6 needed off 6 balls - This was the equation before the start of the final over and almost every cricket pundit thought that it will be an easy chase for Delhi Capitals. However, it went all down to the wire with Delhi finally managing to win on the second last delivery of the game. Rishabh Pant's 49 off 21 balls was the actual difference between two sides, as Sunrisers were able to make a small comeback in middle overs. With this win, Delhi Capitals have not only ousted Sunrisers Hyderabad but did enough to play Chennai Super Kings on May 10 in the second qualifier. SCORECARD
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In the end, Rishabh Pant was awarded as the man-of-the-match.
RESULT: Delhi beat Hyderabad by 2 wickets, through to Qualifier 2
WICKET: Oh dear! What a turnaround! OBSTRUCTION OF FIELD! Amit Mishra departs!
5 needed off 6 balls! What a thrilling contest we are having.
WICKET: Seventh wicket down! What did you do Rishabh Pant? This was not needed. Departs for 49. Delhi still needs 5 runs.
WICKET: Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a slower one and Rutherford couldn't keep the shot down. Straight to the long off fielder.
22.214.171.124.1.1 - 22 runs off the 18th over. Sheer class from Rishabh Pant. He has scored 43 off just 17 balls! Delhi Capitals on driver's seat.
The onus is on Rishabh Pant now! They need something special from him. After 16 overs, it's 121/5. 42 needed off 24 balls! Excitement reaches highest echelon.
What an over this has been for Rashid Khan. Maiden and two wickets. WOW!
WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Axar Patel is out for DUCK. Rashid strikes twice in one over.
WICKET: Trapped righ in front. Oh dear! Is there a twist in this game? Munro departs! Rashid strikes!
12 runs off the 14th over. 52 more needed off 36 balls! Delhi Capitals would be fancying their chances now.
100 up for Delhi Capitals in 13.1 overs!
With two wickets down in no time, Delhi Capitals need a partnership. Munro and Pant are out in the middle and this remains to be seen if they can show much-needed maturity. After 13 overs, it's 99/3.
WICKET: Khaleel Ahmed bowls short of a length delivery and Prithvi Shaw was not in control of it. Khaleel strikes for the second time in this over.
WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keepr. Captain departs for mere 8 runs. Khaleel strikes.
The first leg belongs belongs to Delhi Capitals here. They have been able to keep the momentum on their side. Prithvi Shaw is still in the middle and he is joined by his captain - Shreyas Iyer. After 10 overs, it's 83/1.
ALERT: Prithvi Shaw slams fourth IPL fifty!
WICKET: Deepak Hooda bowls a wide, and Shikhar Dhawan came down the track but misses it completely. Saha didn't do any mistake. After 7.3 overs, it's 66/1.
Delhi Capitals is off to a blistering starthere. They have been able to hammer the opposition bowlers. Prithvi Shaw has been the aggressor, while Dhawan plays anchor's role. After 7 overs, it's 57/0.
INNINGS BREAK: Hyderabad 162/8 in 20 overs vs Delhi (Martin Guptill 36, Keemo Paul 3/32)
WICKET: Smart thinking from Rishabh Pant. Hooda RUN OUT!
WICKET: Keemo Paul bowls outside off, and Nabi couldn't clear the fence. Departs after decent cameo.
150 up for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 18.4 overs!
4.6.W - This has been the story of first three balls of the penultimate over! Shankar departs!
So Shankar and Nabi are trying to end the innings on high. The duo has been able to hammer the ball all around the ground. After 18 overs, it's 137/4.
WICKET: All ends up! Kane Williamson couldn't do much about this delivery. Ishant Sharma is showing his class. Second wicket for him!
So last 5 overs remaining and Sunrisers Hyderabad need to finish the innings on high. The skipper and Shankar are out in the middle and we can expect some firecrackers. After 15 overs, it's 104/3.
100 up for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 14.3 overs!
Vijay Shankar comes to the crease now!
WICKET: A struggling innings comes to an end. Manish Pandey was not there today. He made 30 off 36 balls and tried to up the scoring rate, but just couldn't. He smashed the ball straight to the long on fielder. Keemo Paul strikes! After 13.3 overs, it's 90/3.
Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey are finding it very difficult to up the scoring rate here. Delhi has come with a set plan against them, and have been able to execute it perfectly. After 13 overs, it's 88/2.
The first leg belongs to Delhi Capitals. After 10 overs, it's 71/2.
So Delhi Capitals has been able to make a comeback after sending Martin Guptill back into the hut. Pandey and Williamson have struggled for runs and after 9 overs, it's 67/2.
WICKET: How many times have we seen this? - Wicket just after the strategic timeout. Amit Mishra tossed the ball up and Martin Guptill tried to sweep it over mid-wicket fielder, but couldn't clear the fielder.
The powerplay belongs to Sunrisers Hyderabad even when they have lost Saha early. Manish Pandey is continuing his form, and Martin Guptill is showing his class. After 6 overs, 54/1.
50 up for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 5.4 overs!
WICKET: Finally, some respite in Delhi Capitals camp. Ishant Sharma strikes! Saha departs for 7.
Except for the first ball, everything has went in favour of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both batsman have been able to open their arms and have struck two important boundaries. After 2 overs, it's 16/0.
First ball wicket! What a start this has been from Delhi Capitals! Trapped right in front! But there is a slight inside edge! SAHA SURVIVES!
Delhi Capitals in the last hurdle. Martin Guptill and Saha are out in the middle. So are the umpires. It's game time!
Here are the playing XI for the two sides:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult
TOSS: Delhi Capitals opt to bowl
The toss is scheduled to happen in 30 minutes time and team winning the toss will look to have a bowl first as the conditions will be new to both the sides. However, this remains to be seen if the toss-winning captain goes with the same mindset.
When Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad meet in Visakhapatnam for the Eliminator, there's more at stake than survival. It's a cultural clash of the season's two unique journeymen: one being a late-blooming team that's come of age like never before, and the other which won the Indian Premier League as a prodigy but now reels from all the genius it spent over the last few seasons.
Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness the second encounter of the knockout stages as Delhi Capitals lock horns against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Vizag.