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IPL 2021, DC vs SRH IPL Highlights: Clinical Capitals win by 8 wickets as Pant sees them home

IPL 2021 Highlights: Delhi Capitals began the second phase with a thumping win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: September 23, 2021 12:13:00 am
dc vs srhDelhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad players doing handshakes with each others after the game.

IPL 2021 Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights: Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 135, Delhi Capitals romped home in 17.5 overs with Shikhar Dhawan (42), Shreyas Iyer (47 not out) and Rishabh Pant (35 not out) scoring the runs with ease.

Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad had a torrid start when they lost David Warner in the third ball of the innings, followed by Wriddhiman Saha in the 5th over. Kane Williamson also could not muster anything much as he departed in the 10th over after surviving three dropped catches. Abdul Samad and Rashid Khan tried to steady the ship with 28 and 22 respectively. Kagiso Rabada took 3 for 37 and Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel got 2 each to restrict the Sunrisers to 134.

Brief Scores:

SRH: 134/9 (Abdul Samad 28, Axar Patel 2/21, Kagiso Rabada 3/37, Anrich Nortje 2/12)

DC: 139/2 in 17.5 overs (Shreyas Iyer 47 no, Shikhar Dhawan 42, Rishabh Pant 35).

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IPL 2021, SRH Vs DC Highlights:

23:20 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Anrich Nortje is the Man of the Match

He says,"Missing out in the first half was disappointing. It was good to have a good start to the tournament for me. Looking at the first game here, it was good to see some grass and then yesterday's big score - didn't know what to expect. It was good to keep things simple in the end. I don't really focus on who I'm getting out, but I'm happy I contributed to the team's win."

23:00 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Losing seven out of the first eight matches in an IPL season

KKR in 2009
PBKS in 2010
DC in 2013
RCB in 2019
SRH in 2021

22:59 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Iyer hits a 6 and wins the match

Shreyas Iyer hits a 6 and that's the end of the match. Delhi Capitals go top of the table! They brush aside CSK, with Iyer carting that length ball over wide long-on for a commanding six! Terrific shot to wrap up a clinical win!

22:56 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Getting there

Pant again as he beats mid-off with that crunching drive! The fielder dives to his right, but is beaten. Pant uses his bottom hand to this really full outside off, and caresses that for four. DC 132/2 after 17.2 overs.

22:53 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Pant hammers Ahmed

Khaleel Ahmed is back in the attack. Bowls two back to back wides. Was shaping up to be a good over but gets hit for a four by Pant. Gets hit for a 6 in the last ball. Delhi close. DC 126/2 after 17 overs.

22:40 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Back to back boundaries

Shreyas Iyer hits the accelrator and smacks Sandeep Sharma for two boundaries in successive deliveries. Both superb shots and played with conviction. DC- 96/2 after 14 ovs

22:21 (IST)22 Sep 2021
WICKET! Dhawan departs

Just as we were saying, Rashid Khan gets a breakthrough and it's the big wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. The southpaw went for the slogsweep and is caught at deep square leg by Abdul Samad. DC- 73/2 after 11 ovs 

22:19 (IST)22 Sep 2021
DC keep their scoreboard ticking

SRH after 10 overs were 61/3. In response, DC after 10 overs were 69/1, as they chase 135 to win. The Sunrisers desperately need quick breakthroughs as we reach the halfway mark.

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21:59 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Dhawan building momentum

Holder comes to bowl for SRH. Dhawan hits another 4. Good over. Just 1 boundary. Just 6 off it. DC 45/1 after 7 overs.

21:56 (IST)22 Sep 2021
What a Six

Dhawan plays a beautiful shot. It's swept to deep midwicket for half a dozen. In position early, down on one knee, and he holds the pose after swatting the ball away. 6 overs gone. DC are 39/1 with Dhawan batting at 22.

21:51 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Quiet over

Bhuvneshwar comes in the attack. Very economical over by Kumar as he keeps the Delhi batters quiet. Delhi Capitals 29/1 after 5 overs.

21:46 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Dhawan drills it

Holder bowls to Iyer. He gets hammered for a 4 in the fourth ball by Dhawan. He has already hit 3 boundaries. DC 27/1 after 3.5 overs.

21:40 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Back to back boundaries and a wicket

Khaleel Ahmed back in the attack and gets hit for a 4 in the first ball of the over. Another 4 in the 4th ball. Prithvi Shaw is caught by Williamson. DC 20/1 after 2.5 overs.

21:36 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Two boundaries in the second over

Bhuvneshwar bowls to Dhawan and is flicked away for a 4. Nonchalantly done by Dhawan as Bhuvneshwar drifts this onto the batsman pads. Almost went the distance at backward square leg as it was timed really well by the left-hander. Another 4 in the fourt ball. 8 off the over. DC 12/0 after 2 overs.

21:33 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Disciplined over

Khaleel Ahmed bowls a disciplined over with the new ball. Just 4 off the first over. DC 4/0 after the first over.

21:27 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Second innings begins

Prithvi Shaw and Dhawan are at the crease. Prithvi Shaw is on strike. Khaleel Ahmed will open the attack.

21:24 (IST)22 Sep 2021
How fast was Nortje tonight?

21:15 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Capitals need 135

Sunrisers will not be satisfied with 134 but they will be happy with the contributions of Samad and Rashid at the death. It's now upto the Capitals to chase down the total in 20.

21:12 (IST)22 Sep 2021
2 run outs as innings ends at 134/9

Rashid is run-out at the keeper's end! Good work by the substitute fielder Smith at long-on. Very full ball outside off, and Rashid drags that to long-on with a flat bat. There was some confusion among the batters for once, which means Rashid is late on to the keeper's end, by which time Pant has already whipped off the stumps. Sandeep Sharma is also run out in the last ball of the innings

21:10 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Charmed life of Cricket's Mr Charming

Has Kane Williamson ever been involved in as bizarre a knock as the one on Wednesday night? Particularly the phase of five balls in the end where he gave three chances. First reprieve came off R Ashwin’s carrom ball delivered from wide of the crease. Williamson lunged at it to have a poke but Rishabh Pant was more intent in trying to stump - though Williamson’s back foot was planted inside the crease - and clanged the regulation catch. Pant winced even as Ashwin shrieked in agony. Few balls later, Williamson drove Axar Patel straight to cover where Prithvi Shaw dropped a sitter. It was Shaw’s turn to wince. Next ball, he would be patting the back of Patel in relief as Williamson holed out. Even the end was bizarre. He stepped down the track and never quite reached the pitch of the ball but nevertheless went through with it. The bottom hand came off the bat as he went for a one-handed scoop to long-off to end his own misery. Quite un-Williamson like knock, if ever there was one.

IPL 2021, DC vs SRH.

Delhi Capitals (DC) Predicted Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c/w), Shimron Hetmyer/Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Predicted Playing XI: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (w), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul SamadMohammad Nabi/Jason Holder, Rashid KhanBhuvneshwar KumarSandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

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First published on: 22-09-2021 at 06:00:33 pm
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