Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals locked horns in the 33rd match of the Indian Premier League 2021. The match took place in Dubai where both teams looked to resume the campaign on a good note with a win.
Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first. David Warner was back in the side after missing the last game that happened to be the last game of the first game of the IPL 2021. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer was back in the Delhi Capitals’ side after missing the first leg with a shoulder injury.
Anrich Nortje, who was also making a comeback, started the game with a fiery spell. He removed David Warner for a nought, which was his first duck in the IPL since April 2016. Nortje and Kagiso Rabada bowled with fire and didn’t allow SRH batsmen to get set in the middle.
Kane Williamson, Wriddhiman Saha and Manish Pandey got starts but threw their wickets away cheaply, which resulted in a collapse. SRH looked like getting roll over for a modest total but Rashid Khan and Abdul Samad played handy cameos to take SRH’s total to 134/9 in 20 overs.
Nortje bagged two wickets for just 12 runs in four overs. Rabada also bagged three wickets while Axar Patel took two wickets as well.
Delhi Capitals, in response, had their dashing openers in the middle but Prithvi Shaw got out due to a brilliant running catch by Kane Williamson. Shikhar Dhawan, though, kept going and scored 42 runs before getting out to Rashid Khan.
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant kept their cool and steered DC home with eight wickets in hand while having 13 balls to spare. Iyer remained unbeaten on 47 while Pant scored 35 not out.
DC toppled Chennai Super Kings to go at the top of the points table.
Here is how Twitter reacted to this game;
Delhi capitals team to beat now and in the future… #IPL2021
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 22, 2021
Shikhar Dhawan now has 400+ runs in an IPL season for the sixth season in a row 👊
Run machine. pic.twitter.com/McAjTvv5n9
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) September 22, 2021
Not a single over bowled by Powerplay specialist Sandeep Sharma in the Powerplay…#DCvSRH
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) September 22, 2021
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) September 22, 2021
Fairly simple for @DelhiCapitals in the end. They look good. @ShreyasIyer15 staying till the end is good for them. @RishabhPant17 did what he has to do. Join us as Mananjot plays some great music celebrating his team!! https://t.co/BLz2GkdSCK
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 22, 2021
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) September 22, 2021
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) September 22, 2021