts it over the covers for a four as 13 come from the second over.

In the next over, Samson drives Bhuvneshwar through the covers for two runs and gets the next ball in the same region for a boundary. He ends the over with another boundary to get 12 from the over as Delhi race to 28 for no loss in three overs.


21:41  Yuvraj blasts 41-ball 70 to lift Sunrisers to 185:  

Sunrisers 185-3 (19 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

What a superb finish by the champions!

Yuvraj was unstoppable at the boundary as he launched into a furious assault against the Delhi bowlers. He along with Henriques (25 from 18 balls) hit as many as 71 runs from the last five overs to turn the match on it’s head.

Yuvraj’s dropped catch by Samson when his was score was merely 29 proved to be the turning point and it hurt the hosts pretty badly.

There was no looking back for Yuvraj after that as he smashed 11 fours and a six in his 41-ball knock, put on an unbroken stand of 93 runs from 50 balls for the fourth wicket with Henriques.

Shami bowled well, taking two for 36 in his four overs, and the two spinners — Mishra (1-23) and Jayant (0-26) — did an excellent job but Morris and Rabada leaked too many runs at the end.

21:37  Yuvraj blasts 41-ball 70 to lift Sunrisers to 185:  

Sunrisers 185-3 (19 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

No stopping Yuvraj now as he digs out a yorker length delivery from Morris and gets it past short thirdman fielder for a four. The next ball is short as the left-hander pulls it through midwicket for another boundary to complete his half-century from just 34 balls.

The last ball is again a yorker as Henriques manages to drive it straight down the ground for a couple to get 13 from the over.

Rabada to bowl the final over of the innings. He starts with a no-ball which Yuvraj drives through the covers for a four but he can’t get the free hit ball away as the pacer bowls a good yorker.

Rabada bowls a half-volley on the stumps which Yuvraj flicks over the leg side for a four. He opens the face of the bat and steers a full delivery fine on the off-side as Jayant misfields on the thirdman fence to give away another four.

The last ball is smashed back over the bowler’s head for another boundary as Sunrisers post a huge 185 for three in 20 overs.

Morris went for 19 in his final over, having conceded 59 runs overall in his four overs.


21:27  Yuvraj’s attack lifts Sunrisers:  

Sunrisers 153-3 (18 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Shami struggles with his line yet again as he bowls on Yuvraj’s pads who merely helps it along fine on the leg side for a four. He pulls the last ball of the over and despite a good effort from Mathews on the deep square leg fence he gets another boundary to get 12 from the over as Shami finishes with two for 36 in four overs.

Yuvraj gets a lifeline as Sanju Samson puts down a simple catch in the deep on the leg side after the left-hander had top edged the pull.

Sunrisers go on the attack against Rabada in the 18th over as they look to push the tempo and get as much as possible in the last three overs.

Rabada starts with one on the pads which Henriques turns past short fine leg for a four and then picks one. Yuvraj pulls the third ball and though he gets a top edge it goes the over short fine leg fielder for a four. The next ball is smashed over the midwicket fence for a six in his trademark fashion by Yuvraj.

Henriques ends the over in the same style as it began as he crashes it through the point region for a four to get 20 from the over.

21:08  Shami picks 2nd wicket to keep Sunrisers in check:  

Sunrisers 114-3 (15 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Mishra continues to keep it tight as Yuvraj and Moises Henriques manage just five singles from the 13th over.

Yuvraj looks to up the tempo as he lofts Shami back over his head, beating the fielder at long-off for his first four as Sunrisers cross the 100-run mark, in the 14th over.

Yuvraj repeats the shot off Mishra in the next over for another straight boundary but the veteran leg-spinner still finishes with impressive figures of one for 23 in four overs.

Sunrisers are 114 for three in 15 overs with Yuvraj on 19 and Henriques on seven.

21:00  Shami picks 2nd wicket to keep Sunrisers in check:  

Sunrisers 93-2 (12 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Mishra getting some turn but Williamson up to the task as he goes back and plays a delicate late cut pat short thirdman for a four, in the 11th over.

Shami, who was struck in his first over, gets another wicket in his next after he is brought back into the attack.

Williamson looks to pull but he also gets the top edge and is caught at deep square leg for 24 from as many balls.

Delhi have made a good comeback with regular wickets to peg back Sunrisers after a quickfire start as the visitors are reduced to 93 for three in 12 overs, having scored just 27 runs from the last six overs while losing two wickets.


20:46  Dhawan falls for 28, Sunrisers lose 2nd wicket:  

Sunrisers 83-2 (10 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Morris makes a good comeback after an expensive first over. He bowls four dot balls in a row to new batsman Kane Williamson, who picks a single off the fifth, for the only run of the over.

Jayant looks to continue to build the pressure on Williamson with another couple of dot balls before he gives it away with a poor delivery. He tries the carrom ball but slips it way down the leg side and Williamson comfortably sweeps it over short fine leg for a six.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra comes into the attack and immediately strikes with his second delivery. Dhawan goes for the sweep but gets a top edge and is caught at deep square leg after a quickfire 28 from 17 balls.

A good start from Mishra, picking up the key wicket of Dhawan, while conceding just three runs.

Jayant to bowl out as he continues, and bowls his fourth and final over. Once again a tidy over, giving away just five singles as he finishes with good figures of 26 runs in four overs.

Sunrisers have slowed down slightly in the last few overs to reach 83 for two in 10 overs, having scored just 17 runs in the last four overs.

20:28  Warner out for 30, Sunrisers lose 1st wicket:  

Sunrisers 66-1 (6 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

Warner turns Rabada on the leg side for a couple before he smashes the next through the off-side for a four followed by three more singles as Rabada goes for nine in his second over.

Morris, who was hit for 15 in his first over, makes way for Mohammed Shami. Warner heaves the first ball over the midwicket fielder for a four before Shami gets revenge off the very next delivery.

Warner looks to make room and again hit through the off-side but is beaten by a perfect yorker from Shami and bowled for a brisk 30 from 21 balls.

Kane Williamson’s first ball slips down the leg side which Shami glances fine for four leg byes. He gets five runs off the next ball as Shreyas Iyer looks for the direct hit but Corey Anderson fails to back up in time and gives away four extra runs.

The last ball is short as Dhawan pulls it square for another four as despite the wicket Shami ends up giving away 17 runs in his first over.

Dhawan has smashed his way to 27 from 13 balls with Sunrisers racing to 66 for one in six overs.


20:22  Dhawan, Warner give Sunrisers a quickfire start:  

Sunrisers 40-0 (4 ovs) vs Delhi | Scorecard

The in-form David Warner walks out to open the batting with Shikhar Dhawan, who is slowly getting back to his best form.

Off-spinner Jayant Yadav, who has made a comeback to the playing eleven, will open the bowling for the hosts.

Warner immediately decides to target Jayant as he looks to sweep but misses and survives a huge shout for leg before wicket. That was very close but Warner is not affected as he punches the next ball through the covers for a four to get off the mark in some style before Jayant responds with four dot balls in a row.

Kagiso Rabada to bowl from the other end. Shikhar Dhawan hits the first ball he faces for a four through the leg side before he takes one. Warner then manages to loft one over the off-side for another four before he takes two runs off the last ball.

Warner has decided not to let Jayant settle down. Two dot balls before he plays the switch hit to perfection, hitting the off-spinner over the off-side for a six.

Chris Morris comes into the attack and suffers at the hands of Dhawan, who hits him for a couple of boundaries and a six as Sunrisers race to 40 for no loss in four overs.


19:51  Delhi Daredevils win toss, elect to bowl vs Sunrisers:   Welcome to the coverage of the 40th match of the Indian Premier League between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad in New Delhi, on Tuesday.

Hosts Delhi are still without regular captain Zaheer Khan, who is out with an injury, which means Karun Nair continues to lead the team.

Karun has won the toss and elected to bowl against defending champions Sunrisers.

Delhi have made two changes with Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews coming back into the team in place of Sam Billings, while Jayant Yadav replaces Shahbaz Nadeem.

Meanwhile, Sunrisers have made just one change with Deepak Hooda replacing Bipul Sharma.

Source: Rediff