Delhi Capitals Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad By 17 Runs:
Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi by a margin of 17 runs in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2020. After skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bat, the Delhi-based franchise posted a total of 189 runs for the loss of three wickets. The highest run-scorer was Shikhar Dhawan, smashing 78 runs off 50 deliveries in an innings comprised of six boundaries and two sixes.
To guarantee a good start, Dhawan received support from all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who scored a 27-ball 38 at the top of the order. Shimron Hetmyer gave the death overs a fine finish, with a 22-ball 42. Sandeep Sharma, Jason Holder, and Rashid Khan were responsible for a single dismissal. With Priyam Garg smashing Ravichandran Ashwin for a six off the third delivery of the innings, the chase began on a strong note.
However, for David Warner, Manish Pandey, cheap dismissals followed by Garg’s departure himself, plunged the innings into a state of chaos. At this point, Kane Williamson stepped up, stitching alliances alongside Jason Holder and Abdul Samad. Williamson’s dismissal after a fine half-century, however, helped DC make a recovery, which they took full advantage of by taking daily wickets in an admirable way.