The Sunrisers Hyderabad records an emphatic win over Delhi Capitals. David Warner’s side now still has an outside chance to qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs. It proved to be a memorable game for SRH as they registered their second-largest win in terms of runs in IPL history.
Everything clicked for SRH and they produced a complete performance. Batting first the decision to bat Wriddhiman Shaha at the opening slot turned out to be a masterstroke.
He along with his skipper David Warner exerted pressure on the DC bowling from the get-go. Birthday boy Warner was at his vintage best as he batted aggressively in the must-win match.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Stay In Contention For IPL 2020 Playoffs
Warner scored 66 in just 34 deliveries and his knock included 8 boundaries and 2 sixes. Even when Warner departed Saha carried on punishing the bowlers and played an exceptional knock of 87 from 45 balls. The SRH opening duo provided the platform for Manish Pandey to cash in and take their total beyond 200. Pandey remained unbeaten on 41 and SRH posted a mammoth score 219-2.
This was always expected to be an uphill task for DC batting lineup. After the batsmen, it was the turn of the SRH bowlers to take centre stage. They were ruthless from the first over and never allowed DC to get any sort of momentum in the chase. The Magician Rashid Khan was once again unplayable as he produced one of the great bowling spells of IPL 2020.
Rashid Khan Has A Knack Of Taking Wickets- David Warner
The leg spinner gave away just 7 runs in his 4 overs and picked 3 crucial wickets. In the end, it was just one-way traffic as SRH wrapped up the one-sided match by a huge margin of 88 runs.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Capitals still need a win from their remaining two matches to advance to the playoffs. Here’s what winning skipper David Warner said in the post-match presentation.
“The game before, very disappointed with that chase. Tonight, as I said at the toss, I was looking to bat first. Losing the toss I wasn’t disappointed. We had to take their fast bowlers on. I’ve decided to go back to 2009 and open the front leg a little bit and clear these grounds. It was a very tough call (Bairstow), with Jase playing as well as he has. We felt that the inclusion of Kane at 4 would work out”.
“What a knock by Wriddhi. His strike rate in the powerplay is incredible. Unfortunately he’s got a bit of a niggle in the groin. Don’t know yet about Vijay Shankar. [Rashid] seems to have the knack for taking wickets and not going for the runs. Two games in Sharjah to go. If we can get 220 on the board here, who knows what we can get there”.