The 20th match of IPL 2021 was played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sunriser Hyderabad (SRH). Delhi’s captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and elected to batt first. Both the teams made one change each to their playing eleven. Axar Patel came in place of Lalit Yadav for Capitals and Suchith replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Sunrisers.
Delhi sets ups 160 to win from 20 overs
Prithivi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings for Delhi Capitals while Khaleel Ahmed bowled the first over. Shaw scored three boundaries on the first three balls bowled by Ahmed. Shaw looked in an impressive touch as he scored at a strike rate of 170 in the first 6 overs. This helped Delhi Capitals to end the powerplay overs with a score of 51 for no loss. Shaw completed his half-century in the 8th over as Delhi Capitals looked to accelerate further. However, Sunriser’s premier bowler Rashid Khan applied the brakes on scoring rate by taking the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. Shaw ran himself out in the 12th over when Delhi’s score was 86-2. Rishabh Pant and Steven Smith scored at a run rate of 7.7 to score 116 in 15 overs. Siddharth Kaul got rid of Pant in the 19th over while Williamson ran out Shimron Hetmyer as Delhi looked to end their innings with some big shots. Steve Smith scored a boundary and a six in the 20th over as Delhi ended their innings on the score of 159/4.
Sunrisers chased down the target to register their second victory
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow opened the innings for SRH while Kagiso Rabada bowled the first over. They started cautiously as they hit the first boundary on the last ball of the 2nd over. David Warner got himself run-out in the Fourth over while trying to steal a quick single. Jonny Bairstow looked in good touch while scoring at the strike rate of 211.11. However, he holed out at mid-on while trying to hit over the top on the bowling off Avesh Khan. SRH lost the wickets of Virat Singh and Kedar Jadhav, however, Williamson kept Sunrisers in the chase with his fluent fifty. Axar Patel got two wickets in two balls to leave SRH reeling at 117-6. SRH needed 16 runs to win off the last over bowled by Kagiso Rabada. SRH scored 15 runs to tie the score which led to the first super over of this year’s IPL. SRH scored 7 runs off the super over and Delhi Capitals chased to win the match.
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