Languishing at the penultimate spot in the standings, Delhi's slimmest hopes of making the IPL play-offs were on Monday dashed when Sunrisers Hyderabad beat table toppers Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.
With four wins and seven losses, Delhi have once again been hugely inconsistent this season. The 2012 semi-finalists had raised hopes of making it to the knockout stage after pulling off sensational wins over Sunrisers and Gujarat at the Ferozeshah Kotla.
But Zaheer Khan and his men could only blame themselves for the disastrous batting display, getting bowled for a mere 66 in their response to Mumbai's target of 213 in their previous home game.
On the other hand, Gujarat are a notch above Delhi at the sixth spot with four wins and eight losses. Gujarat's lack of depth in bowling have been the main reason for their doom this season.
For the two teams now, it would be a battle for not finishing last in the tournament. The last time both this teams faced each other, it was the Daredevils who rode on a phenomenal innings from Rishabh Pant to romp home by seven wickets at home.
First Published: May 10, 2017, 10:01 AM IST