Watch Sunrisers Hyderabad script a record-breaking PowerPlay

Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma were the architects of a record-breaking PowerPlay performance as Sunrisers Hyderabad went beyond the 250-run mark for the third time in Indian Premier League 2024, making hay in the favorable batting conditions that Delhi served up in its first game of season.

The pair added an incredible 131 in just 6.2 overs before a half-century lower down the order from Shahbaz Ahmed took SRH to an enormous 266/7. Delhi Capitals, nonetheless, threatened to chase down the target with Jake Fraser-McGurk thumping the season’s fastest fifty en route his 18-ball 65 but Thangarasu Natarajan’s career-best figures of 4/19 nipped the tall endeavour in the bud as SRH climb to second in the standings with a NRR boost in tow.

Travis Head continues to deliver the goods for SRH at the top of the order.

As good as Natarajan was, Delhi’s chase fizzled out after a hot start with Rishabh Pant struggling for his timing with the ball beginning to stop a touch in the second innings. Pant was 21 off 25 at one stage. He made amends to finish with 44 off 35 and was the last man out but the game was dead and buried by then.

Brief Scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 266/7 in 20 overs (Travis Head 89, Shahbaz Ahmed 59*, Abhishek Sharma 46; Kuldeep Yadav 4-55) beat Delhi Capitals 199 all out in 19.1 overs (Jake Fraser-McGurk 65, Rishabh Pant 44; T. Natarjan 4-19) by 67 runs