Sunrisers Hyderabad displayed an all-round clinical performance as they registered a massive victory by 88 runs against the Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Riding on some brilliant performances from David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha and Rashid Khan, the Sunrisers clinced a comprehensive victory in what turned out to be a completely one-sided game.
Put into bat first after losing the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad got off to a cracking start as their openers David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha added 107 runs for the 1st wicket in just 58 deliveries. Both Warner and Wriddhiman went all guns blazing right from the start.
Birthday boy Warner brought up his half-century in just 25 balls. Warner was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin for 66 off 34 deliveries in the 10th over.
But that did not stop Wriddhiman as he kept his tempo going and brought up his first half-century of the season in just 27 deliveries.
Wriddhiman Saha was unstoppable after Warner’s dismissal and he kept smashing the Delhi bowlers to all parts of the ground, as he scored a brilliant 87 off just 45 balls, before he was dismissed by Anrich Nortje in the 15th over.
It was a bit of an anti-climax for the Sunrisers as they managed just 49 runs in the last 33 deliveries. The Sunrisers looked like reaching the 250-run-mark easily after being 170/2 at 14.3 overs, Nonetheless, they posted a massive total of 219/2 on the board at the end of 20 overs.
Manish Pandey played a handy 44 not out off 31 deliveries towards the end.
Coming out to chase a mammoth total, Delhi Capitals suffered some big blows early on, as they lost Shikhar Dhawan for a first ball duck in the very first over off Sandeep Sharma and then Marcus Stoinis sent up the order at 3 was dismissed in the second over reducing Delhi to 14/2.
Ajinkya Rahane and Shimron Hetmyer tried to pull things back adding 40 runs for the third wicket, before Hetmyer(16 off 13) was dismissed by Rashid Khan in the first ball he bowled in the match in the seventh over, and then turning things from bad to worse for the Capitals, Rashid dismissed Rahane(26 off 19) in the same over, leaving Delhi in a spot of bother with 55/4 on the board.
The Delhi Capitals wickets just continued to fall as the Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer(7 off 12) was dismissed cheaply by Vijay Shankar in the 12th over.
Rishabh Pant played a fighting innings as he kept losing partners at the other end and eventually he fell for 36 off 35 in the 17th over.
It was just a matter of time for the Delhi Capitals after Pant’s dismissal, and were eventually bundled out for 131, thus receiving a massive defeat by 88 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) – 219/2 (20/20 overs)
Wriddhiman Saha 87(45)
David Warner 66(34)
Ravichandran Ashwin 1/35(3)
Anrich Nortje 1/37(4)
Delhi Capitals(DC) – 131/10(19/20 overs)
Rishabh Pant 36(35)
Ajinkya Rahane 26(19)
Rashid Khan 3/7(4)
T Natarajan 2/26(4)
SRH WON BY 88 RUNS
Player of the Match – Wriddhiman Saha
Dream11 Game Changer of the Match – Wriddhiman Saha
Tata Altroz Super Striker of the Match – David Warner
Unacademy Let’s crack it Sixes – David Warner
Cred Power Player – David Warner
TODAY’S MATCH – Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
Toss – 7pm IST
Match Time – 7:30pm IST
Match can be viewed on the Star Sports Networkand the Disney + Hotstar VIP subscription
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