IPL 2018 score today DD vs SRH scorecard: Delhi Daredevils captain Shreyas Iyer opted to bat in a must-win clash against table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad on a cracked pitch in Delhi. They left out allrounder Dan Christian but persisted with his Australia team-mate Glenn Maxwell, who has managed only 133 runs in nine matches this season. Fast bowler Avesh Khan and wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha also missed the cut. Instead, Harshal Patel and Shahbaz Nadeem were picked.
Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson said he had preferred to bat as well. They made a forced change with Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman Shreevats Goswami replacing his state-mate Wriddhiman Saha, who is out with a niggle. Goswami last played the IPL in 2012, but his recent form is encouraging. He was the top scorer for Bengal in the 20-over Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 373 runs in eight innings at an average of 53.28 and strike-rate of 151.62.
A win for Sunrisers tonight will not only secure their spot in the playoffs but also knock out Daredevils.
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Here are Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Score:
9:48 pm: He was involved in two run outs, and then batted like a man possessed. Savage hitting from Rishabh Pant to produce an IPL classic on a tough pitch to keep Daredevils alive. We’ve witnessed a special knock, one that has literally knocked the stuffing out of a famed Sunrisers attack. Make no mistake, this will take some chasing. Sunrisers haven’t produced a batting masterclass so far, and have relied on their bowlers to bail them out time and again. Tonight, they really have to rise to the occasion. Vishal Dikshit will join you shortly for the chase.
Our stats team is crunching stuff by the second:
Pant v Bhuvneshwar: 11 balls, 43 runs, four sixes and four fours
Pant v Rashid: 13 balls, 27 runs, one six and four fours
8:50 pm: Kaul to Pant, FOUR runs, short and sliding in, Pant swivels back and wallops this pull to the fine leg boundary
8:23 pm: Shakib Al Hasan to Roy, OUT, stunning ball, super grab. Dream ball for any left-arm spinner. Drifted in, drew the batsman forward but spun away sharply from off stump to take the nick through to the keeper. Roy didn’t even wait for the umpire’s decision.
7:40 pm: Shreyas Iyer wins toss and elects to bat first.
Daredevils: Nadeem, Roy and Harshal in
Sunrisers: Wriddhiman Saha has a niggle. His Bengal team-mate Shreevats Goswami comes in
7:37 pm: Matthew Hayden does the pitch report, and boy, all he’s seen are cracks right through the 22 yards. It’s biscuit brown, as you’d expect a Kotla wicket at this time of the year to be. Surely there will be assistance for spin. Amit Mishra, Shakib, Rashid….so many of them. They’ll all be licking their lips.
Here are Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad Squads:
Delhi Daredevils: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Jason Roy 3 Rishabh Pant (wk), 4 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Vijay Shankar, 7 Harshal Patel, 8 Liam Plunket, 9 Amit Mishra, 10 Shahbaz Nadeem, 11 Trent Boult.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Manish Pandey, 6 Yusuf Pathan, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Srivats Goswami (wk), 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Siddarth Kaul, 11 Sandeep Sharma.