IPL: Kane Williamson half-century in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad lose in Super Over to Delhi Capitals

An unbeaten half-century from Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson wasn't enough to earn Sunrisers Hyderabad victory in the Indian Premier League, losing to Delhi Capitals through a Super Over at Chennai.

Batting first after winning the toss, Delhi made 159/4 from their 20 overs, with Indian opening batsman Prithvi Shaw topscoring with 53 from 39 balls, including seven boundaries and one six.

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant produced a cameo of 37 runs from 27 balls, while Australian Steve Smith added 34 not out from 25.

Chasing 160 for victory, Williamson arrived at the crease, after the departure of Hyderabad captain David Warner and went about his job.

Despite an ever-increasing required scoring rate, Williamson was his trademark self, scoring at will, with no hint of arrogance or aggression.

The Blackcaps skipper hit six boundaries on the way to a 42-ball half-century, as his teammates fell around him.

In the dying overs - and with his side needing 43 from the last 22 balls - Williamson stepped up a gear, hitting boundaries to bring the Sunrisers close.

With 16 needed from the final over, Williamson struck the second ball for four, scooping South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for four over fine leg.

A six from Jagadeesha Suchith got the Sunrisers close, but they would finish at 159/7, forcing a tie and Super Over, with Williamson stuck on an unbeaten 66 at the other end.

Williamson returned for the Super Over, alongside Australian Warner, but the pair could only add seven runs in their tiebreaker's six balls - including having one run deducted, after Warner was called for running short.

The target of eight runs was never going to be enough, as Delhi's pair of Pant and Shikhar Dhawan scored the winning run off the final ball to take victory.

Williamson has played in seven Super Overs in his career for club and country - and has never ended up on the winning side. 

The loss leaves Williamson's Sunrisers second from the bottom of the IPL table, with one win from their opening four games, above only Kolkata Knight Riders.

Delhi are second to Chennai Super Kings, coached by former NZ captain Stephen Fleming, who defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier in the day.