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16th Match (N), Delhi, Apr 4 2019, Indian Premier League
(18.3/20 ov, target 130)131/5
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
player of the match
Jonny Bairstow
Sunrisers Hyderabad
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• The Report by Vishal Dikshit

Mohammad Nabi and Jonny Bairstow combine to sink Delhi Capitals

A collective bowling display on a slow-and-low Feroz Shah Kotla surface led Sunrisers to victory in a low-scoring game

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Delhi Capitals129/8(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad131/5(18.3 overs)

11:37pm And that is all from our commentary section tonight. Stick around for the report and Sidharth Monga on Mohammad Nabi. Good night!

Jonny Bairstow: As you mentioned, there was probably a little less bounce. It was a good toss to win, so we were able to see how to play on wickets like that. Probably the first such pitch we've come across this season. Really pleased with the start, just going to try and keep going. We have three games in quick succession now and hopefully we keep playing the same brand of cricket.

Jonny Bairstow is the Man of the Match.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: When the team does well, captaincy is always easy. Captain is as good as his team. With the toss we were not sure how the wicket was going to play. We were not surprised but we knew it wouldn't be too slow in the second innings. Second half of the IPL, it's going to be slow all over India, and we have to be choosy with our XI. Kane is almost there [to full fitness].

Rashid Khan: Wonderful display, especially the bowlers. The way the used the wicket was superb. The way Jonny started the innings was crucial for us. Credit goes to all the bowlers. By looking at the wicket, it was looking like a 145-150 wicket. That was the plan and we bowled really well to restrict them to 130. [The collapse] came to my mind once we lost two wickets, but in the end Yusuf and Nabi controlled their nerves.

Shreyas Iyer: Last two games have been the same. Tough wicket and since they bowled first, they had a bit of an idea how to go about it. We didn't bat well. It's another learning, we should come back positively. After the first time-out, we thought 140-150 would have been a great total. And we had three spinners, so we could have pounced on them. Unfortunately we were short. I needed a little bit of support from someone at the other end from someone in the top 4. But it's a good lesson for us. The way we came back in the second innings was appreciable. The bowlers came up and that is good to see.


Krishna: "If Nabi plays, SRH will win"

Claire : "You have to marvel at Nabi's Innings on this pitch. "

Naveen: "Top batting slots #4 to #7 belong to DC. Yet they are struggling for wins. Team balance? Bowler shortage? "

Niranjan Rudra: "Who would have thought that warner striker rate is less than everyone in this match .. given that opening partnership is 70 at 9 RR."

11:18pm A little too close, but it's still a big win for Sunrisers. You have to marvel at Jonny Bairstow's innings on this pitch. Out-batted anyone who came out today, an outlandish strike-rate of 171 on a pitch where even his partner Warner couldn't hit a single boundary. And in hindisght, the defining performance in the match for Sunrisers. Capitals came back strongly, showed fight that is encouraging after their devastating loss, but they got too few after being put in and they paid for it. Nabi, Sunrisers' most in-form player at the moment - did it with the ball, and returned to make the winning runs. Sunrisers have jumped to the top of the table.

18.3
6
Rabada to M Nabi, SIX runs

over the third man boundary and that's the game! Bounce in the corridor, backs away once more and swishes at it. This time he's managed to get bat on it and that seals the game

18.2
4
Rabada to M Nabi, FOUR runs

thick inside edge but it's four! Oh there is no justice as a bowler sometimes. Slower ball at a length on off stump, he backs away and wants to club it over mid-off. Gets it past midwicket

18.1
1
Rabada to Pathan, 1 run

diving stop at mid-off and a crucial one from Iyer. Length ball in the corridor and it was nicely punched past extra cover

Here's Rabada

end of over 186 runs
SRH: 120/5CRR: 6.66 RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Mohammad Nabi7 (7)
Yusuf Pathan8 (10)
Chris Morris3-0-26-0
Kagiso Rabada3-0-21-1
17.6
Morris to M Nabi, no run

past the edge. Bouncer at an off stump line. Backs away and slashes to try and get something on this. Is beaten by a long way

17.5
Morris to M Nabi, no run

well bowled. Yorker dipping in at off stump. Jams it out to mid-off

17.4
4
Morris to M Nabi, FOUR runs

oh poor ball. Short and slanted down leg side. Nabi holds his poise and just runs his hands through this to get it fine

Paramvir Singh: "Why not bowl Tewatia for this over?" --- Likely because a spinner is exactly what Yusuf would want

17.3
1
Morris to Pathan, 1 run

leading edge but safe! Full on leg stump, a nervous attempt at a flick and it lobs up safely to land in front of long-on

Ponting seemed to have told Iyer to go with Morris. Yusuf doesn't enjoy facing pace. WIll he still go after him?

17.2
1
Morris to M Nabi, 1 run

inswinging yorker but he's managed to get an inside edge onto pad, and into the off side for a single

17.1
Morris to M Nabi, no run

short of a length and in at off stump, stays still in the crease, opens the face and runs this to point

end of over 173 runs
SRH: 114/5CRR: 6.70 RRR: 5.33 • Need 16 from 18b
Yusuf Pathan7 (9)
Mohammad Nabi2 (2)
Kagiso Rabada3-0-21-1
Sandeep Lamichhane4-0-32-1

Top over. And a big one coming up now. You just know Sunrisers will go after all the non-Rabada bowlers...so who will Iyer go with? Looks like Morris.

16.6
Rabada to Pathan, no run

length and in at leg stump. Wants to flick but that's slammed the bat before he knows it. Rolls feebly into the leg side

16.5
1
Rabada to M Nabi, 1 run

length at leg stump, sweet timing on the flick but Morris sprints to his right at long-on and keeps it to one

Ahmed Rohail: "This game is starting to feel a lot like last year's SRH vs MI game where SRH won by 1 wicket"

16.4
1
Rabada to Pathan, 1 run

yorker length at leg stump, jammed down to long-on

16.3
Rabada to Pathan, no run

length at off stump, defended off the back foot

16.2
Rabada to Pathan, no run

climbs past the outside edge. Proper Test match sequence there. Slammed in at a length, angled in, moving away off the pitch with some bounce

Govind Hegde: "Wow, SRH bat real deep!"

16.1
1
Rabada to M Nabi, 1 run

short of a length on leg stump, flicked down to fine leg

Rabada

end of over 168 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 111/5CRR: 6.93 RRR: 4.75 • Need 19 from 24b
Yusuf Pathan6 (5)
Sandeep Lamichhane4-0-32-1
Axar Patel4-0-18-1

Emanuel Raj: "@kritish, I beg to differ, He was the Captain of his state side which won the Domestic T20 championship, He didn't contribute much either. "

Arumugham GR: "Only YJB innings is turning out to be the difference between the teams."

Time out! Some of you asking about Forecaster - it still has Sunrisers at a 94% chance of winning. Capitals were at 77% the other day before their collapse....

15.6
W
Lamichhane to Hooda, OUT

taken at deep midwicket. Googly, slow and dipping outside off - that's the way to do it on this pitch! Gets the front leg down the track and looks to slog-sweep. Can't get anywhere near enough connection. Rabada runs in and holds on

Deepak Hooda c Rabada b Lamichhane 10 (11m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.9
15.5
2
Lamichhane to Hooda, 2 runs

tossed up at a length outside off, a googly. Steps out and looks to flick. Gets a thick inside edge into the square leg region where it is Ishant's duty to sprint and keep it to one. He doesn't manage it

Sandeep's been a little too flat today

15.4
1
Lamichhane to Pathan, 1 run

short of a length at middle stump, gets back and pulls to deep midwicket

15.3
4
Lamichhane to Pathan, FOUR runs

oh lovely shot. Uses his reach and puts this sweep away. Length outside off, big stride, swept along the floor to the square leg boundary

15.2
Lamichhane to Pathan, no run

googly at a length outside off, blocked on the front foot

Best performances - batsmen
Jonny Bairstow portrait
JM Bairstow
48 runs (28)
9 fours
1 six
Control69%
Productive shot
straight drive
10 runs
1 four
1 six
408058149
SS Iyer player portrait
SS Iyer
43 runs (41)
3 fours
1 six
Control80%
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
0 four
0 six
223481518
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Nabi portrait
Mohammad Nabi
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar portrait
B Kumar
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
ECO
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days04 April 2019 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
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Chinmay Sharma
PointsSunrisers Hyderabad 2, Delhi Capitals 0