Sunrisers Hyderabad became the first team to qualify for the playoffs after defeating Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. Sunrisers Hyderabad now has nine wins from eleven games and on the other hand, Delhi Daredevils' chances to make it into the playoffs ended with this loss.
Delhi Daredevils opted to bat first and started poorly as team had lost first three wickets for just 43 runs in the 8th over, but Rishabh Pant (128* runs off 63 balls) played one of the greatest knocks of IPL ever and helped post a total of 187/5 against the best bowling attack of IPL 2018.
In the chase, Sunrisers lost Hales in the second over of innings, but Shikhar Dhawan (92*) and Kane Williamson's (83*) put 176* runs unbeaten stand for the second wicket helped to get the team over the line in the 19th over.
All the stats and facts from the forty-second match of IPL 2018 between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi -
6 - This was Sunrisers Hyderabad's 6th consecutive win in IPL 2018 - the longest winning streak for them in the IPL history.
6 - Kane Williamson has scored 6 fifties this season - the most by any player (in IPL 2018).
20y 218d - Rishab Pant at the age of 20 years and 218 days became the youngest player to score 1000 runs in the IPL. Before him, Sanju Samson (21 years and 183 days) was the youngest to score 1000 IPL runs.
50 - Rishabh Pant's 128* was the 50th hundred in the Indian Premier League history.
51 - Runs conceded by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in his four overs spell, this was the second instance when he conceded more than 50 runs in an innings in the IPL, before this he conceded 55 runs against RCB at Bangalore in 2016.
128* - Rishabh Pant's 128* is the highest individual score by an Indian player in IPL as well as in T20s.
Highest individual scores by Indians in IPL -
Rishabh Pant - 128* vs SRH at Delhi, 2018
Murali Vijay - 127 vs RR at Chennai, 2010
Virender Sehwag - 122 vs CSK at Mumbai, 2014
128* - Rishabh Pant's 128* is also the highest individual score in a losing cause in the IPL.
Highest individual scores in a losing cause in IPL -
Rishab Pant - 128* vs SRH at Delhi, 2018
Andrew Symonds - 117* vs RR at Hyderabad, 2008
Wriddhiman Saha - 115* vs KKR at Bangalore, 2014
176* - 176* runs partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson is the highest partnership for Sunrisers Hyderabad for any wicket in the IPL.
Highest partnerships for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL -
176* - Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson vs DD at Delhi, 2018
139 - David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan vs KKR at Hyderabad, 2017
137* - David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan vs GL at Rajkot, 2016
188- This is the Sunrisers Hyderabad's highest successful run chase ever in the Indian Premier League.
Highest successful run chase for SRH in IPL -
188 vs DD at Delhi, 2018
186 vs CSK at Ranchi, 2014
180 vs KXIP at Mohali, 2016
521 - Rishabh Pant has scored 521 runs in IPL 2018 so far - the most in IPL 2018 and also he is the youngest player to score 500 runs in an IPL season.