M11 : Bhuvi and Rashid Khan stepped up to the occassion
Big players always take responsibilities in big matches. This match was between the teams from top and bottom of the table. Table toppers Delhi Capitals were high on confidence going into this match. On the other hand, Sunrisers were looking for their first win in 3rd match.
When someone ask you to name the players of SRH, the first five would be David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar & Rashid Khan. All these players played with responsibility in this match. And the result is Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 15 runs.
Delhi Capitals' captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to field first, the trend so far. All the captains have elected to field first and all of them lost the match. Delhi brought in experienced Ishant Sharma in place of Avesh Khan. Sunrisers Hyderabad brought in Kane Williamson and a youngster on debut Abdul Samad from Jammu & Kashmir in place of Mohammad Nabi and Wriddhimaan Saha.
The pitch was a bit two paced. This was not a 180-190 pitch. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow started slowly but didn't lose the wicket. When the powerplay ended, the scoreboard read 38 for no loss. David Warner was more fluent in his inning of 45 off 32 balls. He and his partner were running hard between the wickets. They run a lot of doubles. They provided the foundation on which SRH's underfiring middle order could capitalize. Manish Panday 3(5) unable to do so. Caught at deep mid wicket in trying to slog Amit Mishra (2-35).
Kane Williamson never looked rusty. Infact, he was the only batsman from both teams who looked at home in these conditions. His fluent innings of 41(26) helped SRH to cross 160 run mark. Abdul Samad, the youngster from Jammu & Kashmir showed the glimpse of what he is capable of in the fag end of the innings.
Delhi Capitals needed 163 to win this match and complete their hattrick of wins in this IPL. Prithvi Shaw failed to impress in this match. Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed him on the fifth ball of the second innings. Though Shikhar Dhawan scored boundaries off Khaleel and Natrajan, but Shreyas Iyer struggled big time.
David Warner brought Rashid the karamaati khan in 8th over and in his very first over he got the wicket of opposition's captain. David Warner more wickets from his magical spinner, so he give him 3rd over on the trot. He didn't disappoint his captain. Rashid removed Shikhar in his 3rd over. None of the Delhi batsman adjusted well with the pitch.
SRH is well known for their death bowling. SRH has the record of bowling more yorkers in the death than any other team. SRH's bowlers bowled yorker after yorker and didn't allow Pant or Hetmyer or Stoinis to free their arms. Particularly, T. Natrajan and Bhuvneshwar executed the yorkers well. T. Natrajan bowled 7 yorkers in this match. He was not looking to bowl slower ball or any other variety. Delhi Capitals kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and fell short of the target.