Delhi Capitals 189/3 (20 ov)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 172/8 (20 ov)
Delhi Capitals won by 17 runs.
Player of the match: Marcus Stoinis
We have another marvellous game of cricket to close proceedings here at Abu Dhabi. Now we move onto Dubai for the one last time in this season of the IPL. We have had 59 matches so far, and the two teams who were placed in the top two positions after the league table will lock horns with one another for the final glory on Tuesday. That's it from us for today. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for the final between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, which will start at 07:30 p.m. IST! Until then, this is Bala and Shashwat signing off. Ciao!
Marcus Stoinis is the Man of the Match. He says he has batted at the top for a couple of seasons, so it was nice to get an opportunity to bat at the top. There was a bit of movement early on, that's why they started patiently and then had a go once they had seen a couple of overs. On asked whether he will open in the final, Stoinis says he is not sure about it, but he will speak to Ricky Ponting about it.
Shreyas Iyer says it has been a rollercoaster ride for them, but the team has stuck together like a family, and this, reaching the final, is the best feeling. He thanks the owners as well as the coaching staff for the kind of support and confidence that they have shown in him and the team. Iyer feels that the emotions keep getting high and low, they need to keep chopping and changing and play freely against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. 

The DC skipper says he was happy with the score they had put on board after the 20 overs. They had decided to play out Rashid Khan without giving him wickets and he is happy to have successfully done so. He is really happy with the way the batsmen paced the innings. Iyer felt the need for a rocketing start at the top of the innings and that is one of the reasons why they sent Stoinis at the top. Dhawan anyway has been batting really well throughout the season, reckons Iyer.
The start to the innings was horrendous for Sunrisers Hyderabad losing David Warner in the second over. To chase this down, they were counting on a big innings from him. But Priyam Garg and Manish Pandey stood up to the fiery spell from Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje early in the innings but both fell to Marcus Stoinis in the fifth over and that was a big set back for the team. Kane Williamson, who came after that, gave a real fight. He did not throw his bat around, but took calculated risks and kept the required rate under check. He kept SRH in the game even when wickets were falling at the other end.

Youngster Abdul Samad joined him in the 12th over and built up a really good partnership. He found boundaries frequently and ensured that the pressure did not get built on Kane Williamson. But the Kiwi skipper finally fell for 67 runs from just 45 balls in the 17th over when the required rate was hovering over two runs a ball. Abdul Samad and Rashid Khan still tried to go big, but Kagiso Rabada proved to be too good, cleaning both of them as well as Goswami in the 19th over and sealing the game for Delhi Capitals.

Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers from the wickets perspective, with three coming in an over at the death. But Marcus Stoinis did a fantastic job with the ball, after his efforts at the top of the order with the bat. He took two crucial wickets in the fifth over and came back in the latter stages to dismiss the dangerous Kane Williamson. R Ashwin had an off-day today going for 11 runs an over. The six bowling options that Shreyas Iyer had to his disposal really proved to be useful at the end.
David Warner says that he is proud where the team finished at the end of the tournament. Nobody gave SRH a real chance at the start of the tournament, says the skipper, but they managed to get through to the top four along with the other big three teams. There have been a lot of positives coming on for us. Natarajan has been brilliant for us, Manish Pandey has done a good job batting at number three throughout.

One area the team could have improved was the attitude on the field. You can't win tournaments by dropping catches, says Warner. Yes, there have been bad games with the bat and ball, but there is no excuse in terms of fielding. 

There are no excuses, but several key players were missing, says Warner. They lost Bhuvneshwar Kumar midway through the tournament, then VIjay Shankar and Wriddhiman Saha towards the latter half. All of those were big blows for them, but Warner is proud of the way it all ended up. 

Finally, he thanks the fans for sticking with them. He is hopeful of returning to India for the next season.
Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs and make it to the final. They will face Mumbai Indians at Dubai on 10th November!
19.6 Anrich Nortje to Sandeep Sharma, OH DEAR! A MOMENT OF COMEDY TO END IT ALL! Searing full delivery on middle and leg stump and Sandeep backs away a great deal. He then falls down on his cover drive and gets it to extra cover! By the way, THE CAPITALS REACH THEIR MAIDEN IPL FINAL! 
19.5 Anrich Nortje to Sandeep Sharma, banged into the track outside leg stump and that is a response to Sandeep backing away. The batsman does well to size up the length and get underneath it!
19.4 Anrich Nortje to Shahbaz Nadeem, full delivery on leg stump. Nadeem gives himself a bit of room and bunts the ball down the ground towards long on for another single. That should be that then!
19.3 Anrich Nortje to Sandeep Sharma, low full toss well down the leg side. Sandeep backs away quite a bit and in the end, prods it into the leg side towards mid wicket for just another single
19.2 Anrich Nortje to Shahbaz Nadeem, excellent yorker on leg stump. Nadeem somehow manages to jam his bat down in time and digs it out near the bowler for a quick single
19.1 Anrich Nortje to Sandeep Sharma, length delivery on middle and leg stump. Sandeep backs away and hacks it down the ground towards mid off before getting down the other end
Kagiso Rabada has done what all good bowlers do. Came in to bowl the 19th over and just closed out the game. If one wicket wasn't enough, he took three, just adding to the mountain of wickets he has picked up in this season so far.

Its just last rites remaining now. Nortje will finish it off!
Over: 19 | Summary: 1 6 W W 1w W 0 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Score: 168/8
18.6 Kagiso Rabada to Shahbaz Nadeem, full delivery just outside off stump. Nadeep goes for the elaborate scoop shot but unsurprisingly, fails to get any sort of contact on it as the ball goes through to Pant!
18.5 Kagiso Rabada to Shreevats Goswami, OUT! THREE IN THE OVER FOR RABADA! Slower delivery on a back of a length on middle and leg stump. Goswami nearly swings himself off his feet but gets a top edge that goes miles in the air before the fielder at deep mid wicket comes in and holds onto the catch!
18.5 Kagiso Rabada to Shreevats Goswami, dug into the track well outside off stump. Goswami looks for the upper cut but sees the ball bounce well over his bat. Called a wide too! Hmmm......
18.4 Kagiso Rabada to Rashid Khan, OUT! TWO IN TWO FOR RABADA! HE ALWAYS DOES THE TRICK! Full delivery on middle and leg stump and Rashid, much like Samad, looks to go downtown. However, the length is a little too close to get under, meaning that he can only clink it down the ground towards long on where Axar completes the catch!
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