Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson Put on Record Partnership to Seal Playoff Berth for SRH

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 11, 2018, 11:03 AM IST
Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson Put on Record Partnership to Seal Playoff Berth for SRH

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New Delhi: For those of you who thought Sunrisers Hyderabad was heavily dependent on its bowlers to win them matches, Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Kane Williamson have proved them wrong. Chasing a stiff target of 188 runs against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday, Hyderabad went over the finish line just 18.5 overs, with 9 wickets to spare. The Dhawan-Williamson duo strung together a partnership of 176 runs, which is their highest for any wicket since the team was formed in 2013.

Prior to this effort, the highest partnership for the outfit came in 2017, when openers David Warner and Dhawan scored 139 runs together, in a match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

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But this effort by Dhawan and Williamson in no where close to highest-ever partnership in IPL history. That record belongs to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, who strung a partnership of 229 against Gujarat Lions in 2016.

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As far as the match is concerned, Delhi's Rishabh Pant had guided his team to a challenging total of 187/5 in 20 overs. The 20-year-old smashed 128 runs from just 63 balls. His innings included 15 fours and seven sixes. But his effort went in vain as the Delhi bowlers failed to step up once again.

With this win now Hyderabad have sealed their play-off berth in style, while Delhi are languishing in the bottom-half of the points table.

IPL 2018 POINTS TABLE

TeamMatWonLostTiedNRPtsNRR
SRH14950018+0.284
CSK14950018+0.253
KKR14860016-0.070
RR14770014-0.250
MI14680012+0.317
RCB14680012+0.129
KXIP14680012-0.502
DD14590010-0.222

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First Published: May 11, 2018, 10:56 AM IST
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