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Posted at: Apr 20, 2017, 12:49 AM; last updated: Apr 20, 2017, 12:49 AM (IST)

Yes he Kane! Kiwi leads SRH to another home win

Hyderabad, April 19

Sunrisers Hyderabad rode on Kane Williamson’s attacking 89 and some brilliant bowling at the death to beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs in their IPL match here today.

Electing to bat, Hyderabad posted a challenging 191/4, courtesy Williamson’s 89 off just 51 balls and his 136-run stand for the second wicket with opener Shikhar Dhawan (70). The hosts then restricted Delhi to 176/5 to maintain their unbeaten run at home. With fourth successive win at home, Hyderabad have jumped to second spot with eight points from six matches.

Chasing 192 for a win, Delhi were in the hunt as they reached 56/1 at the end of the Powerplay, with Sanju Samson (42) and Karun Nair (33) going great guns. But once Samson and Nair were dismissed, Delhi innings lost their way and the asking rate kept climbing up. They needed 65 from the final five overs but could manage only 49 with the Hyderabad bowlers coming up with a fine show in the death overs.

Needing 24 runs from the final over, Delhi made a valiant attempt but finished 15 runs short in the end. For Hyderabad, Mohammed Siraj took two wickets while Siddarth Kaul and Yuvraj Singh grabbed a wicket each.

Earlier, after losing skipper David Warner in the second over, Dhawan and Williamson went after the Delhi bowlers. Together, they slammed 11 boundaries and five sixes to put Hyderabad in a comfortable position. The Kiwi skipper, who blasted six boundaries and five sixes in his 51-ball knock, was dismissed by Chris Morris in the 17th over. With three overs remaining and new batsman Yuvraj Singh (3) at the crease, Dhawan shifted gears and helped the team post a daunting total. — Agencies


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