Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a clinical performance with bat and ball to beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets in a game played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Thursday.
Bowlers did a spectacular job to restrict Delhi Capitals to a below-par score of 129 runs. In reply, Jonny Bairstow produced a special effort with the bat to see Sunrisers Hyderabad chase down the score in the 18th over of the innings.
Chasing 130 runs to win, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow once again got Sunrisers off to an excellent start. Bairstow was certainly the aggressor and smashed 48 off 28 balls to see Sunrisers dominate the proceedings. Warner failed to produce a notable score and was dismissed by pace bowler Kagiso Rabada in the eighth over of the innings.
Delhi Capitals bowled well and did not allow Hyderabad batting lineup to score freely, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey and Deepak Hooda had to work hard for their runs. They chipped in with crucial runs to see Hyderabad inch closer towards a comfortable win.
Yusuf Pathan and Mohammad Nabi put on a partnership to see Sunrisers complete the chase and win the game by five wickets. Nabi smashed a brisk 9-ball 17 runs with the help of two fours and a six.
For Delhi Capitals, the spin duo of Rahul Tewatia and Axar Patel bowled well and conceded less than five runs an over. The home side certainly missed an extra spinner as Amit Mishra could have a huge difference in this game.
Jonny Bairstow, Mohammad Nabi and Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivered crucial performances to see Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals in a game played on Thursday.
Earlier in day, Sunrisers Hyderabad Skipper Bhuvneshwar won the toss and elected to bowl first. The decision proved to be correct one as Kumar and Mohammad Nabi made crucial breakthroughs with the new-ball.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw failed to capitalize on their good starts to see Delhi Capitals lose their openers in the initial Powerplay overs. Rishabh Pant also departed for a low score as off-spinner Mohammad Nabi picked his second wicket of the innings.
Captain Shreyas Iyer batted well and scored 43 off 41 balls with the help of three fours and a six. Iyer had to anchor the innings and found no support at the other end. Chris Morris and Axar Patel chipped in with crucial cameos to help Delhi Capitals post 129 for 8 in their 20 overs.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Nabi produced excellent spells with the new-ball and picked up four wickets between them. Medium-pacer Siddharth Kaul also chipped in two wickets to his name.
Opening batsman Jonny Bairstow was named player of the match for his brilliant innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad.