Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a dominating performance as they cruised to a comfortable win over Delhi Capitals in the 47 th match of IPL 2020 played at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on Tuesday.
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to field first. The birthday boy David Warner and Wriddhman Saha looked in ominous touch right from word go putting pressure on their prime fast bowlers Rabada. Warner made the batting at ease hitting boundaries at will along with Saha.
Before the power play over ended, Warner smashed Rabada for 22 runs including 4 boundaries and 2 sixes. During the innings, the captain led from the front completing his fifty off just 25 balls while Saha gave him good support. At the end of the first six overs, SRH raced away to 77 for 0.
Saha and Warner continued to milk the bowling making life tough for DC bowlers. At the end of the first timeout, SRH scored 84 for 0. After the timeout, Saha also joined in the party. It was an amazing end to Warner’s innings as R Ashwin dismissed Warner giving an easy catch to Axar Patel at extra cover. SRH openers put on 107 runs in just 9.4 overs to lay a strong foundation for massive total.
Saha took the charge and completed his half-century off 27 balls. Manish Pandey played with intent and kept scoreboard ticking. Nortje got the important wicket of Saha with a good length delivery.
Saha and Manish Pandey added 63 runs for the 2 nd wicket. With that wicket, SRH scored 170 for 2 at the end of the second timeout.
Manish Pandey played with intent and kept the scoreboard ticking. On the other hand, Kane Williamson struggled to time the ball. Both were not able to hit boundaries in death overs but posted a massive total of 219 for 2 in 20 overs. Pandey and Williamson put on unbeaten 49 runs for the 3rd wicket.
Chasing a massive total of 220 runs to win, it was not an ideal for Delhi Capitals as inform Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed in the first over by Sandeep Sharma. Dhawan was not able to clear mid-off as Warner took a simple catch. Marcus Stoinis was promoted at number 3 but could not make contributions.
Ajiyanka Rahane played with positive intent putting pressure on Jason Holder. Shimron Hetymer also played some lovely shots. At the end of the first six overs, Delhi Capitals made 54 for 2.
Rashid Khan did the job for SRH by dismissing Shimron Hetymer and then Rahane in the same over to leave Delhi Capitals reeling at 55 for 4. Hetymer and Rahane put on 40 runs for the 3 rd wicket.
Shreevats Goswami came to keep replacing injured Wriddhman Saha. At the end of the first timeout, DC scored 66 for 4. Pant and Iyer tried their best to put pressure on SRH bowlers but it was a tough ask.
Vijay Shankar got the breakthrough dismissing DC captain Iyer with a simple catch to Williamson at extra cover. Iyer made 7 off 12 balls. Vijay Shankar had to hobble off due to injury. At the end of the second timeout, Delhi Capitals made 83 for 6.
After the timeout, Pant could not time the ball as the task became very tough. Rashid Khan got his 3rd wicket dismissing Axar Patel as Priyam Garg took catch to leave Delhi Capitals reeling. T Natarajanproduced a brilliant yorker to get rid of Kagiso Rabada.
Sandeep Sharma hit the final nail in coffin as he dismissed Pant with a review. The umpire signalled wide, but Warner decided to review, the decision was overturned as there was slight edge onto the bat.
Tushar Deshpande provided some entertainment with aggressive shots. Natarajan dismissed Nortje to help Sunrisers Hyderabad register an emphatic 88 runs win.
For his knock of 87 off 45 balls, Wriddhman Saha was named the man of the match award. With this
win, SRH keeps the hopes alive of reaching playoffs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 219 for 2 in 20 overs ( Saha 87, Warner 66, Nortje 1/37) beat Delhi Capitals 131 in 19 overs ( Pant 36, Rahane 26, Rashid Khan 3/7, Natarajan 2/26) by 88 runs.