Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi capitals by 15 runs in Abu Dhabi to finally get their IPL 2020 campaign started. They became the last team to a bag a win in the competition. After SRH’s win, every team has now at least one win under their belt. Courtesy this win, they have moved up to the fifth position in the points table. Here is the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals match report in detail.
Warner-Bairstow provided an early impetus to Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad were asked to bat first by Delhi capitals in Abu Dhabi in match 10. David Warner 45) and Jonny Bairstow (53) added a 77-run opening stand inside 10 overs. This laid the perfect platform for the SRH middle-order to capitalise on a good start.
Kane Williamson, who replaced Mohammed Nabi in the XI for SRH, immediately made an impact scoring 41 off 26 balls and provided the much-needed impetus to the innings in the SRH vs DC contest. SRH finished on 162 after their 20 overs losing just four wickets. For Delhi Capitals, Kagiso Rabada and Amit Mishra picked up two wickets each.
Delhi batters struggled on a two-paced wicket
Chasing 163 to win, Delhi Capitals lost the early wicket of Prithvi Shaw in the very first over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed him in the last delivery of his first over, knocking him off to the wicket-keeper. Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi skipper who came into bat at number three, struggled to get going against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
He was 1 of the first 10 balls he faced and ultimately perished after scoring 21 from 17. Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer then added 44 for the fourth wicket but was dismissed in the 16th over. Pant followed him soon in the 17th over to turn the match in Hyderabad’s favour.
Delhi needed almost 60 runs from the last five overs with Marcus Stoinis (11) at the wicket. However, some good death bowling from the Sunrisers bowlers kept their team in the game and ultimately Delhi fell short by 15 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They finished on 147/7 in their 20 overs.
What was the turning point of the game?
Rishabh Pant (28) and Shimron Hetmyer (21) added a 44-run stand in the middle overs to rest control to the Delhi chase. However, their successive dismissals proved to be the turning point in the game. 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.
Rashid Khan, for his spell of 3 for 14 was chosen as the Man of the Match in the SRH vs DC contest.
“I don’t put pressure on myself that I have to create an impact. I just keep myself calm and composed and focus on what I can do. I just go out there and do the basics right and enjoy the game” said Rashid after his match-winning performance.