IPL 2021 Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Live Score and Updates from DubaiIPL 2021, DC vs SRH LIVE: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 33 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 where Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.
Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets
A clinical bowling performance has Delhi Capitals defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets and go to the top of the points table. Rabada took three, Nortje and Axar picked two wickets each to restrict Hyderabad to a modest 134-run total. Dhawan (42), Iyer (47*) and skipper Pant (35*) took care of the run-chase, guiding the Delhi outfit to an emphatic win in Dubai.
Delhi 99/2 after 15 overs in pursuit of 135 to win. With skipper Pant and former captain Iyer in the middle, Delhi need to make the most of the last five overs.
Dhawan and Iyer have built a steady partnership following Shaw's early departure. Delhi go to the top if they manage to win this contest. Delhi 69/1 in 10 overs.
After losing Shaw (11), Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer steered Delhi to 39/1 at the end of the first six overs. With a modest total to chase, Delhi are looking in control despite losing Shaw. Dhawan also reaches the 400-run mark in IPL 2021. Delhi 39/1 in 6 overs.
Williamson takes a stunner to dismiss Shaw, who was looking dangerous in the Powerplay. Khaleel draws first blood as Delhi lose their first wicket in pursuit of 134. Delhi 20/1 in 3 overs.
Hyderabad 134/9 in 20 overs. A clinical bowling display by Delhi Capitals restricted Hyderabad to a modest 134-run total in Dubai. SRH lost wickets at regular intervals before Abdul Samad (28) and Rashid Khan (22) provided them with a late flourish. On the bowling front, Rabada picked three while Nortje and Axar added two wickets each to their name.
Hyderabad are 97/6 in 16 overs. Delhi bowlers have looked in total control in Dubai. Nortje, Rabada and Axar have picked two wickets each to wreak havoc on Hyderabad's batting unit. Looks like bottom-placed Hyderabad will have to wait a little longer to change their fortunes.
Hyderabad have failed to get off to a great start, having lost both openers, skipper Williamson, and Manish Pandey in the first 11 overs. Rabada has plucked two while Nortje and Axar have got one to their name, leaving Hyderabad reeling at 66/4 after 11 overs.
Wriddhiman Saha's boundaries have helped Sunrisers notch up gather 32 runs in the Powerplay after David Warner's departure. Anrich Nortje struck in the first over to remove Warner but Saha teamed up with skipper Kane Williamson to keep the scoreboard ticking. Saha, however, walked back in the fifth over, ballooning Kagiso Rabada's delivery to Shikhar Dhawan at mid-wicket. Hyderabad 32/2 in 6 overs.
For Delhi, the overseas players' quartet comprises Anirch Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer. "We were thinking of bowling first. We were gonna chase anyway. We are looking to focus on process and take one match at a time," said Rishabh Pant.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
Delhi Capitals will be without the services of star England all-rounder Chris Woakes, who had appeared in three games for the side in the first leg. However, the Delhi outfit will be bolstered by the return of Shreyas Iyer. For Hyderabad, Sherfane Rutherford has been named as a replacement for Jonny Bairstow. The Orange Army has also suffered a major blow as T Natarajan has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the tie. The pacer has isolated himself from the rest of the squad and is currently asymptomatic.
"Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T Natarajan tested positive for Covid-19. However, the match between SRH and Delhi Capitals will go ahead as scheduled.
SRH all-rounder Vijay Shankar, team manager Vijay Kumar, physiotherapist Shyam Sundar J, doctor Anjana Vannan, Logistics Manager, Tushar Khedkar and net bowler Periyasamy Ganesan are in isolation," a BCCI release stated. [READ MORE]
IPL 2021, DC vs SRH Preview: Bolstered by Shreyas Iyer's return, Delhi Capitals will look to maintain the form they showed in the first half of the season as they resume their IPL campaign against a struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Wednesday.
Delhi are currently sitting on the second spot, with 12 points from eight games. On the other hand, Sunrisers are placed at the last spot, with just a solitary win from seven games and six losses. The Rishabh Pant-led side ended the first half of the IPL with a win and would be keen to start on a winning note. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (380 runs), would be keen to prove the selectors wrong after being axed from India’s World T20 squad. Capitals also boast of a strong middle-order comprising Shreyas Iyer, skipper Rishabh Pant (213 runs), Australians Steve Smith (104 runs) and Marcus Stoinis (71 runs) and Shimron Hetmyer (84 runs). [FULL PREVIEW]