Mohammad Nabi, once again had a sensational day at the office, bowling another fine spell getting Shikhar Dhawan (12), Rishabh Pant (5), eventually restricting the host Delhi Capitals for a below-par total of 129 runs. Nabi’s spell was backed with yet another superlative knock from Jonny Bairstow’s willow. Nabi also gave last touches to the victory scoring 17 runs off just 9 deliveries at an astonishing strike-rate of 188.89, helping his side register a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.
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RESULT: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets (Jonny Bairstow 48, Mohammad Nabi 2/21)
The dot balls continue and pressure builds on Sunrisers Hyderabad. Though they need less than a ball, with two new batsmen at the crease, it will be difficult. However, it's still a Delhi Capitals' match to lose. After 18 overs, it's 120/5.
WICKET: Lamichhane ends with a wicket. Hooda hasn't been reading it well all innings, so does what the manual teaches on such occasions - sweep - and so what if the line is well outside off? Hooda commits, gets a big top-edge and Rabada's waiting there at deep mid-wicket.
WICKET: Another set batsman out. Can we see a turnaround here?
WICKET: A loose shot from Manish Pandey and much-needed wicket for Delhi Capitals. The equation comes down to 35 runs off 42 balls.
The equation is getting simpler for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both Shankar and Pandey ticking ones and twos, which eventually is doing the job for them. After 11 overs, it's 87/2.
The rebuilding phase for Sunrisers Hyderabad has begun. Both Warner and Bairstow back to the pavilion, and now the middle-order will be tested for Orange army. After 9 overs, 73/2.
WICKET: Warner tried to clear mid-off fielder but the ball went straight into the hands of Chris Morris. After 8 overs, it's 68/2.
WICKET: Some respite in Delhi camp. Jonny Bairstow tried to flick the ball onto the on side, but bat couldn't meet the ball. Played a sensational knock off 48 runs.
The powerplay belongs to Sunrisers Hyderabad. In first six overs, Jonny Bairstow has been the aggressor and Warner playing anchor's role. Bairstow has smashed 47 runs off 25 balls and after 6 overs, it's 62/0.
Delhi Capitals 129/8 in 20 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (Shreyas Iyer 43, Mohammad Nabi 2/21)
WICKET: So, Surisers Hyderabad has come with set plans here. They have bowled slower ones to Delhi batsmen, and they have failed on almost every occasion. Rabada OUT!
WICKET: Another slower one, traditional off-cutter, Morris couldn't read it - will have to go back! Seven down!
WICKET: Didn't read the ball is all one can say here. Shreyas Iyer was early in his shot and ball came a second after that! Rashid Khan picks his first for the night! Skipper DEPARTS!
Both Shreyas Iyer and Chris Morris are trying to score ones and twos on almost every other occasion as the boundaries have been hard to come by. After 16 overs, it's 93/5.
WICKET: This is Manish Pandey's wicket. Ingram was demoted in the batting order and failed. Siddharth Kaul pitched a good length delivery, Ingram tried to smash away from the point fielder but Pandey's athletic run helped SRH to pick the fifth wicket!
The onus once again shifts to the skipper Shreyas Iyer as Sunrisers Hyderabad dent Delhi's middle-order. Nabi has been everywhere, whether it's bowling or fielding, he is giving his 110 %. After 13 overs, it's 72/4.
WICKET: Another slower one from Sandeep Sharma, this time a knuckleball, and Rahul just couldn't read it. He was early in his short, and couldn't clear the 30-yard-circle. Delhi Capitals is in serious trouble!
WICKET: This has been the story of the post-strategic timeout. As soon as the strategic timeout ends, players lose their concentration. This time, it's Pant. He tried to play inside out, but straight into the hands of Deepak Hooda.
The rebuilding phase starts for Delhi Capitals, both Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are taking their time before exploding. Pant has had a good IPL so far and scored a century against the opposition they are playing - SRH. As the game is progressing, the wicket is expected to slow. After 9 overs, it's 52/2.
WICKET: This is astute planning from Nabi. Dhawan plays the sweep to the spinners and couldn't time it.
The powerplay of the first innings belongs to Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have not only been able to keep Delhi batsmen quiet but have also sent both the openers back to the pavilion. Nabi has bowled three of six overs and picked Dhawan's wicket. After 6 overs, it's 36/2.
WICKET: The ball is keeping low at Feroz Shah Kotla, and Prithvi Shaw had to pay the price. He tried to pull the ball onto the onside, but the ball kept just a little low. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets the first wicket for the night!
Delhi Capital's innings started off with a blistering boundary through the cover region on the very first ball and continued with another in the same over to put pressure on Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Nabi did restrict DC batsmen, so after 2 overs, it's 14/0.
So, Sunrisers Hyderabad in last hurdle, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are out in the middle, Umpires have also made their way. And we are all set! Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the first over and Prithvi Shaw will take the strike! All happening here at Kotla! Here we GOOO!
So Sunrisers Hyderabad has gone with the same team. There isn't any news on whether Kane Williamson is fit or not. For now, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is leading the side. Delhi, on the other hand, has made three changes bringing Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, and Ishant Sharma back into the setup.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow(w), David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma
So we are just a few minutes away from the toss. The team which wins the toss will look to have a bat first on Feroz Shah Kotla wicket, seeing how the pitch reacts. Delhi Capitals has struggled with their middle order, and Sunrisers Hyderabad's middle order hasn't got many opportunities. This remains to be seen how teams go about this game.
Kane Williamson is seen assessing the wicket along with the advisor of Delhi Capitals, Sourav Ganguly. This gives hint to the cricketing fraternity that Kane is all set to lead at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
The toss is 60 minutes away from now and teams will start their warm-ups in a few minutes. In these circumstances, all eyes will be on Kane Williamson, the skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) whether he will play in this game or not as he missed the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Delhi has a clear sky and is expected to stay the same throughout the game. The wicket, on the other hand, is expected to assist the spinners and both sides may be tempted to play one extra spinner.
For Delhi, it is expected that Rahul Tewatia will feature ahead of Harshal Patel, who didn't have the best of outings against Kings XI Punjab. Ishant, on the other hand, is also expected to play in the game.
In the last game for Hyderabad, David Warner had injured his finger while dismissing Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli. Post this, there were concerns whether he will feature in the game against Delhi Capitals. However, Tom Moody, the head coach of SRH has cleared the air, while saying that Warner is fit to play.
Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set to witness another crackerjack of an encounter as Delhi Capitals set to host Sunrisers Hyderabad for their third home game. This remains to be seen if Delhi can bounce back after thrashing loss, or Hyderabad will continue their winning run!