50th Match (N), Brabourne, May 05, 2022, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:208) 186/8

Capitals won by 21 runs

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Scorecard summary
Delhi Capitals 207/3(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 186/8(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 186/8CRR: 9.30 
Shreyas Gopal9 (7)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar5 (3)
Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-40-1
Mitchell Marsh 4-0-36-1

11.33 pm So Warner and Powell's fireworks went a long way toward killing off this match in the first half. After a sluggish Powerplay in which Williamson only scored on one of his 11 deliveries faced, Sunrisers were permanently behind the eight-ball. Despite Pooran's half-century, it wasn't enough to claw back and Delhi come away with the win.

Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson: "I think they had a fantastic total at the halfway stage. Having said that, as a batting unit you want belief and there was a lot of belief. It's a pretty small ground and there was a little bit of dew. If we kept wickets in hand, then who knows. For us, it's just going back to the drawing board and keeping things really simple. We were put under pressure a lot in that first half and allowed them to get an above par total. An outstanding knock from David Warner and Powell at the end, two great contributions that went a long way toward them winning the game. [On Umran Malik's spell] It's a fantastic learning opportunity. You're up against a couple of the best on pretty good surfaces where there's a lot of learning to be done. He's a fantastic find and he offers so much. Having said that, as a group we were put under pressure. There are great opportunities to learn when you come up against the best and they play well. We still have a few games left. There's some good cricket being played. If we put things together just that little bit more, then things can change pretty quickly. [On Pooran and Markram] They've come out and played with that rhythm that they've had throughout this whole competition, which has been amazing for us in the middle order. You want to throw in a few more contributions and partnerships around it. We're getting closer in these bigger chases. You want to restrict a little bit more with the ball and do a little bit better with the bat and things can change but those two have been outstanding. [On Williamson's own form] You always want more runs. I'm certainly working hard and trying to play a role for the team, staying patient and committed to my own game. It's one of those things. Every team is strong. It's just committing to what's important and trying to make contributions to the team moving forward."

Delhi Capitals bowler Anrich Nortje: "Just a relief to be out on the field to be honest. Nice to be playing again, nice to be in rhythm. It's just nice to be playing again. [On getting past injury] You need to be sort of realistic. It's been awhile playing a game and just bowling in the nets. Getting out playing a game is completely different. Since the last game it's nice to just build it up, try and remember what I did at certain stages, how I felt, certain angles. I'm quite a basic guy so getting those basics right is quite important for me. So since the last game, I was just working a lot on rhythm and now I need to focus on a bit of skill but it was nice to be back out there and feel like my old self in a way. [On Khaleel Ahmed] He's been bowling really well this whole tournament. Everyone has been bowling well. Certain stages, you're going to get hit. When you have a short side, it's hard to protect the short side the whole time and sometimes it gets a bit predictable. But I think the boys bowled really well, especially at the end as well, under pressure and everyone stayed cool and calm so that was nice to see. [On how to respond to getting hit for four or six] You just have to be clear. Figure out your next ball and commit to it. You can't be in two minds in your run up, that's when you get it. Your best chance of succeeding is when you're clear and commit to what you're thinking about."

Delhi captain Rishabh Pant: "I think there is always room to improve, but I think this is as close to the perfect match for us as a batting unit. [In the chase when Pooran was batting] I was calm. In these high run chases, you know the other team needs 8 to 12 runs in an over above the run rate. It's difficult to hit until the 20th over. So I was trying to take the game deep and tell the bowlers, 'Let's be calm. Let him try to hit if he can.' [On Warner] The way he paced his innings, it's one of the best innings I've seen over a period of time for Delhi. [On Powell] I don't mind having one or two conversations here or there. In the start he was not getting runs but we backed him and now he's coming out with flying colors. We're just taking one match at a time and give 100% every day. I was batting fine but at the end of the day, I can't prepare for something like that, getting out on a full toss. That's part and parcel of the game. Next time I'll hit it for six."

David Warner is the Player of the Match: "I think when you rock up here and look at that wicket, it's a really nice wicket. It doesn't matter if you bat first or second, you know it's going to be nice and true. I had some success here and knew if I played my strokes, didn't think about hitting gaps but just hit the ball and watched the ball, it was going to come off and fortunately today it did. [On Powell partnership] It's challenging here with the humidity of Mumbai. I was cooked at the back end. I'm getting older. Having Rovi at the other end, he's got some serious power to clear the fence. It was amazing striking and I was glad he was at the other end. [On playing Sunrisers] I didn't need extra motivation. We've all seen what happened before in the past. It was just good to get the win on the board. [On Rovman] I was backing up towards the end there. It was a bit silly of me trying to run fast. Man he hits them clean and gee they go a long way. Even [Livingstone] the other day, 117 meters, these guys are clearing these fences like anything. I'm getting older. I need to get back in the gym. I'm only hitting 85 meters. Hopefully I can hit one for 100 meters at some stage. [On not playing for 100 according to Powell] I said to him, 'I'm running two no matter what. I don't care if I get runout. If we get 200+... I thought 190 was a par score but anything over 200. I said to him if he's there at the end, we can get 210-220. I'll leave [the hundreds] to Jos [Buttler]."

That's it for today's live coverage. Come back tomorrow for more live IPL action. On behalf of my tag-team partner Ekanth, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

Kuldeep to Gopal, no run

another reverse/switch hit to a short ball that catches air again.

Game has now gone past four hours....

Kuldeep to Gopal, no run

Gopal goes for a fancy switch hit to a short ball outside off and misses badly.

Kuldeep to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

good length ball outside off, tapped away for one.

Dasitha : "Am i missing something? Why there are very few spectators today?" There are plenty, not a full house, but the slow Powerplay sucked their voices out of the last hour of play.

Kuldeep to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR runs

short on the legs, shuffles across to pull behind square.

Kuldeep to Bhuvneshwar, no run

short and wide, misses a cut.

Kuldeep to Kartik Tyagi, OUT

short ball on middle, Tyagi premeditated a charge and swings through this after getting nowhere near to the pitch of the ball, middle and leg stump light up.

Kartik Tyagi b Kuldeep Yadav 7 (9m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140

Kuldeep to bowl the final over with 27 to win.

end of over 1916 runs
SRH: 181/7CRR: 9.52 RRR: 27.00 • Need 27 from 6b
Kartik Tyagi7 (4)
Shreyas Gopal9 (5)
Mitchell Marsh 4-0-36-1
Shardul Thakur 4-0-44-2
Marsh to Kartik Tyagi, 1 run

139 kph delivery full on fifth stump, driven along the ground to wide long-on for one.

Naseef: "Pooran got a tad unlucky there if you ask me, it was a 50-50 call but having said so, that ball should have disappeared into the stands!" I thought it was legal. If you can't hit that out of the ground, it doesn't deserve to be called a no ball.

Marsh to Kartik Tyagi, 2 runs

length ball wide outside off, punched wide of the cover sweeper for two.

Marsh to Kartik Tyagi, FOUR runs

overpitched on fourth stump at 133 kph, Tyagi backs away from leg and slams a drive past the non-striker to the long-off rope.

Marsh to Gopal, 1 run

full and angled across fifth stump, driven into midwicket for one.

Marsh switches around the wicket.

Marsh to Gopal, FOUR runs

pitches this much fuller this time on seventh stump, Gopal is able to shovel this much more cleanly over wide mid-off to the rope.

Marsh to Gopal, FOUR runs

length ball on sixth stump at 131 kph, pushes at this with hard hands and checks his shot slightly, barely clears Warner on the ring at mid-off leaping one-handed. Would've been a regulation catch for Jason Holder if he was on the field of play.

end of over 1812 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 165/7CRR: 9.16 RRR: 21.50 • Need 43 from 12b
Kartik Tyagi0 (1)
Shreyas Gopal0 (2)
Shardul Thakur 4-0-44-2
Khaleel Ahmed 4-0-30-3
Thakur to Kartik Tyagi, no run

slower bouncer at 117 kph on sixth stump, fans on a cut.

Sunrisers playing for net run rate now. Tyagi enters.

Thakur to Pooran, OUT

worst ball of the over and it's going to be a catch for Powell at long-on! Waist high full toss on fifth stump, should've disappeared into the stands again but Pooran miscues this a mile high to Powell who takes a simple catch at chest height. Pooran met the ball around waist height but he stepped several yards outside the crease and after a third umpire review it is deemed legal.

Nicholas Pooran c Powell b Thakur 62 (67m 34b 2x4 6x6) SR: 182.35
Thakur to Pooran, SIX runs

another misfired wide yorker as a shin high full toss, this time on fifth stump, well within Pooran's arc to muscle this over the long-off rope.

Thakur to Pooran, 2 runs

dropped at long-off! Shin height full toss on the wide guideline, Pooran spoons this high and wide of long-off, Lalit Yadav charges in and to his right 25 yards and dives forward, gets two hands around it but the ball clangs out as his elbows hit the turf.

Thakur to Pooran, no run

yorker swings into off stump, jammed out to deep midwicket and they turn down the single. Pooran wants to face everything to give Sunrisers the best chance of an unlikely victory.

Thakur to Pooran, FOUR runs

Shardul goes for wide yorker, Pooran meets this as a full toss at ankle height and has enough power in his forearms to shovel this over extra cover to the rope.

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 153/6CRR: 9.00 RRR: 18.33 • Need 55 from 18b
Shreyas Gopal0 (2)
Nicholas Pooran50 (29)
Khaleel Ahmed 4-0-30-3
Anrich Nortje 4-0-35-1
Khaleel Ahmed to Gopal, no run

short on fifth stump at 137 kph, beaten by the extra bounce trying to cut.

Khaleel Ahmed to Gopal, no run

142 kph delivery greets Gopal on a good length on fourth stump, fishes at this trying to get a single to put Pooran back on strike and misses.

Best performances - batters
DA Warner
DA Warner DC
92 runs (58)
12 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
25 runs
2 fours2 sixes
R Powell
R Powell DC
67 runs (35)
3 fours6 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
19 runs
1 four2 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
KK Ahmed
KK Ahmed DC
SN Thakur
SN Thakur DC
Match details
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
David Warner
Match days5 May 2022 - night (20-over match)
Navdeep Singh
Nikhil Patwardhan
TV Umpire
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
Nitin Pandit
Match Referee
Shakti Singh
PointsDelhi Capitals 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0
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