IPL 2018: 5 players who can guide SRH to the IPL title


Ganguly, who was left spellbound by Pant's blistering knock, termed latter as the future of Indian Cricket and compared his unbeaten 128-run inning with Brendon McCullum 158* in IPL 2008. Shreyas Iyer used 7 bowling options but all the bowlers conceded at above 8 runs per over as Sunrisers chased down the total in 18.5 overs.

Earlier, while Pant ultimately lifted Delhi up to a competitive score, he was a big contributor to their early struggles, guilty of running out two of his batting partners - he has now been involved in four run-outs in this year's IPL.

Williamson and Dhawan seemed to be having quite a stroll in the park as they faced no compilations in keeping the run-rate above the required margin across all overs.

Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad sit top of the IPL standings and a win today will see them secure their playoff spot.

The result also meant Williamson's New Zealand team mates Trent Boult and Colin Munro are out of playoff contention, with Delhi the first franchise to be out of playoff contention.

Delhi made a decision to put scoreboard pressure on the opposition by deciding to bat but things did not go according to plan in the powerplay. The reason for SRH's dominance in the league has been their bowling attack and that is something that even skipper Kane Williamson agreed to recently. Hyderabad's Shakib Al Hasan picked up two wickets giving away 27 runs. He reached the 50-run mark with his trademark hit, a six over midwicket off Shakib. He got towards the a hundred in a similar manner, muscling a full throw from Kaul for over mid wicket. While Pant hit 22 boundaries - the joint fourth highest by a batsman in an IPL innings - the other Daredevils batsmen could manage only six boundaries. Two of those scoops were in the final over bowled by Bhuvneshwar who proved to be the most expensive bowler for Sunrisers, leaking 51 runs in four overs. It was a rare off day for its India pacer.

In the last match of the IPL-11 played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad defeated Delhi by seven wickets.

After a whirlwind knock by Rishabh Pant, the SRH run chase got off to an ominous start, losing opener Alex Hales in just the second over.

"For the likes of Pant, Ishan Kishan (who scored a 21-ball 52), time will come".

Earlier Today, Delhi won the toss in Kotla and it chose to bat first on his home ground.

Williamson and Indian worldwide Shikhar Dhawan, who made 92 not out, put on 176 for the second wicket.