Williamson brilliance sets up 15-run win for Hyderabad against Delhi

Apr 20, 2017, 08:48
Williamson brilliance sets up 15-run win for Hyderabad against Delhi

Earlier, Kane Williamson smashed a brilliant 89 off just 51 balls and shared 136 runs with opener Shikhar Dhawan (70) as Hyderabad scored 191 for 4 after electing to bat at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. "Fantastic performance from the guys with the bat and then following it up with the ball as well".

Warner's knock included seven fours and two sixes but he was only really offered support through the middle of the innings when Naman Ohja came in and blasted 34 from 20 deliveries. However, he could not get a hat-trick and Deepk Hooda and Moises Henriques' last over heroics got them to a commanding 191.

Now, that batting order decision might have been made by Upton or Dravid, but, at the end of the day, in cricket, the buck stops with the captain. Kings XI Punjab also began with two wins, and then the team experiences two big losses by KKR and Delhi Daredevils.

"My heart is still pounding. I did end up getting five wickets, but I won't take credit for the win", he told iplt20.com.

"Credit to Manan for playing like that". Credit to Bhuvi, he was unbelievable.

SIX! Williamson has cleared the ropes once again. He had to dig in for his team.

Among these two teams, one team can have the massive points after the match will be held on this Monday in Hyderabad.

Maxwell in contrast cut a disappointed figure. "I think that was really great because the wicket was a bit batting-friendly", Vohra said after the match. "It was definitely chase-able", Maxwell lamented.

With their fourth successive win at home, defending champions Hyderabad jumped to second spot with eight points from six matches. The Zaheer Khan-led side might have lost their last match, against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in a last-over thriller, but the Rahul Dravid-coached outfit has resembled a winning unit. It took a bit of a miscue and a tremendous running catch by Shreyas Iyer to prevent the New Zealand captain from scoring his maiden IPL ton. Samson hit three fours and two sixes in his 33-ball 42, while Karun played some pleasing drives and a lofted off-drive which fetched him six. The 19-year old has scores of 57, 31, 15 and 38. For Hyderabad, Mohammed Siraj took two wickets for 39 runs while Kaul and Yuvraj grabbed a wicket each.

But Cariappa got rid of Ojha as the batsman jumped down the track and completely missed the length only to be stumped by Saha.

Rishabh Pant, the next man in, registered a first ball duck when he tried to hit the ball outside the park but could only manage to find David Warner at long on.

For Delhi, their leading wicket-taker Chris Morris (4/26) was the lone warrior as he claimed all four wickets.