Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by 88 runs in match 47 in Dubai, to keep their hopes alive in IPL 2020. They get to 10 points from 12 games after this win and are tied with Rajasthan Royals. Meanwhile, this was Delhi’s third loss on the bounce, who are losing the plot at the back end of the league stage. More about the SRH vs DC match report in detail below.
Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to field first. The decision backfired for the Shreyas Iyer as the SRH batters pummeled the Capitals bowlers to 219 for 2 in their 20 overs. David Warner, on his 34th birthday, scored 66 ff 34 balls to get their innings started.
Sunrisers Hyderabad dropped Jonny Bairstow, which was more of a tactical change to fit an extra spinning option to their bowling attack. This meant that Wriddhiman Saha, got his opportunity and made full use of it. he scored 87 off 44 balls and added a 107-run stand with his captain. Manish Pandey then scored a quickfire 44 from 31 balls and with Kane Williamson (11 of 10) added 49 runs in the last five overs to take Sunrisers to a total of 219.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad Batsmen Pummell DC Bowlers
It was a bad day in the office for the Delhi bowlers as all of them went for runs. Purple cap owner Kagiso Rabada bowled a wicket-less spell as he went for 54 from his four overs with Warner launching a severe attack on him. This was the first time that Rabada did not pick up at least one wicket for Delhi 25 games. The last time he went wicketless in an IPL game before this was back in 2017 against the same opposition.
Delhi lost their way in the chase right from the start. Once they lost Shikhar Dhawan (0)in the very first over, they were never able to get back in the race. Ajinkya Rahane (26), Marcus Stoinis (5) Shimron Heymyer (16) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (7) all got out cheaply. Rishabh Pant top-scored with 36 and played a lone hand.
Rashid Khan bowled a spell of 3 for 7 leaving the Delhi batting order rattled in the middle overs. Natarajan and Sandeep Sharma picked up two each to add to the pain of the Delhi batsmen. Delhi at least, were bowled out for the first time in this season for 131 as Sunrisers Hyderabad completed a commanding win.
What Was the Turning Point of the Game?
Warner’s quickfire fifty which enabled Sunrisers Hyderabad to have an upper hand in the first 10 overs was the turning point in the game. SRH, finished the game in the first half itself when they scored 219 batting first. 220 was always going to be a tough chase for Delhi and that’s the way it turned out.
Saha for his 44-ball 87 was adjudged as the Man of the Match. He made a comeback and his inclusion turned out to be a masterstroke.
“I got the opportunity for the second time this year and took my chances in the powerplay. Initially, the ball was holding a bit but I took my chances and went after it after the pitch eased out. I’m happy I got selected for the Tests in Australia. We are looking forward to win the last two matches for the Sunrisers and that’s our target now” Saha said in the post-match presentation.