IPL 2020 Qualifier 2 DC vs SRH highlights: DC wins, enters maiden IPL final

Breathtaking counter-attacking knocks by Kane Williamson (67) and Abdul Samad (33) threatened to dash Delhi Capitals hopes but Stoinis' timely dismissal of the Kiwi batsman tilted it in his side's favour. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

Shikhar Dhawan's fiery half-century and Marcus Stoinis' all-round show carried Delhi Capitals into its maiden IPL final as Shreyas Iyer-led side survived some anxious moments before prevailing by 17 runs in the second Qualifier at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday.

Breathtaking counter-attacking knocks by Kane Williamson (67) and Abdul Samad (33) threatened to dash Delhi Capitals hopes but Stoinis' timely dismissal of the Kiwi batsman tilted it in his side's favour.

The Capitals will now challenge Mumbai Indians for the title on Tuesday, having lost to them in the first Qualifier.

In-form Shikhar Dhawan smashed 78 off 49 balls to help the Capitals post a challenging 189 for three after electing to bat.

Stoinis, who was promoted to open the innings, added 86 runs with Dhawan and later took three wickets for 26 runs in SRH's run chase.

Every move of Capitals worked on Sunday as Shimron Hetmyer, who was brought in, also contributed in team's win with his unbeaten 42-run knock.

IPL 2020 Qualifier 1: SRH full scorecard

Priyam Garg b Stoinis 17 12 0 2
David Warner b Rabada 2 3 0 0
Manish Pandey c Nortje b Stoinnis 21 14 2 0
Kane Williamson c Rabada b Stoinis 67 45 5 4
Jason Holder c Praveen b Axar 11 15 1 0
Abdul Samad c Sub Paul b Rabada 33 16 2 2
Rashid Khan c Axar b Rbada 11 7 1 1
Shreevats Goswami c Stoinis b Rabada 0 1 0 0
Shahbaz Nadeem not out 2 3 0 0
Sandeep Sharma not out 2 4 0 0
Total: 172-8 in 20 Overs
Bowler Over Maiden Runs Wickets
R Ashwin 3 0 34 0
Kagiso Rabada 4 0 29 4
Anrich Nortje 4 0 36 1
Marus Stoinis 3 0 26 3
Axar Patel 4 0 33 1
Praveen Dubey 2 0 14 0

Rabada got rid of dangerous David Warner (2) with his first ball to give the Capitals the start they wanted.

Manish Pandey (21) and Priyam garg (17) stroked the ball beautifully and with confidence in their small 31-run stand but Stoinis dismissed both of them in the space of three balls. The three wickets inside five overs pegged SRH back.

DC spin duo of Axar Patel and Pravin Dubey also bowled well as they kept control over the proceedings.

Williamson and Jason Holder kept the scoreboard ticking with ones, twos and the odd boundaries.

IPL 2020 Qualifier 2: Delhi Capitals full scorecard

 

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Marcus Stoinis b Rashid 38 27 5 1
Shikhar Dhawan lbw b Sandeep 78 50 6 2
Shreyas Iyer c Pandey b Holder 22 20 1 0
Shimron Hetmyer not out 42 22 4 1
Rishabh Pant not out 2 3 0 0
Total: 189-3 in 20 Overs
Bowler Over Maiden Runs Wickets
Sandeep Sharma 4 0 28 1
Jason Holder 4 0 50 1
Shahbaz Nadeem 4 0 48 0
Rashid Khan 4 0 26 1
T Natarajan 4 0 32 0

 

The Kiwi batsman began hitting with remarkable ease and his strong game against the spinners kept SRH in the hunt. Holder though got out while attempting a big shot off Patel.

Williamson completed his fifty with a single off Patel. He got good support from Abdul Samad, who smashed Nortje for two fours and a six.

SRH needed 61 from last five overs and required Williamson to do the job. He was sent by back Stoinis, getting him out off a widish ball that he hit straight to Rabada at deep cover.

Rabada (4/29) then ran through the SRH lower order to seal the match for the Capitals.

Earlier, skipper Shreyas Iyer (21) could not do much. Dhawan, in his well-paced innings, hit six fours and two sixes. He added 52 runs for the third wicket with Hetmyer before being dismissed by seamer Sandeep Sharma (1/30).

SRH's sloppy fielding also helped Capitals as they dropped Stoinis early in the innings and gave them a few free runs. SRH also dropped Dhawan towards the end, though it did not cost them much.

Yet again, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan (4-0-26-1) was the most effective bowler though T Natarajan bowled well in slog overs.

Stoinis, after being dropped by Jason Holder off Sandeep at short mid-on, punished the SRH bowlers with a flurry of boundaries.

Stoinis, on three at that time, was nicely set up by Sandeep but the opportunity was not taken.

It was Holder, who was then taken to task by Stoinis, who creamed off 18 runs from the West Indian's over with three fours and a six.

Sandeep was initially impeccable with his length balls but drifted afterwards and was punished by Dhawan.

In-came spinner Shabaz Nadeem to bowl the last Powerplay over and ended up leaking 14 runs as DC reached 65 for no loss.

Warner shuffled his bowlers around, handing the ball to Rashid and Natarajan. The Afghan spinner got them the breakthrough with his eighth ball by castling Stoinis.

Dhawan raised his fifty with a six off Nadeem.

Iyer struggled to time the ball and was soon dismissed by Holder.

Qualifier 2: DC vs SRH playing 11


Delhi Capitals dropped Prithvi Shaw and Daniel Sams and picked Leggie Pravin Dubey and hard hitting batsman Shimron Hetmyer. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad made no changes in its playing 11.

DC playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

SRH playing 11: David Warner(c), Shreevats Goswami(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.

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SRH live score after 20 Overs: 168-8

Over  Summary: 1 1 1 1 0 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 172-8 ; Shahbaz Nadeem (2), Sandeep Sharma (2)

Anrich Nortje [3.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Sandeep hits towards extra cover and falls. DOT
 
Ball 5: Sandeep ducks under the pacy bumper.
 
Ball 4: Nadeem hits down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 3: Sandeep collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Nadeem collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Sandeep hits towards mid-off for a single.

SRH live score after 19 Overs: 168-8 | SRH needs 22 runs in 6 balls

Over  Summary: 1 6 W W Wd W 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 168-8 ; Shahbaz Nadeem (0), Sandeep Sharma (0)

Kagiso Rabada [3.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Nadeem fails to put bat on ball. 

Sandeep Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease

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Ball 5: A back of length delivery and Goswami pulls it straight to deep mid-wicket. Goswami c Stoinis b Rabada 0(1).
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Goswami tries to guide it over keeper, misses. WIDE CALLED. 

Shahbaz Nadeem, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Rashid smashes for a biggie too and holed up to long-on. This maybe the last nail in SRH's coffins. Rashid Khan c Axar b Rabada 11(7) [4s-1 6s-1]

Shreevats Goswami, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: A full delivery and Samad goes for a biggie straight down the ground but holed up to sub Keemo Paul at long-off.
 
Ball 2: A low full toss and Samad deposits in mid-wicket stands for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Rashid collects a single towards deep mid-wicket.

SRH live score after 18 Overs: 160-5 | SRH needs 30 runs in 12 balls

Over  Summary: 1 0 6 4 0 L1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 160-5 ; Abdul Samad (27), Rashid Khan (10)

Ashwin comtinues...

Ball 6: A single for Rashid
 
Ball 5: Rashid squeezes the yorker to short third man for no run.
 
Ball 4: Rashid goes inside out over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Rashid slogs towards mid-wicket for SIX .
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Samad collects a single.

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad needs 42 runs in 18 balls

Partnership: 1(1)
Last Wkt: Kane Williamson c Rabada b Stoinis 67(45) - 147/5 in 16.5 ov.
Last 5 overs: 53 runs, 1 wkts

SRH live score after 17 Overs: 148-5 | Stoinis scalps Williamson

Over  Summary: 1 2 1 4 W 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 148-5 ; Abdul Samad (26), Rashid Khan (0)

Marcus Stoinis [2.0-0-17-2] is back into the attack after the second timeout

Ball 6: Samad knocks towards cow corner for a single.

Rashid Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 5: A wide and full delivery, Williamson smashes straight to sweeper cover, GONE. What a wicket for Delhi!!!! Williamson c Rabada b Stoinis 67(45) [4s-5 6s-4]
 
Ball 4: Williamson slices the good  length delivery towards deep point for FOUR.

Shreyas is holding is left shouder innpain as he fields the ball at long-off.
 
Ball 3: Samad hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 2: Samad hits towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs as Rabada makes  a diving effort to save a certain boundary.
 
Ball 1: Williamson collects a single.

SRH live score after 16 Overs: 139-4 | SRH needs 51 runs in 24 balls

Over  Summary: 2 1 4 1 1 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 139-4 ; Kane Williamson (62), Abdul Samad (22)

Ashwin [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Williamson collects a single
 
Ball 5: A single for Samad.
 
Ball 4: A single for Williamson.
 
Ball 3: Williamson smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Samad collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 1: Samad collects a couple of runs.

SRH live score after 15 Overs: 129-4 | Samad on fire

Over  Summary: 1 6 4 4 1 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 129-4 ; Kane Williamson (56), Abdul Samad (18)

Anrich Nortje [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Samad.
 
Ball 4: Samad egdes over short third man for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Samad cuts over backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Samad pulls the short delivery toiward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Williamson collects a single.

SRH live score after 14 Overs: 113-4 | SRH needs 77 runs in 36 balls

Over  Summary: 1 1 1 1 4 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 113-4 ; Kane Williamson (55), Abdul Samad (3)

Axar continues....

Ball 6: WIlliamson dances down the track and taps towards cover for a single/ 
 
Ball 5: Williamson gets an thick outside edge through vacant slip cordon for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Samad collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Williamson collects a single and completes his FIFTY.
 
Ball 2: Samad collects a single.
 
Ball 1:Wlliamsom whips towards mid wicket for a single.

SRH live score after 13 Overs: 104-4

Over  Summary: 6 1 1 0 0 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 104-4 ; Kane Williamson (48), Abdul Samad (1)

Marcus Stoinis [1.0-0-8-2] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Williamson
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Samad.
 
Ball 2: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 1: A low full toss and Williamson shuffles and hits towards fine leg for SIX.

SRH live score after 12 Overs: 95-4 | Axar scalps Holder

Over  Summary: 6 0 1 W 4 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 95-4 ; Kane Williamson (40), Abdul Samad (0)

Axar Patel [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6:  A single for Willaimson.
 
Ball 5: Williamson smashes FOUR

Abdul Samad, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Holder goes for a biggie but holed up to deep mid wicket. Holder c Praveen Dubey b Axar 11(15) [4s-1]
 
Ball 3: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT 
 
Ball 1: Williamson dance down the track and smashes down the ground for SIX.

SRH live score after 11 Overs: 83-3

Over  Summary: 0 0 0 Wd 0 6 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 83-3 ; Kane Williamson (28), Jason Holder (11)

Kagiso Rabada [2.0-0-13-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Williamson dabs towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 5: Williamson whacks towards mid wicket for SIX. 

Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Sunrisers Hyderabad needs 115 runs in 60 balls

Partnership: 31(30)
Last Wkt: Manish Pandey c Nortje b Stoinis 21(14) - 44/3 in 4.6 ov.
Last 5 overs: 31 runs, 0 wkts

SRH live score after 10 Overs: 75-3 | CRR: 7.5 REQ: 11.5

Over  Summary: 1 1 6 1 1 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 75-3 ; Kane Williamson (21), Jason Holder (11)

Pravin Dubey continues...

Ball 6: Williamson collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 5: Holder collects a single towards long-off. 
 
Ball 4: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Williamson smashes SIX straight down the ground.
 
Ball 2: Holder collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Williamson collects a single .

SRH live score after 9 Overs: 64-3

Over  Summary: 4 1 1 1 0 2 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 64-3 ; Kane Williamson (12), Jason Holder (9)

Axar Patel continues....

Ball 6: Holder collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Williamson collects a single towards sweeper cover.
 
Ball 3: Holder collects a single .
 
Ball 2: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Williamson smashes FOUR.

SRH live score after 8 Overs: 55-3

Over  Summary: 1 0 1 0 0 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 55-3 ; Kane Williamson (6), Jason Holder (6)

Praveen Dubey, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Holder collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Holder collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT 
 
Ball 1: Wiliamson collects a single.

SRH live score after 7 Overs: 52-3

Over  Summary: 1 1 0 1 0 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 52-3 ; Kane Williamson (4), Jason Holder (5)

Axar Patel, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Holder collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Williamson collects a single.

SRH live score after 6 Overs: 49-3

Over  Summary: 0 1 0 0 4 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 49-3 ; Kane Williamson (2), Jason Holder (4)

Anrich Nortje [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Holder cuts behind point for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Jason Holder, right handed bat, comes to the crease

SRH live score after 5 Overs: 44-3 | Stoinis scalps Manish, Garg

Over  Summary: 1 4 Wd 1 W 1 W ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 44-3 ; Kane Williamson (1), Jason Holder (0)

Marcus Stoinis, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Manish tries to go big but does not gets desired timing or elevation, holed to mid-on. Nortje completes the catch. Manish Pandey c Nortje b Stoinis 21(14) [4s-3]
 
Ball 5: Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease and steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 4: A full delivery, Garg misses the line of delivery completely and gets CASTLED. Priyam Garg b Stoinis 17(12) [6s-2]

Ball 3: Manish collects a single.
 
Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 2: Manish Pandey pulls the short delivery towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Garg pulls towards deeo mid-wicket for a single.

SRH live score after 4 Overs: 36-1

Over  Summary: 2 1 1 2 1 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 36-1 ; Priyam Garg (16), Manish Pandey (16)

Rabada continues...

Ball 6: Garg collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 5: Manish collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 4: Manish drives towards cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Garg collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Manish collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Manish collects a couple of runs.

SRH live score after 3 Overs: 28-1

Over  Summary: 4 1 0 0 6 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 28-1 ; Priyam Garg (14), Manish Pandey (10)

Anrich Nortje, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Garg hoicks towards deep backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Manish collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Manish Pandey smashes down the ground for FOUR.

SRH live score after 2 Overs: 17-1 | Rabada scalps Warner

Over  Summary: W 0 4 0 0 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 17-1 ; Priyam Garg (8), Manish Pandey (5)

Kagiso Rabada, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Manish Pandey collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Manish Pandey drives down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease and leaves outside off.
 
Ball 1: Rabada cramps Warner for room as the Australian southpaw tries to flick but ball hits on the pads and knocks out the bails. GONE. Warner b Rabada 2(3)

SRH live score after 1 Over: 12-0

Over  Summary: 1 1 6 Wd 1 Wd 1 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad: 12-0 ; Priyam Garg (8), David Warner (2)

Priyam Garg and Warner at the crease. Priyam Garg on strike. Ashwin opens the attack

Ball 6: DOT

Ball 5: Warner collects a single towards square leg.
 
Ball 5: WIDE

Ball 4: Garg collects a single towards mid-wicket pocket.
 
Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: Garg sweeps towards mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Warner collects a single towards mid-on.
 
Ball 1: Garg gets an leadinge edge to backward point for a single.

SRH needs 190 runs to qualify for final

Last Wkt: Shikhar Dhawan lbw b Sandeep Sharma 78(50) - 178/3 in 18.3 ov.
Last 5 overs: 51 runs, 1 wkts

DC live score after 20 Overs: 189-3

Over  Summary: 1 L1 1 1 2 B1 ; Delhi Capitals: 189-3 ; Shimron Hetmyer (42), Rishabh Pant (2)

Natarajan [3.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: One BYES taken. 
 
Ball 5: Hetmyer slices towards deep backward point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Pant digs out the yorker for a single.
 
Ball 3: Hetmyer collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 2: Pant collects a leg byes for Delhi.
 
Ball 1: Hetmyer hits towards long-on for a single.

DC live score after 19 Overs: 182-3 | Dhawan departs

Over  Summary: 1 1 W 1 2 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 182-3 ; Shimron Hetmyer (38), Rishabh Pant (1)

Sandeep Sharma [3.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Hetmyer collects a single towards sweeper cover.
 
Ball 5: Hetmyer hits towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: Dhawan tries to play an reverse sweep but misses. TRAPPED in front of wicket. Dhawan lbw b Sandeep Sharma 78(50) [4s-6 6s-2]
 
Ball 2: Hetmyer drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Dhawan slogs towards deep mid-wicket but Rashid drops a dolly, a single taken.

DC live score after 18 Overs: 176-2 | CRR: 9.78

Over  Summary: 4 4 1 4 1 4 ; Delhi Capitals: 176-2 ; Shikhar Dhawan (77), Shimron Hetmyer (34)

Jason Holder [3.0-0-32-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Hetmyer wallopes towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Dhawan blocks the yorker for a single.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan glances the low full toss towards deep square leg for FOUR.  
 
Ball 3: Hetmyer hits the low full toss towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: Hetmyer cuts towards deep backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Hetmyer smashes straight diown the ground for FOUR.

DC live score after 17 Overs: 158-2 | Hetmyer hitting big

Over  Summary: 1 6 2 Wd 2 1 0 ; Delhi Capitals: 158-2 ; Shikhar Dhawan (72), Shimron Hetmyer (21)

Natarajan [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Dhawan moves off side and tries to scoop but misses. DOT.
 
Ball 5: Hetmyer collects a single.

Ball 4: Hetmyer smashes straight down the ground for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: Hetmyer collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: A short delivery outside off and Hetmyer slaps towards cover boundary for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Dhawan collects a single.

DC live score after 16 Overs: 145-2

Over  Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 145-2 ; Shikhar Dhawan (71), Shimron Hetmyer (10)

Rashid Khan [3.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Hetmyer knocks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Hetmyer collects a single towards long-off.
 
Ball 2: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Hetmyer drives towards sweeper cover for a single.

DC live score after 15 Overs: 139-2

Over  Summary: 2 2 1 4 0 N2 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 139-2 ; Shikhar Dhawan (68), Shimron Hetmyer (7)

Nadeem continues...

Ball 6: FREE HIT, Hetmyer smashes towards sweeper cover for a single.

Ball 6: Hetmyer collects a couple of runs. NO BALL CALLED.
 
Ball 5:  DOT
 
Ball 4: Hetmyer smashes FOUR over cover.
 
Ball 3: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Dhawan collects a couple of runs again.
 
Ball 1: Dhawan collects a couple of runs.

Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease

DC live score after 14 Overs: 126-2 | Holder gets Iyer

Over  Summary: 1 1 0 2 2 W ; Delhi Capitals: 126-2 ; Shikhar Dhawan (63), Shreyas Iyer (21)

Holder comes back into the attack...

Ball 6: Shreyas Iyer goes for a biggie, hits straight to long-off, GONE. Shreyas Iyer c Manish Pandey b Holder 21(20) [4s-1]
 
Ball 5: Shreyas Iyer collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Shreyas Iyer collects a couple of runs towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Dhawan collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 1: Shreyas Iyer works towards mid-wicket for  a single.

TIMEOUT

KEY STATS
Partnership: 34(28)
Last Wkt: Marcus Stoinis b Rashid Khan 38(27) - 86/1 in 8.2 ov.
Last 5 overs: 35 runs, 1 wkts

DC live score after 13 Overs: 120-1 | CRR: 9.23

Over  Summary:  0 1 1 1 4 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 120-1 ; Shikhar Dhawan (62), Shreyas Iyer (16)

Shahbaz Nadeem [2.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Iyer wrists towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Iyer hits towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan punches down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 3: Iyer hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: Dhawan hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 1: Dhawan digs out the yorker back to bowler.

DC live score after 12 Overs: 112-1 | CRR: 9.33

Over  Summary:  0 Wd 1 1 1 1 0 ; Delhi Capitals: 112-1 ; Shikhar Dhawan (60), Shreyas Iyer (10)

Natarajan [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Dhawan drives towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 4: Iyer collects a single towards deep backward point.
 
Ball 3: Dhawan collects a single.

Ball 2:  Iyer drives down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 1: Iyer pushes back to bowler.

DC live score after 12 Overs: 112-1

Over  Summary:  0 Wd 1 1 1 1 0 ; Delhi Capitals: 112-1 ; Shikhar Dhawan (60), Shreyas Iyer (10)

Natarajan [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Dhawan drives towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 4: Iyer collects a single towards deep backward point.
 
Ball 3: Dhawan collects a single.

Ball 2:  Iyer drives down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 1: Iyer pushes back to bowler.

DC live score after 11 Overs: 107-1

Over  Summary:  1 1 1 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 107-1 ; Shikhar Dhawan (58), Shreyas Iyer (8)

Rashid Khan continues...

Ball 6: Shreyas Iyer pushes down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 5: Dhawan collects a single towards point.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Iyer collects a single towards backward square leg.
 
Ball 2: Dhawan works on leg side for a single.
 
Ball 1: Iyer gets a leading edge to vacant cover-point region for a single.

DC live score after 10 Overs: 102-1 | Dhawan hits FIFTY

Over  Summary:  1 6 2 2 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 102-1 ; Shikhar Dhawan (56), Shreyas Iyer (5)

Shahbaz Nadeem [1.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Iyer collects a single down the ground.
 
Ball 5: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan collects a couple of runs again.
 
Ball 3: Dhawan collects a couple of runs towards deep square leg.
 
Ball 2: Dhawan slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for a SIX and completes his sixth fifty of IPL 2020.
 
Ball 1: Iyer tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.


DC live score after 9 Overs: 89-1 | Stoinis departs

Over  Summary:  1 W 2 0 1 0 ; Delhi Capitals: 89-1 ; Shikhar Dhawan (45), Shreyas Iyer (3)

Rashid Khan continues...

Ball 6: Rashid nearly get the second wicket, DOT
 
Ball 5: Iyer hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4:  Iyer tries to cut but gets deceived.
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits the low full toss towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Rashid Khan cleans Stoinis with a peach of delivery. A tossed up delivery on off stump, Stoinis tries to flick it on leg side, missed it completely. CASTLED. Rashid gives Stoinis a send off. Stoinis b Rashid Khan 38(27) [4s-5 6s-1]
 
Ball 1: Dhawan works towards square leg for a single.

DC live score after 8 Overs: 85-0

Over  Summary:  1 1 1 Wd 0 4 1 ; Delhi Capitals: 85-0 ; Marcus Stoinis (44), Shikhar Dhawan (38)

Natarajan, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Dhawan cuts towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 5: Dhawan hits, the half-volley on stumps, through mid-wicket fielder for FOUR. 

Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 4: A short delivery, Dhawan tries to guide it over keeper, misses. WIDE BALL for height called.
 
Ball 3: A yorker on leg stump, Stoinis digs out towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Dhawan dances down the track and hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis guides the delivery outside off to a tad wide of backward point fielder for a single.

DC live score after 7 Overs: 76-0

Over  Summary:  1 1 1 6 1 1  ; Delhi Capitals: 76-0 ; Marcus Stoinis (38), Shikhar Dhawan (36)

Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Stoinis collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 5: Dhawan collects a single towards deep mid-wicket.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan hits towards cow corner for a couple of runs and a overthrow from Rashid, goes for four. SIX RUNS FOR DHAWAN.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Dhawan collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis collects a single.

TIMEOUT

Key Stats
Partnership: 65(37)
Last 5 overs: 62 runs, 0 wkts

DC live score after 6 Overs: 65-0 | Best opening stand for DC after five matches

Over  Summary:  6 N4 L1 0 1 1 1  ; Delhi Capitals: 65-0 ; Marcus Stoinis (33), Shikhar Dhawan (30)

Shahbaz Nadeem, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Stoinis collects a single towards long-on
 
Ball 5: Dhawan hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Stoins hits towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT.

Ball 2: FREE HIT, A yorker on the pads, Dhawan fails to put bat on ball, collects a leg byes for Delhi.
 
Ball 2: A waist height NO BALL, Dhawan smashes over backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Dhawan slog sweeps towards mid-wicket for SIX.

DC live score after 5 Overs: 50-0 | Stoinis, Dhawan hitting big

Over Summary:  1 1 4 4 1 0  ; Delhi Capitals: 50-0 ; Marcus Stoinis (31), Shikhar Dhawan (19)

Sandeep Sharma continues....

Ball 6: Stoinis defends back to bowler.
 
Ball 5: Dhawan taps towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan glances towards short fine leg and poor fielding effort give Delhi yet another FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Dhawan cuts through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Stoinis collects a single towards mid-wicket pocket. 
 
Ball 1: Dhawan works towards square leg for a single.

DC live score after 4 Overs: 39-0

Over Summary:  4 0 4 0 6 4  ; Delhi Capitals: 39-0 ; Marcus Stoinis (30), Shikhar Dhawan (9)

Holder continues....

Ball 6: Stoinis smashes towards deep backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: A slow delivery, Stoinis picks it and wallopes towards mid-wicket for a GIGANTIC SIX.
 
Ball 4: Stoinis hits the full delivery on stumps towards mid-wicket fielder for no run.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis smashes through mid-on for FOUR.
  
Ball 2: Holder beats Stoinis just outside off .
 
Ball 1: A back of length delivery and Stoins pulls just wide of mid-wicket fielder for FOUR.

DC live score after 3 Overs: 21-0

Over Summary:  1 0 0 4 4 1  ; Delhi Capitals: 21-0 ; Marcus Stoinis (12), Shikhar Dhawan (9)

Sandeep Sharma continues...

Ball 6: Stoinis taps the slow delivery on the pads towards short fine leg for an easy single.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis clips the ball on the pads towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Stoinis flicks, powerfully, towards deep square for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis hits the full delivery towards silly mid-on and Holder drops a tough chance. DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Dhawan dabs towards cover-point region for a single.

DC live score after 2 Overs: 11-0

Over Summary:  1 2 4 0 0 1  ; Delhi Capitals: 11-0 ; Marcus Stoinis (3), Shikhar Dhawan (8)

Jason Holder, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Dhawan tucks towards backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Dhawan hits the full delivery back to bowler.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan gets an inside edge onto his body and looks to take a single, Stoinis declines. DOT
 
Ball 3: Dhawan cuts over point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Dhawan cuts towards deep backward point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis works towards deep backward square leg for a single.

DC live score after 1 Over: 3-0

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 1 1  ; Delhi Capitals: 3-0 ; Marcus Stoinis (2), Shikhar Dhawan (1)

Stoinis and Dhawan at the crease. Stoinis on strike. Sandeep Sharma opens the attack

Ball 6: Stoinis collects a single down the ground. 
 
Ball 5: Dhawan taps towards extra cover for a quick single.
 
Ball 4: Dhawan leaves outside off.
 
Ball 3: Stonis collects a single towards mid-wicket region.
 
Ball 2: Stoinis flicks towards square leg for no run.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis defends with full face of the blade.

DC innings begins

Stoinis and Dhawan open for Delhi Capitals while Sandeep Sharma opens the attack for SRH

SRH playing 11

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Shreevats Goswami(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

DC playing 11

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

SRH playing 11: No change

Wriddiman Saha not able to recover as there is a tear in his hamstring, inform David Warner

DC playing 11: Two changes

Pravin Dubey and Shimron Hetmyer playing today

IPL 2020 Qualifier 2: DC vs SRH live toss

Iyer wins the toss and elects to bat first. A surprise decision given the team batting second won 8 out of 9 matches.

IPL 2020 Qualifier 2: DC vs SRH live toss

The DC vs SRH live toss will take place in one minutes: Will Shaw retain its place in DC playing 11?

IPL 2020 Qualifier 2: DC vs SRH live toss

Shreyas Iyer or David Warner: Who will win the toss today? The Coin flip will take place in 5 minutes, stay tuned.

NEWS READ: Moody slams Delhi Capitals for trading Boult to MI

Former Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) coach and ex-Australian cricketer Tom Moody lashed out at Delhi Capitals for trading the New Zealand pacer Trent Boult to defending champions Mumbai Indians.
 
Boult was the standout performer for Delhi in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL). The left-arm fast bowler scalped 18 wickets from 14 games as the Delhi based franchise finished last in the showpiece event.
 
Pacer Boult didn't play many games in 2019 IPL and was traded to Mumbai Indians in November last year ahead of the IPL auction.
 
This move by Delhi Capitals has come back to haunt them as the Kiwi pacer has become a key cog in the bowling wheel of Mumbai Indians after wreaking havoc on a number of occasions, the latest being the Qualifier 1 against Delhi.
 
Boult, who has picked 22 wickets in the 13th edition of IPL, dismantled the Delhi-based franchise top order in Qualifier 1 picking two wickets in the very first over.
 
"To me, that was an extraordinary move. And I know that at that point at that trade, they didn't know that the tournament was going to move to the UAE. But even so, Trent Boult would be deadly in Mumbai because that is one venue where the ball would swing," Moody told ESPNCricinfo.
 

IPL 2020 Qualifier 2: DC vs SRH live toss

The much important toss will take place in 8 minutes from now, stay tuned. The team winning the toss would look to bowl first. 

DC vs SRH playing 11 predictions

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Shreevats Goswami/Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shabaz Nadeem, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma.

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

IPL 2020 Qualifier 2: SRH vs DC pitch report

Center pitch will be used for IPL 2020 Qualifier 2. There is a lot of grass and Simon Dull said that the amount of grass reminds him of New Zealand. It's quite hard as well. The DC, with Nortje and Rabada have bowled a lot in the middle of the pitch, even at the death. They've tried hard lengths. The SRH don't have that kind of pace so they have bowled fuller lengths. I think that will be a key battle -how the batting line-ups counter this. 


In pic: When Ponting met Warner

Ricky Ponting, head coach of Delhi Capitals, Alex Carey of Delhi Capitals and David Warner captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad before the start of the qualifier 2 match of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Delhi Capitals and the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 8th November 2020. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI


What DC lacks in comparison to SRH

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) have been far more efficient at building their innings throughout the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) than the Delhi Capitals (DC). The two teams face each other on Sunday in the decisive second Qualifier at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here.
 
According to Glofans Cric Data Metrics, SRH get nearly 25 per cent of their runs in each of the five overs during their innings. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have needed quick burst lower down the order from the likes of Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer to post a big total.
 
Both teams have shown contrasting form going into the match. DC have managed just one win in their last six matches while SRH have won five of their last six. DC's dominant performances in the first half of the season helped them finish in the top two and they fell to a crushing 57-run defeat to Mumbai Indians in the first Qualifier.
 

DC vs SRH head to head (Since IPL 2018)

Matches played: 7
DC won: 2
SRH won: 5
 

DC vs SRH: Key stats

SRH highest score vs DC: 219
SRH lowest score vs DC: 116

 

DC vs SRH: Key stats

  • DC highest score vs SRH: 189
  • DC lowest score vs SRH: 80


DC vs SRH head to head

  • Total matches: 17
  • DC won: 6
  • SRH won: 11
 

Why Dhawan crucial for Delhi's success

Talking about Delhi Capitals, the former Team India batting coach said Shikhar Dhawan will have to fire for them if they want to make it to the finals.

"He's (Dhawan) a big match player...World Cup, ICC Championship, whenever he is required he has always fired for the team, which he has played for. He knows what is the state, he knows the SunRisers Hyderabad in and out, because he has played for them, he knows how to tackle Rashid Khan and he goes after him," said Bangar.

"So, I believe, Shikhar Dhawan is going to be a brilliant, brilliant player if Delhi Capitals have to win this game," he added.
 


Williamson's form crucial for SRH against DC, says Bangar

Kane Williamson will once again play a crucial role for SunRisers Hyderabad when they face Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday evening, believes Sanjay Bangar.
 
Williamson scored an unbeaten 50 of 44 balls to lead SRH to victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Eliminator on Thursday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. His partnership of 65 runs with Jason Holder, who also took three wickets earlier in the innings, took SRH over the line.
 
"He's (Williamson) gone be equally important for SunRisers Hyderabad...how a David Warner is important right at the top, but you saw in the previous game, his temperament, the ability to soak-in pressure and then put the pressure back on the opponent is a crucial quality, which not many people have," Bangar said while speaking on Star Sports' show Game Plan.
 
"So, I believe, he's going to be a crucial element, if SRH have to continue their march of winning five games in a row. So, he is going to be critical," he added.
Kane Williamson plays a shot against RCB

WATCH: Here's what Stoinis said ahead of today's match

WATCH: Team Delhi leaves for Abu Dhabi stadium

DC bowlers need to step up today again

Delhi's bowling has been DC's main weapon with the South African pace duo Kagiso Rabada (25 wickets in 15 matches) and his compatriot Anrich Nortje (20 wickets in 14 matches). Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (13 wickets in 13 matches) and Axar Patel (8 wickets in 13 matches) have been positives for DC in its struggles in recent games.


Inconsistent batting performance from DC

Shikhar Dhawan (525 runs in 15 matches) has been in sublime touch but would hope to get support from the others. Iyer (433 runs in 15 matches), all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (314 runs in 15 matches), and Prithvi Shaw (228 runs in 13 matches) have been amongst runs for their side but they have been plagued by inconsistency. Similarly, Rishabh Pant (285 runs in 12 matches) has been off-colour since his comeback from injury.


How uncapped bowlers raise to occasion for SRH

SRH was missing an experienced pace spearhead after Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out but Sandeep Sharma (13 wickets in 12 matches) and T. Natarajan (16 wickets in 15 matches) have filled that void with Holder. Rashid Khan (19 wickets in 15 matches) has been at his best, starving batsmen for runs and dismissing them when they took risks.


SRH's previous match in IPL 2020

The David Warner-led SRH were struggling to find the right balance in the first half of the season, having managed just three wins in their first seven games. However, the 'Orange Army' regrouped at the right time and ticked all the boxes to smoothly enter the playoffs.
 
All-rounder Jason Holder's (55 runs, 13 wickets) inclusion has acted as a catalyst for SRH's turnaround. In their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Holder's unbeaten 24 along with Williamson's half century is what took SRH over the line after their top order fell early. He was also the highest wicket taker for the team in the match.

CHECK RCB vs SRH ELIMINATOR HIGHLIGHTS HERE
 

DC previous match in IPL 2020

DC has been on the wane since its brilliant performances in the first half of the season and go into this match on the back of a heavy 57-run defeat to the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the first Qualifier.

CHECK DC vs MI Qualifier 1 highlights here

SRH squad for IPL 2020

SunRisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami (wicketkeeper), Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.

 


DC squad for IPL 2020

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams


IPL 2020 today's match, DC vs SRH Qualifier 2

Peaking at the right time and with all their boxes ticked, Sunrisers Hyderabad are certain to hold sway over a dishevelled Delhi Capitals in the second Indian Premier League qualifier here on Sunday.
 
The past couple of weeks have been a picture in contrast for the two franchises.
 
After an underwhelming first half, Sunrisers Hyderabad started pushing the envelope with the mercurial David Warner marshalling his resources well.
 
Capitals, on the other hand, looked like serious contenders till their first nine games, winning seven in that phase before an inexplicable slump saw them lose five out of their next six matches with skipper Shreyas Iyer looking all at sea.
 
The current situation notwithstanding, young Iyer would want to lead the Capitals to their first summit clash in 13 editions while Warner wouldn't mind adding another silverware to his 2016 triumph.
 
In fact, if he can win the next two games, Warner could boast of guiding comparatively one of the more inexperienced teams in this IPL. READ DC vs SRH PREVIEW HERE
 


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