Delhi Capitals (DC) bowlers held nerves under pressure to thwart a late challenge from Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and secure a thrilling seven-run win in IPL 2023 in Hyderabad on Monday (April 24).
Heinrich Klaasen (31 from 19 balls) and Washington Sundar (24 not out; 15b) led their revival from 85/5 but the South African was dismissed by Anrich Nortje (2/33) in the penultimate over.
Mukesh Kumar (3-0-27-0) then defended 13 runs from the last over. Axar Patel returned with 2/21 from his four overs.
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Chasing 145, SRH was kept to 137/6 in 20 overs.
Opening the batting, Mayank Agarwal led the SRH batting charge atop the order but only to get out one run shy of his half-century.
SRH lost half of their side for 85 in 14.1 overs when Klaasen and Sundar revived their chase.
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Earlier, veteran seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and spinner Washington Sundar headlined SRH’s impressive bowling show by restricting DC to 144/9.
Having returned wicketless from six matches this season, Washington Sundar (3/28) grabbed three wickets in five balls to leave DC reeling at 62/5 inside eight overs after skipper David Warner opted to bat.
Bhuvneshwar (2/11) then came up with a tidy spell as Delhi struggled to get going.
After the top-order failure, the duo of Manish Pandey (34) and Axar Patel (34) shared 69 from 59 balls.
But SRH’s tight bowling and fielding stymied the proceedings at the back-end as DC lost five wickets and managed just 16 runs in the last three overs.
Delhi Capitals 144/9 in 20 overs (Manish Pandey 34, Axar Patel 34; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/11, Washington Sundar 3/28) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 137/6 in 20 overs (Axar Patel 2/21) by seven runs.
If @davidwarner31‘s reaction can sum it up… 😀 👌@DelhiCapitals register their 2⃣nd win on the bounce as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 runs. 👏 👏
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— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2023
(With agency inputs)