Delhi Daredevils vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorApril 25, 2014

England's Kevin Pietersen arrives for his team's training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Australia lead the series 4-0 with the final match of the series beginning Friday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Rick Rycroft

Kevin Pietersen made a losing return to action as his Delhi side went down by four runs to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

Pietersen, who missed the opening three games due to a broken finger, made just 16 as the Daredevils were unable to chase down 185.

Earlier, Australians Aaron Finch and David Warner put on 128 for the second wicket as the Sunrisers made 184-1 in their 20 overs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Sunrisers captain Shikhar Dhawan and Finch put on 55 without loss in the powerplay before the Indian opener went for 33 in the seventh over.

However, with eight boundaries and four sixes in his 88 from 53 balls, Finch—along with Warner—punished the Delhi bowlers.

Warner contributed a further three maximums in making 58 from 45 balls with 85 coming off the final six overs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 184-1 (20 Overs)
BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S
Shikhar Dhawanc Kevin Pietersen b Shahbaz Nadeem3322150.0051
Aaron FinchNOT OUT8853166.0384
David WarnerNOT OUT5845128.8833
EXTRAS (w 2, lb 3)5
BOWLEROMRWECONDOTS
Shahbaz Nadeem402416.0012
Mohammed Shami403609.006
Wayne Parnell403809.507
Jaydev Unadkat4043010.754
JP Duminy201909.503
Laxmi Ratan Shukla2021010.505
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Delhi's reply started brightly with Murali Vijay and Quinton de Kock sharing a 99-run stand for the first wicket.

The South African departed for 48 in the 12th over with Vijay following in the next for 52.

Pietersen came to the crease with 82 runs required from 46 balls. Despite hitting a four and a six, he looked rusty in his 17-ball innings before becoming Dale Steyn's second victim in as many balls.

Form man JP Duminy blasted 20 off just seven balls, but Manoj Tiwary was unable to hit a six off the final ball to force a super over, and the exiled England batsman may regret the decision to bat ahead of the South African.

Delhi Daredevils: 180-4 (20 Overs)
BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S
Quinton de Kockc Aaron Finch b Karan Sharma4830160.0061
Murali Vijayc Dale Steyn b Darren Sammy5240130.0071
Kevin Pietersenc Darren Sammy b Dale Steyn161794.1111
Dinesh Karthikc Lokesh Rahul b Dale Steyn1514107.1410
JP DuminyNOT OUT207285.7112
Manoj TiwaryNOT OUT2313176.9221
EXTRAS (nb 1, w 2, lb 3)6
BOWLEROMRWECONDOTS
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4040010.006
Dale Steyn403328.257
Venugopal Rao10909.001
Karan Sharma402315.7510
Darren Sammy3034111.335
Amit Mishra403809.506
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It was a first win in three attempts for Hyderabad, while Delhi—who lost 13 of 16 games last season—lost their third match in four.