Sunrisers Hyderabad leapfrogged to third place in the standings after they routed the Delhi Daredevils by six wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. SRH put up a very impressive show with the ball demolishing DD for just 80 runs before knocking off the target with 37 balls remaining.
Chasing a meager 81, Shikhar Dhawan got SRH rolling with a boundary off Irfan Pathan in the first over. Umesh Yadav was dispatched for two boundaries in the second over before Dhawan cut Ashish Nehra for a boundary. Johan Botha got the first breakthrough trapping Dhawan (22) leg before. Ashish Reddy (5) hit Nehra for a boundary before he was caught behind. SRH made 41 from the power play.
Jeevan Mendis then had Parthiv Patel (14) stumped to leave SRH three down. At the halfway stage, SRH were 55 for three, still needing 26 runs. Botha got his second wicket as Kumar Sangakkara (8) was caught by Yadav in the deep. Sammy (18*) slammed Mendis for a massive six in the 13th over, as SRH closed in on the target. Hanuma Vihari (11*) finished the match with a crisp boundary off Yadav as SRH won with 37 balls remaining.
Earlier DD won the toss and elected to bat on a slow wicket. Mahela Jayawardene flicked Dale Steyn for a six over square-leg in the third over. Ishant Sharma struck in the next over when he rapped Jayawardene (11) leg before wicket. DD managed only 26 from their power play as they struggled to find any kind of momentum in their innings. Darren Sammy knocked back Virender Sehwag's (8) off-stump to leave DD two down in the eighth over. DD were 43 for 2 at the halfway stage.
Steyn bowled Unmukt Chand (17) before Mishra had Warner (8), who was put down by Vihari on 6, stumped to leave the DD innings in disarray. The capitulation continued as Karan Sharma caught Kedar Jadhav (3) off his own bowling. Jeevan Mendis (11) holed out in the deep off Sammy to leave DD reeling at 70 for six. Johan Botha (1) then fell to Thisara Perera before Shahbaz Nadeem (0) was run out in a comic misunderstanding. Steyn removed Pathan's (13) off-stump and Perera cleaned up Nehra (0) as DD were bowled out for 80 - their lowest score in the IPL.
Man-of-the-Match: Darren Sammy
Brief Scores: Delhi Daredevils 80 all out in 19.1 overs (Unmukt Chand 17, Darren Sammy 2-10) lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad 81 for 4 in 13.5 overs (Darren Sammy 18*, Johan Botha 2-11) by 6 wickets.
80: Delhi Daredevils’ total – lowest by any side in IPL2013. The previous lowest was 83 also by Delhi Daredevils against Chennai Super Kings at Delhi.
69: Number of dot balls in Delhi Daredevils innings – most for any side. Royal Challengers Bangalore had consumed 65 dots against Mumbai Indians at Bengaluru. This is also a new record of maximum dot balls Delhi Daredevils have ever played. They had 66 dot balls against Kings XI Punjab at Dharmasala in 2011.
37: Sunrisers Hyderabad won with 37 balls to spare. They inflicted the heaviest defeat on Delhi Daredevils in terms of balls. Kochi Tuskers Kerala had beaten Delhi Daredevils with 30 balls to spare at Delhi in 2011.
19.67: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling average in IPL2013 – best for any side. Their economy rate of 6.76 is also the best for any side.
15: Number of wickets taken by Amit Mishra through stumpings – most by any bowler in IPL.
5: Number of boundaries in Delhi Daredevils innings (four fours and one six) – least in a team innings in IPL2013. They held the previous record also with six boundaries against Chennai Super Kings at Delhi.
1: Only one batsman managed a strike-rate of 100 or more in Delhi Daredevils innings – least in a team innings in IPL2013.
0: Number of matches lost by Sunrisers Hyderabad at home in IPL2013. They have won five out of five.
Quotes from the presentation
"On a wicket like this the practical thing would have been to get 120 on the board," says Mahela Jayawardene "We are not playing according to the conditions. It is a wicket where you can;t play big shots, you had to manoeuvre it, make them run around. We didn't even bat the 20 overs. Usually you try to win majority of home games, but we haven't been able to."
"It was a really good bowling and fielding performance ," says Kumar Sangakkara. "Our bowlers have executed everything really well. It was probably a 120 wicket. We were thinking of sending in a few hitters early to finish it off early, but the wicket was not such."
"It's the same dummy," says Darren Sammy, the Man of the Match. "but I must tell you I sterilise it before every game. I must commend. The entire team. This has been the highlight of the Sunrisers. The way we play as a team. Captain Sangakkara was spot on. It is out home ground; if we don't know how to bowl here, it makes no sense playing here."