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x-default x-default, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson of Sunrisers Hyderabad take a run during the IPL cricket match against Delhi Daredevils in Hyderabad on Wednesday. PTI

Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad rode on Kane Williamson's attacking knock of 89 and some brilliant bowling at the death overs as they beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs in their IPL match here Wednesday.

Electing to bat, Hyderabad posted a challenging 191 for 4 courtesy Williamson's 89 off just 51 balls and his 136-run stand for the second wicket with opener Shikhar Dhawan (70), and then restricted Delhi to 176 for 5 to maintain their unbeaten run at home.

With their fourth successive win at home, Hyderabad jumped to second spot with eight points from six matches, from four wins and two losses.

Chasing 192 for a win, Delhi were in the hunt as they reached 56 for 1 at the end of six powerplay overs with Sanju Samson (42) and Karun Nair (33) going great guns though they lost Sam Billings (13) early on.

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    (L) Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer of Delhi Daredevils play shots during IPL 2017 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Hyderabad on Wednesday. PTI

    Hyderabad versus Delhi
  • Hyderabad versus Delhi

    Sanju Samson and Karun Nair of Delhi Daredevils during the IPL 2017 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Hyderabad on Wednesday. PTI

    Hyderabad versus Delhi
  • Hyderabad versus Delhi

    Kane Williamson of Sunrisers Hyderabad plays a shot during the IPL cricket match against Delhi Daredevils in Hyderabad on Wednesday. PTI

    Hyderabad versus Delhi
  • Hyderabad versus Delhi

    Yuvraj Singh of the Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrates the wicket of Rishabh Pant of the Delhi Daredevils during an IPL 2017 match in Hyderabad on Wednesday. PTI

    Hyderabad versus Delhi
  • Hyderabad versus Delhi

    Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson of Sunrisers Hyderabad take a run during the IPL cricket match against Delhi Daredevils in Hyderabad on Wednesday. PTI

    Hyderabad versus Delhi
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    Ace shuttlers Jwala Gutta and P.V. Sindhu during the IPL cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils in Hyderabad on Wednesday. PTI

    Hyderabad versus Delhi
  • Hyderabad versus Delhi

    Shikhar Dhawan of Sunrisers Hyderabad plays a shot during the IPL cricket match against Delhi Daredevils in Hyderabad on Wednesday. PTI

    Hyderabad versus Delhi

But once Samson and Nair were out, Delhi innings lost way and the asking rate piled up. They needed 65 from the final five overs but could only score 49 with the Hyderabad side bowlers coming up with a fine bowling show at the death overs.

Needing 24 runs from the final over, Delhi made a valiant attempt but ended up 15 runs short in the end.

For Hyderabad, Mohammed Siraj took two wickets for 39 runs while Siddarth Kaul and Yuvraj Singh grabbed a wicket each.

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