IPL 2020: 3 Mistakes committed by the losing side in DC vs SRH

SRH's committed quite a few mistakes on a crucial day.

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David Warner of SRH. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

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Sunrisers Hyderabad lost the second Qualifier against Delhi Capitals to get eliminated from the tournament. It is the second consecutive year when DC has beaten them in the playoffs. SRH lost their way quite early as Delhi started with a phenomenal partnership at the top. Shikhar Dhawan and Marcus Stoinis provided them with a flying start, however, SRH pulled the things back in the death overs.

Delhi scored 189 in their 20 overs and it was an uphill task for SRH to chase it down in a pressure game. DC bowled well and picked up wickets whenever there was a partnership building up. Though Kane Williamson tried his best to hold the fort for his team, Marcus Stoinis and Kagiso Rabada picked up wickets in bunches to take their team to the final.

Here are the three mistakes committed by SRH against DC:-

1. Not using Rashid Khan in the powerplay

Delhi Capitals started at a brisk rate with Shikhar Dhawan and Marcus Stoinis as a new opening pair. They were running away with a brilliant run-rate and SRH should have tried to control them better. Rashid Khan is their strike bowler and if he would have bowled in the powerplay, they had a chance to pick up a wicket and put a dent on Delhi’s batting. Eventually, when Rashid came into the attack he removed Marcus Stoinis and the same could have been done earlier.

2. Sloppy fielding by SRH

SRH’s effort in the field was quite sluggish. They dropped several catches in the field and it turned out to be a cause of trouble for them. Stoinis’ catch was dropped in the powerplay, later Dhawan and Hetmyer’s catches were also dropped. If they would have pulled off a better fielding effort, DC could have been restricted under 175.

3. No support for Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson is a world-class batsman and he scored a fifty for SRH in their previous match against RCB as well. However, this time as the target was much higher, he needed other batsmen to stay with him till the end but that didn’t happen. Their senior batsmen, David Warner and Manish Pandey got out early. If one of these two would have tried to stick with Williamson till the end, they could have pulled off this chase.