Sunrisers Hyderabad seems to be struggling off- late . They suffered yet another loss. This time to the Delhi Capitals by 39 runs. The Delhi pace attack proved too hot for the sunrisers as they chased a modest total of 157. Rabada (4/22) , Chris Morris (3/22) , Keemo Paul (3/17) wrecked the line- up with their spells.
The Sunrisers were 101 for 3 in 15.2 overs when Ricky Bhui fell to Paul. But thereafter, they lost seven wickets for the addition of just 15 runs. Morris took three wickets in the space of five balls in the 18th over as the stunned home crowd watched their side’s batsmen capitulating without much fight as the innings folded at 116 in 18.5 overs.
David Warner, top-scored with a 47-ball 51, was out in the 17th over off the bowling of Rabada. That triggered a collapse. Jonny Bairstow scored (41).
Earlier , left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed bowled superbly and generated lot of bounce from the wicket to bag three key wickets in an impressive spell to help Sunrisers Hyderabad restrict Delhi Capitals to 155 for 7 in their IPL match here Sunday.
The 21-year-old bowler took the wickets of openers Prithvi Shaw (4) and Shikhar Dhawan (7) and then took out the dangerous Rishabh Pant (23) while conceding 30 runs from his four overs after Delhi were put into bat.
Shreyas Iyer top-scored with a 40-ball 45 and his 56-run partnership with Pant for the fourth wicket took them to a challenging total after a wobbly start. Colin Munro was the other notable contributor with a 24-ball 40.