Delhi Capitals defended a below-par 145 in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad to defeat the house workforce by 7 runs in a low-scoring thriller on the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday.
DC had been confined to 144/7 in 20 overs however that didn’t deter their bowlers from placing on a memorable present to limit SRH to 137/6 in return.
The left-handed Axar (34) lifted Delhi from a precarious 62-5 to 144-9 in a gritty partnership of 69 with Manish Pandey (34) on Hyderabad’s house turf after which returned figures of 2-21 along with his left-arm spin.
Though Harry Brook was dismissed early by Anrich Nortje (2/33), Mayank Agarwal seemed in good contact. Nonetheless, the hosts solely scored 36 runs within the powerplay. DC additional managed the circulation of scoring within the center overs as spinners Kuldeep Yadav (1/22) and Axar Patel (2/21) dented the chase.
First, Mayank Agarwal (49) and Rahul Tripathi (15) had been dismissed in back-to-back overs. Then, the spinners added to SRH’s woes by dismissing Aiden Markram (3) and Abhishek Sharma (5), respectively.
Heinrich Klaasen smashed the primary six of the innings within the seventeenth over, and he and Washington Sundar saved their workforce within the chase by scoring 28 runs off two overs, lowering the equation to 23 runs wanted off the ultimate two overs.
Nortje dismissed the well-set and harmful Klaasen within the penultimate over and conceded simply 10 runs off it. SRH wanted 13 runs to win within the remaining over and Mukesh Kumar held his nerve to defend the paltry complete and hand DC their second consecutive win.
Opting to bat first, DC’s lineup struggled for rhythm as soon as once more. Again to face his former employers, David Warner was out for 21 as Washington Sundar picked up three wickets in a single over.
Axar Patel and Manish Pandey nonetheless, took DC to what ultimately was a profitable complete.
“I ordered for espresso and I left the glass like that, when three wickets fell in a single over,” man of the match Axar mentioned with a smile. “Pandey and I mentioned we have to take it as deep as potential.”
For SRH, Sundar returned figures of 3-28 along with his thriller spin as he struck thrice in a single over together with the wicket of Warner. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets and the innings witnessed three run outs. Nonetheless, the 2 had been on the shedding aspect at Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Factors desk after Match 34
With AFP inputs