In the 20th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a Super Overmatch. Batting first after winning the toss, Delhi scored 159 runs losing 4 wickets. For the team, Prithvi Shaw scored 53 and captain Rishabh Pant scored 37 runs. In bowling, Siddarth Kaul from Hyderabad took two wickets. Chasing a target of 160 runs, despite the unbeaten 66 runs by Kane Williamson, Hyderabad’s team could only manage 159 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. Avesh Khan took three and Axar Patel took two wickets. This is Delhi’s third consecutive win.
Hyderabad’s Failed Start
Chasing a target of 160 runs, Hyderabad did not start well and Johnny Bairstow returned to the pavilion in the fourth over. After this, Ken Willisman and Bairstow added 28 runs together, but Avesh Khan caught Johnny Bairstow at the hands of Dhawan to end his 38-run innings. Virat Singh (4) and Kedar Jadhav (9) could not show anything special with the bat.
Abhishek Sharma (9) and Rashid Khan (0) were dismissed by Axar Patel for two consecutive balls. Vijay Shankar (8) also failed to play with Williamson and was clean bowled by Avesh Khan. Playing his first match of the IPL, Jagadeesha Suchith then put on strong shots and kept Hyderabad alive in the match with two fours in the 19th over. He also scored a brilliant six in the 20th over, which enabled the Hyderabad team to tie the game.
Batting first after winning the toss, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan (28) gave Delhi a bang and added 81 runs in just 10.2 overs for the first wicket. Rashid Khan bowed cleanly to Dhawan and showed the way to the pavilion. Shaw was unlucky and scored 53 runs and was runout. Captain Rishabh Pant promoted himself and landed at number three. After Dhawan-Shaw’s dismissal, Pant along with Steve Smith (34) added 58 runs for the third wicket to put the team in a strong position. Pant became the victim of Siddharth’s call in the 19th over of the innings. Shimron Hetmyer could not show anything special and was dismissed for 1 run.
Batting of hyderabad in super over
Skipper David Warner and Kane Williamson pairing to handle the front for Hyderabad came out to bat first in the super over. At the same time, Delhi handed over the responsibility of bowling to Axar Patel. David Warner could not score any runs on the first ball but completed the run in the second ball. On the third ball, Kane Williams was in front of Axar, he hit a four in the direction of deep mid-wicket. Williamson didn’t take any runs on the fourth ball. Williamson’s attempt to hit the reverse sweep on the fifth ball failed but both batsmen ran and tried to take a run and completed it.
After this, Warner played the last ball in the direction of extra short cover and ran for 2 runs. But the umpire considered one run as a short run and Hyderabad’s team could score 7 runs in 6 balls.
Delhi stolen victory from Hyderabad hand
Hyderabad gave the responsibility of bowling to Rashid Khan. The pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant came to bat for Delhi. Rashid tried a googly on the first ball. Short length ball on the middle stump, pulled the ball and went in the direction of deep square leg, took a run there. On the second ball, Rashid was successful in attempting to dodge Dhawan on the short-length ball, the ball going to the pad outside the leg stump and both batsmen ran away and completed 1 run.
On the third ball, Rashid missed and Shikhar had already sensed and did a reverse sweep and sent the ball to deep square leg for fours. Delhi needed 2 runs to win in the last three balls. In such a situation, no runs were scored from Pant on the fourth ball.
Pant tried to sweep the fifth ball but missed. The ball hit his pad but by the time the ball reached the fielder, both batsmen completed a run. Hyderabad took a review for LBW but it went blank.
One run was needed to win on the last ball and Dhawan appealed for a sweep. The ball did not hit the bat but both the batsmen ran for runs and through leg-byes Delhi got the match to their name. Although the field umpire went to the third umpire for the run-out, the victory was recorded in Delhi’s account as soon as he was denied.
This is Delhi’s fourth win in five matches. With this victory, they have reached the second position after CSK. At the same time, the Hyderabad team has reached the seventh position.