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IPL 2020, DC vs SRH Highlights: Delhi win by 17 runs, reach IPL final for first time

IPL 2020, DC vs SRH: Delhi Capitals (DC), batting first against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Qualifier 2, posted 189/3. SRH ended with 172/8.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 8, 2020 11:30:54 pm
IPL 2020, DC vs SRH

IPL 2020, DC vs SRH Highlights: Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 17 runs in Qualifier 2 in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to qualify for their first ever IPL final.

DC, batting first, posted 189/3. Marcus Stoinis (37) and Shikhar Dhawan (78) blasted DC off to a roaring start, before Rashid Khan (1/26) got the first breakthrough for SRH in the 9th over. Dhawan got to his half-century in the 10th over and found an able partner in Shimron Hetmyer (42*), as DC launched a carnage in the later overs, before SRH dragged things back in the death. After David Warner (2) fell early in the chase, Marcus Stoinis struck twice in the 5th over to expose the SRH middle order within the Powerplay. Kane Williamson (67) built up some resistance in the middle overs, getting to his 50 in the 14th over. He found an able partner in Abdul Samad (35) but Kagiso Rabada (4/29) ended the resistance by taking three wickets in the 19th over. SRH ended with 172/8, losing by 17 runs and finishing third in IPL 2020.

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IPL 2020, DC vs SRH Highlights:

23:30 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals IPL final on Tuesday, SRH finish 3rd

"The main thing is attitude in the field. You can't win if you don't take catches, so that, we'll have to do much better next time - that's what's let us down in this tournament - the attitude on the field. Key players like Saha and Bhuvi has been difficult, but the rest of them have been excellent in their roles to get us where we have gotten today," are Warner's parting words from SRH.

23:17 (IST)08 Nov 2020
DC win by 17 runs, qualify for first IPL final

Nortje bowls the last over. With 22 required, it was always going to be a bridge too far for this tail in the last over. SRH finish with 172/8. DC win by 17 runs. They reach the IPL final for the first time.

23:13 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Consecutive golden ducks for Goswami - Rabada finishes with 4/29.

Shahbaz Nadeem and Shreevats Goswami in the middle for SRH now. And again, another wicket! A third wicket in the over. Shreevats Goswami is out for a first ball duck. Not a hat-trick for Rabada, a wide in the middle denying him. SRH 168/8 after 19, need 22 in last over. Sandeep Sharma has joined Shahbaz Nadeem. Rabada finishes with 4/29.

23:10 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Rabada dismisses Samad, Rashid

Rabada bowls the 19th. Samad smashes a six to the leg side! 23 to win off 11. Samad goes big again. Bottom edge this time. Caught in the deep by substitute Keemo Paul. Samad departs after a quickfire 33 off 16 balls. Off the next ball, Rashid Khan finds the fielder in the deep. Rashid out for 11. Wicket off consecutive balls. SRH 167/7 after 18.4, need 23 off 8

23:06 (IST)08 Nov 2020
SRH need 30 in 2 overs

Rashid Khan enters at 7. SRH will need 42 in the last 3 overs. Ashwin bowls the 18th. Rashid Khan smashes Ashwin! Six over long on! Four over covers! Rashid Khan is keeping the chase alive! An animated reaction from the Afghan as Samad turns down a quick single. SRH 160/5 after 18, need 30 in last 2 overs

23:01 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Williamson out for 67

Ashwin bowls the 16th. Suddenly, DC look flustered, with Kane and Abdul seemingly having found a formula. Samad gets a boundary with a confident pull in Ashwin's over. 10 runs off it. Stoinis back to bowl the 17th. 50 partnership comes up, off 27 deliveries. Rabada puts in a sensational stop in the deep to save 2 runs. Gavaskar says fielding has been the difference in today's match. DC have given it everything on the field, SRH have not. Williamson pierces the point region for a four. And then, heartbreak for SRH. Williamson is caught in the deep. Out for 67. Stoinis picks up a 3rd wicket! Can do no wrong today. SRH 147/5 after 16.5, need 43 to win off 19 balls

22:48 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Samad attacks Nortje

Nortje back to bowl the 15th. Samad chips in now. Pull for six! How that will please SRH! Williamson cannot possibly do this alone. Four more crashed through deep point. Samad again! And he does it again! Four more crashed over third man! Nortje in disbelief! DC in disbelief. Big over! 16 off it. SRH 129/4 after 15, need 61 in 5 overs. Samad has hit 5 sixes this IPL. 2 vs Nortje. 2 vs Bumrah. 1 vs Cummins

22:43 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Williamson gets to 50

Axar bowls his last over in the 14th. The commentary box comes down hard on Samad for turning down a call for double from Williamson. Williamson does get to his 50 later in the over, off 35 balls. There's a lot of running KW is doing at the moment too, his stamina is bound to be tested if this goes down to the wire. Gets a nick for another four. SRH 113/4 after 14, need 77 in 6 overs

22:39 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Williamson (48*) SRH's last hope, need 86 to win in 7 overs

Samad, the heavy hitter from Kashmir, comes in at 6. Williamson finds the gap for four more in Axar's over. It's all Williamson vs DC at the moment. Hogging the strike and keeping up with the required run rate, which is still above 11. Stoinis back to bowl the 13th. Williamson goes down on his haunches and gets six more over fine leg. SRH 104/4 after 13, Williamson on 48

22:31 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Holder out

Axar bowls the 12th. Williamson plonks a six down the ground to start the over. 'Stop what you're doing! See one of the modern day batting greats go about in a run chase,' Harsha Bhogle sums up the situation. He loses Holder at the other end though. Chips through for an easy catch. He is out for 11. SRH 90/4 after 11.4

22:28 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Williamson finds a plan

Williamson steps out to Dube in the 10th and carts a six down the ground. Rabada comes back to bowl his third as DC see the need to break this budding partnership. Williamson hits a maximum in Rabada's over too. Picks up an overpitched ball and smashes it to the leg side. A late cut for a sinle. There seems to be a definite plan going for Williamson. He is on 28 off 23 balls now. SRH 83/3 after 11, need 107 more to win.

22:16 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Williamson, Holder look to rebuild

Williamson and Holder are in the middle for SRH. This pair dragged them through crisis in the Eliminator, but they have a considerably more difficult challenge today. They give the spinners respect early on. Axar Patel bowls the 7th. 3 runs off the over. Leg spinner Praveen Dube bowls the 9th. Again, three off the over. Axar is paddled for a very fine boundary by Williamson in the 9th. SRH 64/3 after 9

21:58 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Stoinis gets Garg, Pandey

8 runs off the 4th over as Rabada continues. Stoinis brought into the attack in the 5th over. And he bowls Garg out! Stoinis has been DC's wildcard so many times this season! He gets the 2nd wicket now. Garg out for 17. Kane Williamson joins Pandey, with SRH needing 147 more. And off the last ball, it's a slower ball which deceives the batsman, Pandey is out. Easy catch to mid on. Pandey out for 21. 2 wickets in Stoinis's over! SRH 44/3 after 5

21:48 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Pandey, Garg fight fire with fire

Pandey gets going straightaway. A four flies off his bat in Rabada's over. Nortje bowls the third and Pandey agains starts the over with a four down the ground. Nortje cranks up the pace, but Garg fights fire with fire too. A six smashed to the square leg fence. SRH 28/1 after 3

21:41 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Warner out for 2

Garg sweeps. For six! Ashwin bowls a few wides. 12 runs off the first over. Kagiso Rabada bowls the 2nd over. And he strikes at SRH's heart with his first ball. Warner is bowled off an yorker deflected off his pads. Warner out for 2 in this crucial chase. SRH 12/1 after 1.1

21:36 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Priyam Garg opens for SRH, Ashwin bowls

Only once have SRH successfully chased a target of 190 or more. They'll need to chase out of their skins today. They have been in top form though. Can new opener Priyam Garg fire? Can Warner play a special knock? 190 runs. 20 overs. Here we go! Ashwin opens the attack. Top edge off the first ball. SRH 1/0 after 0.1

21:18 (IST)08 Nov 2020
SRH will chase 190 to win

Natarajan bowls the 20th over. Pant tries an unorthodox shot and misses. Hetmyer can't get it away with much force either. Natarajan is winning the over with his slower balls and yorkers. Batsmen run through for byes but just 7 runs come off the over. A brilliant over from Natarajan, who finishes with 0/32. DC post 189/3

21:13 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Pant, Hetmyer look to finish strong

Replays show Dhawan was not out. The impact on his pads was outside off stump. He didn't wait to Review though. Rishabh Pant comes in at 5 to join Hetmyer, with the onus on the two hard-hitting left-handers to finish the innings. An excellent 19th over from Sandeep Sharma. Just 6 runs off it. Sandeep finishes with 1/30. DC 182/3 after 19

21:09 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Dhawan out for 78

Holder bowls the 18th. Hetmeyer smashes a four down the ground to start off and follows up with a four to third man. Shahbaz Nadeem spills a difficult catch. Dhawan pulls for another four later in the over. It's been a bad day for Holder as well. He ends his quota with 1/50. Hetmyer ends the over with another four. Sandeep Sharma bowls the 19th over. Dhawan finds the fielder, but Rashid Khan drops a sitter! Dhawan dropped on 77! And then he is out lbw! Out for 78. DC 177/2 after 18.1

21:01 (IST)08 Nov 2020
Dhawan moves to 72, Hetmyer begins offence

Rashid Khan bowls out his quota. Six singles off his last over. 1/26 in his four overs. Natarajan back to take over the death overs. Can he nail in those famous yorkers of his? Not yet! Hetmyer slashes a flat six over the off side off the second ball. Natarajan does nail in the yorkers to end the over. DC 158/2 after 17