IPL 2020| Delhi Capitals into their maiden IPL final; Beats SRH by 17 runs in Qualifier 2
Delhi Capitals reach their first IPL finalBCCI/IPL

IPL 2020| Delhi Capitals into their maiden IPL final; Beats SRH by 17 runs in Qualifier 2

Delhi Capitals will now meet Mumbai Indians in the final of the IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday

Riding on some excellent performances from Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis and Kagiso Rabada, Delhi Capitals stormed into their first ever final of the Indian Premier League as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad comprehensively by 17 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Sunday in the Qualifier 2.

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Deciding to bat first after winning the toss, Delhi Capitals got off to an absolute flying start. The openers Shikhar Dhawan and newly promoted Marcus Stoinis added 86 runs for the first wicket in just 50 balls. It was the Sunrisers' star bowler Rashid Khan providing with the much needed breakthrough as he dismissed Marcus Stoinis for 38 off 27 in the ninth over.

Shikhar Dhawan(R) and Marcus Stoinis(L) added 86 runs for the first wicket in just 50 balls
Shikhar Dhawan(R) and Marcus Stoinis(L) added 86 runs for the first wicket in just 50 ballsBCCI/IPL
Marcus Stoinis gave Delhi a very good start with a knock of 38 off 27 up at the order
Marcus Stoinis gave Delhi a very good start with a knock of 38 off 27 up at the orderBCCI/IPL

Shikhar Dhawan continuing his excellent form in the season played a very well-compiled knock of 78 off 50 before he was dismissed by Sandeep Sharma in the 19th over. Shikhar en-route his 78 brought up 600 runs in this season of IPL.

Shikhar Dhawan played a very well-compiled knock of 78 off 50
Shikhar Dhawan played a very well-compiled knock of 78 off 50BCCI/IPL

An exquisite knock of unbeaten 42 of just 22 deliveries towards the later part of the innings helped Delhi to post a very competitive total of 189/3 at the end of their 20 overs.

Shimron Hetmyer gave Delhi a perfect finish with an unbeaten 42 off  22 deliveries down the order
Shimron Hetmyer gave Delhi a perfect finish with an unbeaten 42 off 22 deliveries down the orderBCCI/IPL

Coming out to chase a pretty big total, Sunrisers Hyderabad faced a scare early on, as they lost their in-form skipper David Warner in the second over with a swinging delivery from Kagiso Rabada crashing into the stumps of the SRH skipper.

Kagiso Rabada dismissed an in-form David Warner in the second over of the innings
Kagiso Rabada dismissed an in-form David Warner in the second over of the inningsBCCI/IPL

Marcus Stoinis coming to bowl his first over in the fifth over of the innings, picked dismissed Priyam Garg and Manish Pandey in the same over reducing Sunrisers to serious spot of bother with 44/3 on the board.

Marcus Stoinis picked up two wickets in the very first over he bowled giving away just 8 runs
Marcus Stoinis picked up two wickets in the very first over he bowled giving away just 8 runsBCCI/IPL

Kane Williamson and Jason Holder tried to do some repair work for the Sunrisers with a 46-run-partnership off 41 balls for the fourth wicket, but just as Holder was looking to be the aggressor, he was dismissed by Axar Patel in the 12th over.

A brisk partnership of 57 runs off 31 balls for the fifth wicket between Kane Williamson and Abdul Samad restored the hopes for Sunrisers, but it was Marcus Stoinis once again providing with the breakthrough, as he got the big wicket of Kane Williamson in the 17th over.

Kane Williamson played a beautiful knock of 67 off 45 as he brought up his second half-century in back-to-back matches.

Kane Williamson played a beautiful knock of 67 off 45
Kane Williamson played a beautiful knock of 67 off 45BCCI/IPL

A quickfire knock of 33 off just 16 balls from Abdul Samad brought Sunrisers right back into the game, before Kagiso Rabada got the better of him in the 19th over.

Kagiso Rabada put the nails in the coffin for the Sunrisers as he picked up three wickets in the 19th over, thus leaving SRH needing 22 runs off the last over, which the Sunrisers eventually fell short by 17 runs.

Kagiso Rabada picked up three wickets in the 19th over
Kagiso Rabada picked up three wickets in the 19th overBCCI/IPL

Delhi Capitals will now meet Mumbai Indians in the final of the IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

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SCORECARD

Delhi Capitals(DC) – 189/3(20/20 overs)

BATTING
Shikhar Dhawan 78(50)
Shimron Hetmyer* 42(22)

BOWLING
Rashid Khan 1/26(4)
Sandeep Sharma 1/30(4)

Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) – 132/4(19.4/20 overs)

BATTING
Kane Williamson 67(45)
Abdul Samad 33(16)

BOWLING
Kagiso Rabada 2/29(4)
Marcus Stoinis 3/26(3)

DC WON BY 17 RUNS

Man of the Match – Marcus Stoinis
Dream11 Game Changer of the Match – Marcus Stoinis
Tata Altroz Super Striker of the Match – Abdul Samad
Unacademy Let’s crack it Sixes – Kane Williamson
Cred Power Player – Marcus Stoinis

NEXT MATCH(FINAL) – Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals

Date – November 10, 2020
Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Toss – 7pm IST
Match Time – 7:30pm IST

Match can be viewed on the Star Sports Network and the Disney + Hotstar VIP subscription

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