What we witnessed today was sheer class from Delhi Capitals. They came up with set plans and executed them wisely. Team has been in right frame of mind which eventually is giving them the desired results. Hyderabad, on the other hand, need to look beyond Jonny Bairstow and David Warner if they wish to to go further into this tournament. By beating Sunrisers Hyderabad at home, Delhi Capitals moves to the second spot behind Chennai Super Kings. SCORECARD
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RESULT: Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs (David Warner 51, Kagiso Rabada 4/22)
WICKET: How fast can fortunes change? 6 wickets in no time for Sunrisers Hyderabad! Delhi now inch close to register their fifth win!
WICKET: Three wickets in one over! That makes five wickets in two overs! Abhishek Sharma out for just 2.
WICKET: First Rabada, now Morris. This is sensational. Rashid Khan departs without troubling the scorers.
WICKET: Knocked him over. Morris puts Hyderabad on top. Absolute ripper to dismiss Deepak Hooda!
Sunrises Hyderabad has lost their track here, Rabada has picked two in two balls as Delhi Capitals shifts momentum on their side. After 17 overs, it's 108/5.
WICKET: Keemo Paul picks his third. David Warner lost another partner. This time it's Ricky Bhui.
100 up for Sunrisers Hyderabad!
With 60 needed in last six overs, the onus is on David Warner. The side has lost in-form Jonny Bairstow and skipper Kane Williamson, and all is dependent on Warner from here. After 14 overs, it's 95/2.
WICKET: Rabada pulls off an absolute blinder is all one can say here. Keemo Paul bowls a slower one, and Kane Williamson was early on it. Second wicket down for SRH!
WICKET: Keemo Paul provides all-important breakthrough for Delhi Capitals. Jonny Bairstow was looking solid, but has to depart after a well-made 41 off 31 balls!
The duo is hammering opposition bowlers all around the ground. Bairstow has been the aggressor, and Warner is playing anchor's innings. Delhi is in need of a wicket. After 9 overs, it's 66/0.
50-run partnership between David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
The powerplay belongs to Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have seen Delhi Capitals' bowlers and have now opened their arms. Both Birstow and Warner will look to capitalize onthis start and score big from here. After 6 overs, it's 40/0.
Delhi Capitals 155/7 in 20 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (Shreyas Iyer 45, Khaleel Ahmed 3/30)
WICKET: Trapped right in front! What a ball that was from Sunrisers Hyderabad's vice captain. Absolutely sensational! Keemo Paul OUT!
WICKET: Knocked him over! You just cannot keep Rashid Khan out of the game. Picks one for tonight! After 17 overs, it's 133/6.
A superb spell for Khaleel Ahmed comes to an end. Picked three wickets for 30 runs in his quota of four overs. After 17 overs, it's 130/5.
WICKET: Khaleel bowls a low full toss, hit toe end of the bat and Pant has to depart after yet another start. Third wicket on the comeback for this young sensation.
WICKET: Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a short of a length delivery and Iyer tried to play it over mid-wicket fielder in process gets a nip and through to the keeper. Skipper Departs.
Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer regsiter a 50 run partnership against a solidatiry bowling line up. After 15 overs, it's 121/3.
Both Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant have started to repair Delhi Capitals innings. The visitors had lost the track in the middle of the innings but have come strong. They have targeted SRH's prime bowler Rashid Khan, and are now well in control of things. After 13 overs, 110/3.
The onus is on skipper now. Rishabh Pant has just come to the crease. This remains to be seen how the innings pan out for Capitals now. After 9 overs, it's 77/2.
WICKET: A well-made 40 off 24 balls comes to an end. Colin Munro was looking dangerous, but in the process he gets a slight edge which went straight to the keeper. Third wicket down!
The powerplay belongs to Sunrisers Hyderabad. They came with set plans and have dismissed both the openers. Khaleel Ahmed, who is playing his first game of the season is looking strong! For Delhi, the key is Colin Munro and skipper Shreyas Iyer. This remains to be seen how well they play! After 6 overs, it's 51/2.
WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Prithvi Shaw falls early. Khaleel Ahmed picks wicket in his very first over after return.
Sunrisers Hyderabad players in the last hurdle. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are out in the middle. It's game time!
Here are the playing XI for two sides:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
TOSS: Sunrisers Hyderabad opt to bowl
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The toss is scheduled to happen in 30 minutes from now, and team winning the toss will look to bowl first as dew has been an important factor at Uppal. However, this remains to be seen what is going in the head of the captain as the penultimate decision will be taken by him.
The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has been batting friendly and runs have been easy to come by. In the first game against Rajasthan Royals, the ground witnessed over 400 runs. Can we witness another high scoring day today?
Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness another crackerjack of an encounter as Bhuvneshwar Kumar-led Sunrisers Hyderabad hosts Delhi Capitals. The game will be pivotal for two sides in more ways than one as they will look to get in the first half of the points table.