Shakib Al Hasan struck off consecutive balls in the fourth over to remove in-form opener Prithvi Shaw (9) and Englishman Jason Roy (11), leaving Delhi at 21 for two. Dhawan scored unbeaten 92 runs that included nine fours and 4 sixes while Kane Williamson hit 83 runs off 53 balls. They continued their utter and total dominance on the tournament with a convincing victory against the Delhi Daredevils at the Ferozshah Kotla.
The Daredevils had won the toss and elected to bat first with the Sunrisers reputation for defending scores preceding them.
Though Sandeep heaped praises on Pant for his impressive batting performance, he refused to admit that his side's bowlers performed badly.
Left spellbound by Rishabh Pant's blistering unbeaten century against Sunrisers Hyderabad, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said the Delhi Daredevils wicketkeeper-batsman will get to play for the national team in due time.
Talking about the strategies against Pant, Sharma said that they planned to bowl him outside the off-stump, but he managed to score runs on those deliveries as well.
The hosts were pegged back further when Pant and Iyer were involved in an ugly mix-up which resulted in the Delhi skipper's run out. "It was a harsh defeat for our team as the wicket got better in the second innings because of dew", Pant said.
After Pant's fearless innings on Thursday, Ganguly had taken to Twitter to draw comparisons between the 20-year-old and the knock that Brendon McCullum had carved for KKR in Bangalore in 2008. However, Rishabh Pant batted well today. The duo made easy meat of the 188-run target with a 176-run partnership off just 102 balls after Alex Hales fell early. Extremely sensible batting by Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan guided them to a 9 wicket win to take them to 18 points.
Despite a stellar form for Delhi in his three IPL seasons, Pant failed to find his name on the list of players for Ireland and England series. As many as 67 runs came off the final four overs, out of which Pant tallied 59 as Bhuvneshwar returned 1 for 51, his most expensive spell of the season.