Sunrisers Hyderabad whose batting was choked against Kings XI Punjab came back with a very strong performance. They responded to that humiliating defeat by trouncing Delhi Capitals. They set a target of 220 for DC and then wrapped them up for 131 in 19 overs. SRH are still in the playoff race as they have now got 10 points from12 games. DC on the other hand has lost three matches in a row and they have 14 points from 12 matches.
It was David Warner’s birthday and he celebrated it with style. He along with Wriddhiman Saha set the tone for SRH. Saha who was playing only his second game of IPL 2020 came to open the inning with David Warner. He started nervously with few mistimed shots but took a little time to get into the groove. He was very effective against the Delhi’s spin attack and swept impressively against Ashwin and Axar. Saha is a good player of spin and with his sweep shots he bamboozled the spin duo. Once Saha was set he also took on the pace battery of DC. Saha in this must win game for SRH scored 87 runs off 45 balls and proved his worth for the team. Warner was in the attacking mode right from the start. He especially targeted Rabada and made 22 runs in one Rabada over. He scored 66 runs off 34 deliveries.
In reply DC had no idea how to chase this total as they lost Shikhar Dhawan and Stoinis in the first two overs. They were looking to fight for a short period of time when Rahanae and Hetmyer were in the middle. Hetmyer hit two consecutive boundaries of Jason Holder and Rahane showed his class with a brilliant front foot pull for a maximum. But SRH’s premiere leggie Rashid Khan came in and sent Hetmyer to the dugout with his very first ball. Four balls later Rahane was also trapped leg before with a google. Rashid Khan finishes his quota of 4 overs with 3/7.
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