The second game of Super Saturday saw hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad clash against Delhi Daredevils, who were desperate for a win to remain in contention for the playoffs.
However, Delhi fans can now stop expecting a berth in the playoffs for their team, as SRH defeated the visitors by a margin of seven wickets.
Here’s a look at the game-changing moments.
Prithvi Shaw creaming the best bowling attack in IPL
After his pyrotechnics in the game against Rajasthan Royals, Prithvi Shaw continued to amaze the cricketing fraternity by smashing the best bowling lineup in the tournament to all parts of the ground.
The teenage prodigy hit 65 off just 36 deliveries at a whopping strike rate of 180, where the little boy scored six boundaries and three towering maximums.
Hyderabad’s pitch looked different when Shaw and Iyer were at the crease, as Delhi Daredevils were looking at a score of 180-200.
Shreyas Iyer continuing his form
The man in form for the Delhi Daredevils, along with Shaw and Pant, captain Iyer continued with the flow of runs from his bat. Iyer registered a 36-ball 44 to give able support to Shaw at the other end, with his three boundaries and a couple of sixes.
Together with Shaw, Iyer stitched an 86-run partnership which put Delhi in a commanding position. Before his dismissal, Daredevils were placed at 125-2, with five overs to go, and a 180 well within reach.
SRH crawling their way back’/Rashid Khan’s spell
Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers’, after a non-effective start, pulled the game back towards their end at the back end of the innings.
The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, and others chipped in with important wickets to keep a check on the flow of runs.
Rashid Khan was the standout bowler for SRH, as he picked up a couple of golden wickets, to derail Daredevils. Also, the Afghan sensation conceded at only 5,75 rpo.
Hosts, Sunrisers’ were looking at a target of 164, due to some effective bowling at the death. Also, the pitch started to change its behaviour, making strokeplay difficult for the batsmen.
Alex Hales’ crisp start
The home team went off to a flying start with the presence of Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan at the crease. Hales struck a fluent 31-ball 45 which put Sunrisers Hyderabad right on track in the run chase.
Hales unsettled the Delhi Daredevils’ bowlers with his three boundaries and three huge sixes. Also, the Englishmen found support in Shikhar Dhawan who scored a 30-ball 33.
The two knocked off 76 runs from the target within nine overs, to put Sunrisers’ in a commanding position.
Yusuf Pathan’s double life
In a game where players find it difficult to get a life, Yusuf Pathan got a couple of lives in a single knock. At first, Yusuf Pathan, on zero, was dropped at square-leg by Vijay Shankar, who spilt an easy catch in the deep.
Trent Boult was handed the penultimate over, and the Kiwi instantly dismissed Pathan with a ball shooting into the middle stump. Williamson decided to review the decision, and the ball was seen pitching outside leg by just millimetres.
Luck was on Pathan’s side, and he reaped rich rewards, as he hit the finishing blow with his 12-ball 27, with two sixes and two boundaries.