Indian Premier League, 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals - Match 47

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 27 October 2020

Delhi Capitals 131/10

RR: 6.89 | Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by 88 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Ajinkya Rahane lbw Rashid Khanlbw Rashid Khan261931
Shikhar Dhawan c David Warner (C) & b Sandeep Sharmac David Warner (C) & b Sandeep Sharma0100
Marcus Stoinis c David Warner (C) & b Shahbaz Nadeemc David Warner (C) & b Shahbaz Nadeem5610
Shimron Hetmyer bowled Rashid Khanbowled Rashid Khan161330
Rishabh Pant c Shreevats Goswami (sub) & b Sandeep Sharmac Shreevats Goswami (sub) & b Sandeep Sharma363531
Shreyas Iyer c Kane Williamson & b Vijay Shankarc Kane Williamson & b Vijay Shankar71200
Axar Patel c Priyam Garg (sub) & b Rashid Khanc Priyam Garg (sub) & b Rashid Khan1400
Kagiso Rabada bowled T Natarajanbowled T Natarajan3700
Ravichandran Ashwin c Abdul Samad & b Jason Holderc Abdul Samad & b Jason Holder7510
Tushar Deshpande not out not out 20921
Anrich Nortje c Priyam Garg (sub) & b T Natarajanc Priyam Garg (sub) & b T Natarajan1300
Extras 9 (b 0, lb 4, w 5, nb 0)
Total 131 (10 Wkts, 19.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
1-1 (Shikhar Dhawan,0.3), 14-2 (Marcus Stoinis,2), 54-3 (Shimron Hetmyer,6.1), 55-4 (Ajinkya Rahane,6.5), 78-5 (Shreyas Iyer,11.3), 83-6 (Axar Patel,12.5), 103-7 (Kagiso Rabada,16), 103-8 (Rishabh Pant,16.1), 125-9 (Ravichandran Ashwin,18), 131-10 (Anrich Nortje,19),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Sandeep Sharma4 0 27 2 6.75
Shahbaz Nadeem1 0 8 1 8.00
Jason Holder4 0 46 1 11.50
Rashid Khan4 0 7 3 1.75
T Natarajan4 0 26 2 6.50
Vijay Shankar1.5 0 11 1 7.33
David Warner0.1 0 2 0 20.00

Right then! We have had a pretty one-sided encounter in this game as Hyderabad mauled Delhi. They really needed this victory and their emphatic performance makes sure that they end the night with two more points in their kitty. Delhi, on the other hand, have lost their third game on the trot and will look to bounce back in their next encounter. The action continues on Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 as the top two teams battle it out, Bangalore lock horns against Mumbai in Abu Dhabi. The game begins at 1800 local (1400 GMT). We hope to have your company for that game. Until then, take care.

For his stupendious knock, Wriddhimann Saha is named the Man of the Match. Saha says that he took his chances along with Warner in the Powerplay. Tells that the wicket was not an easy one to bat on. Tells it was easy to bat with Warner. Says he was looking to bat his natural way. Adds he is happy to be selected in the Indian Test side.

Hyderabad skipper, David Warner, says that they were very disappointed with their last chase. Adds that he was not disappointed to lose the toss and put in to bat. Tells they decided to take on Nortje and Rabada and is happy that it paid off. Warner admits that the wickets are getting a tad slow and he felt it was about taking on the attack. Admits leaving Bairstow out was difficult to do but feels Holder has played well and having someone like Williamson batting at number 4 helps. Credits Saha for his innings and tells his strike rate in the Powerplay is incredible. Informs that he has a niggle in his groin but Warner is not too sure. Adds that Shankar and Manish Pandey walked off as well. On Rashid, Warner says that people do not go after him and it shows the respect he has. Adds that on a ball that is getting dew on it, he still has a knack of picking wickets.

Stay tuned for the presentation as we hear from Hyderabad's winning skipper and also find out who the Man of the Match is.

Hyderabad's Afghanistan superstar, Rashid Khan, is caught for a chat. The Afghanistan sensation says that it was important for them to play well and feels the wicket was helping. Rashid says he focuses on bowling economically as it helps him and helps the bowler bowling from the other end. Tells he goes with a clear mindset and looks to bowl the correct areas. Tells he just looks to bowl in the right area no matter whether he is bowling first or second. Rashid says that as a bowler one has to play with the mindset of the batter and mix it up.

Delhi skipper, Shreyas Iyer, admits that it is a big loss for them but says that they cannot bog down. Thinks that one win is very important for them and feels that they are motivated after this loss. Thinks they lost the game in the Powerplay with the ball as they gave away 70 runs. Tells that they need to be strong as these losses cannot put them down and further says that they will see to it that they do their studies right and put in better effort. On whether he made the wrong decision at the toss, he says it is tough to choose what to do on this pitch after winning the toss. So, he feels it is better to lose it. Smiles and says he was unfortunate to win it. Tells that they discuss a lot about opposition batsmen and feels that it was unfortunate that they did not do well with the ball and credits Hyderabad for their performance. Shreyas feels any team can surprise anyone and one cannot underestimate anyone. Tells that it will be a good competition in the next two games.

Earlier in the day, Hyderabad went on a rampage as they ended their batting with 219 on the board. It was mainly due to the exploits from the birthday boy, Warner and also Saha as they added 107 runs for the first wicket. Warner got to a good half-century while Saha scored 87 off just 45 balls. The bowling by Delhi was wayward as they were sent all over the park by the batters of Hyderabad. Their star bowler, Rabada went wicket-less and also was expensive in this game. Overall, this was an emphatic victory for Hyderabad.

Hyderabad were brilliant with the bat and continued that momentum with the ball as well. Sandeep Sharma and Shahbaz Nadeem scalped two wickets right in their first overs. It was then the Rashid Khan show as he was on fire getting rid of Hetmyer and Rahane in his first over. After that, there was no way back for Delhi. Rashid Khan was the star of the show as his figures for the night were 4-0-7-3. Absolutely brilliant from the Afghan spinner. Natarajan and Sandeep Sharma scalped two wickets while Shankar, Nadeem and Holder were a part of the wickets column as well. A brilliant show with the ball by Hyderabad.

Chasing a big total of 219, Delhi, needed to start off with a bang but they did not get that start. They lost Dhawan in the first over. They would have wanted him to fire but he failed on this occasion. Stoinis, walked out next to bat. But he too was back into the hut soon as well. Delhi were  2 wickets down by the end of the second over. Rahane and Hetmyer tried their best to add some runs and stitch a good partnership. They lost Hetmyer right after the Powerplay. After that, it became tough for them to come back into the game. Wickets kept tumbling down one after the other and chasing this big total they could not crawl back into the game. Only four players from the Delhi batting crossed the double-digit mark in terms of runs. That tells you everything that you need to know about their batting. Not the best show with the bat for Delhi

What a massive victory this has been for Hyderabad. They needed a win if they wanted to stay alive in the hunt for the playoffs and they have performed supremely on the night as they win this game by 88 runs. It is also the first game in this year's tournament that Delhi have been bowled out. Just the birthday gift that Warner would have wanted. 

T Natarajan to Anrich Nortje, OUT! CAUGHT! That is the end of Delhi's innings. Comprehensive win for Hyderabad. Natarajan hits the deck hard around off. Nortje looks to pull but ends up hitting it off the upper half of his bat. It goes high in the air to the left of short mid-wicket. This has not been an easy ground to take catches as the ball tends to swirl here. Substitute, Priyam Garg though keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a good catch. HYDERABAD WIN BY 88 RUNS!
T Natarajan to Anrich Nortje, Full on off, Nortje keeps it out.
T Natarajan to Tushar Deshpande, Length ball on off, Tushar looks to play the reverse hit but it goes to the leg side off the other side of his bat. Single taken.
T Natarajan to Tushar Deshpande, Low full toss outside off, Tushar leaves it alone. 
T Natarajan to Tushar Deshpande, FOUR! Tushar is having a blast with the bat! In the slot on middle, Deshpande hits it straight down the ground for a boundary.
T Natarajan to Anrich Nortje, Bouncer from Natarajan. Giving Nortje a taste of his own medicine. Anrich manages to pull it without looking at it towards square for one. 

The last batter for Delhi, Anrich Nortje walks out into the middle. T Natarajan will bowl the penultimate over for Hyderabad. 3-0-20-1 are his figures so far. Can he end the game in this over?

Jason Holder to Ravichandran Ashwin, OUT! Caught! Ashwin holes out. Expensive day for Holder but he gets into the wickets column as well. Full on middle, Ashwin looks to heave it over mid-wicket but it goes off the lower half of his bat. It goes high in the air but straight to deep mid-wicket. Samad is one of the safest fielder in the side and he takes a good catch.
Jason Holder to Ravichandran Ashwin, Another yorker. Ashwin, too jams it out towards mid on for a couple. Much better from Holder.
Jason Holder to Tushar Deshpande, Almost a yorker on middle, Deshpande plays it towards mid on for one.
Jason Holder to Tushar Deshpande, SIX! Spanked! Back of a length delvery on off, Deshpande flat-bats it over long off for a biggie. 
Jason Holder to Tushar Deshpande, Good stop from Sandeep Sharma! Fuller outside off, Tushar swings but gets a thick outside edge. It goes to the right of third man. Sandeep runs to that side and saves it before the ropes with a dive. 
Jason Holder to Tushar Deshpande, FOUR! Crunched! Superb shot, probably the best of the evening. Full on off, Deshpande smashes it straight down the ground and the ball races away to the long on fence. 
Sandeep Sharma to Tushar Deshpande, Back of a length on middle, Tushar pulls it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single. 
Sandeep Sharma to Ravichandran Ashwin, Direct hit and Ashwin would have continued his jog to the pavilion. Length ball on off, Ashwin plays it to mid off and calls for a single. Holder has a shy at the stumps but misses. Had Sandeep gone back to the stumps at the bowler's end this would have still been an easy run out.
Sandeep Sharma to Ravichandran Ashwin, FOUR! Shorter on middle, Ashwin pulls it delightfully over mid-wicket for a boundary, 
Sandeep Sharma to Ravichandran Ashwin, Appeal but turned down. This time no review from Warner. Full and angling in from middle. Ashwin looks to flick but gets hit on the pad. There is an appeal from Sandeep but the umpire is unmoved. He seems to signal there was some bat. 

Tushar Deshpande is the new man in.

Sandeep Sharma to Tushar Deshpande, Good length ball on off, Deshpande punches it to long on for one. 

The third umpire is called into play as David Warner goes for the review for this caught behind appeal. Ultra Edge rolls in there is a spike as the ball passes the bat. Pant will have to walk back now.

Sandeep Sharma to Rishabh Pant, OUT! CAUGHT! It has just been the birthday boy's day. Warner has got almost everything he wanted this evening. A very full ball wide outside off. Pant stretches to hit it. His bat hits the ground hard as the ball goes past his edge and to the substitute keeper, Goswami. Sandeep and Goswami appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Warner signals the 'T' straightaway. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows there is a spike as the ball went past the bat. The on-field decision is overturned and Pant joins his teammates in the dug out.

Ravichandran Ashwin walks out into the middle. Sandeep Sharma is back with the ball for Hyderabad.

T Natarajan to Kagiso Rabada, OUT! BOWLED! A spicy Natarajan special is too good for Rabada. A yorker on off. Rabada who has given this treatment to a lot of batters, is on the receiving end this time. He looks to jam it out but it is too good for him and the ball goes onto disturb the stump. 
T Natarajan to Kagiso Rabada, Slowish short ball outside off, Rabada comes down the track to hit but misses. 
T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant,  DROPPED! Stunning effort nonetheless from substitute, Abhishek Sharma. Full outside off, Pant smashes it uppishly to the right of short cover. Substitute, Abhishek Sharma there dives to that side. Gets his hands to it but cannot bask it in. 
T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, Full toss outside off. Pant swings across the line but connects with nothing.
T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, Full toss on the body. Pant lifts his flick towards deep square leg. Garg misreads it a bit but saves it before the ropes. Two taken.
T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Pant has picked the bones out of that one. Overpitched outside off from Natarajan. Pant smashes it through mid off for a boundary. 
Jason Holder to Rishabh Pant, A low full toss outside off, Pant plays it towards point and keeps the strike. Required run rate now close to 25!
Jason Holder to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! A rare miss from Holder as he bowls a low full toss but too far outside off. On the wrong side of the tramline. 
Jason Holder to Kagiso Rabada, Another length ball away from Rabada this time. The Protea punches it to sweeper cover and gets a single. 
Jason Holder to Rishabh Pant, Length ball on off, Pant punches it uppishly towards Warner at cover and gets a single.
Jason Holder to Rishabh Pant, MISFIELD AND FOUR! The only wrong thing Rashid has done so far this evenining. Low full toss outside off, Pant manages to squeezes it through backward point. Khan in the deep runs to his right and gets there with a slide but he fumbles and the ball deflects off him and to the fence. 
Jason Holder to Rishabh Pant, Very well bowled! Yorker wide outside off. Pant stretches to squeeze it on the off side but misses. 
Jason Holder to Kagiso Rabada, Length ball around off, Rabada punches it towards sweeper cover for a run.
T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, Another yorker around off. Pant hits it back to the bowler.  133 needed in 36 balls. The required run rate has soared beyond 22 rpo.
T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, On a fullish length outside off, Pant works this to the deep point region for a couple. The man in the deep did well to dive in and stop this one.
T Natarajan to Kagiso Rabada, A full toss outside off, Rabada works this to the mid off region and the batters scamper through for the single.
T Natarajan to Kagiso Rabada, Good length ball around off, Rabada punches it to the right of cover. Warner slides and saves runs for his side.
T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, On a full length around off, Pant works this to the off side for a single.

The race to the top 4 is intensifying and in a bid to keep their campaign alive, Hyderabad will be taking on Delhi in Match 47 of the Indian T20 League 2020 in Dubai. The team from the south is coming from a heartbreaking loss against Punjab where they gifted away a win and now find themselves in the bottom half of the table. It was a perfect game for them with the ball and their batting also initiated well but then suddenly they lost the plot at the death. Warner would like to avoid those hiccups in the coming matches. Delhi, on their part, are appearing to be running out of gas after an amazing run this season. On a 2-match losing streak, they need to pull up their socks, especially in the batting department that has been below-par of late. Expect a thriller in this crunch match.

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

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,Pravin Dubey,Ravichandran Ashwin,Sandeep Lamichhane,Tushar Deshpande