Sunrisers Hyderabad came up with a clinical all- round display to outclass the Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla by 5 wickets in their IPL encounter.
After Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the toss and elected to field, the Delhi Capitals struggled all through against some accurate tight bowling by the SRH. For the first time all SRH took wickets.
Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw fell for 11 . Going for mighty heave of Bhuvneshwar and soon it was the familiar collapse or poor shot selection that cost the Capitals. Shikhar Dhawan ( 12) only skipper Shreyas Iyer showed some grit for his 43 off 41 balls. Rishabh Pant ( 5) fell early again with his lofted shot caught on the boundary . Colin Ingram ( 5), Chris Morris ( 17) it was Axar Patel who threw his bat around to remain unbeaten on 23 . Delhi reached a below par total of 129/ 8 in their 20 overs. The hue crowd on a hot day at Kota were disappointed with Capitals showing.
The SRH were impressive with the ball and the figures of their bowlers said t all.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/ 27 ( 4 overs) found some form back after giving lot many run in earlier games, Mohammad Nabi 2/ 21 ( 4 overs) was outstanding, Siddarth Kaul 2/ 35 ( 4 overs) Rashid Khan 1/ 18 ( 4 overs) always economical, Sandeep Sharma 1/ 25 ( 4 overs)
Chasing modest target, SRH were in control, David warner though fell early for 10. But Jonny Bairstow in red hot form played a blistering 28 ball 48 to demoralise the Delhi Capitals. Vijay Shankar ( 16) , Manish Pandey ( 10), Deepak Hooda ( 10) fell.
As SRH lost quick wickets in the chase , Yusuf Pathan not out 9 and Mohammad Nabi 17 not out ensured no more jitters as SRH reached 131/ 5 in 18. 3 overs. Winning the match by 5 wickets and 9 balls to spare. A win that takes SRH to top spot of the table. For Delhi though it was another spineless display.
For the Capitals the wicket- takers were – Sandeep Lamichhane 1/ 32 ( 4 overs) , Axar Patel 1/ 18 ( 4 overs), Kagiso Rabada 1/ 32 ( 3.3 overs), Ishant Sharma 1/ 5 ( 1 over) Rahul Tewatia 1/ 10 ( 3 overs)