Delhi Capitals beating SRH: The Shreyas Iyer-led franchise will play an IPL final for the first time in the last 13 years.
During the second qualifier of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi, Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs to enter the IPL finals for the first time.
Chasing a 190-run target, Sunrisers never really got off to a start which would have put them in the driver’s seat. From losing captain David Warner (2) in the second over to the likes of Priyam Garg (17) and Manish Pandey (21) also getting out inside the powerplay, SRH lost track of the chase from the word go.
Although the task which lied ahead was daunting, it was Kane Williamson’s 15th IPL half-century which brought back Sunrisers into the match. While Williamson scored a marvelous 67 (45) with the help of five fours and four sixes, rookie batsman Abdul Samad scoring 33 (16) with the help of two fours and as many sixes to keep the hopes alive.
However, the ever-mounting required run rate ended up proving too much for Hyderabad’s middle-order. It was in Capitals spearhead Kagiso Rabada’s last over, the penultimate of the innings, that Sunrisers lost three wickets to lack behind in the chase.
With bowling figures of 4-0-29-3, Rabada was the pick of the bowlers for DC and received significant assistance from all-rounder Marcus Stoinis whose three victims in his three overs included the likes of Garg, Pandey and Williamson.
Delhi Capitals beating SRH
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