Indian Premier League, 2019
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date & Time: 14 April 2019
RR: 6.15 | Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs
We're done with this one, but Indian T20 League action continues. Next up, on Monday, we have Mumbai welcoming Bangalore to the Wankhede Stadium at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Do join in for that one. Goodnight and take care!
Man of the Match, Keemo Paul says that it is a dream come true for him and thanks everyone for the support. On playing the Indian T20 League, Paul says that it is the biggest league in the world and he just wanted to enjoy it. On his slower deliveries, Keemo says that the back-of-the-hand deliveries came out pretty nicely and it was all about adjusting to the pitch and the conditions. Regarding his batting and the big six that he hit, KP says that he enjoys his batting. Ends by thanking everyone who supported him to get to this level.
Delhi skipper, Shreyas Iyer says that he and Rishabh Pant had decided that they will try to stick around for as long as possible and one of them will take charge due to the slowness of the surface. Mentions that Axar Patel and Keemo Paul's cameos helped them get to a fighting total. Ends by saying that they have good team spirit and wants his side to continue having that.
Kagiso Rabada is caught for a little chat. He says that they had a game plan and they just stuck to it and hoped it to go their way. On his variations, Rabada replies that it's been a trend so far and you have to vary your pace to succeed in this part of the world. Lauds Keemo Paul and Chris Morris for doing a brilliant job. On the leadership role in the squad, Rabada thinks and says that he has the responsibility on his shoulders and he just wants to do his best and do everything for his team. Talking about his catches, Rabada mentions that you have to do your best and also tells that they are working hard in all the departments.
Hyderabad skipper, Kane Williamson says that their bowlers did a great job but admits that they didn't get going in the second half. Terms it as an unfortunate performance and credits Delhi for playing well. Mentions that there is no room for complacency in this tournament and feels that they didn't execute their plans well. States that Delhi adapted well to the demands of the surface and used their change of pace to good effect.
Delhi will be mighty pleased with this performance. They only had a decent score to defend, so the execution was the key. Bairstow and Warner's start would have put most teams off, but when you have the likes of Rabada, Morris and Paul in the team, anything is possible. These three bowlers shared the 10 wickets among them. Paul kicked things off by getting Bairstow and Williamson, then Rabada and Morris cleaned house in the death overs. Paul finished with 3 along with Morris, while Rabada got 4 to his name.
A great performance from Delhi. No better way to sum it up. This could be one of the best bowling displays in the history of the competition. Three consecutive defeats on the bounce for the hosts. Chasing 156, Warner and Bairstow once again got their side off to a good start, adding 72 between them before the Englishman departed. What followed was unimaginable. From 101/2 in the 16th over, they got bundled out for 116 before the 19th over even ended. Barring the two openers, nobody even got into double figures. A truly astonishing fact.
Khaleel Ahmed is the last man in.
Sandeep Sharma walks out to have a go with the bat.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the next batsman for the hosts. He will face the hat-trick ball.
Rashid Khan enters the field to bat.
Chris Morris called back into the attack.
Abhishek Sharma to bat next for Hyderabad. He will face the hat-trick ball.
Deepak Hooda next out to bat.
Kagiso Rabada is brought back on to bowl.
Strategic break. Another wicket down for Hyderabad. Delhi are creeping back into the game, and growing stronger in position, but Warner's presence in the middle will keep them wary and he is undoubtedly the key if the hosts are to win. There are some hitters left to come, so anything could happen. Hyderabad need 55 runs in 28 balls. Also, Vijay Shankar is the new batsman in.
Keemo Paul is back on.
Chris Morris is back on.
Mid on is pushed back.
Ricky Bhui is the new man in.
Appeal for a run out against David Warner! It's referred upstairs...
Amit Mishra to bowl his leggies.
Skipper Kane Williamson is the new batsman. Just the right kind of a batsman to come at this stage for Hyderabad.
David Warner has a change of bats.
Keemo Paul is into the attack now.
Strategic break. Steady going for the home team in this run chase. They have all their wickets in tact and with the required run rate around 8, it's easy going at the moment for them. It will be interesting to find out how these two batsmen bat against the spinners. That's going to be a critical phase. For now, Hyderabad have things under control. Here comes Axar Patel...
Kagiso Rabada to bowl the final over of the Powerplay.
Kagiso Rabada is replaced after an expensive first over. Chris Morris to bowl...
Third man comes up and there is a protection in the deep on the leg side.
Kagiso Rabada to bowl from the other end.
We are back for the run chase. The dynamite pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow walks out to the center. Ishant Sharma has the ball in his hand. Let's roll!