In the SRH VS DC game DC registered a super win over SRH courtesy a Super Over in a thrilling encounter. With its 4th consecutive defeat, SRH is now pushed to the lowest echelon of the IPL table, and sits at 7th position. Chasing an ordinary total of 160, DC triumphed over SRH in the super over as the latter tied the game with 3 wickets still in hand.
Delhi Capitals Inning Highlights
Winning the toss, DC capital Rishabh Pant chose to bat first and put SRH to the task of chasing on the Chepauk dry wicket. The team got off to a decent start thanks to Shaw who counited with his impeccable firm and hit three consecutive boundaries against Khaleel Ahmed in the first over.
This was followed by a few more in an over of Abhishek Sharma that bought DC 14 runs. On the other end of the wicket, Shikhar Dhawan got another life as he got dropped at 5 by Kedar Jadhav. Capitalizing on this, he went on to hit multiple fours off Jagadeesha. By the end of powerplay DC were looking dominating at 51/0. After the halfway mark, the team had put up a total of 80/0 with both Dhawan and Shaw looking dangerous.
In the 10th over, SRH got the wicket it was looking for desperately. Rashid Khan went on to trap Dhawan who missed flicking the ball and got bowled out.
On the other end, Shaw completed his half-century and just when the team needed for him to convert his half-century into something bigger, he gave the wicket away due to a horrible mix-up with Pant.
The next phase of the game had something for both the teams. While DC went on to stitch a 58-run partnership for the 3rd wicket, SRH slowed things down and didn’t give as many runs. In an attempt to get a move on, Pant went after Rashid Khan and slammed 3 boundaries against him.
Meanwhile, Smith who was just running singles for the most part, tried to put his foot on table and went after Ahmed and hit a couple of 4s off him. In the 18th over, Siddharth Kaul, who had dropped Smith earlier, repented his sins and dismissed both Pant and Hetmyer.
Had it not been a maximum and a boundry hit by Smith in the final over, DC would not have been able to set a target of 160.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Inning Highlights
Cashing 160, Bairstow was lucky in the beginning of the game. He was dropped by Hetmyer off an Ashwin delivery. To make the matters worse, Hetmyer had touched his foot to the boundary rope and gifted him a boundry. After Ashwin, Bairstow went after Stoinis and hit him for a six and a 4.
Attacking both Axar Patel and Ashwin, Bairstow was picking up sixes and boundaries like it was nobody’s business. Before Bairstow could get even more dangerous, Avesh Khan made him deposit the ball to Shikhar Dhawan and dismissed him for 38 off 18. Earlier, David Warner tried running a non-existing run and was run out at 6 off 8.
After Bairstow’s dismissal, SRH saw another unimaginable collapse despite Kane Williamson’s patient inning. Virat Singh was dismissed by Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra trapped Kedar Jadhav. SRH’s trouble deepened when Axar Patel got two wickets in consecutive deliveries as Rashid Khan and Abhishek Sharma were pinned and dismissed by the Gujarati bowler.
The equation was dubious for SRH as it needed 43 off 22 with just 4 wickets remaining. Soon Avesh Khan took his 3rd wicket as he bowled Vijay Shankar out for 8 off 7. Kane Williamson however remained unbeaten till the thrilling end as he hit 8 fours in his 66 off 51 innings.
In the last over, SRH needed 16 to win. DC’s Rabada bled 15 runs as Suchith hit him for a couple of boundaries followed by a massive 6. The goalpost was shifted further as it was the first Super Over of IPL 2021.
1st Super Over of IPL 2021
Axar Patel bowled the super over for DC and restricted SRH for just 7 runs. He gave away just one boundry and bowled well under the nerves.
Chasing 8, Dhawan and Pant looked sedate in the first couple of deliveries, bringing only singles. However, Pant played a reverse sweep that went for a boundry. With 1 needed in 1, Dhawan and Pant ran for their lives and won the game.