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Twitter Reactions: Delhi Capitals choke SRH in the 156-run chase in Hyderabad

SRH lost 8/15 in the chase and slumped to their third consecutive defeat.

Keemo Paul
Keemo Paul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), like the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), have lost three on the bounce now. The break didn’t work wonders for them and a few changes to the playing XI led to the Orange Army going down in a hap in the chase. Delhi Capitals (DC) had challenged them in their own den and the visitors, despite posting an under-par total bowled beautifully with all the heart to win their fourth away game of the season

After losing the toss, the Capitals openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw couldn’t give the team a good start. Khaleel Ahmed, playing his first game of the season, sent back both of them in the first two overs of his spell. Colin Munro and Shreyas Iyer came together at 20/2 and stitched a decent 49-run stand for the third wicket. Just when the Kiwi batsman was looking dangerous to take the game away from the home team, the SRH debutant Abhishek Sharma snaffled him.

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Rishabh Pant came out and along with Iyer, kept the team ahead as the Capitals looked set for a good score. But when they tried to force the pace, both the batsman were dismissed in the space of three balls. They struggled to get the final flourish and eventually finished on just 155 runs for the loss of seven wickets after 20 overs.

SRH middle-order once again succumbs to pressure

The SRH openers Jonny Bairstow and David Warner looked to be running away with the game in the chase. The former once again was in good nick and slammed 41 off 31 deliveries in the 72-run opening stand. Everything was going by now for the Orange army. But the first wicket slowed down the proceedings even as Kane Williamson was dismissed by Keemo Paul.

The ball got older and is became tough to score. Warner also struggled during his 51-run knock in the middle and his wicket triggered an exceptional collapse. From being comfortable at 101/2, they stunningly went down to 116 all-out as the Capitals won the game by 39 runs. The run-scoring became difficult and all the SRH batsmen were desperate to force the pace with the required run-rate soaring.

Eventually, they could add nothing and were bundled out with more than one over to spare. While Kagiso Rabada returned with the figures of 4/22, Paul and Chris Morris shared six wickets equally. The Capitals have now climbed to the second position in the points table with five wins to their name and are looking a team to beat.

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