M47 : After Saha-Warner's Hurricane and Rashid's spin, Delhi battered, SRH won by 88 runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the 47th match of the 13th season of IPL. Sunrisers beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by 88 runs. In front of a mammoth target of 220 runs, Delhi team was reduced to 131 runs in 19 overs. This was theirr third consecutive defeat. First, Riddhiman Saha (87 runs) and 'Birthday Boy' David Warner (66) had strong innings and after that Rashid Khan's spin (4-0-7-3) were the main reason of Delhi's defeat. Saha won the man of the match.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won 5th match. Now they are in sixth place with 10 points from 12 matches. Their play-off hopes are still alive. It was the 5th defeat of Delhi Capitals and they have slipped to third place with 14 points from 12 matches. Mumbai Indians (MI) are at the first place with 14-14 points based on net run rate, while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is now in second place. Mumbai and Bengaluru have played 11–11 matches so far.
Chasing a mountain-like target of 220 runs, the Delhi team got the first blow on the third ball of the innings when Sandeep Sharma returned Shikhar Dhawan (0) on a score of just 1. Marcus Stoinis (5) landed at number three sent to pavilion by Shahbaz Nadeem. Both the initial catches were caught by captain David Warner. Two wickets fell till the score of 14 runs.
Rashid Khan bowled Shimron Hetmater (16) at the score of 54 in the 7th over. In the same over, opener Ajinkya Rahane (26) was lbw on a score of 55. After this, Vijay Shankar showed the path of the pavilion to Captain Shreyas Iyer (7). Half the team returned on a score of 78.
On the score of 83, Akshar Patel (1) was became Rashid Khan's third victim. T. Natarajan returned Kagiso Rabada (3). On the score of 103, Rishabh Pant (36) got out to Sandeep Sharma. R. Ashwin (7) was dismissed by Jason Holder. Natarajan took the last wicket of Anrich Nortje (1). Tushar Deshpande (20) remained unbeaten.
Sunrisers scored a score of 219/2
With the help of Wriddhiman Saha's 87 off 45 balls and the aggressive half-century of captain David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 219 for two. Warner and Saha, who were celebrating their birthdays, lashed out at the Delhi bowlers.
The opening pair took 77 runs in the first 6 overs, which included 11 fours and two sixes, with Warner scoring four fours and a six in the sixth over to Purple Cap holder (highest wicket taker in the tournament) Kagiso Rabada. Sunrisers 100 runs were scored in 8.4 overs.
'Birthday Boy' David Warner's Steady Innings
Saha was in the role of his associate until Warner was at the crease. Warner celebrated his 34th birthday by completing a half-century in 25 balls. He hit 2 sixes and 8 fours in his innings. Ravichandran Ashwin broke the 107-run first wicket partnership when Warner returned with a catch to Axar Patel in the extra cover region.
Saha started raining runs
After Warner left, Saha started raining runs. He fired shots around the field and completed his half-century (27 balls) with four. He hit 12 fours and two sixes in his innings. Anrich Nortje sent him to the pavilion in the 15th over. Manish Pandey scored 44 runs and Kane Williamson remained unbeaten on 11 runs.