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Sunrisers Hyderabad's batting juggernaut overpower Delhi Capitals in run-scoring fest

Sunrisers Hyderabad yet again posted a total of over 250 in the Indian Premier League 2024. They overpowered Delhi Capitals in the run-scoring fest at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Edited By: Varun Malik @varunm0212 New Delhi Updated on: April 21, 2024 6:11 IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad team.
Image Source : BCCI/IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad team.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad batting juggernaut keeps on rolling and surprising everyone as they eased past Delhi Capitals in the 35th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on April 20. Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma led the perfect stone for a massive score and SRH did manage to cross 250 yet again as they made 266/7 from their 20 overs.

The Sunrisers have clinched their fourth successive win on trot and were too hot to handle for the Capitals. They have now clinched their fifth game of the season and the Capitals are in a hole with only three wins in their eight outings.

The match was seemingly over in the first innings powerplay itself when Head and Abhishek produced the highest-ever score in the first six overs in T20 cricket. The duo combined to post 125/0 in the powerplay and set the momentum for a score of even over 300. But the Capitals came back strongly as Kuldeep Yadav struck twice, removing Abhishek and Aiden Markram in the same over before Head fell 11 short of his hundred. The Aussie made 89 from just 32 balls.

Despite going for runs, Kuldeep took a four-wicket haul, while Axar Patel was mingy in his spell of four overs. Where 266 runs were scored at a run rate of 13.3 in the first innings, Axar bowled a spell of 1/29 at an economy of 7.20.

In reply, the Capitals looked to go from the first delivery itself as Prithvi Shaw smacked Washington Sundar for four successive fours but gave his wicket away on the fifth delivery. Soon David Warner departed for 1 from three balls and DC were in a hole. But Australia's Jake Fraser McGurk stood tall. He kept DC's hopes alive with the fastest fifty of IPL 2024. He looked to do what Head did for SRH and broke his joint record for the fastest half-ton in the ongoing season as he got to his 50 in just 15 balls.

But he was dismissed by leg-spinner Mayank Markande in the 7th over and it was almost over for DC. Abishek Porel scored a brisk 42 from 22 balls and Rishabh Pant struggled during his 44-run knock as he consumed 35 deliveries for it. In the end, DC fell short by 67 runs and were completely blown away.

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