SRH vs DC: SRH winning the toss and deciding to bat first was not a wise choice. Right from the start, Delhi’s wild bowling attack was gripping Hyderabad. South African express duo knock out half of the SRH lineup. While economical expert Axar took two wickets.
Anrich Nortje was on another level with his fiery spell with accurate line and length. David Warner was his first victim in the very first over. It definitely looked like he did not expect that much pace and bounce, nevertheless, he had to depart with none on board.
Nortje was brought back at the mid-innings. He kept firing bullets to trap Kedar Jadhav in front. That looked very plumb. His spectacular four overs spell only gave 12 runs, which is insignificant at the T20 level.
Saha for SRH was looking at ease with a pick-up six over square leg, and that too of Rabada. A sublime cut shot for a boundary was the starting of his innings. However, in the same over in which he lashed a six, Rabada claimed him pulling the ball.
What counted as the biggest blow was the wicket of the SRH skipper. Axar Patel with stock delivery just outside the off stump. A little bit away from Williamson’s reach who tried to get most of it, falling fairly short of the boundary, where Hetmyer was placed.
Axar Patel got rid of the West Indian with a sharp reflex catch at the short cover by Prithvi Shaw. Firmly hit from Holder but Shaw didn’t move a muscle to catch it.
The only positive highlight for Hyderbad was Adbul Samad and Rashid Khan’s batting. Superb striking by the young gun from Kashmir, which Kept the scoreboard moving. That cameo also included a long hit over the long-off on a free-hit.
SRH could only manage to reach 134/9 in their respective 20 overs quota.
Skihar Dhawan was impressive again continuing his orange cap break away. He made sure to not let the Afghan magician settle and kept on attacking with his favorite slog sweeps. However, he did fall playing that particular shot.
With Prithvi departing early, Iyer was the man to power the Capital to the chasing total. He was unbeaten at just three runs shy of fifty. Kartik Tyagi’s brilliance provides RR an entry to the top 4 club.
Khaleel was another Hyderabad who opened his wicket column. Already smashing two boundaries, on the verge of getting a third, Pruthvi miscued. Kane Williamson taking a fine catch at mid-on running towards long-on.
Rishabh Pant thundered with two massive sixes towards mid-wicket boundaries, showing his worth for the upcoming T20 world cup. He finished the innings not out with 35 runs. DC charged to win the match by 8 wickets.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled well however, the crucial factor of wickets went empty-handed. The same was the case for Sandeep Sharma. Being fairly ineffective with the ball from his slower pace with an instance of Dhawan sweeping him for a boundary.
It was the same as RCB vs KKR game, all over entertaining for the Delhi fans but frustrating for Hyderabads’.