The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) was locking horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. After winning the toss, the SRH skipper, Kane Williamson asked the visitors to bat first. However, the hosts started on a rough note as both their openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, still, they managed to win the game by 39 runs.
During the toss, the DC skipper, Shreyas Iyer revealed that they have made a couple of changes in the squad as Colin Ingram and Rahul Tewatia made way for Colin Munro and Amit Mishra. On the other hand, SRH made as many as four changes in the squad as Mohammad Nabi, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, and Siddharth Kaul made way for, Williamson, Ricky Bhui, Abhishek Sharma, and Khaleel Ahmed.
Both the opening wickets were taken by Khaleel. He dismissed Shaw in the 2nd over followed by Dhawan in the fourth. After their dismissal, Munro along with Iyer added 49 round for the third wicket before the former getting out to the young Abhishek Sharma in the 8th overs. However, before getting out, Munro smashed Sharma for a huge six over long-on.
After Munro’s dismissal, Rishabh Pant came out to bat and he added 56 runs with Iyer for the 4th wicket before the latter getting out in the 16th over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In the next 8 runs, Delhi lost two more wickets of Pant and Chris Morris by Khaleel and Rashid Khan respectively. DC was reeling at 142/6 after the 19 overs with Keemo Paul and Axar Patel batting at the crease and they managed to reach the total of 155/7 in their quota of 20 overs.
During the chase, both the SRH openers, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner came out all guns blazing as they added as many as 72 runs for the first wicket before Bairstow getting out in the 10th over by Paul. After his dismissal, Williamson also got out 12th over leaving SRH at 78/2 after 12 overs. For the third wicket, Warner and Ricky Bhui added 23 runs for runs, before the latter getting out in the 16th over.
After Ricky’s dismissal, SRH never managed to get back in the game as they needed around 55 runs in the last 5 overs and in an attempt to up the ante, the hosts kept on losing wickets in the regular interval as they got bundled out for 116 in the 19th over. SRH lost two wickets in the 17th over of Kagiso Rabada, three wickets in 18th over of Chris Morris, and again in the 19th over of Rabada they lost the last two wickets as well. On all the three overs, both the bowlers had the chance of taking a hat-trick.
Delhi Capitals – 155/7 in 20 overs (S Iyer: 45, C Munro: 41; K Ahmed: 3/30) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad – 116 all-out in 18.5 overs (D Warner: 51; K Rabada: 4/22, K Paul: 4/17) by 39 runs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Hyderabad’s horrifying loss:
Kagiso Rabada takes three catches and four wickets…
Keemo Paul takes two catches and three wickets.
Proper all-rounder show! #IPL2019
— IPL 2019 (@IPL_T20_2019) April 14, 2019
— Gaurav Gambhir (@GauravGambhir16) April 14, 2019
Dei Sunrisers what are you doing? You just delhi-ed yourself after 10 overs in that Chase! #ipl2019
— maxdavinci (@maxdavinci) April 14, 2019
What a win Delhi, 10 points on the table…. Rabada has brought so much fortune to this side and they've now won 4 consecutive games, move to the second in Points Table.#IPL2019 #SRHvDC pic.twitter.com/34gEffGspu
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) April 14, 2019
8 wickets for just 16 runs. Is this even SRH? #IPL2019
— Rushabh hingwala (@rushabh71998) April 14, 2019
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) April 14, 2019
Rabada is a STAR! Big win for #DC. Gives fillip to prospects of winning the title. Beating #SRH not easy & on their turf even more difficult. Hyderabad didn’t plan run chase properly. Undecided on how much and who to attack. Also Bhui batting ahead of Shankar?!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 14, 2019
2nd place here we come – Yeh Hai NAYI DILLI – runs by Axar and Paul critical – superb bowling and fielding display – fantastic captaincy – come on @DelhiCapitals you beauty!!!!! @SGanguly99 and Ricky Ponting. #ThisIsNewDelhi
— Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) April 14, 2019
— Sohail (@sohailrocks11) April 14, 2019
— Furqan Sheikh (@im__furqan) April 14, 2019
101/3 to 116 runs All out….
Anchor – "what's reason behind the back to back wickets?"
— Dhavan Kadia (@dhaone110) April 14, 2019
The young, underrated, underdogs (Delhi Capitals) have decimated 3 top favourite teams this year! All because of good team effort and having a strong belief.. #IPL2019 @DelhiCapitals #SRHvDC
the table is open!
— Atharv Patil (@imatharvpatil19) April 14, 2019
— Shivam Ojha (@Shivamsd777) April 14, 2019
— #PKMKB (@madmax29580547) April 14, 2019
Incredible bowling performance!
8 wickets have fallen inside 16 runs.
— Amrinder Singh Juneja (@18AmrinderSingh) April 14, 2019
This @DelhiCapitals side are the dark horses for this IPL. Coming out on top with another fine victory. A young squad and captain with some fantastic talent there. Not to forget the management. #SRHvDC #IPL2019
— Avee Sekhar (@avee_united) April 14, 2019