SunRisers Hyderabad thrashed Delhi Capitals by 88 runs in Dubai on Tuesday to keep their IPL 2020 campaign alive. Defending a mamoth score of 219 for 2, Sandeep Sharma got Shikhar Dhawan dismissed for a duck to give SRH a good start. Shahbaz Nadeem dismissed Marcus Stonis (5) in the second over to put SRH on top. Ajinkya Rahane (26) and Shimron Hetmyer (16) got DC past 50 but Rashid Khan sent back both of them in one over to leave DC tottering. Captain Shreyas Iyer (7) fell, too, and DC were in all sorts of trouble. They never recovered from there as Axar Patel (1) and Kagiso Rabada (3) fell cheaply, leaving Rishabh Pant (36) at the other end with an improbable task at hand. Pant fell in the death overs and it was all over for DC soon as they were bowled out for 131 in 19 overs. Rashid Khan was miserly with figures of 3 for 7 in four overs. Earlier, DC won the toss and elected to field against SRH in Match No. 47 and David Warner (66) and Wriddhiman Saha (87 off 45) took SRH to 219 for 2.
Ashwin tries to take a leaf out of Deshpande's book and goes big on the on side. However, he fails to clear the man at the wide long-on boundary. Samad runs across the field from deep mid-wicket and takes a good catch.
This ball from Sandeep was pitched wide of off and Pant tried to guide it down to third man. He gets a faint edge behind to the 'keeper as revealed on Ultra Edge. Warner reviewed the on-field not out decision and was proven right.
DC need an improbable 124 runs off the last five overs. However, it's a good opportunity for Pant to play without pressure and get some runs in his kitty. He has blown hot and cold this season thus far and needs a substantial knock under his belt.
First Hetmyer and now Rahane. Rashid has dashed Delhi's hopes yet again.
This was as dead as they come as Rahane has trapped with his front foot right in front of the middle stump. He was playing for the conventional leg break but got a straight ball that hit him in front of his wickets.
Shahbaz Nadeem shares the new ball and floats a wide half-volley first up. Rahane cuts that through point for four. Rahane needs some runs here. He hasn't fired in the limited opportunities he has been given so far.
Nortje bowls an off-cutter outside off stump and Manish throws the kitchen sink at it. However, he only manages it get an outside edge on the ball that takes it over the head of Ashwin at short third man for four.