Rediff.com  » Cricket » PICS: Sunrisers snap Delhi Capitals's run for first win

PICS: Sunrisers snap Delhi Capitals's run for first win

Last updated on: September 30, 2020 00:30 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Images from Tuesday's IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals, in Abu Dhabi.

- SCORECARD

Rashid Khan celebrates the wicket of Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer

IMAGE: SunRisers Hyderabad spinner Rashid Khan celebrates after dismissing Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer in Tuesday's IPL match, in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their first victory in the IPL this season, beating Delhi Capitals by 15 runs, in Abu Dhabi, on Tuesday.

 

The hero of the victory was Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, who bagged the key wickets of Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Rishab Pant, conceding 14 runs, as Delhi Capitals were handed their first defeat after two victories.

SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner celebrates victory with Rashid Khan

IMAGE: SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner celebrates victory with 'Man of the match' Rashid Khan. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Chasing 163 for victory, Delhi Capitals could only muster 147 for seven. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged two wickets for 25 runs while T Natarajan (1-25) and Khaleel Ahmed (1-43) also chipped in for a well-deserved victory.

Earlier, Kane Williamson, playing his first game of the season, scored useful runs in the final overs for 41 off 26 balls to give the team a fighting total.

Openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow also chipped in with brisk knocks of 45 and 53 respectively.

Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant takes the catch to dismiss SunRisers Hyderabad opener David Warner off Amit Mishra's bowling.

IMAGE: Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant takes the catch to dismiss SunRisers Hyderabad opener David Warner. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Asked to bat first, the SunRisers made a sedate start, with skipper Waner and Bairstow putting up 77 runs for the first wicket, despite the pace trio of Ishant Sharma (0-26 off three overs), Kagiso Rabada (2-21 off 4) and Anrich Nortje (0-40 off 4) maintaining good line and length.

Jonny Bairstow hits a six

IMAGE: Jonny Bairstow hits a six. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

The tight bowling meant that the Sunrisers could only score 38 in the Powerplay, which yielded just two fours and a six, all by Warner.

Bairstow picked his first boundary in the seventh over, launching a slog-sweep for a six off leg-spinner Amit Mishra (2-35). 

Amit Mishra, left, celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Manish Pandey.

IMAGE: Amit Mishra, left, celebrates with teammates after dismissing Manish Pandey. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Warner and Bairstow pair tried to make up for the lack of boundaries on the slow track with excellent running between the wickets to keep the scoreboard ticking. The Australian sent one straight over Ishant's head for his second six and then picked a four off Mishra with a reverse sweep.

However, the former India spinner had the last laugh as he had him caught behind by Rishab Pant after a referral to the third umpire. Warner scored 45 off 33 balls, including 3 fours and 2 sixes.

The SunRisers were 82 for 1 after 10 overs.

Kagiso Rabada, centre, celebrates with team-mates after taking the wicket of Jonny Bairstow

IMAGE: Kagiso Rabada, centre, celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Jonny Bairstow. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Mishra (2-35 off 4 overs) returned to dismiss Manish Pandey (3) before SunRisers crossed the 100-mark in the 14th over.

Playing his first match this season after recovering from an injury, Williamson smashed two fours in the 16th over to take the SunRisers to 128 for two.

Bairstow then posted his 50 off 44 balls before holding out to Anrich Nortje in the 18th over with the score 144 for 3.

With the overs running out, Williamson went all out for runs and was dismissed in the last over, caught by Azar Patel off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada. He finished with 41 off 26 balls, which included 5 fours.

SunRisers Hyderabad players celebrate after Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismisses Prithvi Shaw

IMAGE: SunRisers Hyderabad players celebrate after Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismisses Prithvi Shaw. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Delhi were always lagging in the chase after losing opener Prithvi Shaw (2) early. Shikhar Dhawan (34 off 31) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (17) took them to 34 for one after the first six overs.

However, Rashid got into the act straightaway, dismissing Iyer with his second delivery and then returned to remove Dhawan with a wrong 'un in the 12th over as Delhi were reduced to 63 for three.

Shikhar Dhawan

IMAGE: Shikhar Dhawan hit 4 fours in his knock of 34. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Pant smashed two sixes on both sides of the wicket in the 13th over to ease the pressure and Shimron Hetmyer (21) also joined the party, launching Khaleel Ahmed for successive sixes in the 15th over.

But Bhuvneshwar came back to dismiss Hetmyer, before Pant became Rashid’s third victim.

Needing 59 runs from 30 balls, all eyes were on Marcus Stoinis (11) but he was done in by a well-pitched yorker from Natarajan. The Australian’s exit ended whatever hopes Delhi may have entertained of making it three straight victories.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
SHARE THIS STORYCOMMENT

IPL 2020

IPL 2020