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Sunrisers Hyderabad 219/2 (20 ov)
Delhi Capitals 131/10 (19 ov)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 88 runs.
Player of the match: Wriddhiman Saha
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Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by 88 runs

Shreyas Iyer (at the post-match conference):
Definitely a big loss for us but you can't really bog down from this point of time. We still have two games left but one win is really important, that's what we are waiting for since the last three games. Back-to-back losses is definitely going to put us under the pump. The boys are really strong, really motivated and this loss is definitely going to motivate us. We lost the game in the powerplay itself. Getting 70 runs in the first six overs was really commendable and the way they went after our bowlers was amazing.


The target of 220 was always going to be an incredible test of batting might of Delhi Capitals but it was Sunrisers Hyderabad and its bowlers that showed up to the party and choked the DC batsmen right from the word go! Delhi wanted a flier start to chase down the total but the two-match centurion Shikhar Dhawan perished on a first-ball duck and it was all downhill for DC from that instance.   

The changing of the batting order by sending Marcus Stoinis at no. 3 didn't yield any positive result as the big Australian unit gave away his wicket after hitting a solitary boundary. Ajinkya Rahane showed some signs of returning to form but he too against the run of play, departed after the powerplay overs!   

Rishabh Pant who has been dropped from the ODI and T20I side would have looked to prove the selectors wrong for his axing but the Delhi lad never looked in any sort of touch and scraped his way through a painful 35 ball 36 run innings whilst chasing a mammoth target of 220. Shimron Hetmyer once again proved a liability for the side as he could not get into double figures.  

For Hyderabad, it was once again their star bowler, Rashid Kahn that turned the tide by picking two wickets in his first over that broke the back of Delhi's batting line up. Khan finished with figures of 4-0-7-3 which is the best bowling figure for this year's IPL. Sandeep Sharma was brilliant up front and at the death and ensured that SRH never took the foot off the gas!

The only positive for DC was the batting of pacer Tushar Deshpande who made a bragging claim of being sent up the order in the next matches for the franchise. Shreyas Iyer and Co. are on a  three-match losing streak and coming so near to the playoff spot, the wait for that one elusive win must be eating them all up! The next two games will be huge for the Delhi side as their campaign seems to be derailing at the business end of the tournament. As for the SRH side, the men from Hyderabad live to fight another day!

So that's that from our side, this is Abhinav Singh and my partner Maanas Upadhyay signing off. Do join us at the same time tomorrow as we bring to you all the live coverage with minute precision and immaculate analysis. Until then, stay safe, stay indoors and keeps washing your hands! Good night fellas!
Over: 19 | Summary: 1 4 0 1 0 W Bowler: T Natarajan Score: 131/10
18.6 Thangarasu Natarajan to Anrich Nortje, OUT! CAUGHT! Short ball on the off stump, Nortje clears his front foot and looks to slap that straight over the bowler's head. However, he ends up slicing it high into the night sky and Priyam Garg at square leg takes a good catch to wrap up proceedings here at Dubai as Sunrisers Hyderabad secure a clinical win over the Delhi Capitals by 88 runs! The Hyderabad outfit lives to see another day in this tournament!
18.5 Thangarasu Natarajan to Anrich Nortje, no run, low full toss on the middle stump, Nortje drives that straight to the fielder at cover. Deshpande and Nortje only delaying the inevitable!
18.4 Thangarasu Natarajan to Tushar Deshpande, full toss outside off, Deshpande tries to reverse-scoop that but ends up getting the leading edge towards square leg for a single. 
18.3 Thangarasu Natarajan to Tushar Deshpande, yorker in the sixth stump line, Deshpande leaves that alone as he makes no attempt to hit that. No run!
18.2 Thangarasu Natarajan to Tushar Deshpande, FOUR! SHOT full toss on the off stump, Deshpande gets into position early and launches that over the bowler's head for a one-bounce four! One of the positives that Shreyas Iyer and Co. could take from this match is the batting of Deshpande!
18.1 Thangarasu Natarajan to Anrich Nortje, short ball on the body, Nortje mistimes the pull towards deep square leg for a single. Brings the big-hitting Deshpande on strike!
Deshpande showing his mettle with the willow by smoking West Indies captain for few biggies but R Ashwin on the other end perished while attempting a big hoick! 

Two overs remaining and only one wicket in the bank! DC risk the prospect of getting all out here! T Natarajan to bowl his final and the penultimate over of the inning!

Can Natarajan finish off the DC tail in this over?
Over: 18 | Summary: 4 2 6 1 2 W Bowler: Jason Holder Score: 125/9
17.6 Jason Holder to Ravichandran Ashwin, OUT! CAUGHT! Full ball on the off stump, Ashwin shuffles across and goes for the big heave on the leg side. Gets the toe end of the bat and ends up chipping in straight into the hands of Samad at deep mid-wicket, who takes a good sideways running catch!
17.5 Jason Holder to Ravichandran Ashwin, yorker on the middle stump, Ashwin squeezes that out towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
17.4 Jason Holder to Tushar Deshpande, full ball on the sticks, Deshpande drills that towards long on for a single. After clobbering the West indies captain for few lusty blows, Deshpande quietly settles for a single!
17.3 Jason Holder to Tushar Deshpande, SIX! CLOBBERED! Length ball on the off stump, Deshpande clears his front foot and muscles that over long off for for a huge maximum! Deshpande filling the application for being sent ahead of R Ashwin!
17.2 Jason Holder to Tushar Deshpande, full ball outside off, Deshpande looks to drive it but gets the thick outside edge that flies to deep third man for a brace! Sandeep Sharma at third man putting ina  valiant dive even when the game is all but won!
17.1 Jason Holder to Tushar Deshpande, FOUR! SMACKED! Full ball on the middle stump, Deshpande muscles that straight down the ground for a boundary! Possibly the best shot from a Delhi batsman all day along!
Delhi Capitals are preparing for a heavy loss, presumably that will do heavy damage to their Net Run Rate and with a three-match losing streak, the Capitals side will have to scrape through for the playoffs spot now

Jason Holder to bowl his final over 
Over: 17 | Summary: W 1 0 4 1 1 Bowler: Sandeep Sharma Score: 110/8
16.6 Sandeep Sharma to Tushar Deshpande, length ball on the off stump angling in, Deshpande heaves that towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
16.5 Sandeep Sharma to Ravichandran Ashwin, length ball on the off stump punched to mid off for a risky single. Had Holder hit the stumps or Sandeep gone behind the stumps to collect the ball, Ashwin's stay at the crease would have ended. 
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