Indian Premier League, 2021

Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Match 33

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 22 September 2021

Delhi Capitals 139/2

RR: 7.79 | Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Prithvi Shaw c Kane Williamson (C) & b Khaleel Ahmedc Kane Williamson (C) & b Khaleel Ahmed11820
Shikhar Dhawan c Abdul Samad & b Rashid Khanc Abdul Samad & b Rashid Khan423761
Shreyas Iyer not out not out 474122
Rishabh Pant not out not out 352132
Marcus Stoinis
Shimron Hetmyer
Axar Patel
Ravichandran Ashwin
Kagiso Rabada
Avesh Khan
Anrich Nortje
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 0, w 4, nb 0)
Total 139 (2 Wkts, 17.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
20-1 (Prithvi Shaw,2.5), 72-2 (Shikhar Dhawan,10.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Khaleel Ahmed4 0 33 1 8.25
Bhuvneshwar Kumar3 0 21 0 7.00
Jason Holder3.5 0 33 0 9.43
Rashid Khan4 0 26 1 6.50
Sandeep Sharma3 0 26 0 8.67
David Warner0 0 0 0 0
Wriddhiman Saha 0 0 0 0 0
Manish Pandey0 0 0 0 0
Kane Williamson 0 0 0 0 0
Kedar Jadhav0 0 0 0 0
Abdul Samad0 0 0 0 0

Right then! That's all from this game! Delhi move to the top with 14 points while Hyderabad keep on struggling at the bottom. They have a lot of work to do and they would need to win every game from here to have a chance to make it to the playoffs. The Indian T20 League action continues on Thursday, 23rd September 2021 as Mumbai go up against Kolkata. That match will begin at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT). But as you all know, the build-up will begin much earlier. Till then, cheers and take care.

Anrich Nortje, the Man of the Match, says that he was disappointed to miss the first phase but he is happy to be back and is glad that he could help the team. Adds that they tried to keep it simple till the end. Says that it was good to take the wicket of Warner.

Rishabh Pant, the winning skipper of Delhi, says that they had a good first phase but they needed to continue further. Adds that they just focus on the process. Says that the wicket was good, they thought 150-160 will be posted but the bowlers did well to restrict them. Adds that he feels he can play the finishing role and he is happy to do it for the team, especially as the captain.

Shikhar Dhawan is in for a chat! He says that he is enjoying wearing the Orange Cap and he is liking the way he is timing the ball. Says that the surface was stopping a bit, but it was good to play after a while and good to get a win under their belt. Tells that he consciously made the effort to improve his tempo, so that the team gets a good start. On Rabada and Nortje, Dhawan says that they are really great and Rabada always comes on and gets wicket when needed and Nortje is growing well. 

Kane Williamson, the Hyderabad skipper, says that they did not have the best starts and managed to build slight partnerships but feels that they were around 25-30 runs short. Adds that the effort with the ball was really good but it did not work out. Says that if they play at their best, they can beat anybody. Tells that Delhi are a really good side and Nortje and Rabada put them under a lot of pressure and losing early wickets harmed their chances. 

Earlier in the game, a brilliant bowling performance from Delhi saw them restricting Hyderabad to just 134 on the board. Anrich Nortje was the star of the show with the ball while he was well supported by the other bowlers as well. For Hyderabad, it was a disappointing outing as none of their batsmen could get going and if not for some cameos from the lower order, they would have not even reached 134. A disappointing performance from Hyderabad. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony!!!

Hyderabad had too few runs on the board, one might say. They tried really hard with the ball but it was not to be. Hyderabad did keep it tight in the middle overs, kept the runs down for a bit but Delhi had no pressure of the required run rate and that went against Hyderabad. Rashid was played out easily while Bhuvneshwar Kumar was expensive. Khaleel Ahmed was decent but overall, it was a tough game with the ball for Hyderabad.

Delhi started decently as Prithvi Shaw started in an attacking fashion but he departed soon and then Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer took matters into their own hands. Dhawan played some lovely shots and was looking very solid before he fell. It seemed like Hyderabad could make a comeback in the game but that thought was put to bed by Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant as they played really well and took Delhi home. It was a happy return for Iyer who looked uncomfortable at the start but then looked in fine touch.

A comprehensive win for Delhi! They continue to dominate this season and they will be very pleased with this performance. With this win, they go to the top of the table once again, replacing Chennai. Hyderabad, on the other hand, have lost once again and things keep on getting tougher and tougher for them this year. They will now need a miracle if they want to stay alive.

17.5
6
Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! A big shot to seal the victory for Delhi! They move to the top of the table with this win and Iyer smacks a wonderful shot to get the winning runs. Short again, around off, Shreyas Iyer shuffles and powers this one over deep mid-wicket. DELHI WIN BY 8 WICKETS! 
17.4
0
Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, Short in length, angling into the batter, on middle, Iyer pulls but only finds the man at mid-wicket. 
17.3
1
Jason Holder to Rishabh Pant, On middle, full toss, heaved to the man at deep mid-wicket for one. 2 more needed now! 
17.2
4
Jason Holder to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Cracking shot! Holder hurls across a fuller delivery, wider outside off, Rishabh Pant spanks this one through extra cover and gets a boundary. 3 more runs away are Delhi...
17.1
1
Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, chopped to the off side for one. 

Jason Holder is back on.

17.1
0
Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, WIDE. Slower ball slipped down the leg side, left alone. Wided. 
16.6
6
Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, SIX! POWER! What a magnificent hit from Pant! He wants to wrap this game up quickly! Around off, shortish in length, Rishabh Pant gives it the full thwack of the blade and smokes this one over deep mid-wicket. Just 9 more needed now! 
16.5
4
Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Delhi march on towards the victory! Slower delivery this time, Khaleel serves this short and around middle, Rishabh swivels and works this through short fine leg for a boundary. 
16.4
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, Outside the off pole, Iyer steers this one down to third man for one. 
16.3
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, Same length as the previous ball, around middle, hooked to deep square leg for one. 
16.2
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, Good pace, good bounce, good carry from Khaleel! Outside off, back of a length this time, the ball spits off the surface, Rishabh looks to flash it away but misses and Saha collects it behind the sticks. 
16.2
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, WIDE. Another one. This one is shortish, way outside off, Pant looks to pull but misses. Wide signalled. 
16.2
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, WIDE. Ahmed slips and serves a fuller ball, down leg, Pant tries to flick but misses. 
16.1
2
Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, Ahmed serves a shortish ball, on off, Pant mistimes his pull but still manages to get a couple of runs as Jason Holder runs to his left and stops the ball at long on. 
15.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, 11 from the over! Back of a length, around off, Rishabh dabs this to the off side for one. 25 needed off 24 balls! 
15.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shreyas Iyer, Iyer looks to pull but mistimes his shot down towards long on for a single. 
15.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, A clean strike but just for a run! Around off, again, short in length, pulled hard to the right of Rashid Khan at deep mid-wicket, who dives and stops the ball. One run. 
15.3
6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, SIX! BANG! The skipper gets a good short delivery and he dispatches this one well. Kumar served it around off, slightly slower too, Pant anticipates and waits for it, and then smokes it all the way over deep mid-wicket fence. 
15.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, a touch shortish, Shreyas Iyer looks to pull, but the ball connects with the upper part of the blade and goes over the diving Manish Pandey, who dove to his left from short mid-wicket, towards long on for a single. 
15.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, Short of a length, around off and middle, Pant pulls this to the deep mid-wicket region for a single. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on, replacing Sandeep Sharma.

14.6
0
Rashid Khan to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter and on middle, flicked to the right of mid-wicket. Tidy over from Rashid Khan, just 3 from it. 36 needed in 30 balls. 
14.6
0
Rashid Khan to Shreyas Iyer, WIDE! Khan misses his line and spills it down the leg side. Iyer lets it go. Wided.
14.5
0
Rashid Khan to Shreyas Iyer, Floated on middle. Iyer taps it to covers and looks to take a quick single but was sent back wisely. 
14.4
1
Rashid Khan to Rishabh Pant, Around off. Pant comes down the track as he defends it in front of covers. A quick single taken. 
14.3
0
Rashid Khan to Rishabh Pant, Very full and on off. Defended out back to the bowler. 
14.2
0
Rashid Khan to Rishabh Pant, A mild appeal for caught behind but not given! A flatter, quicker ball, outside off. Pant gives his all as he tries to cut but misses. He loses his bat as he loses his grip and the bat goes to mid-wicket. Kane Williamson picks it up and hands it back to Pant. 
14.1
1
Rashid Khan to Shreyas Iyer, Very full and on middle. Iyer gets low and flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

Strategic Time-Out! It is going all Delhi's way at the moment! Yes, they did lose Dhawan but Iyer is now looking very good and has upped the ante in the last couple of overs. They just need 39 more runs in 6 overs and it looks like a matter of time before they chase it down. Hyderabad can only win if they pick wickets and not one but in a heap. It looks very difficult for them. Can we see a comeback from them? Rashid Khan is back on for his final over.

13.6
1
Sandeep Sharma to Shreyas Iyer, A low full toss, on middle. Shreyas Iyer flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 39 needed in 36 balls.
13.5
0
Sandeep Sharma to Shreyas Iyer, A yorker-length ball, on middle. Iyer jams it out to mid on. 
13.4
4
Sandeep Sharma to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Two boundaries in a row! A length ball, on off. Iyer whacks it over mid-wicket for another boundary. 
13.3
4
Sandeep Sharma to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Good shot! Short in length, on off. Iyer pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
13.2
0
Sandeep Sharma to Shreyas Iyer, Slight hesitation but Pant was inside his crease! On middle. Iyer flicks it to mid-wicket. Pant wanted a quick single but was sent back in time. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but he misses. 
13.1
2
Sandeep Sharma to Shreyas Iyer, A length ball, on off. Iyer flicks it with soft hands to square leg and collects a couple of runs. Good running between the wickets. 

Sandeep Sharma returns into the attack.

12.6
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, A single to end the over! On a length, outside off. Iyer taps it late to third man for a single. 50 needed in 42 balls.
12.5
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, Length ball and on middle. Pant looks to flick but closes the bat face too early. Gets a soft leading edge to the mid off fielder who has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. A single taken.
12.4
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, A length ball, outside off. Shreyas Iyer tries to cut but gets a thick outside edge to third man for another single.
12.3
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, On a length, on off. Pant pulls it to deep square leg for a single.