Delhi Capitals skipper won the toss and elected to bowl first, and SRH skipper was not disappointed as he wanted to bat first. Sunrisers made quite a few changes to the 11. Williamson, Saha, and Nadeem were in for Bairstow, Garg, and Khaleel. Delhi, on the other hand, Delhi was unchanged.
Hyderabad needs to win all three of the remaining matches to stay alive in the tournament, and Delhi, on the other hand, even though among the top teams, seems to have lost some form and badly needed to get back on to the winning track.
SRH openers put on a show
SRH openers gave them a dream start. Both the openers Saha and Warner were playing beautifully, and the Delhi bowling line up, which is known to be one of the best in this year’s tournament, was taken apart. It all started in the second over, where the Rabada was hit for 15 runs. From there on, they just took off; David Warner hit four boundaries and a six of Rabada’s sixth over, and Warner got to his 50 in the powerplay itself.
Rabada, the purple cap holder, conceded 37 runs in his first two overs. After six overs, the SRH score was 77/0.
They both took the score to 100 in the 9th over. Ashwin got warner out in the tenth over. Warner got out for 66 of just 34 balls. From there on, the other opener Saha took off, and SRH got to 150 in 12.5 overs.
Saha got out in the 15th over on 87 and missed out on a well deserved century. After 15th over, SRH was 175/2.
With a few hits from Manish, SRH ended with a score of 219/2. Even though they slowed down a bit in the end, they would be thrilled with the score they got.
Early wickets for SRH
In form, Shikar Dhawan was gone for a first-ball duck by Sandeep. The experiment to send Stoinis at number 3 also didn’t work as Nadeem in the second over.
Yet Delhi had a decent powerplay mainly in the last over where they hit Holder for 20 runs. They ended powerplay with a score of 54/2. Rashid Khan came to bowl in the 7th over and completely shifted the game in favor of SRH.
He bowled Hetmyer on the first ball and Rahane out lbw of the 5th over. The DC never came out of this double blow by Rashid. From here on, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and never looked like winning.
All the bowlers picked up the wickets. Rashid ended with the figures of 3/7 of his four overs and rattled DC batsmen. DC was all out for 131 runs, and SRH won by a massive margin of 88 runs. Saha was declared Man of the Match for his brilliant knock of 87.
Now DC has three continuous losses, they need to win at least one of their next two to qualify, and SRH needs to win their next two to stay in the hunt.
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