David Warner sealed a win in his 50th Indian Premier League (IPL) game as captain after Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Delhi Sheitals (DC) by 15 runs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and their first win at Dream11 IPL 2020 secured on Tuesday.
DC v SRH Match 11 Highlights IPL 2020
After deciding to bowl in Abu Dhabi, DC kept SRH openers – Warner and Jonny Bairstow – in check and threw some tight lines. While DC opted for a review, Bairstow remained on the scene as a decision not to alight.
However, SRH began to make a move when Warner hit a six and four in the final run of the power play and Bairstow scored a hit over the ropes on the 7th when SRH crossed the fifty-run mark.
The Warner-Bairstow duo, meanwhile, flashed quickly between the gates and sprinted over for the single and double players. The SRH skipper began to open his shoulder and hit Ishant Sharma for a six and Amit Mishra for a four.
DC, however, struck on the 10th to fire Warner after the left-hander was convicted via DRS for pushing one to the wicketkeeper and giving Mishra his first wicket. The spinner struck again on his next over when Manish Pandey shot down in the 12th over.
Kane Williamson, who played his first game of the season, moved to Bairstow in the middle, and SRH topped the 100-run mark in the 14th. A few overs later, Williamson played a couple of cracking shots from Anrich Nortje to get SRH close to 130. In the 17th round the New Zealand skipper competed against Marcus Stoinis and hit two fours.
Bairstow brought his fifty over in the 18th but walked away in the same transition when Kagiso Rabada dismissed the SRH prelude for 53. After Bairstow’s fall, Abdul Samad came out on his debut to hit. The young right-handed player hit a four and a six, scoring 12 of 7 balls unbeaten.
Williamson got out in the final after scoring a valuable 41 balls out of 26, and SRH scored 162/4 on their odds of 20 overs. SRH defended 162 and struck in the first game when Bhuvneshwar Kumar took Prithvi Shaw out twice.
DC skipper Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan then added 40 runs, but Rashid Khan’s introduction to the attack gave SRH their second wicket when Iyer fell for 17 after being caught in the deep by Samad.
The leg spinner struck shortly after when it received the wicket from Dhawan. The DC prelude came out in the 12th after 34 points.
In the next round, Abhishek Sharma failed to take a sharp chance to sack Rishabh Pant, and DC’s wicketkeeper batsman made SRH pay for it with two consecutive sixes.
Two overs later, Shimron Hetmyer went big and slammed two sixes from Khaleel Ahmed’s bowling when DC passed a hundred. But the West Indian batsman got out in the next game and tried to score another big hit when Bhuvneshwar scalped his second wicket of the game.
However, Pant hit two fours in the same over when DC switched to 114/4 after the 16th over ended.
Rashid returned to roll his final of the day and 17th innings and got Pant’s wicket after the left-hander blew up and Priyam Garg stuck one safely down.
T Natarajan then stopped Marcus Stoinis in front of the gates on the 18th. DC took 37 of the last two overs and Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded no more than nine runs in the penultimate over. While DC scored 12 runs in the final round, SRH managed to score a 15-run win.