Duminy stars as Daredevils win thriller


Skipper JP Duminy starred, with both bat and ball, as the Delhi Daredevils made it two wins in a row when they beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by four runs in a thrilling match.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, Duminy, batting at number three, was his team's anchorman scoring 54 off 41 balls after the early loss of opener Mayank Agarwal in the third over.

The South African International Duminy shared in a 78-run partnership for the second wicket with 20 year-old opener Shreyas Iyer who looked impressive while making 60 from just 40 balls.

As soon as the more aggressive Iyer was out, in the 12th over, Duminy took on the role of trying to hit boundaries and clubbed five fours and two sixes in his innings before he was out with four overs remaining, bowled by compatriot Dale Steyn who was making a return to the Sunrisers side.

Yuvraj Singh only made nine but Angelo Mathews (15 not out) and Kedar Jadhav (19 not out) scraped together a vital runs towards the end of the innings as Delhi reached 167 for four in 20 overs.

In the chase the Sunrisers got off to good start with openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan out 50 in the first six overs. Duminy brought himself on and proceeded to get both batsman out in his first over. First clean bowling Dhawan then having Warner caught and bowled as Delhi regained control of the match.

Ravi Bopara kept the Sunrisers in the hunt with 41 off 30 balls but just as he was looking to win the game on his own Duminy stepped up, again, and dismissed him caught on the long-off boundary.

It came down to 10 runs needed off the last over, to be bowled by Australian Nathan Courter-Nile, but the Sunrisers never had set batsman at the crease, and that cost them.

They lost two wickets and only scored five runs as Courter-Nile hit the yorker length beautifully and Delhi prevailed in the end. Duminy, after his efforts with the bat, ended with amazing figures of four for 17 in three overs.