In the last match, Feroz Shah Kotla’s pitch did not prove to be very helpful for the batsmen, and after getting enough help to spinners from turf, it seemed that the batsmen were struggling to time the ball in right way.
It was quite clear in the innings of the Delhi capitals and except for Shreyas Iyer and Chris Morris, all other cricketers fought against Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan and the host team managed to put up only 129-8 in 20 overs.
However, when Run Chase’s innings came, then Johnny Bairstow made batting very easy on the same pitch.
England’s international players, who made their first IPL century against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous match, started the innings on a positive note with a boundary in the first over, followed by Sandish Lemichane’s ball with six and fours. In the second over to give Sunrise a fantastic start.
In this attack, he slammed Chris Morris for four boundaries in the fourth over and again, took three runs on Kagiso Rabada after two overs. Jonny Bairstow (wk) looked very comfortable against all the bowlers and he was mainly working in the borders, as a result, he hit 9 fours and 1 six.
He reached 48 runs in 28 deliveries but missed his fifty. He missed Rahul Tawatia’s straight delivery and became an LBW but his innings was enough to guide SRH to victory.
Sunrisers’ Powerplay Strangle
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Nabi have performed well in IPL for some time. After putting 2 fours in the first over of Bhuvneshwar Kumar by Prithvi Shaw, Bhuvneshwar took a wicket of Prithvi Shaw in the second over. Nabi showed left-hander batsman Shikhar Dhawan, and Rishabh pant the way to the pavilion.
Nani opened his wicket account in the match with Dhawan, who made 12 run off 14 balls in the powerplay, with the Delhi capital having only two fours and one six. At that time, the Capitals were 36 for 2 and thereafter their run rate proceeded. Bhuvneshwar delivers nine dots in his first two overs and the Nabi managed to win over Sunrisers by winning 3-0-18-1 in the powerplay.