IPL 2019: Match 16, DC vs SRH – Who Said What
It was yet another disappointing effort from DC.
Updated - Apr 4, 2019 11:32 pm
It was yet another easy victory for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as they steamrolled the Delhi Capitals (DC) in their own den. The home side couldn’t adapt to their own conditions and succumbed to yet another poor batting display. The pitch was sluggish throughout the game and the score of 150 would’ve been a winning total. But that wasn’t the case thanks to some exceptional bowling from the visitors.
Shreyas Iyer was the only batsman who looked assured during his 41-ball stay at the crease. He scored 43 runs with three fours and a solitary six but he never found support from the other end. Chris Morris and Axar Patel batted well in the death overs as the duo helped the team get to 129 runs somehow after 20 overs.
It was one of the best bowling efforts of this season from the SRH. All of their five bowlers shared eight wickets and all of them were extremely economical.
Bairstow leads the chase
Jonny Bairstow led the chase for the SRH. He attacked the opponents in the powerplay while David Warner enjoyed the innings from the other end. Within a blink of an eye, the English batsman raced to 48 and just when it felt that he will go past yet another half-century, Rahul Tewatia pinned Bairstow in front of the stumps. Warner didn’t have a great day in the middle and Kagiso Rabada got better of him.
Vijay Shankar and Manish Pandey stitched a brief stand but both of them were dismissed and it became difficult to bat on as the innings progressed. When the fifth wicket fell, they needed 18 runs to win the game but then the veterans were in the middle. Mohammad Nabi and Yusuf Pathan didn’t take the pressure at all and finished the game for the SRH in the penultimate over of the innings.
Man of the Match, Jonny Bairstow said:
There was a little less bounce than what we had in Hyderabad. It was good to bat second because you could see what you needed to do. When the bowlers are bowling, they tell you that this boundary is shorter and it is turning from which part.
Really pleased with the start, we have three games in quick succession and keep playing the brand of cricket that we’ve been playing. We have a great bunch of guys and we hope to keep going.
SRH skipper, Bhuvneshwar Kumar said:
It is always easy as the captain when the team does well and I always believe that the captain is as good as the team. We weren’t sure at the toss but we always wanted to bowl given how small the ground is, we knew that it would be easier in the second innings. We knew it would be a tricky chase but the start we got was great.
In the second half of the IPL the wickets would be slow and turning all over India and spin would play a big part because of which we need to be choosy with the team selection. Kane is almost there, but we want him to take as much time as he wants.
DC skipper, Shreyas Iyer said:
The last two games have been the same (disappointing). It was a tough wicket to bat on and since they bowled first, they had an idea about how to go about it. We didn’t play that well as a batting side. Another learning – we should come back positive and strong.
After the first time out, I thought 140-150 would have been a good score, especially with three spinners playing. Unfortunately we lost too many wickets and we could not capitalise. I needed a little support over there because one of the top four batsmen had to be there, I had taken the responsibility but unfortunately I took on Rashid and got out as well.
We had almost lost the game after the first few overs, but the way we came back should be appreciated. The bowlers are mentally strong at the moment. That is really good to see from a captain’s point of view.