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09-May-2015 18:10:00 GMT
DD v SRH, IPL 2015, Raipur

Henriques Knock Delhi Daredevils Out

Raipur: Moises Henriques unbeaten 74 (46b 1x4 5x6) fifty knocked out Delhi Daredevils after an eighth defeat in 12 matches after losing their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by six run at Raipur on Saturday.

Chasing 164 to win, the Daredevils finished on a score of 157 for four after 20 overs. Kedar Jadhav and Quinton de Kock were the top-scorers for DD with innings of 63 not out and 50 respectively, while Karn Sharma was the pick among the SRH bowlers with two wickets for 12 runs.

DD were handed an early blow at the start of their innings, when Shreyas Iyer was caught and bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a seven-ball duck, with just 13 runs on the team’s scoreboard.

South African wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock, who made his first appearance in IPL 2015, decided to go after the opposition attack thereafter, hitting nine boundaries and a six to race to his half-century in just 29 balls.

 De Kock cut and pulled with precision as he announced himself in the tournament, even if Delhi were on the verge of getting knocked out.

Earlier, after opting to bat, the Sunrisers Hyderabad openers – Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner – got off to a steady start adding 29 runs before both batsmen were dismissed in the space of two balls.

Moises Henriques dropped anchor and held the innings together. He was involved in three useful partnerships – 33 with Eoin Morgan, 35 with Karn Sharma and 64 with Ravi Bopara.

After 15-over SRH were 99 for 4, Henriques had scored 28 from 27 balls. But in the final stretch of the innings, he shifted to over-drive seamlessly, pulling out the big hits from his repertoire; in the sixteenth over he hit Amit Mishra for a six over midwicket, hit back-to-back sixes off Albie Morkel in the 19th over, and then hit one straight down the ground off Zaheer Khan in the final over. One has appreciate and regard the running of the Australian; in his 46-ball knock, he ran 16 singles and 12 twos, apart from running other runs for his partners.

Henriques, who brought up his maiden IPL half-century off 39 balls, remained unbeaten on 74, aided with one boundary and five sixes. Courtesy his blitz towards the end, SRH finished their innings at 163 for 4. Morgan (22), Karn Sharma (16) and Ravi Bopara (17) were the other contributors for the visitors.

For the hosts Delhi Daredevils, debutant Jayant Yadav, who opened the bowling, finished with impressive figures of 1 for 19 from his four overs. Nathan Coulter-Nile returned the most successful bowler with figures of two for 25, while Zaheer Khan bowled his four overs for 1 for 33.

Brief scores
Sunrisers Hyderabad -
163/4 (Henriques 74, Coulter-Nile 2-25)
Delhi Daredevils - 157/4 (Jadhav 63*, de Kock 50, Karn Sharma 2-15)
Result - Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 6 runs
Points - Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Delhi Daredevils 0
MOM - Moises Henriques (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

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