Delhi Capitals are once again back in form as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 21 runs.
Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Mandeep Singh and Mitchell Marsh couldn’t do much to add to the scoreboard.
It was David Warner and Rovman Powell who set things right for the Capitals and remained not out till the end.
Delhi Capitals finished off with 207/3 in their 20 overs.
All the SRH bowlers went for runs and they paid the price heavily.
Sunrisers Hyderabad needed 208 runs to win the contest.
It was always going to be a stiff chase for the SRH batters and it proved to be one.
Openers Abhishek Sharma and Kane Williamson were out early.
The middle-order of Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran then played some contributory innings to keep SRH in the hunt for a win.
But, after they were gone it was just a house of cards for SRH as they quickly lost all their batsmen and managed to score only 186/8 in their 20 overs.
Delhi Capitals are now at 5th position in the points table where there is again a logjam of teams.
Player of the Match
David Warner for his 92* (58)
Post Match Reactions
Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper started off by praising the Delhi Capitals and mentioned that they had a very good total on the board and they faltered with the bat. Also said that had they got wickets in hand, then they could have changed the direction of the game completely. He then mentioned that it is always a learning curve for the team as well as young Umran Malik. Went on to praise Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram and hoped that they continue their form throughout the tournament. Ended by saying that as a player, he needs to score more runs and contribute to wins for the team.
Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals captain was happy with his team’s performance and said that it was a splendid batting performance for them. Praised Warner’s innings and said that it was the best one that he had seen so far for Delhi Capitals. Mentioned that they backed Powell to bat at No. 5 and he did not disappoint. Also said that they are taking slow and steady and one game at a time where they are putting their 100 per cent efforts. On his wicket, Pant said that it was silly of him to get out on a full toss, but any other day, it would have been a six. Concluded by saying that it was an important game for them.
Delhi Capitals will next play Chennai Super Kings on the 8th of May at Dr DY Patil Stadium.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will be up against Royal Challengers Bangalore on the 8th of May at Wankhede Stadium.