Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) registered another win over Delhi Capitals (DC) on Thursday on a slow Feroz Shah Kotla pitch.
Hyderabad won the toss and opted to field first on a slow Feroz Shah Kotla pitch. Delhi got off to a slow start as they lost their opener Prithvi Shaw for 11. Hyderabad bowlers showcased a brilliant performance. However, Shreyas Iyer tried his best and scored a fighting 43 and Delhi put up 129/8 after 20 overs.
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Chasing the total, Hyderabad got off to a great start. They put up 62 runs in the powerplay. They too had a batting collapse but they managed to survive and chased down the target with 9 balls to spare.
Here are the three talking points of the game:
Delhi’s batting crumbled
Put into bat, Delhi lost their opener Prithvi Shaw very cheaply for 11 when Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s off-cutter bowled him in the third over. Shikhar Dhawan too dismissed for 12. Rishabh Pant also couldn’t contribute much and fell for 5 and they were struggling at 75/5 in 13.3 overs.
However, Shreyas Iyer held the innings from one end and scored a 41-ball 43. Apart from his score, Axar Patel’s 23 off 13 powered them to 129; which was certainly not a safe score to win. Once again their batting crumbled and failed to capitalize which cost them another defeat.
Steady start from Hyderabad
Chasing 130, Hyderabad got off to a flying start. Opener Jonny Bairstow who has been in a formidable form took on the Delhi bowlers and scored a quickfire 48 runs in just 28 balls; which included nine fours and one six. His fierce batting took Hyderabad to 62 runs in the power play without losing any wicket and that made the winning foundation for the team.
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However, the other opener David Warner couldn’t perform well and fell for mere 10. Later, Hyderabad’s middle order too faced hiccups but the blitzy 48 by Bairstow helped them to chase the total with ease with 9 balls to spare.
Mohammad Nabi made the difference
Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammed Nabi has already showcased his talent in the previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) where he picked up 4 wickets by giving away 11 runs and restricted his opponent within a below per.
On the back of his last game, he got to play the second game against Delhi where he again proved his worth. At first, he bagged two important wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant. Both the batsmen can turn the table single-handedly. Nabi picked them up which didn’t allow Delhi batters to contribute much.
On the other hand, while chasing, Hyderabad also lost a couple of wickets on a quick interval. Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan failed big time and they were in need of a finisher. However, Mohammed Nabi became that finisher for his side. With 10 runs required off 12 balls, Nabi hit Rabada for a four over the covers and then a maximum off consecutive balls to get past the line with 9 balls to spare and claimed a comfortable victory by five wickets.