DC 131 all out after 19 overs (Deshpande 15)
DC have been bowled out for 131. SRH win by a massive margin of 88 runs. First time DC have been bowled out this season and this is their third loss on the trot.
Nortje c (sub)Priyam Garg b T Natarajan 1(3)
DC 125/9 after 18 overs (Deshpande 15)
WICKET! With the match as good as lost, the tailenders are going for it. Deshpande got a few runs but Ashwin find the fielder in the deep.
DC 103/8 after 16.1 overs (Ashwin 0)
WICKET! Warner, from long-off, got the review right and SRH have another wicket. It initially looked like the bat only hit the ground but the review showed that the ball took the edge of the bat also. Pant walking back – another long innings but not a great SR.
Pant c (sub)Goswami b Sandeep Sharma 36(35)
DC 103/7 after 16 overs (Pant 36)
WICKET! Natarajan’s yorker does the trick. Too good for Rabada. This defeat is going to dent DC in a big way.
Rabada b T Natarajan 3(7)
DC 96/6 after 15 overs (Pant 29, Rabada 3)
9 runs from the Holder over but Delhi Capitals need 124 runs in 30 balls. The match is pretty much over at this point. Still, can Pant salvage something out of this?
DC 83/6 after 13 overs (Pant 20, Rabada 0)
Most economical spell in IPL 2020. Rashid Khan has done it. He got a wicket in his last over when Axar found the fielder in the deep. Incredible spell.
17 dot balls
SRH’s Vijay Shankar has picked an injury and is walking off the field. Warner will finish the over.
DC 78/5 after 11.3 overs (Pant 17)
WICKET! Iyer falls, Shankar strikes and DC in big trouble. The SRH bowlers continue to take the pace off the ball and it is working for them.
Shreyas Iyer c Williamson b Shankar 7(12)
DC 76/4 after 11 overs (Pant 16, Iyer 6)
Rashid Khan has bowling figures of 3-0–6-2. Incredible. The DC batsmen have just not been able to attack him or maybe they are just choosing not to.
DC 73/4 after 10 overs (Pant 15, Iyer 4)
The asking rate is now 14.7. The current run-rate is 7.3. DC have a lot to do but a mad Pant innings could change a lot.... very quickly too.
DC 64/4 after 8 overs (Pant 9, Iyer 1)
Pant gets down on one knee and smashes Natarajan for a six. Unorthodox but typical Pant, the kind we just haven’t seen enough of recently.
DC 55/4 after 6.5 overs (Pant 1)
WICKET! Rashid gets Rahane too. What a first over!! The googly does the trick. Second wicket in the over.
Rahane lbw b Rashid Khan 26(19)
Pant has been sent up the order, ahead of Iyer.
DC 54/3 after 6.1 overs (Rahane 26)
WICKET! Rashid strikes with his first ball to send Hetmyer back. The leg-spin delivery didn’t turn too much and the left-hander’s slog wasn’t good enough to keep it out.
Hetmyer b Rashid Khan 16(13)
DC 54/2 after 6 overs (Rahane 26, Hetmyer 16)
Powerplay overs are done. Rahane and Hetmyer have finally got going for DC. 20 runs from the last over from Holder. Can they keep this going?
DC 34/2 after 5 overs (Rahane 19, Hetmyer 7)
10 runs off the Sandeep over but the asking rate is 12.4 now. DC need quite a few big over to control the pace of this chase. Remember, SRH still have Rashid’s overs to come.
DC 18/2 after 3 overs (Rahane 9, Hetmyer 1)
DC desperately trying to ensure they don’t fall too far behind in the Powerplay. But the wickets won’t help their cause.
DC 14/2 after 2 overs (Rahane 7)
WICKET! Stoinis, who was promoted up to No 3, smashed that straight to Warner. Just the start DC would NOT have wanted.
Stoinis c Warner b Nadeem 5(6)
DC 1/1 after 0.3 overs (Rahane 1)
WICKET! The in-form Dhawan is walking back. Swing, leading edge, caught. A big moment!
Dhawan c Warner b Sandeep Sharma 0(1)
Rahane and Dhawan are out to open the innings for DC. No Shaw tonight.
SRH 219/2 after 20 overs (Pandey 44, Williamson 11)
Iyer chose to bat first – but the SRH openers got going quickly, Rabada went wicketless for the first time in 26 games and Hyderabad ended up with a huge total on the board. This will not be an easy chase even though the pitch seems to be very good for batting.
SRH 212/2 after 19 overs (Pandey 42, Williamson 6)
We are down to the final over. A big one could dent DC’s confidence further and give SRH good momentum when they come out to bat.
SRH 196/2 after 17 overs (Pandey 31, Williamson 3)
A six to finish the Deshpande over. Pandey is up and running now with some wonderful shots – a straight drive followed by two hits to the leg-side. DC are getting their bowling plans wrong.
SRH 181/2 after 16 overs (Pandey 17, Williamson 2)
A slightly blip after Saha’s wicket but Williamson will get into the right swing of things soon.
SRH 170/2 after 14.3 overs (Pandey 11)
WICKET! Saha is dismissed after a wonderful 87 off just 45 balls. What a knock! His groin seemed to be troubling him a bit. Eventually perished while going for a big shot, didn’t get the timing right.
W Saha c Shreyas Iyer b Nortje 87(45)
SRH 165/1 after 14 overs (Saha 83, Pandey 10)
Easy does it. Saha is really making it look easy in the middle. Unstoppable at the moment.
SRH 156/1 after 13 overs (Saha 78, Pandey 6)
No stopping SRH and Saha today. Rabada gets taken for big runs again – his 3 overs have gone for 47 runs.
SRH 142/1 after 12 overs (Saha 69, Pandey 5)
No stopping Saha at the moment. He is bringing out all the shots. A slog sweep from six, followed by a scoop and then a wonderfully timed cover drive – all in one over. 15 runs from the Axar over.
SRH 127/1 after 11 overs (Saha 55, Pandey 4)
Saha gets to his 50 off just 27 balls. What a knock this has been! He hasn’t slogged. Rather, he has just picked his spot and made the most of the loose balls.
SRH 107/1 after 9.4 overs (Saha 40)
WICKET! Ashwin’s flighted delivery gets Warner. Beautiful bowling. Slowed it down, got it drop on the batsman. The SRH skipper made a superb 66. DC finally have the breakthrough.
Warner c Axar b Ashwin 66(34)
SRH 102/0 after 9 overs (Warner 62, Saha 39)
SRH continue to motor along. One can’t forget the role Saha is playing too. He is also running well between the wickets alongwith Warner.
SRH 95/0 after 8 overs (Warner 58, Saha 36)
The break didn’t get DC the wicket they perhaps hoped they would have got. This is a fabulous start for SRH – can they carry on though? A few wickets can slow things down.
SRH 84/0 after 7 overs (Warner 55, Saha 28)
Axar into the attack and just 7 runs off the over. Just 7 because SRH have managed to get some really big over. Time for a strategic timeout too. DC need it.
SRH 77/0 after 6 overs (Warner 54, Saha 22)
David Warner is finally playing as we all know he can. He gets to his fifty off 25 balls! Rabada’s 2 overs have gone for 37 runs! This is the best Powerplay of this season.
SRH 55/0 after 5 overs (Warner 32, Saha 22)
Warner seems to have finally removed the shackles. He is playing shots as we all know he can but for some reason he wasn’t.
SRH 46/0 after 4 overs (Warner 24, Saha 21)
The runs continue to flow. Warner is not being orthodox but it is working, the runs are coming pretty rapidly. Another 13-run over.
SRH 33/0 after 3 overs (Warner 12, Saha 21)
Iyer gets Ashwin into the attack and SRH attack him. 13 runs off the over including a six for Warner. This is already a good start.
SRH 20/0 after 2 overs (Warner 5, Saha 15)
Rabada’s first over and it is a good one for SRH – they get 15 runs off it. Saha’s is chancing his arm around a bit and so far it has worked.
SRH 5/0 after 1 over (Warner 1, Saha 4)
Good start by Nortje. Can Saha give SRH the kind of early boost that Bairstow usually does?
7.24 pm: In the last 5 matches, the average total while batting first has come down to 153. In the first 15 matches, it was over 170.
7.04 pm: No changes in the DC line-up. But there are a few for SRH.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Jason Holder, Shahbaz Nadeem, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tushar Deshpande
7.01 pm: Iyer has won the toss and Delhi Capitals will bowl first.
6.54 pm: Here’s how the two teams have matched up over the years...
|Mat||SRH wins||DC wins||SRH win%||DC win%|
|SRH vs DC||16||10||6||62.50||37.50|
6.40 pm: Delhi Capitals would look to seal their place in the playoffs when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in a crucial Indian Premier League match at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday.
Two back-to-back defeats against Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab must have hurt but DC would want to shrug it off and add two points to take their tally to 16, which will elevate them to the top of the table.
On the other hand, Sunrisers’ hopes to reach the playoffs are hanging by a thread. David Warner and his men occupy the penultimate spot with eight points from 11 outings. To reach the qualifiers they must win their remaining three games and hope all other results go their way.