IPL 2022, Match 50 DC vs SRH, Stats Review: David Warner shatters a flurry of records against his former team
Delhi Capitals now have alternating wins and losses in their last eight matches.
Updated - May 6, 2022 12:45 am
Delhi Capitals have defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 50th match of IPL 2022, by a margin of 21 runs at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. In an innings where Bhuvneshwar Kumar began the proceedings with a wicket-maiden over, a mammoth partnership between David Warner and Rovman Powell took DC to a total above 200. SRH initially looked nowhere in the chase, but terrific knocks from Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran brought down the defeat margin to 21 runs.
Kane Williamson won his ninth toss in ten matches and decided to field. Both teams made a flurry of changes, with some of them influenced by injuries. The match was much anticipated for David Warner playing against his former team SRH, where he scored plenty of runs and was highly consistent. Warner indeed made a statement amidst the hype, by scoring an unbeaten 58-ball 92.
Though Bhuvneshwar managed to keep his longstanding ex-teammate Warner under control, Umran Malik, who was sent in early in the powerplay, had let Warner break the shackles in an over that went for 21 runs. Sean Abbott soon got rid of Mitchell Marsh at a low score, and the next batter at the crease Rishabh Pant was also uncomfortable early on. The DC skipper then hit four boundaries in consecutive balls off Shreyas Gopal’s bowling, and was out in the very same over. SRH couldn’t pick any wicket since then, as David Warner and Rovman Powell shared an unbeaten 122-run partnership off the remaining 66 balls.
SRH never looked like they were going to chase it down, with the openers Abhishek Sharma and Kane Williamson dismissed for single-digit scores. Soon Rahul Tripathi was out for an unsatisfactory 18-ball 22. Though the damage was already done, it was first Aiden Markram and later Nicholas Pooran who produced commendable efforts to save the net run rate.
From requiring 160 to win off 66 balls to needing 65 to win off 27 balls, SRH did well to keep a massive required rate under control. After a match-changing seven-run over by Khaleel Ahmed, Nicholas Pooran was controversially out to Shardul Thakur off a high full-toss in the next over. This wicket sealed the match as Delhi Capitals eventually won by 21 runs.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 50 between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League 2022:
3 – David Warner reached a fifty in all three matches he played at Brabourne Stadium this year.
3 – David Warner reached 400 T20 sixes, becoming the third left-hand batter to the milestone, after Chris Gayle and Colin Munro.
4 – Delhi Capitals have now won all their four matches at Brabourne Stadium this season.
6 – This is the sixth time David Warner produced a score in the nineties in the IPL. This is the highest of any player, overtaking KL Rahul who has five.
8 – Delhi Capitals now have alternating wins and losses in their last eight matches.
14 – Mandeep Singh registered his 14th duck in the IPL, which is now the joint highest along with Rohit Sharma.
20 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first player to take 20 wickets in first over of an innings in the IPL. He also reached 30 wickets in the first over in all recorded T20 cricket. Only Sohail Tanvir took a higher number of wickets in the first over (36).
89 – This was the 89th fifty for David Warner in T20 cricket, the highest for any player. He overtook Chris Gayle, who had 88.
92 – David Warner scored 92 while playing his first IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad after seven years. In between, he scored 4014 runs for SRH in just 95 innings, at an average of 49.55.
157.0 – Umran Malik bowled a 157 kph ball today, which is the second-fastest ball bowled in IPL history. The only faster ball (157.7 kph) was delivered by Shaun Tait. However, Rovman Powell smashed the delivery for a four.