But, as he has done so often Williamson kept his cool under tense conditions to lead his side home with a ball spare. Samson scored 40 runs.
WICKET! Siddharth Kaul has given a big breakthrough for SRH, Shreyas Iyer falls short of his fifty by 6 runs.
Chasing 164 runs for victory, SRH openers Hales and Dhawan went after Daredevils bowling attack right from the word go. Two dropped catches cost Delhi Daredevils the crucial game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. While Williamson emerged as the batting mainstay, SRH would hope its other batsmen, including Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha, Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan, also deliver in the remaining games.
Shaw was finally out when he tried to hit Rashid Khan against the turn, gifting a simple catch to Kaul at short third man. Skipper Iyer was looking good for another half-century before his attempted flick shot off Siddarth Kaul's bowling was snapped by Shikhar Dhawan at deep mid-wicket.
In an unconventional move, Delhi Daredevils won the toss and chose to bat first.
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Captain Kane Williamson has been among runs and will look to continue his fine form.
Delhi are mathematically still in the tournament, but it only gets harder from hereon. Williamson is however, hopeful that Bhuvneshwar will be fit for the game against Delhi.
Delhi chose to bat first and straight away, opener Prithvi Shaw rocketed away and became their top scorer.
At Bangalore, spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh shared five wickets as Chennai Super Kings defeated the struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets.
Delhi Daredevils have been having a woeful season, which saw them spend much of their time in the bottom half, forcing initial skipper Gautam Gambhir to step down. Liam Plunkett with his pace will be a serious threat if the pitch offers extra bounce. He was castled by the leg-spinner Amit Mishra in the eleventh over. Maxwell has shown the knack of providing breakthrough when the team needs the most.
The teenager Prithvi Shaw has created a quite a buzz on social media with some of the strokes he has played; the 18-year old has played three innings of substance - including the 25-ball 47 he made against the Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday night.
The match will take place at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com.