IPL 2020 Highlights, DC vs SRH: Sunrisers Hyderabad pick up their first win of the season against Delhi Capitals. Follow live action and updates of all the action of IPL Match Today.
IPL 2020 Highlights, Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Delhi Capitals have lost their first game of the season. Sunrisers Hyderabad win the first match of the season. SRH beat DC by 15 runs. Natarajan trapped the dangerous Marcus Stoinis after Rashid Khan dismissed the dynamic Rishabh Pant. Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the wicket of Shimron Hetmyer just when the West Indies batsman was starting to fire. Rashid also dismissed Delh Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan and captain Shreyas Iyer. DC had lost Prithvi Shaw early in 163-run chase. Sunrisers Hyderabad posted 162/4 in 20 overs. Kane Williamson was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada in the final over. Jonny Bairstow skied a delivery from Rabada to Anrich Nortje and was dismissed for 5. Amit Mishra dismissed David Warner and Manish Pandey. DC captain Shreyas Iyer elected to bowl first after winning the toss against SRH captain David Warner.
Follow Highlights of IPL 2020, DC vs SRH match:
Marcus Stoinis has been trapped by Natarajan. He calls for a review but this seems to be hitting middle and leg. GONE! Review wasted. SRH 126/6
A fuller delivery from Rashid Khan to Rishabh Pant, the batsman got under it, and slog sweeped it straight to Priyam Garg. DC 117/5
49 runs needed to win in 24 overs. Marcus Stoinis and Rishabh Pant in action for Delhi Capitals. Rashid Khan needs to get a wicket here.
GONE! Shimron Hetmyer tried to flick one over covers, but it found Manish Pandey. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets a wicket on the first ball of his return.
SIX! A yorker from Khaleel Ahmed to Shimron Hetmyer and he has just launched it for the maximum towards the long-on. He follows it up for another six towards midwicket.
Delhi Capitals need 76 runs to win in 37 balls and Rishabh Pant will be the key for DC. This is a difficult surface to bat on, but only Pant can hit sixes on any pitch. He needs to get going.
SIX! SIX! Abhishek Sharma gets hit for two back-to-back sixes by Rishabh Pant. This is Delhi’s chance of getting back into the contest.
Shikhar Dhawan is caught behind. The decision was referred upstairs and the replays showed there was a nick off the bat. Big blow to DC’s hopes. DC 62/3
Rashid Khan will be key in the attack for Sunrisers Hyderabad. This pitch is slow and is getting turned. This pitch is tailor made for Rashid.
GONE! Shreyas Iyer plays it inside out on a wider and fuller one from Rashid Khan. He gets caught by a running Samad. DC 42/2
Abhishek Sharma has been brought into the attack for Delhi Capitals. Can he break this partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer.
FOUR! Natarajan pitches it fuller to Shreyas Iyer and the Delhi Capitan just pushes it for a boundary towards long-off. What a gorgeous loooking shot.
Khaleel Ahmed pitches it onside off the stump, and Shreyas Iyer just flicked it towards backward square leg and this one will race to the boundary. The fourth man is inside the circle. No chance to save this one.
FOUR! Khaleel Ahmed pitched it fuller to Shikhar Dhawan and the batsman slammed it for a boundary towards midwicket. Shikhar Dhawan is the key for DC.
FOUR! Short and wide and Shikhar Dhawan pounced on it in style. This one will race to the boundary. This would certainly release some pressure off Delhi.
This is a good start from Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers. Pressure is building on Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan. Natarajan is into the attack.
Shikhar Dhawan charged down the crease and smashed the ball straight over the umpire
Khaleel Ahmed gave away just 3 runs in his over. Shreyas Iyer had to play with precaution as Khaleel used the left-hander angle well.
Prithvi Shaw again went fishing outside off-stumps but edged it straight to the Bairstow. Bhuvneshwar picks up a wicket in his very first over.
He chipped the ball over mid-on and both Dhawan and Shaw completed a double easily.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes into bowl the first over for SRH. He kept the first ball on good length and Prithvi Shaw chose to defend it.
Rabada and Co. restricted SRH to an average score due to a disciplined effort at the end. They conceded only 22 runs off the last 18 deliveries.
It looked like SRH will get a big score today with David Warner and Jonny Bairstow on the crease after the 7th over. But the DC bowlers pegged back into the match with Amit Mishra and Kagiso Rabada picking up the wickets.
SRH post 162/4 in 20 overs. Abdul Samad tried to go for a double, but it was one short run declared by umpire. DC need 163 to win.
A fuller one from Kagiso Rabada and it has been flicked by Kane Williamson to Axar Patel to midwicket. SRH 160/4
FOUR! A short from Anrich Nortje and Abdul Samad stepped inside his crease and took a swing off the bat. Got the top edge and it goes to a boundary. The next ball, he skies a fuller one to long-on for the maximum.
SRH’s J&K batsman Abdul Samad is in the middle. Can he get going here?
GONE! Jonny Bairstow tried to go for a slog hit, but mistimed it. Got the elevation, but not the distance. Anrich Nortje takes an easy catch. SRH 144/3
FIFTY! Jonny Bairsotw brings up his half century.
4th half century in IPL
2nd of IPL 2020
1st against DC in IPL
Kane has unleashed hell on Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers. Back to back boundaries in last over, back to back boundaries in this over. He is on fire.
Delhi Capitals bowler Marcus Stoinis into the attack and he is bowling to Kane Williamson. This will be an interesting contest. SIX! Fuller from Stoinis and it has been flicked towards square leg.
Kane Williamson hammers Anrich Nortje for back-to-back boundaries. Too much width, missed his length and Williamson will not let these go.
6 balls out of the total 24 balls bowled by A Mishra were dot balls.
He finished his spell with bowling figures of 2/35
Kagiso Rabada finishes his over quickly, gives just 8 runs in his over. Superb fielding on the final ball, SRH 117/2 after 15 overs
Amit Mishra pitches it fuller and Kane Williamson gave himself some room and then played it inside out for a boundary. Great shot, this one. SRH 106/2
Amit Mishra has taken 2 wickets in his innings today, If he takes one more wicket today he will complete 100 wickets for DC in IPL. He will become First bowler to take 100 wickets for DC in IPL
Axar Patel bowls a fuller one to Jonny Bairstow and the SRH batsman has just slog sweeped it for another boundart. Bairstow taking charge now.
Manish Pandye has been sent out at no. 3 to bat instead of Kane Williamson. Good call, Pandey has shown he can play at no. 3.
David Warner tries to reverse sweep, and the ball goes to wicketkeeper. Huge caught behind appeal from Rishabh Pant and Amit Mishra. Umpire not interested. DRS has been called. Review shows just a small kick of the glove and it has been given an out. Warner is not pleased. SRH 77/1
Amit Mishar was proven to be expensive giving away 14 runs in his over. He has been brought back and still no Axar Patel. This is an interesting choice from Shreyas Iyer. First ball - FOUR!
SIX! Fuller from Ishant Sharma and David Warner showcases his strength as he hammers it straight for a flat six. Big one.
Ishant Sharma has given away two wides in this over. With David Warner and Jonny Bairstow running quickly. this is only building pressure on Ishant.
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are showing a sense of urgency. Running between the wickets and trying to convert 1s to 2s and 2s to 3s. Good stuff, this is.
A good over in which there were a six and a four, and SRH are starting to break free from the shackles. The thing with Warner and Baristow is that they can turn the game around at any stage.
SIX! Fuller from Amit Mishra and Jonny Bairstow slog sweeps it for a six at long-on. Flat and unmoved. So good, this batsman.
Delhi Capitals bring in a spinner. Amit Mishra is into the attack. Can he get a wicket here?
FOUR! An inswinger from Anrich Nortje to David Warner, and it struck his bat, and goes to boundary ropes. The fourth man was inside the circle, and it went over him. Welcome runs for SRH.
SIX! Anrich Nortje misses his length by a fraction, David Warner gave himself some room and smashed it inside out into the stands for the first maximum of the day. SRH need more of these.
CHANCE! Shreyas Iyer makes a long dive in front of him after Jonny Bairstow tried to sky it over the in-circle fielder. The surface is slow and the ball did not carry at all. Tremendous effort but no result.
A feeble LBW appeal from Marcus Stoinis after he trapped Jonny Bairstow on the pads. The umpires were not interested but DC captain Shreyas Iyer was convinced into taking the DRS. It goes to Umpires’ Call. The decision stays, but DRS retain review.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad give an opportunity to a Jammu and Kashmir youngster who has been impressive in the domestic circle. Abdul Samad is the third player from J&K to get a chance to play in IPL. Best wishes from someone special.
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are bound in shackles at the moment and are unable to get going. Here comes another change for DC - Marcus Stoinis replaces Ishant Sharma into the attack.
Here comes the first change for Delhi Capitals. Anrich Nortje replaces his Proteas teammate Kagiso Rabada.
The run rate has really slowed down as both Jonny Bairstow and David Warner are unable to get going. The pressure will start building now. 3 overs gone, SRH 17/0
A slow full toss from Kagiso Rabada lands on the danger area of Jonny Bairstow. OUCH! Rabada gives a wry smile but he can feel it. He can feel the pain.
FOUR! David Warner got hold of a fuller one from Kagiso Rabada. He flies it over the fielder at mid-on for a boundary. First boundary in the match and it comes form Warner’s bat. Many more to come?
Ishant Sharma had a decent start giving 9 runs his first over. Some good fielding efforts on the outfield also prevented boundaries. Kagiso Rabada bowls from the other end.
David Warner is playing his 50th IPL match as captain. Overall, he is the 3rd foreigner to reach the mark and the 9th overall captain.
David Warner out to bat with Jonny Baristow for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ishant Sharma starts the attack for Delhi Capitals. HERE WE GO!
All the action between DC and SRH will begin in about 5 minutes. Pressure on David Warner to take SRH to winning ways.
:It’s good, obviously 5-6 years with the English set-up (about coach David Bayliss). Hopefully, he will bring his experience into play and get us back on track. It’s great that we have been playing some cricket, having spent 3-4 months in a bubble, in a hotel room, unable to see your family, it’s fantastic to be here in the UAE and to be with the family. Knowing that you have a partner (talking about David Warner) who thinks similarly like you, someone having played a lot of cricket. Last year, we had a great understanding between ourselves and enjoyed batting together,” says Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Jonny Bairstow to Star Sports.
• 40%: SRH’s win % against DC in IPL, only against KXIP they have a worse record.
• 4-Axar Patel has an economy of just 4., the best by a bowler in IPL 2020.
• 5: Harshal Patel needs 5 more wickets to reach 100 T20 wickets.
• 12: Ajinkya Rahane needs 12 more runs to reach 5000 runs in T20s. He will be the 10th Indian to the milestone
• 4: Jagadeesha Suchith is 4 wickets away from reaching 50 wickets in T20s.
• 3,6: Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant are 3 and 6 more sixes away respectively to complete 100 sixes in the IPL.
• 3: Amit Mishra needs 3 more wickets to complete 100 wickets for Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
• 43: Bhuvi averages 43 against DC, his worst against any current IPL team.
• 36.13: Ravi Ashwin averages 36.13 against SRH, his worst against any current IPL team.
• 35.75: Iyers average against SRH, his best against any current IPL team.
• 12: Dhawan averages 12 against SRH, his worst against any current IPL team.
• 46.86: Rishabh Pant has scored 328 runs against SRH at an average of 46.86, the most he has scored against any opponent in IPL.
Kane Williamson is back in action for SRH in this match. The New Zealand captain will be eager to showcase why sitting him out early on was a huge error by SRH.
David Warner: Not too disappointed with that, we fell short by 20-30 runs, we now have the bowling to defend scores. Two changes for us - KW comes in for Nabi, Samad for Saha. We have our plans for the bowling group, just need to stick to it
Shreyas Iyer: We will bowl first, the dew might play a role in the second innings. Our preparations and training has been on point, the frame of mind is good. One change for us - Ishant comes in for Avesh Khan. Each one know their roles in the team well, they have stood up for the cause.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Anrich Nortje
Delhi Capitals win toss, elect to bowl first against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi.
David Warner, Shreyas Iyer out for toss! What will they choose?
“This is a used pitch, there could be a bit of wear and tear, but on the whole, it looks like a good batting track,” reckons Kevin Pietersen on Star Sports.
Speaking on Star Sports show “Cricket Live” Styris said: “It’s a tough one for David Warner, but you got to think over in the last 3 or 4 seasons what has been their ammo? What has been their method of success? For me, it’s been their opening partnership which is terrific.”
“Nothing changes with Warner and Bairstow. But the bowling has been the key, they have defended small totals they have kept the opposition to small totals so that their top order particularly their openers can break the back of the chase,” he added.
Rishbah Pant is in dangerous form with the bat, but he struggles against slow bowlers. His battle against Rashid Khan will be a crucial one this match.
“Delhi Capitals is not taking the name of losing, the best team in the tournament while the Sunrisers Hyderabad is not taking the name of winning, their sunrise is not happening,” former India cricketer Aakash Chopra said on his Youtube video.
“Sunrisers Hyderabad’s morale seems to be down because the team is not looking good. It is because they have problems in their batting. They should play Kane Williamson, I think he is fit and available,” he further added.
TOSS! The two captains Shreyas Iyer for Delhi Capitals and David Warner for Sunrisers Hyderabad will come out for toss in 30 minutes.
Stats and Trivia:
Amit Mishra needs 3 more wickets to complete 100 wickets for DC.
SRH’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar has an 43 against DC, his worst against any current IPL franchise.
Ajinkya Rahane needs 12 more runs to reach 5000 runs in T20s. He will be the 10th Indian to the milestone
Kane Williamson is likely to make a return for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season and he will be eager to make an impression. Williamson will provide much-needed stability in SRH’s middle-order.
Ajinkya Rahane made a move for Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals this season, but has been benched so far. Will he make his debut for DC? The fans would certainly hope so. He could provide much stability in the middle-order which DC really need.
SRH Predicted XI against DC: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson/Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul/Basil Thampi, T Natarajan
DC Predicted XI against SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
“I don’t know if I am underrated. I used to think too much earlier, so mind used to get diverted, now I just focus on my job,” he said in an online press conference ahead of the clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Tuesday.
“To be honest, I didn’t get what I should have but it’s okay. People know who is Amit Mishra. That’s is enough for me. I have to focus on my cricket and bowling so that is what I do,” he conceded, touching upon the disappointment of not turning up more for India.” READ MORE
Matches won by DC: 6
Matches won by SRH: 9
Matched played in India: 14 (DC 6, SRH 8)
Matches played in UAE: 1 (DC 0, SRH 1)
DC average score against SRH: 154
SRH average score against DC: 146
Most runs for DC: 328 (Rishabh Pant)
Most runs for SRH: 329 (David Warner)
Most wickets for DC: 6 (Amit Mishra)
Most wickets for SRH: 11 (Bhuveshwar Kumar)
Most catches for DC: 5 (Shreyas Iyer)
Most catches for SRH: 6 (David Warner)
Sandeep Lamichhane has a huge following on social media. Will he be in action tonight for Delhi Capitals?
“If a player is getting overconfident, Ricky would remind them to not be so and if a player is low, Ponting would make sure he boosts them up and he knows exactly what to say. The best thing about him is he is a positive speaker, never heard him saying a single negative thing. Hence, the team atmosphere has had a positive impact because of him” - Amit Mishra, DC spinner, is impressed with Ricky Ponting’s man-management skills.”
1) SRH are on a five-match losing streak
2) Rishabh Pant has a strike-rate of 250 against Bhuvneshwar Kumar
3) Rishabh Pant has been dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumara only once
Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Mohit Sharma, Keemo Paul, Harshal Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande, Ishant Sharma, Daniel Sams, Alex Carey, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Yadav
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Abdul Samad
Delhi Capitals vs SunRisers Hyderabad
SRH Won: 9
DC Won: 6
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League. This is a contest between a Delhi Capitals team that is looking really good at the moment - with two wins in two matches. And a Sunrisers Hyderabad team that appears to be struggling with two defeats in the first two games. DC’s biggest strength is their strong middle-order, and co-incidentally, this is precisely what is SRH’s weakness. Interesting contest in store.