IPL 2019: Match 16, Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Lesser Known Stats

Here are the lesser known stats from SRH’s 3rd straight win that put them on the top of the table.

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Sampath Bandarupalli

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The Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling attack started to gain some momentum by restricting the opposition to a low total twice in two matches. On yet another turning track at the Feroz Shah Kotla, the Delhi Capitals struggled to score runs against the tight bowling from the visitors. The target of 130 runs turned out to be too less to defend for the Capitals after a counter-attacking 28-ball 48 from the England keeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow.

Here are the lesser known stats from SRH’s 3rd straight win that put them on the top of the table:

End of Bhuvneshwar’s long streak:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has had a tough time with the ball recently as he failed to pick a wicket in the first three matches of SRH in this season. He finally ended his drought by cleaning up Prithvi Shaw in his 2nd over of the game. The pacer, in fact, failed to pick a wicket in his previous five IPL matches.

His last wicket in the league came during the 2018 season’s qualifier game where he dismissed Shane Watson. Between the wickets of Watson and Prithvi, Bhuvneshwar bowled 22.3 overs and conceded 194 runs in this league. The five consecutive matches without a wicket is the longest wicket-less streak for Bhuvi in the IPL.

President Nabi with a top IPL record:

Sunrisers Hyderabad has won all the seven matches in which they fielded Mohammad Nabi in the playing XI. Nabi featured in three games for SRH in 2017, two in 2018 and two in 2019 thus far. At the moment, the seven matches by Nabi are the most played by any player in the IPL with 100% win record. He thus surpassed Palani Amarnath’s tally of six matches as the Chennai Super Kings won all the six matches in which he played during the 2008 edition.

Yet another wicket-less powerplay for the Sunrisers:

The pair of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner began the 2019 season by becoming the first pair to share a hat-trick of century stands. With a 64-run stand against the Delhi Capitals, they also became only the 2nd pair in the IPL with fifty-plus stands in their first four partnerships. Warner had 50+ stands with Shikhar Dhawan in his first four partnerships with him during the 2014 season also for the Sunrisers.

The duo had 75 for the 2nd wicket, 62 for the 3rd wicket, 100 and 116 stands for the opening wicket across their first four partnerships in this league. Before the Bairstow-Warner pair, the Dhawan-Warner duo was the only one with four consecutive fifty-plus stands for the Sunrisers in the IPL. The left-handed pair also had stands of 55, 107, 139 and 53 in succession during the 2017 season for the first wicket.

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