Match 40, Indian Premier League, 2023 Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers Hyderabad 197/6 (20.0)
Delhi Capitals 188/6 (20.0) Target 198 Delhi Capitals

Toss won by Sunrisers Hyderabad (Match Ended)

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by 9 runs
  • Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
  • Ripal Patel 11 8 1 0 137.50
  • Axar Patel 29 14 1 2 207.14

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Right then, that is it from this game where Hyderabad avenge their previous loss to Delhi and get their third win of the season. However, we have another doubleheader coming our way on 30th April, Sunday. The first match is a big one which will be played between Chennai and Punjab at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT). After that, Mumbai will host Rajasthan at the Wankhede Stadium in a crucial encounter for both and that game will begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT), but as you know, you can join us early for the build-up of both games. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Mitchell Marsh is the Player of the Match despite being on the losing team for his four wickets and a half-century to go with it. He says that it took him a few games to get going. Mentions that it is a disappointing loss but he had a nice partnership with Philip Salt but they could not get over the line. Adds that they played well together but the wicket slowed down a bit and they gave 20 runs too many. Claims that their plan was to keep going at the bowlers by putting the poor deliveries to the boundary and keeping the scoreboard ticking. Informs that they lost a few wickets and unfortunately they were unable to finish. Goes on to say that the positives have been that they have lost a couple of close games but says that this is why the Indian T20 League is the best in the world and they have been on the wrong side of a few results. Ends by saying that hopefully they will win a few games on the road and there is still belief in the group.

Aiden Markram, the victorious skipper of Hyderabad says that it was a great team effort. Adds that it was good to see the players show their skills and character. Tells that he does not mind the results if the approach is right. Mentions that Heinrich Klaasen has been in good form but the start from Abhishek Sharma was really important. Tells that they needed something special to get back in the game and that catch from Mayank Markande was the turning point. Credits the whole team and says that the bowlers exploited the conditions well. Ends by saying that this will give them a lot of confidence and they will try to build on it.

Presentation Time...

Heinrich Klaasen is up for a flash interview. He says that it was about time that he did something and is pleased about it. Mentions that it was a team effort and they batted as a unit so hopefully it is good signs to come. Claims that he would love to come up the order but says that the team needs him lower down the order and they have guys doing well so hopefully they can take this winning momentum forward. Adds that he has to be flexible and give his best for the team. Informs that the wicket had a little more turn and they encouraged their spinners to go fuller so that the ball could turn as when they bowled back of length it was just skidding on. When asked about Abhishek Sharma, he says that he needed a little bit of confidence to help him settle and he has been doing well in the nets.

David Warner, the captain of Delhi, says that losing by 9 runs on a pretty nice wicket was a little disappointing. Claims that they gave away too many runs while bowling but Mitchell Marsh was excellent. Mentions that when two guys get good starts they need to capitalize and one of them needs to get a big one. Adds that they lost too many wickets in the middle overs and there were no partnerships so it gets difficult. Admits that Axar Patel is in good form and they knew the spinners will be bowling into the left-handers so they were holding him back. Goes on to say that it can be difficult to make the decision at that moment but will consider sending him up the order in the future. Ends by saying that they need to keep it simple, execute their plans with the bat, and have some batter score 80-plus runs while not losing wickets in the middle overs. Informs that it is the senior players that need to take responsibility.

Earlier in the game, Hyderabad posted the highest total of this season at this venue courtesy of brilliant fifties from Heinrich Klaasen and Abhishek Sharma and a quick cameo from Abdul Samad too. Mitchell Marsh was the start with the ball for Delhi with four wickets while Axar Patel and Ishant Sharma chipped in with one each. While chasing, Delhi lost their skipper, David Warner early but Mitchell Marsh and Philip Salt set up a nice platform for them. However, once again their middle order could not make any sort of contribution and in the end, Axar also tried his best but it was too little too late for them as they fell to defeat.

Hyderabad, on the other hand, will be delighted with their bowling effort and the fight and determination that was shown by their bowlers. They went for a few in the Powerplay even though Bhuvneshwar Kumar got rid of David Warner in the very first over. However, they controlled the game in the middle overs and picked up wickets at regular intervals. Mayank Markande was excellent as he picked up 2 wickets for just 20 runs in his four overs while everyone else chipped in except Umran Malik who bowled only one over. It was a good all-around effort from them and they finally get back to winning ways.

Delhi got off to the worst possible start as they lost David Warner for nothing. Mitchell Marsh came in after that with all the confidence in the world after his incredible spell of bowling and started smashing it all around the park along with Philip Salt who finally found his feet in this tournament. It looked like they would take the game away from Hyderabad. Both of them registered excellent fifties and added 112 runs together before Salt got dismissed. Marsh followed him soon as they suffered a collapse and went from 112-1 to 148-6 in no time which shifted the momentum completely. Axar Patel played a quick-fire knock of 29 off just 14 balls but it proved to be a bit too much for them as they fell short by 9 runs.

Hyderabad settle their score with Delhi! They fell short in the previous game against the same opposition but have come back really well to get the better of them this time around and that too quite comfortably in the end. Delhi need to go back to the drawing board once again while Hyderabad keeps their hopes alive in the tournament.

End of over 20
Runs: 16 | Wickets: 0 | Scores: 188/6
19.6 4

FOUR! A boundary to end the inning but Delhi fall short of the target! This is bowled on a good length and outside the off pole. Ripal Patel goes hard at the ball and gets an outside edge towards third man for four runs. Hyderabad seal a crucial win by 9 runs!

19.5 1

A low full toss outside the off pole. Axar Patel knocks this down to long off for one.