The Sunrisers Hyderabad have picked up some serious form over the last couple of matches that they have played. Renowned for their bowling prowess, the SRH camp showed why exactly they are tipped as the best bowling unit in the competition. After a healthy win over RCB in Hyderabad, they arrived in Delhi to play against the Delhi Capitals. The Capitals were blown away in a low scoring affair that is bound to dent their confidence even more in the longer run, considering that this is their third defeat in the season.
Having been asked to bat, DC had a terrible start to the innings as they lost their openers in the powerplay. The powerpacked middle-order imploded big time to only add to the woes of the struggling DC camp. Barring skipper Shreyas Iyer, no batter showed intent to stay at the crease. Iyer top scored with 43 to his name. A final flourish of an unbeaten 23 off 13 balls from Axar Patel took DC to a respectable score of 129/8 in 20 overs. For SRH, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Siddharth Kaul bagged two wickets each.
In the run chase, it was a similar story to what the fans had seen on the last weekend. For those who felt it was a one-off show, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow put on a good opening stand yet again. The DC bowlers struck back and put on a tough fight but could not prevent the Orange Army from notching up their third win of the season. It could have been an anti-climax with DC edging away with a turnaround win. But a couple of handy shots from Mohammad Nabi towards the end sealed the fate of the game for SRH.
About the Incident
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up his first wicket in IPL 2019 as he castled Prithvi Shaw’s stumps at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday. Shaw opened the innings with Shikhar Dhawan and got off to a decent start with two terrific boundaries in the opening over off Bhuvneshwar. However, it was the senior pacer who had the last laugh as he came back to clean up Prithvi Shaw in his second over.
Prithvi shaw failed to read slow off-cutter
Bhuvneshwar bowled a slow off-cutter which Prithvi Shaw failed to read and played across the line as the ball crashed into his stumps. He was dismissed after scoring 11 off 11 balls failing to get his team off to a strong start. Bhuvneshwar, who finished with 2/27 in his four overs, has not had the best of starts to the ongoing IPL season conceding 37, 55 and 25 runs respectively in SRH’s last three games. His wobbly form was a huge concern for both SRH and India with the World Cup around and his two wicket spell on Thursday will certainly boost his confidence going ahead in the tournament.
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