Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs in the second Qualifier to reach their maiden final in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Shikhar Dhawan’s fiery half-century and Marcus Stoinis’ all-round show carried Delhi Capitals into their maiden IPL final as they survived some anxious moments before prevailing by 17 runs in the second Qualifier on Sunday.
Breathtaking counter-attacking knocks by Kane Williamson (67) and Abdul Samad (33) threatened to dash Delhi Capitals hopes but Stoinis’ timely dismissal of the Kiwi batsman tilted it in his side’s favour.
Marcus Stoinis was adjudged as the Player of the Match. Speaking at the post-match presentation the Australian said, “Have done it in the BBL for a couple of seasons (opening the batting) so it was nice to get an opportunity. Never know what it’s going to be like early.”
“There was swing early on. So had a bit of a look at it before having a crack. Have played quite a bit of IPL, but this is my first final. It’s been hard with quarantine but a bit of silverware is good motivation,” he added.
Looking ahead, Stoinis said, “MI are a very good team. Have played consistently. But they’re due an off game. Our best cricket should be good enough to win.”
Delhi Capitals will face Mumbai Indians in the summit clash on Tuesday. Their victory brought a lot of reactions and here are the best of them-
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 8, 2020
Wowwwwww!!!! Into the finals. What a fantastic display of team work!! Absolutely loved it. Well done everyone for the amazing spirit from ball 1 to the last…! Looking forward to the game against @mipaltan in finals. 👊🏻Congratulations everyone.🥳 @DelhiCapitals @IPL
Boys we did it 👏👏👏@DelhiCapitals finally made it to the finals!!
I’m overwhelmed with joy right now! Maximum team effort!! What a wonderful, well deserved win!! 💙🙌
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 8, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 8, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 8, 2020
Kagiso Rabada bowling the 19th over:
1 6 W W wd W •
The South African quick produced yet another superb display of death bowling to secure Delhi Capitals’ spot in the #IPL2020 final 💪
— ICC (@ICC) November 8, 2020
— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) November 8, 2020
Well done Team #DelhiCapitals for making it to the first-ever #IPL2020 final, well deserved! @KagisoRabada25 @MStoinis @SDhawan25 and captain @ShreyasIyer15 deserve credit for this win tonight #DCvSRH #cricket
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 8, 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 172/8 in 20 overs (Kane Williamson 67, Abdul Samad 33; Kagiso Rabada 4/29, Marcus Stoinis 3/26).
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