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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Abu Dhabi: Delhi Capitals (DC) won against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 17 runs in the second Qualifier of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday.

David Warner and Priyam Garg were the opening pair for SRH. Though the duo had a good start in the first over, SRH got a big jolt with dismissal of Warner in the first ball of 2nd over. Kagiso Rabada took the big wicket. Warner could score only 2 runs while SRH's score stood at 12.

Manish Pandey came in to rescue of SRH. But, Garg left him in the midway. Garg departed in the 5th over scoring 17 runs off 11 deliveries. marcus Stoinis took his first wicket in the match. next, it was Manish who departed in the same over. Manish scored 21 runs off 13 balls.

By the end of the powerplay, SRH was at 49 with loss of 3 wickets. Kane Williamson and Jason Holder took a long-stand to lead the chase and achieving the victory target.

SRH was at 75/3 by the halfway through the chase.

Though Kane continued his innings, Holder departed in the midway. Axar Patel dismissed Holder in the 12th over while he could score only 11 runs.

By the end of 13 overs, SRH's total score stood at 104 runs with Kane at 48 runs. Kane scored his half-century in the 14th over which was his 15th fifty in IPL.

Earlier in the first innings, Shikhar Dhawan led the way with a 50-ball 78 which helped DC to post 189/3 against SRH in the second Qualifier. Marcus Stoinis, who was promoted to the top of the order, posted an opening partnership of 86 runs with Dhawan. The pair smashed 65 runs in the powerplay. While Shimron Hetmyer had a brilliant 50-run partnership with Dhawan. Hetmyer scored 42 runs and remained unbeaten.

Jason Holder, who has been a game changer for SRH in recent games, bore the brunt of the openers' belligerence with Stoinis taking 18 runs off the fourth over bowled by the West Indies all-rounder.

Holder was also taken on by his West Indies team mate Shimron Hetmyer later in the innings. His figures read 1/50 in four overs with DC captain Shreyas Iyer being the lone wicket Holder managed.

SRH were sloppy in the field and dropped three catches. Spinner Rashid Khan got one wicket and conceded 26 runs, four of which came from his own overthrows.

Earlier, DC won the toss and chose to bat against SRH.

Team:

SunRisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Shreevats Goswami(wicketkeeper), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

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