Indian Premier League

IPL 2018 : Despite Rishabh Pant’s Awesome Blitz, SRH Beats DD By 9 Wickets

Picture Credit : BCCI

Picture Credit : BCCI

Opener Shikhar Dhawan finally found his touch scoring an unbeaten (92 not out off 50) and along with in- form skipper Kane Williamson (83 not out off 53) put up a superb batting display to help Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets. SRH chased down an imposing target of 187 finishing at 188 for 1 in 18. 5 overs. In a IPL encounter that was run fest at Feroz shah Kotla, Delhi.

Dhawan and Williamson figured a in a stunning 176 run partner- ship and powered their team home. A win that assures them a place in the offs. DD on the other hand have now with this defeat  crashed out of IPL 2018.

Earlier in fantastic display of power hitting , Rishabh Pant scored the third century of IPL 2018 after Chris Gayle and Shane Watson . Pant was spectacular as he smashed a blistering unbeaten 128 off 63 balls with stunning 15 fours and seven sixes. He smashed one of the best death bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kuamr in the final over for a whopping 26 runs. Kumar had forgettable figures of four overs for 51 . Siddarth Kaul too went for runs conceding four overs for 48 runs . DD smashed 138 off the last 10 overs.

Pant’s power innings made up for his involvement in two run- outs of captain Shreyas Iyer (3 off 7) and Hasrshal Patel (24 off 17). Pant lifted the DD innings after the were struggling with the earlier losses of Prithvi Shaw ( 9) and Jason Roy ( 11)

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