Delhi Capitals vs Sun Risers Hyderabad – IPL 2021
The 33rd IPL match will be played between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 22nd September 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE.
Head to Head comparison of matches played and won between the two teams shows that out of 19 matches played between them, SRH has a marginal upper hand with 11 wins whereas DC has 8 wins.
However, the current form of SRH does not support the stats, during IPL phase 1, SRH performed badly and is at the bottom of the IPL points table with just 1 win in the kitty and 6 losses.
It needs to be seen if SRH can bounce back in Phase -2 of the IPL.
T. Natrajan Tested Covid Positive
Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T. Natrajan has been diagnosed with Covid-19 positive. He is asymptomatic at the moment, six of his close contacts have been isolated from the rest of the team.
1. Vijay Shankar – Player
2. Vijay Kumar – Team Manager
3. Shyam Sundar J – Physiotherapist
4. Anjana Vannan – Doctor
5. Tushar Khedkar – Logistics Manager
6. Periyasamy Ganesan – Net Bowler
However, it is to be noted that today’s game between SRH and DC is still on.
DC vs SRH Match Details
Kane Williamson, the captain of SRH won the toss and elected to bat first. T. Natrajan tested Covid-19 positive, hence he is not the part of SRH team and is in isolation.
From the DC side Stoinis, Hetmyer, Nortje, and Rabada are the overseas players, whereas, from SRH Kane Williamson, David Warner, Jason Holder, and Rashid Khan are chosen, overseas players.
Below are the SRH and DC teams that were declared.
|Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)||D Warner, W Saha, M Pandey, K Williamson (c), K Jadhav, J Holder, A Samad, R Khan, B Kumar, S Sharma, K Ahmed|
|Delhi Capitals (DC)||S Dhawan, P Shaw, S Iyer, R Pant (c), M Stoinis, S Hetmyer, A Patel, R Ashwin, K Rabada, A Khan, A Nortje|
While batting first SRH struggled and lost wickets at regular interval, they managed to score 134-9 in 20 overs. DC achieved the required target comfortably scored 139-2 in the 18th over and won the match by 8 wickets.
Anrich Nortje was declared man of the match for taking 2 wicket in his 4 over and giving away only 12 runs. He dismissed David Warner and Kedar Jadhav.
Delhi Capital now once again retained the top spot in the IPL points table replacing Chennai Super Kings, they have 14 points with 7 wins and 2 losses.
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, SRH opening pair David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha came out to bat, but alas! the poor form of Warner continued, Nortje dismissed him on a golden duck and he was back in the pavilion in the very first over. SRH was 6-1 after 1 over.
Saha played attacking cricket and dispatched a couple of deliveries for boundaries, but after hitting a six to Kagiso Rabada, he got dismissed in the 5th over by him, SRH was 29-2 after 5 overs.
SRH was unable to utilize the power play restrictions to the fullest and they were 32-2 after power play (6 overs).
Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson were out in the crease and were looking settled. But Williamson after being dropped twice was dismissed by Axar Patel at a score of 18 in the 10th over, SRH was 60-3 after 10 overs.
Soon after Williamson was out, Pandey too handed over a simple catch to Rabada on his own delivery, he scored 17 and SRH was 66-4 after 11 overs.
Now Abdul Samad and Kedar Jadhav who are not so renowned batsmen were out in the crease to take SRH to a respectable total, and Anrich Nortje in the 13 over dismissed Jadhav LBW at 3, SRH was 74-5 after 13 overs.
Rashid Khan and Samad added 20 more runs to the total but nothing was going in the right direction for SRH, Rashid got run out at 22, SRH was 97-6 after 16 overs.
Jason Holder’s quick 18 off 9 deliveries helped SRH to reach 134 in 20 overs by losing 9 wickets.
Kagiso Rabada took 3 wickets in the form of Saha, Pandey, and Samad.
|David Warner |
c Axar b Nortje
|Wriddhiman Saha |
c Dhawan b Rabada
|Kane Williamson |
c Hetmyer b Axar
|Kedar Jadhav |
lbw b Nortje
|Abdul Samad |
c Pant b Rabada
|Jason Holder |
c Prithvi Shaw b Axar
|Rashid Khan |
run out (Smith/Pant)
run out (Pant)
|Total: 134-9 in 20 Overs|
Chasing on a total of 134 seemed to be a simple task for the in form Delhi capitals. The well established opening pair of experienced Shikhar Dhawan and aggressive Prithvi Shaw started the chase confidently.
If at all SRH had a chance, that was to bowl DC out and win, Khaleel Ahmed gave first breakthrough to SRH by dismissing Shaw at 11, DC was 20-1 after 3 overs.
Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer were super impressive, they both completed half century partnership and DC was 70-1 after 10.4 overs.
5⃣0⃣-run stand! ? ?— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 22, 2021
A fine half-century partnership between @SDhawan25 & @ShreyasIyer15 as @DelhiCapitals move to 70/1. ? ? #VIVOIPL #DCvSRH
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The partnership was broken by master spinner Rashid Khan in the 11 over when Dhawan got caught in the deep while sweeping. DC was 73-2 after 11 overs.
DC needed 60 odd runs with almost a run a ball when the captain Rishabh Pant came out to bat. From here onwards it was an easy sail for the DC to the winning shore.
They finished the match in 18th over by scoring 139-2, DC won the match by 8 wickets. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant scored unbeaten 47 and 35 runs off 41 an 21 deliveries respectively.
|Prithvi Shaw |
c Williamson b Khaleel
|Shikhar Dhawan |
c Samad b Rashid
|Shreyas Iyer |
|Rishabh Pant |
|Total: 139-2 in 17.5 Overs|
SRH vs DC Match Highlights (video)
The match highlights (video) between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals are available here.