Sunrisers Hyderabad ended Delhi Capitals’ winning streak in IPL 2020 by beating them by 15 runs in match 11 of IPL 2020. In the process, they also notched up their first win of this season after two back to back defeats.
The inclusion of Kane Williamson in the playing XI had an instant impact as he anchored the SRH innings in the middle-overs with his 26-ball 41. Each team has at least one win under their belt after SR’w win last night.
Here are the 5 Talking Points in detail below from the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals:
1. Warner-Bairstow Stand
Jonny Bairstow and David Warner were back to what they are used to doing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. After faltering in the first two games, the duo stitched a 77-run opening stand against Delhi Capitals. Warner was particularly aggressive at the start hitting balls straight over the bowlers head and sprinting between the wickets.
He was dismissed in a rather unfortunate manner as the got the faintest of touches in his bat to be caught by Rishabh Pant. Bairstow went onto make his first fifty of IPL 2020.
2. The Kane Williamson Impact
Kane Williamson had an instant impact in the SRH vs DC contest. He scored 41 off 26 balls to anchor the innings in the middle-overs. He replaced Mohammed Nabi in the playing XI and played a match-winning knock.
Sunrisers Hyderabad would ideally like to give him a lot more chances this years’ IPL. His inclusion is one of the 5 Talking Points on our list.
3. Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant Wickets in Quick Succession
Delhi capitals had a good hold on the game despite losing the early wicket of Prithvi Shaw. Shikhar Dhawan (34) and Shreyas Iyer kept the scoreboard moving before getting dismissed. However, Hetmyer and Pant’s wickets in quick succession took the sting out of the Delhi chase.
The duo added 44 runs before Delhi lost both the batsmen inside 13 runs and 8 balls as Delhi Capitals went down from 104/4 in 15.1 to 117 for 5 in 16.4 overs. This moment in the match was also a big talking point in the context of the game.
4. Rashid Khan’s spell of 3 for 14 against Delhi Capitals
The other big talking point in the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals contest is the return of Rashid Khan back into form. The Afghan spin sensation went wicket-less against RCB, picking just one against KKR. However, against Delhi Capitals, with the conditions favouring him and the batsmen chasing a score, Rashid brought his best to the game.
He bowled a spell of 3 for 14, taking the key wickets of Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Meanwhile, Amit Mishra too bowled a decent spell of 2 for 35 from the Delhi camp.
5. Each Team With Atleast One Win So Far In IPL 2020
Each IPL team has at least one win in the first 11 games of IPL 2020. The season has been closely fought so far with teams turning up with match-winning performances. We have also seen two Super Overs in the first 11 games of an IPL season, which was a rarity in the previous seasons.
Chennai Super Kings are sitting at the bottom of the points table. This is also a rare sight in the IPL. Yes, there is still a lot of cricket to be played in the season still, however, that the games have been closely contested tells us that any team can beat any team on the given night.