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IPL 2019: Eliminator, Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Lesser Known Stats

Here are the lesser known stats recorded during the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s exit from the tournament.

Delhi players
Delhi players. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Delhi Capitals have tried a lot of things to win the matches this season but to their luck, the Eliminator against the Sunrisers Hyderabad was one of them. Despite no player reaching 40, the Sunrisers made 162/8 while Delhi nearly lost despite Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant scoring 56 and 49 respectively. The last two overs involved high voltage drama but the Delhi unit managed to hold their nerves in getting past the orange outfits.

Here are the lesser known stats recorded during the SRH’s exit from the tournament

The Keemo-Khaleel face off

Keemo Paul scored the winning runs in the bowling of Khaleel Ahmed when Delhi Capitals needed two runs from two deliveries. These two players faced off in the 2016 U-19 CWC final where Keemo hit the winning runs to hand the West Indies title also against Khaleel in the final over of the match.

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Name change works for Delhi

The change in name for the Delhi franchise seems to be working as the Delhi Capitals did what the Delhi Daredevils failed to do in the previous 11 editions – winning a playoff or knockout match. They ended up on the losing side in the semi-finals of the 2008 and 2009 editions while the 2012 season turned out to be a disaster where they lost both the qualifiers. Including these four, Delhi franchise lost the semis of the 2012 CLT20 as well.


Shaw hands DC a great start:

Prithvi Shaw became the first teenager to score a fifty in an IPL knockout/playoff match. Prithvi’s fifty in this game was his 4th in the IPL. He and Shubman Gill are the only players to score as many as four fifties before turning 20 in the IPL.


A poor season in terms of results for Sunrisers:

Sunrisers Hyderabad might have been knocked out in the Eliminator and finished as the 4th best team but have recorded their worst season in terms of defeats and win percentage. They won only six out of the 15 matches they played at a win % of 33.33. SRH lost a total of nine matches this season; the most by them in an IPL edition surpassing the eight defeats in 2014.


Obstructing the field:

Amit Mishra ended up getting out obstructing the field trying to sneak in a single to level the scores. He thus became only the 2nd player after Yusuf Pathan to be dismissed in such fashion in the IPL. Yusuf was given out as he kicked the ball during the 2013 season match between KKR and PWI. These two are the only instances of obstructing the field in the Twenty20 format by Indians and also in India.

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