IPL: Best match for each of the current team
We are nearing the 11th season of the Indian Premier League already. It feels like only yesterday when the inaugural season of the IPL took place and Brendon McCullum started it with a fiery knock of 158 runs in the first game followed by the Rajasthan Royals winning the finals and lifting the silverware.
It's been a decade since we started watching the tournament. Many teams had to face ups and downs while many have been consistent throughout the decade. Leaving all these aside,
It's needless to say that the quality of the game has been brilliant and these games have produced some of the best matches for each of the franchises. So here we look at the best match for each of the current IPL franchise in the past one decade!
#8 Delhi Daredevils
Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 2016
It was the 9th Edition of IPL and the year 2016 was one of the best years for the Sunrisers Hyderabad as they got a chance to lift the Trophy in that season. On the other hand, Delhi Daredevils just like their older seasons had to go through a path full of difficulties and were unable to make a place in the playoffs.
It was the 52nd match of the 9th season of the IPL and a must-win game for Delhi Daredevils to keep their hopes alive for the playoffs in that season. Being the table toppers, Sunrisers Hyderabad were the hot favourites of the match but the destiny had some other plans.
DD won the toss and put SRH into bat. After an ebullient knock of 73 runs in 56 balls from David Warner, sunrises put up a total of 158 runs in 20 overs. Chasing 159, DD lost De Kock in the second over on just 9 runs.
But all thanks to Karun Nair's 83 runs in 59 balls and the 73 runs' partnership with Rishab Pant that helped the Daredevils to make a comeback.
After all these efforts, 11 runs were still required off the last over from Bhuvaneshar Kumar but then it was Karun Nair who cracked two boundaries of the last two balls of the last over and won the match for Delhi Daredevils. This match will always be the one to remember for all the Delhi fans out there.