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IPL 2019: Shreyas Iyer goofs up during toss; leaves Sanjay Manjrekar in splits

This SRH scraped through to the playoffs despite finishing on similar points with Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab because of a better net run-rate.

Shreyas Iyer
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It’s seven long years since Delhi had made their last playoffs in the Indian Premier League (IPL). On Wednesday, the Delhi Capitals took on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the eliminator of the IPL 2019. It was a historic moment of sort for the franchise who are yet to make their first final in the IPL since the beginning in 2008 and the side’s young captain Shreyas Iyer made the occasion even memorable.

The young cricketer came out for the toss with his SRH counterpart Kane Williamson at Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium Vishakhapatnam and even while Sanjay Manjrekar, was making his introductory speech, he flipped the coin. “Hang on,” said Manjrekar as he and Williamson intervened to catch the coin. He said jokingly that the DC captain was too eager to go ahead with the game.

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The coin was flipped again and Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to bowl first. SRH went on to post 162/8 in 20 overs. Whoever wins the game will play the Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier at the same venue on May 10 and the winner of that match will play Mumbai Indians in the final in Hyderabad on May 12.

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SRH have been hit by the absence of Warner and Bairstow

The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been pegged back at the business end of the tournament by the absence of their established opening partners David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, both of whom have returned home for preparations for the World Cup. This SRH scraped through to the playoffs despite finishing on similar points with Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab because of a better net run-rate.

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