Sunrisers Shine in a Victorious Light vs Daredevils
21st match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils at Hyderabad (Deccan), April 19 -2017, Cricket Highlights.
by Kristina Newsam, MyCricketHighlights Writer
Home advantage held a firm hand on deciding the winner of the entertaining encounter between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils, with Sunrisers now having won 4 of 4 "home turf matches". Though the Delhi Daredevils put up a worthy fight, they were no match for the persistence of Hyderabad under pressure, and eventually succumbed somewhat gracefully.
Kane Williamson cleared the path to victory for Sunrisers, blasting away a heavy 77 runs off just 37 balls in what was his debut match of the season. After having experienced a tumultuous set of performances and outcomes throughout his IPL tenure, Williamson's outstanding feat was a welcome announcement of what his fans and team would certainly hope is of better things to come.
His performance was not the exclusive reason for overall celebration, however, as right-handed Daredevil, Shreyas Iyer, snatched 50 runs off of 31 balls which served as a reason for Delhi to muster up positive thoughts of their chances of achieving the chase.
Despite his commendable efforts though, Iyer's half century was not enough to disrupt the fate of the Daredevils, as a string of inconsistent batting performances, efficient bowling from Hyderabad, and an unpredictable surface, would push the chase further and further away until completely out of reach.
Delhi Daredevils may also have suffered from the absence of a solid and enduring partnership, which manifested itself for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the form of Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan, who accumulated 136 runs between them in just about 14 overs.
The chances of the Daredevils at wielding the trophy are dwindling by the second, as they have now suffered their third loss in five matches; while Sunrisers Hyderabad are now on four out of five victories, and are hoping to sustain the strong momentum that they have created for themselves, as the tournament progresses.