IPL 2018 DD vs SRH: Pant powers Delhi to 187/5 with 63-ball 128
New Delhi: Rishabh Pant single handedly destroyed the best bowling unit of Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) as Delhi Daredevils (DD) posted 187/5 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground here on Thursday.
Pant became the first Indian batsman to score a hundred in the ongoing edition of the razzmatazz tournament. He scored 128 runs off 63 balls hitting 15 fours and 7 sixes. His batting exploits also contained 26 runs off the last over of the inning bowled by none other than Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
His batting heroics helped DD in adding 76 runs off the last five overs at a phenomenal run rate of 15.20.
He, however, was involved in two run outs in the inning – first of skipper Shreyas Iyer (3 off 8) and Harshal Patel (24 off 17, 2 sixes). Earlier, openers Prithvi Shaw (9 off 11) and Jason Roy (11 off 13) failed to click and were back to the dugout when there were only 21 runs on the board.
Iyer also went back when DD only had 43 runs on the board. Harshal Patel departed at team's total of 98 runs in 14 overs. Glenn Maxwell continued his poor run in this IPL as he got out at 9 runs off 8 balls.
Sandeep Sharma was the most economical bowler as he conceded just 24 runs off his four overs, while Shakib Al Hasan gave only 27 runs for two wickets in hiss four overs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a nightmare spell today as he conceded 51 runs off his four overs for a wicket. Siddharth Kaul, who has been extremely economical this IPL season, went for 48 runs in four overs.
Rashid Khan also conceded 35 runs in his four overs.
SRH has been amazing with their bowling this season but their batting hasn’t clicked as of yet. Today they will need an uphill effort to get to the 1088-run target.