Indian Premier League, 2020

Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Match 11

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 29 September 2020

Delhi Capitals 147/7

RR: 7.35 | Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by 15 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Prithvi Shaw c Jonny Bairstow (W) & b Bhuvneshwar Kumarc Jonny Bairstow (W) & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar2500
Shikhar Dhawan c Jonny Bairstow (W) & b Rashid Khanc Jonny Bairstow (W) & b Rashid Khan343140
Shreyas Iyer c Abdul Samad & b Rashid Khanc Abdul Samad & b Rashid Khan172120
Rishabh Pant c Priyam Garg & b Rashid Khanc Priyam Garg & b Rashid Khan282712
Shimron Hetmyer c Manish Pandey & b Bhuvneshwar Kumarc Manish Pandey & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar211202
Marcus Stoinis lbw T Natarajanlbw T Natarajan11910
Axar Patel bowled Khaleel Ahmedbowled Khaleel Ahmed5600
Kagiso Rabada not out not out 15711
Anrich Nortje not out not out 3200
Amit Mishra
Ishant Sharma
Extras 11 (b 0, lb 6, w 5, nb 0)
Total 147 (7 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
2-1 (Prithvi Shaw,0.5), 42-2 (Shreyas Iyer,7.2), 62-3 (Shikhar Dhawan,11.3), 104-4 (Shimron Hetmyer,15.1), 117-5 (Rishabh Pant,16.4), 126-6 (Marcus Stoinis,18), 138-7 (Axar Patel,19.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4 0 25 2 6.25
Khaleel Ahmed4 0 43 1 10.75
T Natarajan4 0 25 1 6.25
Abhishek Sharma4 0 34 0 8.50
Rashid Khan4 0 14 3 3.50
David Warner 0 0 0 0 0
Jonny Bairstow 0 0 0 0 0
Manish Pandey0 0 0 0 0
Abdul Samad0 0 0 0 0
Kane Williamson0 0 0 0 0
Priyam Garg0 0 0 0 0

That ends the contest from match 11. Hyderabad jump to 6th with this win while Delhi drop down to second. Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 sees a clash between Rajasthan and Kolkata in Dubai. The action begins at 6 pm local (1400 GMT). Do join us then. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

RASHID KHAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Thanks the almighty for this performance. Says that he just keeps himself calm and cool and only focusses on his bowling. Stresses that he does not think about how many wickets he needs to take. Says that it takes him 2-3 balls to understand the length and the right pace to bowl on this wicket. Says that back of a length is the perfect length on this track. On his conversation with David Warner, Khan says that Warner just leaves it to him and if there is a discussion, it is from Rashid's side, if he is getting hit for runs. On being asked about how does he manage to come back and perform from personal losses, Rashid laments the loss of his parents and stresses that he misses them a lot, but also dedicates this performance them.

Victorious Hyderabad captain, David Warner, is happy with the two points on the board. Is happier that in the last game, they won the toss and lost the game, but here, they lost the toss and won. Is proud of his team. On the Williamson effect, Davey says that they always struggle to keep that balance and the loss of Mitchell Marsh has hurt them badly. Praises the young Abhishek Sharma for bowling well under pressure. On his running between the wickets, Warner says that he and Bairstow pride themselves in running well between the wickets but this heat does take a toll on their bodies.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is up for a chat now. He says that he felt doing well tonight, having got some rhythm. On the use of yorkers, Bhuvi says that is something which the entire team is really working on consistently.

Delhi skipper, Shreyas Iyer, says that he was pretty much happy with 160 to chase. Feels that it was a par wicket but says that the reason for their loss was that it was their first outing on this wicket, whereas Hyderabad kew perfectly well how to play on this deck. Is surprised that the wicket started to be two-paced in the second innings, as he expected dew to come in but does not want to give excuses. Promises that his side will come back stronger in the next game. On the advice during the first Drinks Break, Iyer says that coach Ricky Ponting wanted someone to go big. He himself says that he felt that his team's batsmen did not take much twos on a ground which is as big as this.

Imagine that a day before an exam, you study from a book containing questions which are most likely to come the next day. And then, you get nearly all of those in your paper and you do well! Hyderabad got exactly that kind of a feeling. They wanted to bat first and got that wish. Got a par score and then all the bowlers kept piling the pressure on. Even Abhishek Sharma, who would have been looked to be attacked, bowled 3 really good overs before going for plenty in his last. And then of course, Rashid loves it when batsmen attack him. They defend, he gets one or no wicket. They look to attack and he gets three. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

Delhi will feel they could have batted better. They lost Shaw early, but the trio of Dhawan, Iyer and Pant kept the scoreboard ticking. However, they could not quite get the boundaries at will and that kept the required rate mounting, eventually resulting in wickets. Perhaps, if one of those three had got a few more boundaries, Hyderabad could have been put under pressure.

This Hyderabad side look a different unit when Kane Williamson is playing. They have won by a small margin of 15 runs and it was his cameo of 41 from 26 balls which made the balance tilt a bit towards Hyderabad at the innings break.

Finally, Hyderabad get their campaign going. And they have got it on a deck which perfectly suited their strengths. Slow deck, bat first, get a total above par and then back your bowlers to choke the opposition.

K Ahmed to K Rabada, SIX! A biggie to finish the game! But HYDERABAD WIN BY 15 RUNS. A length ball, outside off, Rabada lofts this clean as a whistle over cover.
K Ahmed to A Nortje, Great stop by Samad. Nortje carves this over cover and gets it in the gap. But Abdul Samad races to his right and dives full stretch, pushing the ball away. Three runs taken.
K Ahmed to A Nortje, A length ball again, outside off, Nortje swings hard but misses.

Anrich Nortje walks in now.

K Ahmed to A Patel, OUT! BOWLED! Well, Khaleel can smile a bit now. He should have had Rabada but never mind, has Axar. A length ball, outside off, Patel swings for the heavens, but the rolling of the fingers over the ball make it come slower. He ends up getting a thick inside edge onto his stumps. A pumped up Khaleel points his celebration towards his team's dugout.
K Ahmed to K Rabada, Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a single.
K Ahmed to K Rabada, DROPPED! Will not alter the context of the game but Khaleel will be unhappy. A length ball, outside off, Rabada lofts it nicely, wide of long off. Manish Pandey gets across to his right but somehow, spills it. Two runs taken. Khaleel curses his stars.

Khaleel Ahmed to bowl the final over. 3-0-31-0 so far.

B Kumar to K Rabada, Full and around off, pushed towards long off for one more. 4-0-25-2 for Bhuvi.
B Kumar to K Rabada, A bouncer on middle, Rabada gets across to pull but misses.
B Kumar to A Patel, On middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
B Kumar to A Patel, WIDE. Down the leg side, left alone.
B Kumar to K Rabada, Full on leg, driven towards the bowler who is slow in getting down. The ball dribbles down to long on. A run taken.
B Kumar to K Rabada, FOUR! Nice shot. A length ball, outside off, Rabada backs away and then slaps it over cover. Rashid gets across from sweeper cover, tries to dive to his left but is unsuccessful.
B Kumar to A Patel, Full and around off, pushed towards long off for a single.

Kagiso Rabada walks in at number 8, replacing Stoinis. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl. 3-0-16-2 so far.

T Natarajan to M Stoinis, OUT! LBW! Missing leg. Missing middle. Hitting off. Perfect bowling from Natarajan. What an over. He missed his length just once. Stoinis walks across his stumps and Nataran fires in a yorker on off. Marcus misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The umpire immediately raises his finger. Stoinis though, feels that the angle will take the ball past the off stump and reviews it. But Ball Tracker shows it to be hitting leg stump. Stoinis walks off shaking his head. Surely, Hyderabad will believe that the game is theirs now. 37 more needed from 12 balls.

Stoinis has been adjudged LBW! He takes the review though. He believes it is going past the off stump. Looks dead to the naked eye. And Ball Tracker confirms.

T Natarajan to M Stoinis, SAFE. Brilliant piece of running. A full toss, on middle, MS helps it over square leg. He charges back for the second as the fielder returns a decent throw to the keeper. Bairstow collects and whips the bails and appeals. The decision is referred upstairs but replays find Stoinis well in.

Is that a run out? Is Marcus Stoinis gone while returning for the second? Referred upstairs. Nope. Well in. Terrific running.

T Natarajan to A Patel, Another one around the yorker length, pushed towards long off for only one. 39 more needed from 14 balls.
T Natarajan to M Stoinis, Yorker again, on middle, dug out towards cover for a run.
T Natarajan to M Stoinis, Stoinis walks down the track and Natarajan gets it in the blockhole. Marcus manages to dig it out towards square leg and then runs brilliantly to come back for the second.
T Natarajan to A Patel, Full and around middle, pushed through mid-wicket for a single.

T Natarajan will attempt to finish well. 3-0-18-0 so far.

R Khan to A Patel, Down the leg side, flicked away for a run. 5 runs and a wicket from the over, Rashid finishes with figures of 4-0-14-3!
R Khan to M Stoinis, The googly, down the leg side, Stoinis misses his flick. The ball goes off his pads to the leg side and a leg bye is taken.

Axar Patel walks out at number 7, replacing Pant.

R Khan to R Pant, OUT! CAUGHT! Rashid, you master! He has got the dangerous Pant out. However, the shot-selection could come into question here. Could Rishabh Pant have taken the gamble of playing this over out and attacked the remaining 3 overs? Full and down the leg side, Pant got across and looked to play the sweep. He seemed to connect well but Warner had a man stationed perfectly, at deep backward square leg. Priyam Garg made no mistake. Pant goes for 32 and Delhi now need 46 from 20 balls.
R Khan to M Stoinis, Third googly on the trot, a bit on the shorter side, worked to deep square leg for one.
R Khan to R Pant, Another wrong 'un, swept powerfully to deep mid-wicket for a run.
R Khan to M Stoinis, The googly, outside off, pushed watchfully towards long off for a single.

Rashid Khan is bowling out. 3-0-10-2 so far.

B Kumar to R Pant, FOUR! CLOBBERED! Short and outside off, Pant crashes a cut over cover and beats sweeper to his left! 10 from the over, 51 from the last 4! And they need 49 from the remaining 4.
B Kumar to R Pant, Fuller and outside off, Pant looks to play the reverse paddle but misses.
B Kumar to M Stoinis, Walks across his stumps, does MS and looks to paddle but misses and is hit on the pads. A leg bye taken.
B Kumar to M Stoinis, FOUR! Stoinis starts off with a strike rate of 400! Short and outside off, Marcus gets across and punches it through point for a boundary.
B Kumar to R Pant, Outside off, the knuckle ball, Pant reaches out and mistimes his punch towards long off for a single.

DRINKS. What do we have here? Another thriller in store? 59 needed in 29. Pant looking set. Stoinis in form. Don't count out your chickens yet. Hyderabad have bowled well so far but in the last few overs, some amount of indiscipline seems to have crept in. Crucially, Rashid Khan has just one over left. That is a good sign for Delhi.

B Kumar to S Hetmyer, OUT! CAUGHT! That is a fantastic catch by Manish Pandey. A length ball, outside off, Hetmyer reaches out and looks to go inside out, wide of long off. He thinks he has found the gap but actually he has not. Manish Pandey runs across to his right from long off and makes a difficult catch look simple. A couple of juggles but the catch is taken in the end. The 42-run stand is broken and the cameo from Hetmyer ends. 59 needed from 29 balls.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns. 2-0-7-1 so far.

Match 11 sees two teams with contrasting fortunes lock horns. Delhi have played two and won both. The first one in an epic Super Over and the second one, a thumping win over Dhoni's men. The exuberance of youth trumped over the Daddies' army. Shaw with the bat and Rabada with the ball. Needless to say that the team from the North would be pumped as they enter into their third game. Changes? Will Ashwin will be available or will Delhi rest him for this game, before roping him back in the coming games? They might consider some new faces given Hyderabad's poor run of form. The mood in the Hyderabad camp would definitely be downbeat, after their second consecutive loss in the tournament. They need to strengthen their batting and might ponder over the inclusion of Williamson. If that be the case, despite his good show earlier, Mr. President, Nabi, will in all likelihood have to make way. Should be a walk in the park for Delhi, unless...Hyderabad ring in some crucial changes to their team!

Delhi Capitals Team Squad -Ajinkya Rahane,Prithvi Shaw,Shikhar Dhawan,Shimron Hetmyer,Shreyas Iyer,Axar Patel,Daniel Sams,Keemo Paul,Lalit Yadav,Marcus Stoinis,Alex Carey,Rishabh Pant,Amit Mishra,Anrich Nortje,Avesh Khan,Harshal Patel,Ishant Sharma,Kagiso Rabada,Mohit Sharma,Ravichandran Ashwin,Sandeep Lamichhane,Tushar Deshpande

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team Squad -Abdul Samad,Abhishek Sharma,Bavanaka Sandeep,David Warner,Kane Williamson,Manish Pandey,Priyam Garg,Virat Singh,Fabian Allen,Jason Holder,Mohammad Nabi,Sanjay Yadav,Vijay Shankar,Jonny Bairstow,Shreevats Goswami,Wriddhiman Saha,Basil Thampi,Bhuvneshwar Kumar,Billy Stanlake,Khaleel Ahmed,Rashid Khan,Sandeep Sharma,Shahbaz Nadeem,Siddarth Kaul,T Natarajan