All-arounder Axar Patel Leads Delhi Capitals to Their Second Victory

Delhi Capitals Inning

Following Delhi Capitals winning the toss and electing to bat, Sundar stopped a streak of six matches without a wicket by taking 3 wickets in just five deliveries to knock off the backbone of Delhi Capitals’ attacking line-up.

Then Bhuvneswhar stepped up with a stingy performance, recording 4-0-11-2, which featured the vital wickets of Phil Salt on duck and Axar on 34 runs, to shock Delhi even further.

Following the powerplay, the score for Delhi Capitals went from 57 runs for the loss of 2 wickets to 62 runs for 5, putting them in a position where their backs were firm regarding the wall.

Patel who scores 34 runs and Manish Pandey who made 34 runs prevented further embarrassment for Delhi, who continued to sit in last place in the points table.

They did an excellent job of adding a total of 69 scores for the 6th wicket, which propelled Delhi Capitals above the 100-run barrier and averted a complete collapse for their team.

Patel scored 34 runs off 27 balls with four smashes to the boundary, while Pandey got run out after scoring 34 runs off 27 balls after Sundar made a fantastic throw from wide midwicket. Patel scored 34 runs off 27 balls, while Pandey scored 34 runs off 27 balls.

Bhuvaneshwar set the tone early on by dismissing Phil Salt caught after by Klaasen off his 3rd delivery and by keeping David Warner quiet for most of his first spell.

Shortly after the powerplay ended, the spinning all-rounder ran through the heart of the Delhi batting order in the 8th over, which is when the skipper of Delhi, who had just broken the shackles to hit Sundar for a four and a six in the fourth over, was dismissed.

Warner, who was out for a score of 20 balls and 21, got caught by Brook at square leg deep on the 2nd ball while attempting to sweep the ball.

Comeback hitter Sarfaraz Khan with 10 runs was following to fell to the sweeping shot, and it happened on the 4th ball from Sundar. Bhuvneshwar caught him at a wide backward long leg. This caused Delhi to fall further down in the match.

Aman hit a four on the initial ball that he faced, but Sundar managed to get a top edge off the last delivery.

In the 2nd over, DC’s number three Marsh began his batting with four fours off Marco Jansen, which scored them 19 runs. However, he was misled by the slower delivery off T Natarajan, he had the batsman caught leg-before on 25 runs with 4 boundaries on 25 balls.

 It was the very first occasion in IPL history that Delhi comfortably held onto a 1st innings with a total of fewer than 150 runs. It came about because Hyderabad was unable to manage more than 137 runs for six in their 20 overs when trying to win a match with a low 145-run target.

The victory was Delhi’s 2nd in a row since they had dropped their previous five matches in a row, while Hyderabad dropped to 0-3 with the latest setback.

 After David Warner elected to bat first, the Delhi Capitals were only able to muster a score of 144 for nine thanks to the efforts of the off-spin batsman Sundar gave 28 runs and took 3 wickets in his 4 overs, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who took 2 wickets and gave only 11 runs during his 4 overs who highlighted the batting weaknesses of the Delhi Capitals.

Despite maintaining their position in last place, with only four points to their name, Delhi continued the season with a losing skid of five matches to start the season.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Inning

In the middle of the inning, Delhi Capitals took four wickets in rapid succession, including Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi with 15 runs, Abhishek Sharma with 5 runs, as well as Aiden Markam with 3 runs. This allowed them to steadily increase their hold on the game while highlighting SRH’s predicament by only allowing 3-fours during this time period.

Agarwal was given an early opportunity to salvage the game after Mitchell Marsh was unable to secure a difficult chance off his right side, at 1st slip, against Ishant Sharma during the initial over of the match.

The right-handed batsman was given a second chance on 47 runs while a flicked ball off Marsh fell near Mukesh at deep fine leg, however, he didn’t have much time to capitalize on his good fortune before he ran out of opportunities.

In the twelfth over, Axar Patel tricked the batter as the ball was in flight, but the ball ended up being hit directly by Aman Khan.

Agarwal scored 49 runs off 39 deliveries, including seven boundaries. He added 31 & 38 scores with Brook alongside Tripathi, respectively, for the 1st and 2nd wickets. Despite his impressive performance, Agarwal never appeared to be in control of the situation.

After the departure of Agarwal in the twelfth over, Delhi’s tails were up, and their effective replacement Ishant dealt a serious blow by catching SRH’s influence player Tripathi beyond the wicket for a total of 21 balls and 15 runs.

The SRH’s downward spiral proceeded with Abhishek with 5 runs smashing one direct back at Kuldeep Yadav during the fourteenth over, followed by the next, Axar got Markram cutting one on, which brought the home team’s score to an embarrassing 86/5.

In the final four overs, SRH required 51 runs to win. Sundar and Klaasen put together a 41-run 6th-wicket partnership off of 26 balls to give the team a boost, but it was too little, too late.

However, SRH’s strange batting approach, which meant they never appeared likely to dominate, resulted to their downfall, as seen by the fact that they were only able to score 137 runs.

Heinrich Klaasen (31; 19 balls, 3 fours, 1 six) and Sundar, who stepped up with 15 balls and 24 runs not out (3 fours), spearheaded SRH’s revival after they lost the first half of their team for 85 scores in 14.1 overs. This was accomplished despite the fact that SRH had already scored 85 runs.

But it was inadequate as Anrich Nortje who gave 33 runs and took 2 tickets during his 4 overs removed his South African teammate, and then Mukesh Kumar bowled a magnificent last over to protect 13 runs, which gave Delhi their second successive win of the season. Although it was a close victory, it was an exciting one.

The generally dismal Indian Premier League debut season of Harry Brook was stretched even further, as Mayank Agarwal (49) was unable to capitalize on two opportunities to stay alive.


During a low-scoring final-over thriller played in Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven runs thanks to the all-around heroics of Axar Patel. This was despite Washington Sundar’s great efforts with the bat and the ball.

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