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Delhi Capitals won by 8 wickets
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That's all we have from this game. Five-time champions, Mumbai Indians, go head-to-head against two-time champions, Kolkata Knight Riders. Both sides are right in the thick of the battle for the playoff spot, and it'll be another cracking encounter as the MI skipper will be looking to get his side back to winning ways. We hope you join us for that cracking encounter tomorrow as well. Until then, this is Pratyush Rohra, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator, Shashwat Kumar. See you tomorrow. Buh bye!
Alright then. Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals are at the top of the table after securing their seventh win of the season from nine matches. They have all but secured their spot for the playoffs but will want to nail down the top two positions on the points table. A clinical performance to resume their IPL campaign but they'll want to keep their foot on the pedal as they look to bag that elusive IPL title. As for SRH, the wooden spoon is inevitable. The champions of 2016 are having a bit of a shocker with their foreign plays struggling to find their form. Two sides at different ends of the spectrum really. While their IPL 2021 will come to a premature end, SRH could definitely prove to be party-poopers for one of the teams fighting for a playoff spot. Such is just the nature of this tournament.
Anrich Nortje (Player of the Match): Obviously, missing out in the first half was disappointing. Personally, I wanted to bring my energy to the team. It was good to have a good start to the tournament for me. Looking at the first game here, it was good to see some grass and then yesterday's big score, we didn't know what to expect. There was enough assistance and it was good to keep things simple in the end. I was really happy that I managed to take that early wicket. I don't really focus on getting big wickets but I'm happy I contributed to the team's win.
Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals captain): Very happy with that performance. We discussed that we had a good first phase, and we are happy to start the second phase this way. We said the same thing about focusing on sticking to the process and giving it 100% every day. Take it game by game. It's a very good bowling performance because we thought 150-160 would have been a good total. Restricting them to 130-something was excellent. We have one of the quickest bowlers in the world so I think they're great assets to have. I played the same role as a player and I'm happy to do the same as a captain. 
Shikhar Dhawan (Orange cap holder):  Enjoying wearing the cap and more than that, I'm enjoying my batting and the way I'm timing the ball. It wasn't a very true surface. The ball was holding a bit but it was good to get a win under our belt after being back after such a long time. I consciously made the effort to increase the tempo. I made the change to get into side and I love to be an impactful player for my side. They were fast guns. Rabada has been great and whenever he comes in, he gets us a wicket. Nortje has also been improving with every game he has played. Absolutely pleased to be at the top of the table.
Kane Williamson (SRH captain): We did not get off to the start we would have liked. We never really got any momentum and we were probably 25-30 runs short. We could not really get the wickets to trouble the Capitals. We kept turning up and taking things on and it is important that we look at it with fresh eyes. We believe we can beat anyone on our day. Capitals have a fantastic balance. They have two of the best fast bowlers in the world and losing early wickets stunted our momentum. We got ourselves into half-positions and there were situations where we were thinking about getting to a par total but just did not happen for us."
Right then. The Delhi Capitals jump to the top spot on the points table, moving closer to securing that playoff spot with this comprehensive victory. It's been a victory for their bowlers as they wrecked through this SRH batting lineup. Nortje, Rabada, and Axar were amongst the wickets as they wreaked havoc to restrict SRH to 134-9. 

The Delhi Capitals took their time to get the total as Dhawan set up the platform alongside Shreyas Iyer. Pant added the finishing touches to the run chase as they cruised through to victory with almost two overs to spare.

So, that essentially rules out of SRH from the playoff race. They haven't even been a shadow of the side that won the IPL title in 2018. Warner's lack of form is worrying, while the middle-order frailties could mean that there could be a major mix-up of the side before the next IPL.

As for Delhi, they're at the pinnacle in this tournament so far and are proving to be a formidable unit. They have all the makings of a champion side and will be itching to get their hands on their maiden elusive IPL title. Stick around. Presentations coming in a bit!
Delhi Capitals win by 8 wickets with 13 balls to spare. Shreyas Iyer marks his return with a responsible knock and falls 3 short of his half-century. Not a personal milestone for him but he'll be more than happy to just spend some time in the middle to find his groove again. Pant did his bit towards the end to ensure there's no hiccups or inexplicably throwaways like last night. The skipper and former skipper share the smiles and hugs as their side moves to the top of the table.
17.5 Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! THAT WILL BE THAT! Slower delivery on a back of a length on off stump. Iyer goes back, clears his front leg and swats it into the stands over wide long on to end SRH's misery and ensure that DC climb to the perch of the IPL table again!
17.4 Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, back of a length delivery outside off stump. Iyer looks for the pull but is late on it as the ball pings off the higher part of the bat towards mid wicket
17.3 Jason Holder to Rishabh Pant, low full toss on leg stump. Pant opens up his stance and powers that one towards the sweeper at deep mid wicket for another single. Just two needed now!
17.2 Jason Holder to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Full delivery outside off stump and Pant makes the most of it! He goes deep into his crease and carves it past extra cover for a boundary!
17.1 Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, back of a length delivery outside off stump. Iyer gets up on his toes and scuffs the ball into the off side towards extra cover for a single
17.1 Jason Holder to Shreyas Iyer, slower delivery that goes a little awry and slides down the leg side. Iyer does not get any bat on it as the umpire indulges in a bit of exercise
Jason Holder is back into the attack
The end is near for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Certainly won't be too long before Pant finishes this off, maybe in some style as well. Meanwhile, Iyer at the other end will want to try and get to a half-century to mark his return. 
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cricket bat icon Shreyas Iyer
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cricket bat icon Rishabh Pant *
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cricket ball icon Khaleel Ahmed
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16.6 Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, SIX! SHOT! MY WORD! Another back of a length delivery on off stump that sits up to be hit. Pant clears his front leg and smokes it over the longer deep mid wicket boundary for a maximum!
16.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Slower delivery on a back of a length on middle and leg stump. Pant gets inside the line and pulls it past short fine leg for a boundary!
16.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Iyer waits for the ball to come to him before patting it towards third man for a single
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