Thursday, February 2, 2023

Rain Plays a Spoil Spot but SRH Wins

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There is a famous proverb which says that, “when going gets tough, the tough gets going” and the Delhi Daredevils are exactly facing the tough right now. You can’t put DD as a clear winner or giving them a remotest chance of winning the game after they posted 143 on the board which is just above a par score in any T20 game, but they were certainly not out of it. But then suddenly rain came down and started to shorten the game by every minute and finally after two to three breaks Sun Risers Hyderabad given a very moderate target to achieve in 5 overs. Moderate in the sense the wickets in hand. So one must feel that DD was not given a level playing field but that is what it is all about. DD are now on the bottom of the table below MI whose NRR is better than of DD despite on the same points. This shows DD has to blame itself for being in such position and not the rains.

IPL 7 | Match 32 | DD Vs SRH


Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Toss: SRH and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

DD: Quinton de Kock, Kevin Pietersen, Mayank Agarwal, Dinesh Karthik, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Jean Paul Duminy, Kedar Jadhav, Rahul Shukla, Mohammed Shami, Imran Tahir, Siddharth Kaul

SRH: Aaron Finch, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Naman Ojha, KL Rahul, Moises Henriques, Irfan Pathan, Karan Sharma, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

DD 143/7 (20) Run rate: 7.15

Dinesh Karthik 39 (30) | Dale Steyn 2/20 (4)

Kevin Pietersen 35 (19) | Amit Mishra 2/23 (3)

SRH 44/2 (4.2 – 5 Overs MAX) Run rate: 10.15

Naman Ojha 13* (3) | Siddharth Kaul 1/5 (1)

David Warner 12* (9) | Rahul Shukla 1/13 (1)

Result: SRH won by 8 wickets (D/L method)

Points: SRH 2 (Total 8) | DD 0 (Total 4)

Man of the match: Dale Steyn (SRH)

Umpires: Rajesh Deshpande | Bruce Oxenford | C Shamsuddin (3rd) | Navdeep Singh (Reserve)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

How they played the game:

Powerplay: DD 52 runs 1 wicket | SRH 44/2 (4.2)

First 50 runs: DD 35 balls

50-100 runs: DD 42 balls

EXTRAS: SRH 5 (LB 4, 1 Wd 1) | DD 11 (B 4, LB 2, Wd 4, 1NB)

Best Partnership

DD: 4th wicket – 55 runs off 44 balls between Karthik 35 (26) and Shukla 17 (18)

SRH: 3rd wicket – 19 runs off 6 balls between Ojha 13* (3) and Warner 6* (3)

Fours and SIXES

DD 10 Fours – 4 each by Pietersen and Agarwal, 1 each by Karthik and Shukla | 5 SIXES – 2 each by Pietersen and Karthik, 1 by Shukla

SRH 2 Fours – 1 each by Dhawan and Warner | 2 SIXES by Ojha

In the PIC: Un-seasonal rain in Delhi forces spectators looking for cover

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo 

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