Delhi Capital (DC) hit Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 33rd match of the Continuing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Wednesday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. With the win, DC climbed to first place in the standings.
The Capitals chased down a slight goal of 135 and started badly after losing for the first time Prithvi Shaw for just 11 runs in the third over. But SRH could not benefit from the early success Shikhar Dhawan, en Shreyas Iyer took the game away by forming an important 52-run partnership that took the game away from the Sunrisers.
Dhawan looks good but drops out of 42 deliveries for 42 as he tries to clap Rashid Khan in the square leg area. But Iyer kept tickling the scoreboard and got tremendous support from the DC captain Rishabh pants. The duo put together a 67-run match for the third wicket to take their side over the finish line. Iyer remains unbeaten at 47 while Pant does not stay out at 35.
Earlier, the bowlers in Delhi put on a dominant performance to limit the Sunrisers to 134/9 in their allotted 20 overs. SRH loses opener David Warner (0) on the third ball of the innings without runs on the board.
Dan, Wriddhiman Saha a captain Kane Williamson added 29 runs before the second wicket Kagiso Rabada sent Saha back for 18. Coming soon Axar Patel joined the party to fire Williamson, 18, who entered into a 31-run partnership Manish Pandey (17) for the third wicket. Just a short while later, SRH also lost Pandey.
Pandey’s dismissal opened the floodgates as the Sunrisers regularly lost wickets. Rabada scored a three-wicket wicket for 37 runs in his 4-over quota.
But, Anrich Nortje and Patel was the bowlers’ choice for DC. While Nortje bagged a couple of headers for just 12 runs in 4 overs, Patel also bagged two wickets for 21 runs in 4 overs. Abdul Samad |, with 28 off 21 balls, was the top scorer for Sunrisers.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
– Sam Billings (@sambillings) 22 September 2021
The capital of Delhi will beat now and in the future … # IPL2021
– Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 22 September 2021
– RP Singh Rudra Pratap Singh (@rpsingh) 22 September 2021
– Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) 22 September 2021
Delhi Capitals. Well played! Great to see Shreyas back. Rishabh’s pull shots. Gabbar on fire. Bowlers suffocate SRH’s runs. Punter shadow bat in the excavation. Good stuff everywhere. Good night 😄 #DCvSRH pic.twitter.com/0kcgr9AUJY
-Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) 22 September 2021
– Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) 22 September 2021
Ab Dilli by nahi. Well played, Delhi Capitals
– Sarang Bhalerao (bhaleraosarang) 22 September 2021
Predominant @DelhiCapitals ensure a comfortable victory! 👌
– IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 September 2021
🏏😎 THE DOMINION CONTINUES! Led by Shikhar Dhawan with the bat, the DC batsmen comfortably pursued the target to defeat SRH 👊
The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) 22 September 2021
To be honest, it looks like Hyderabad is already looking at the mega auction next year: both the players and the franchise #DCvSRH
– Vikrant Gupta (@ vikrantgupta73) 22 September 2021
– The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) 22 September 2021
– SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 22 September 2021