Hyderabad, April 14: Delhi Capitals bowled out Sunrisers Hyderabad for 116 to secure a crushing 39-run win over hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match.
Hyderabad have suffered defeats in their previous two games and would be desperate to get back to winning ways. In contrast, Delhi are coming off two back-to-back victories against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and a strong Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) outfit. Delhi opener Shikhar Dhawan will be keen to build on to his new found form ahead of the World Cup and also help Capitals continue their winning run.
After Friday's win over KKR, Delhi have climbed to the fourth spot with eight points from seven matches and they would not want to slide down the ladder at any cost. Dhawan roared back into form with an unbeaten 97 off 63 balls to power Delhi to a seven-wicket win overs hosts KKR.
Chasing 179, Rishabh Pant (46 off 31 balls) played a perfect second fiddle to Dhawan, curbing his rash shots and showing immense maturity in a 105-run partnership from 69 balls, which virtually killed the contest as Delhi reached the target with seven balls to spare. Although Dhawan missed out on a well-deserved century, he must have got his confidence back and he would like to continue the good job.
Besides Dhawan and Pant, skipper Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw have also been among runs and the Delhi batsmen would be looking to fire in unison against Hyderabad.
Here’s MyKhel’s Live Updates from the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium:
That's a wrap from the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Delhi walk away with their shoulders high as Hyderabad crumbled in front of their home crowd.
Big pat on the shoulders for the Delhi bowlers beating Hyderabad at their own den. While the DC boys will celebrate their third win on the trot, the hosts will have a lot to ponder upon after losing their third match on the loss.
SRH have a lot to ponder about:
Rabada is a STAR! Big win for #DC. Gives fillip to prospects of winning the title. Beating #SRH not easy & on their turf even more difficult. Hyderabad didn’t plan run chase properly. Undecided on how much and who to attack. Also Bhui batting ahead of Shankar?!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 14, 2019
ITS OVER! Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs. Third loss on the trot for the hosts and third win on the trot for the Delhi Capitals.
WICKET NO. 9: The hosts are crumbling at home. Rabada takes a patient catch to dismiss Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
SRH need 40 off 9. With just two wickets left the hosts are staring at a third loss on the trot
Hyderabad staring at a loss here as they lose seven wickets.
WICKET! Rashid Khan goes for a duck
Morris on a hat-trick here. SRH crumbling here.
WICKET!! Deepak Hooda the next one to go
ANOTHER WICKET!! Shankar sends it high into the air. SRH crumbling here.
WICKET!!!! BIG wicket for DC. Warner tried to go over mid-off as Iyer takes a good catch to dismiss the big wicket.
Warner brings up his half-century off 46.
Warner on 48. Just two runs short of a half-century
WICKET! Axar gets a diving catch to dismiss Bhui for 7 off 12.
Though SRH have wickets the run rate have creeped up to 11.38. The hosts need boundaries here to secure a win.
Warner dropped by Mishra on 44!! That's going to cost the visitors.
FOUR! Warner getting into the groove here at Hyderabad
SRH need 67 off 39. With Warner still in the centre SRH just need a couple of boundaries to relieve a little permission.
FOUR!! Warner smashes Morris for much-needed boundary.
DROPPED! Bhui dropped on 5
Two runs to start Amit Mishra's over.
SRH need 76 off 48. A couple of boundaries here would help the hosts bring down the run rate.
Last 17 balls have pulled SRH back as they have scored just 13 runs and lost two wickets.
WICKET!! Skipper Williamson goes cheaply for just 3 off 8. Rabada takes a good catch as the skipper goes back cheaply.
Warner-Williamson at the centre. Warner in danger of a run out here but looks safe. Third umpire clears him.
WICKET! DC get the much needed breakthrough as Rabada get the lethal opener.
FOUR more! 13 already in from the over. Two balls left.
SIXXXX to start the over!
This is the fifth time in seven games that SRH haven't lost a wicket in powerplay
FOUR!!! Patel to Bairstow. Outside edge goes for a boundary.
End of powerplay. Forty comes up in the powerplay for no loss.
A dot ball to start the over
Rabada into the attack.
Just six off the over.
Ishant Sharma back into the attack
Morris saves a crucial boundary.
MAXIMUM! Wonderful strike for a six as he sends it straight over Morris' head.
Bairstow hits Ishant for two back-to-back FOUR's
Two dot balls to begin Ishant Sharma's second over.
Bairstow tucks it away for another FOUR off Rabada. The second over goes for 10 runs. Warner-Bairstow just getting started here.
FOUR! Warner smashes Rabada for the first boundary of SRH's innings.
Good start for DC as Ishant Sharma gives away just three off the first over.
Two dot balls. Warner wants two in the third delivery and gets it.
Ishant Sharma in with the new ball. A dot ball to begin the chase.
Warner, Bairstow walk in. Time for the hosts to chase this down.
The hosts need 156 to win
A brilliant bowling display from the bowling department. 3 wickets for Khaleel, 2 for Bhuvi, 1 for debutant Abhishek and 1 for Rashid.— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 14, 2019
DC end their innings with 155/7. We need 156 runs to win the match. #OrangeArmy #RiseWithUs #SRHvDC #SRH100
Just a single to finish. 13 off the final over as DC reach 155/7 at the end of 20 overs
Three balls left. Rabada the new man in
WICKET! Bhuvi gets a wicket in the final over. Keemo Paul walks back to the pavilion
MAXIMUM! Paul smashes Bhuvi for a six as DC cross the 150 mark.
Bhuvi under pressure here
No ball to start the final over. A free hit awarded.
Sandeep Sharma to Paul. Big appeal. Umpire says not out. SRH review. Original decision not out. Decision retained. SRH lose review.
FOUR! Patel hits Sandeep Sharma for a much-needed boundary
WICKET!! Bowled as Rashid Khan gets his man. Morris goes for just 4 off 8.
Axar and Morris the new batsmen in and they try to salvage DC's innings as they languish at 133/5
WICKET! DC lose their fifth as Rishabh Pant walks for 23 off 19.
Khaleel Ahmed back for his final over.
WICKET!! Bhuvi gets his wicket. Jonny Bairstow takes an easy catch to end Shreyas Gopals' innings. Gopal goes for 45 off 40.
Sandeep Sharma gives away seven runs. DC's innings have considerably slowed down here. Five more overs left.
Just four runs off Rashid's over
FOUR! Sandeep Sharma to Pant. Rashid Khan unable to stop the boundary this time.
FOUR!! Full outside off. Pant hits it away past third man for a boundary.
Rashid Khan gives away 10 runs in his first over
Iyer adds FOUR more.
Pant smashes Khan for a four off the first ball
FOUR! Iyer hits a perfect extra cover drive that hits the in field and runs away for four runs.
Rishabh Pant joins Shreyas Iyer in the centre
WICKET!!! Abhishek Sharma removes the dangerous Munro. Munro goes for 40 off 24. Bairstow takes a safe catch behind.
MAXIMUM! And he's send that into the crowd as he continues his dominating show
FOUR! off Hooda this time. Delhi have settled down after the early wickets
FOUR! A little nervy but Munro gets another boundary off Khaleel
MAXIMUM! Munro smashes it over long on to hit Khaleel for a six.
Khaleel Ahemd in for his third over.
FOUR! Gopal gets a boundary off an outside edge
A little hesitation there in the middle but Shreyas Gopal in safely.
Bhuvi back into the attack. Two off the first ball. Rashid Khan once again chases down to prevent the boundary.
FOUR & a MAXIMUM! Munro is on full charge here in Hyderabad.
Khaleel Ahmed is enjoying a great comeback!
WICKET!!! Khaleel gets his second wicket as Dhawan walks back. A slight fumble but Bhuvi takes the catch to send Dhawan back for just 7 off 8.
FOUR!! Tremendous running from Rashid again but its a boundary as Munro send it through extra cover.
WICKET!! Khaleel strikes in his very first over. Got extra bounce and that did the job as Prithvi Shaw will take the long walk back to the dugout as he goes for just 4 off 5.
Quick running between the wickets as the DC openers pick up three on the second ball as Dhawan sends it down the track over the in field.
Khaleel Ahmed in
Seven off the opening over
FOUR! Bhuvi to Dhawan: A boundary just off the third ball of the innings as outside edge flies to the boundary for four.
Prithvi gets right off the mark with 3 on the first ball. Rashid Khan chases right till the end to save one run.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan to open DC's innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar in with the new ball
The umpires are in. SRH in a huddle as the DC openers walk in. Game time.
Two changes for DC and four for SRH: Delhi have gotten in Colin Munro in place of Ingram, who has flown home to see his baby. Another change in DC is that Mishra replaces Tewatia. Meanwhile the home team will see Williamsom back. The skipper will replace Nabi. The others in are Abhishek Sharma and Ricky Bhui in place of Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey. Khaleel Ahmed is back in place of Siddarth Kaul
Delhi Capitals Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (capt), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
Kane Williamson back to lead the home team
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: K Williamson, D Warner, J Bairstow, V Shankar, R Bhui, D Hooda, A Sharma, R Khan, B Kumar, K Ahmed, S Sharma
The toss is just five minutes away.
.@SDhawan25 was confident of the team's good performance when we caught up with him yesterday ahead of #SRHvDC 👊— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 14, 2019
Dilliwalon, how excited are you to see our tigers roar today?#ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/aqVMiG3Ap0
While the home team is currently placed at sixth on the table, having won three matches from six outings, the visitors lie fourth on the table with four wins from seven outings.
The Hyderabad outfit will be eager to get back to winning ways after two consecutive losses. Meanwhile Delhi are heading into the match after two back-to-back wins.
It’s time for the last match of this weekend’s double-header. The Sunrisers Hyderabad will host Delhi Capitals at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The 30th match of this season’s IPL is scheduled for an 8:00pm start.