hammers this pull over long-on! Iyer dances around in his crease to first hint to come down, and then steps across to this shortish ball outside off. Absolutely slams that beyond the fence, as Sunrisers crumble to their seventh loss in eight games with Capitals' eight-wicket win
Capitals won by 8 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
All right then. An easy win for Capitals to continue their dominance this season. All-round show to start the second leg, and Capitals are No. 1 now. That is it from us tonight, but catch us for the game tomorrow, as the IPL keeps rolling! Until then, goodbye and good night from Sreshth, Raghav, Thilak and me, Himanshu!
Nortje is the Player of the Match: "Obviously missing out on the first half of the tournament... Personally I wanted to bring the energy. Looking at the first game of the tournament, we decided it was nice to see some grass. Nice to have some sort of assistance, we didn't have to do too much; just keep it simple. I don't focus on that [getting the big wickets]..."
Pant speaks after the win: "Very happy with this performance. We had a good first phase... Happy to start this way. We want to focus on the process [is what Ponting says]. It was a pretty good bowling... our bowlers did a pretty good job to restrict them. We have one of the quickest bowlers in the world. Pretty happy as the skipper..."
Time for the presentations
Ajay : "J.Holder not in form. M.Nabi not in good bowling form either. M.Marsh I think is not available. worries for SRH"
So Capitals go atop the points table after today's win, although they have a played a game more than Super Kings.
Faisal : "With just 8 games played, SRH are virtually out of the playoff race... "
Dhawan has the orange cap: "Enjoying wearing the cap and enjoying the batting... Not a very true surface, so planning according to it. I consciously made the effort to increase the tempo in the powerplay... I love to be an impactful player for my side. Rabada and Nortje are our fast guns. Rabada has been doing great... He just comes and gets the wickets. Nortje is maturing nicely... "
Here's Williamson speaking after the loss: "Didn't get off to the start we would have liked. Some good fighting with the bat at the end; some 25 or 30 short in the end. Bit of a shame, but at the same time, important we keep the attitude the boys showed last time... Been a tough campaign so far. At our bets, we can beat anybody. They are an outstanding side, and have a great balance. They put us under pressure, and that is what you expcet. Things started to unfold for us... It wasn't to be today. Delhi were fantastic... For us, it is focusing on our cricket and trying to improve."
9.26pm So Capitals continue their good form from the first leg. The so called former captain and the incumbent one combine to add 67. A dominant chase comes to an end, with more than two overs left, and eight wickets in the bank too. Save for Shaw, all of Capitals' batters were among the runs.
good length ball on off, and finds short midwicket with his pull
Praharsh: "Pant is not leaving things till last over after that chase against RCB at Ahmedabad"
slower ball, and a low full-toss on middle and leg. Flicked to deep midwicket
Will he finish off with a boundary?
beats mid-off with that crunching drive! The fielder dives to his right, but is beaten. Pant uses his bottom hand to this really full outside off, and caresses that for four
Malli: "I will be disappointed if DC doesn't make to finals"
Over the stumps to Pant
slower ball again, but on a good length outside off. Goes for the cut, but gets it off the bottom of the bat toward cover
starts with a slower ball, but this is full and pitching on leg. Angles down leg further, and is called wide
Holder over the wicket now
cracked over deep square leg! Another short ball, and with change of pace too. At just 109kph, and short at middle and off, Pant clears his front leg, and smokes this pull for the maximum. That brings up the fifty stand too
beats short fine leg to his right! Rolls his wrists with this pull to this short ball on off. It is a slower ball too, but Pant still times that well and along the ground for four
change of pace again. On a good length outside off, and like he has all along, Iyer dabs it to third man
slower ball and short of a length again outside off. Pulled to fine leg with a swivel
Jasjot: "PBKS instead of DC would have made a juicy encounter in the last 5 overs "
good delivery, with good bounce. Back of a length and just outside off, as Pant misses his slash playing after making room
Man now at deep midwicket
short ball again, but this is wide of off. Pant goes for the pull with his bottom hand off, but the ball is wide off him, and also gets good bounce. Wide called
very full and pitches wide of leg. Pant goes for the flick, but that is pretty wide of him, and is called one
soumith potturi: "Death bowling of Bhuvi has been the biggest dip after Warner's struggle with the bat."
short ball again to Pant on off, and he mistimes the pull. Holder at long-on runs to his left to stop the ball, and Pant bags two
Khaleel replaces Rashid. Over the wicket
good length ball on middle, and comes back into the batter. Slower ball too at 118kph, as it is dabbed toward cover with his bottom hand off
good length ball and wide of off. Pulled to long-on away from his body
short ball again, and pulled to deep midwicket. Rashid runs and dives to his right, and keeps that down to a single. Excellent fielding
short ball on middle, and pulled high over deep square leg! Change of pace too, but Pant is deep in his crease to hammer that pull. Looked like Pant was anticipating that ball already, and slammed that away
just evades the leaping short midwicket fielder! He runs to his left and stretches out his left hand, but that is pretty wide of him. Good length ball on off, and pushed from the higher side of the ball
Harsh: "First extra of the innings. Such discipline"
Over the wicket to Iyer too
short delivery on middle, and pulled to deep square with a swivel, and with his eyes taken off the ball
Bhuvneshwar is back for his third. Over the wicket
Required run rate now 7.20
|Dubai International Cricket Stadium|
|Toss||Sunrisers Hyderabad, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20|
|Match days||22 September 2021 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Delhi Capitals 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0|
Over 18 • DC 139/2Capitals won by 8 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)