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IPL 2016, DD vs SRH as it happened: Delhi clinch last-ball thriller, courtesy Nair's fifty

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Manas Mitul May 20, 2016 23:55:50 IST
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IPL 2016, DD vs SRH as it happened: Delhi clinch last-ball thriller, courtesy Nair's fifty

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May 21, 2016 - 00:00 (IST)

That's all from us from the game. It was welcome thriller, one that went down to the wire. The payoffs race is getting heated now as we head into the weekend games. Do join us through all the actions. Good night.

May 20, 2016 - 23:58 (IST)

Karun Nair is named Man of the Match for his excellent innings. 

May 20, 2016 - 23:53 (IST)

Delhi Daredevils win by 6 wickers, courtesy an excellent Karun Nair fifty. 83 not-out off 59, 8 fours and 3 sixes.

May 20, 2016 - 23:51 (IST)

Fine knock under tremendous pressure from the young guy.

May 20, 2016 - 23:51 (IST)

Warner, visibly furious, blames himself for the loss. "I dropped the catch and they went on to win." What a cricketer. Excellent knock from him. SRH were let down by fielding, barring that Sran blinder, a couple of sitters dropped. 

In the end Nair trumped Warner's innings and Delhi live to fight another day. Excellent game of T20 here, big ground, hard to clear, excellent contest between bat and ball. This is what people want to see. 

May 20, 2016 - 23:48 (IST)

FOUR! AND DELHI DAREDEVILS WIN A THRILLER, one of better IPL matches. Bhuvi banged it short again, but Nair anticipated this one, he pulled it beyond a diving Warner at mid-on and it goes to the fence. Warner slams the ground with his hand, he is furious at himself. What a cricketer!

DD win by 6 wickets and inch closer to playoffs. And Karun Nair deservedly hit the the winning runs, what a man of the match performance. 83 off 59, 8 fours, 3 sixes.

May 20, 2016 - 23:44 (IST)

FOUR, Nair hammers it down the ground, beyond the reach of a diving Warner. Gamechanger!  TWO RUNS NEEDED OFF THE FINAL BALL

May 20, 2016 - 23:44 (IST)

Another good ball, bowled at the pads, short of yorker length. Leg bye and single. Nair back on strike.

May 20, 2016 - 23:42 (IST)

Excellent ball from Bhuvi, a bouncer at Nair's face. He has no answer to it. Puts the bat ahead to stave it off for single

May 20, 2016 - 23:41 (IST)

Single, beyond short fine leg. Leg bye. Nair on strike, he's on 74 off 56

PREVIEW: Delhi Daredevils (DD) face a do-or-die situation when they take on table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Raipur on Friday.

With 12 points from as many games, Daredevils need to win their penultimate league match to stay in contention for play-off berth. A loss will knock them out of the last four race.

Hyderabad, after a consistent run in the ninth edition of the cash-rich tournament, sit comfortably at the top of the points table with 16 points from 12 games. The David Warner-led Sunrisers have already qualified for the play-offs.

Delhi come into the Friday’s match after a 19-run loss to Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), while Hyderabad have beaten Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by seven wickets.

IPL 2016 DD vs SRH as it happened Delhi clinch lastball thriller courtesy Nairs fifty

File photo of Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan. Sportzpics

Rahul Dravid-mentored Delhi failed to find any rhythm in the last two outings and will aim to give their all when they come up against a strong Hyderabad side.

The top and middle-order batsmen comprising Quinton de Kock, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer will have to get back among runs to help the team to a competitive total.

The experienced Jean-Paul Duminy and all-rounder Chris Morris will hope to accelerate at the death overs with the bat which they are well known for.

The pace bowling department lead by skipper Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami, Nathan Coulter-Nile has been consistent but failed to make it count in the crucial moments of the game in the last two matches.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra who has been amongst the wickets will aim to deliver a similar show against Sunrisers.

On the other hand, riding on opening duo skipper David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan’s good form, Hyderabad have made it to the play-off stages at ease and are a top contender for the title.

Their middle order comprising New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson, India’s veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, Australia’s Moises Henriques have stepped in well with handy knocks.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bangladesh promising talent Mustafizur Rahman comprised bowling unit has been the most consistent so far in the ongoing season. They had formed a lethal trio along with veteran pacer Ashish Nehra, until the latter was ruled out recently due to a hamstring niggle. Nehra's exit may signal the entry of New Zealand pacer Trent Boult into the playing XI.

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