In the last matches, they played Delhi Daredevils lost five back to back matches. In the previous fixture against Kings XI Punjab, the team faced an appalling loss by ten wickets. In the match, they could only score 67 runs. Still, there was a little hope left for the team and they saw the only way up from that pit. They played their next fixture with a young squad backed up with fearlessness, as their stand-in captain Karun Nair cited. This let them to play with optimal strike when the top five batsmen, the youngest ones in the team, opened the chase to 186. They did it, nicking the victory with five balls to spare. All accolades went down to the fearless stance of the young team.
Karun Nair led Delhi Daredevils in the match as Zaheer Khan was injured. This IPL, he played seven innings so far, but could aggregate only 89 runs in total. However, it was his strike of 39 off 20 that helped the team to gain the required momentum in the chase. Nair was also dropped by Bhuvneshwar Kumar after he reached 20. In the after-match interview, the stand-in captain said his strike was intentional and he wanted to use as a pressure on Hyderabad bowlers. He said, “With the four of us in the top four being youngsters at the top of the order, just go out there and smash the ball."
In the 16th over, Shreyas Iyer was removed in the last ball. It was Bhuvneshwar on attack and Delhi still required 38 runs to win. In fact, in was Corey Anderson, who played as the match winner. He scored 41 off 24 balls remaining unbeaten in the match. The player paired with Chris Morris taking the chase to the victory mark.
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