Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris star as Delhi beat Hyderabad
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Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris star as Delhi beat Hyderabad

South African pace duo Kagiso Rabada (4/22) and Chris Morris (3/22) displayed disciplined bowling performances as Delhi Capitals (DC) bundled out Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) 116 runs to register win by 39 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad yesterday.

Chasing 156 runs, the home team were off to a flyer as David Warner and Jonny Bairstow added 72 runs in 9.5 overs. Keemo Paul dismissed Jonny Bairstow for 41. The Englishman’s innings included 5 fours and a six. Kane Williamson making a comeback after an injury failed to score big as he was dismissed for 3. Thereafter, Warner batting steadily ran out of partners from the other end. The Australian notched up his 40th IPL half-century. But he was dismissed off the very next ball for 51. His innings included 3 fours and a six.

Following the dismissal of Warner, the SRH middle-order batsmen wilted under pressure owing to the soaring run-rate. At one stage, SRH were cruising to victory when Bairstow and Warner were at the crease (72/0). However, they were bundled out for 116 runs in 18.5 overs.

Earlier, DC scored 155/7 in 20 overs.

CSK beat KKR

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by five wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Chasing 162 runs, CSK were off to a confident start as Faf du Plessis hit a quickfire 24 off 16 balls.

The other opener, Shane Watson (6) failed to contribute much as he was dismissed by Harry Gurney in the fourth over. Suresh Raina then joined Du Plessis. But Sunil Narine castled the South African captain for 24.

Ambati Rayudu (5) and Kedar Jadhav (20) failed to add much to the total and CSK were seen struggling at 81/4 in 11.1 overs. M.S. Dhoni failed to get going as he was dismissed for 16 by Narine.

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However, Ravindra Jadeja and Raina put together unbeaten 41 runs for the sixth-wicket as CSK coasted to victory with two balls to spare.

Raina remained unbeaten on 58 (7 fours, 1 six). He notched up his 36th IPL fifty. On the other hand, Jadeja remained unbeaten on 31 off just 17 balls. His innings included 5 fours.

With this win, CSK remain on top of the points table with 7 wins from 8 matches (14 points). Earlier, KKR posted 161/8 in 20 overs.

April 15, 2019

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