Delhi Capitals 207/3 (Warner 92*, Powell 67*) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 186/8 (Pooran 62, Markram 42, Ahmed 3-30, Thakur 2-44) by 21 runs.
Mumbai: The Delhi Capitals (DC) registered their 5th victory in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after a 21-run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
David Warner’s scintillating 92* and Rovman Powell’s clinical finish with the bat powered the side to a commanding total of 207-3 before DC registered a 21-run victory.
Chasing 208 to win, SRH lost Abhishek Sharma’s wicket early in the chase after the opener was caught inside the circle off Khaleel Ahmed’s bowling.
Anrich Nortje claimed the vital wicket of Kane Williamson after the SRH skipper was caught behind in the 5thover. Rahul Tripathi smashed two fours and a six inside the powerplay and SRH were 35/2 after 6 overs.
Mitchell Marsh joined the wickets tally after Rahul Tripathi was caught by Shardul Thakur at deep square-leg.
Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran steadied the ship for SRH after hammering a six each. SRH were 63-3 at the halfway stage before Markram hit 3 fours in the next over.
The runs kept flowing from Markram’s bat after the right-handed batter crunched two sixes against Kuldeep Yadav as the fifty partnership was up for the 4th wicket.
Khaleel Ahmed put an end to the stand after Markram was caught at long-off. Pooran did not let the momentum shift away as the left-handed batter clubbed two sixes against Nortje.
Shardul Thakur claimed Shashank Singh’s wicket but the equation narrowed down to 62 off 24 for SRH. The fifty was up for Pooran off just 29 deliveries.
SRH lost their 6th wicket but required 55 off 18 balls. Thakur claimed the decisive wicket of Pooran as SRH required 43 off 12.
The final two overs produced 21 runs but SRH fell 22 runs short of the target.
Earlier, DC, who were put in to bat first, made four changes – Mandeep Singh, Ripal Patel, Khaleel Ahmed and Anrich Nortje were named in the eleven.
SRH made early inroads after Mandeep Singh was caught behind in the first over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a terrific wicket-maiden over to kick-off the innings.
David Warner started confidently and creamed three fours and a six at the top as 21 runs were conceded off Umran Malik’s first over.
Sean Abott took a sharp catch off his own bowling to dismiss Mitchell Marsh. DC were 50/2 at the end of the powerplay.
Skipper Rishabh Pant, who joined Warner, hammered three consecutive sixes against Shreyas Gopal. The spinner bounced back and knocked the stumps of the DC skipper in the same over as DC were 91-3 at the halfway mark.
Warner crossed his half-century with a four and was joined by Rovman Powell, who smacked his first six. Warner clubbed another four and a six while Rovman Powell was dropped twice by SRH.
The fifty partnership was up for the fourth wicket and DC were 147-3, with four overs to go. 18 runs came off the 17th over after Powell clubbed two giant sixes against Abbott.
Warner was into the nineties after scoring three fabulous fours in the penultimate over. Powell provided the finishing touch with 3 fours and a mammoth six as DC posted 207-3 in the first innings.