In game 34 of the IPL 2023, which took place on Monday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by a score of seven runs. Despite a solid performance from Mayank Agarwal (49), SRH only managed to score 137/6 in 20 overs while chasing a target of 145 runs. For DC, Axar Patel and Anrich Nortje both claimed two wickets. Initially, Manish Pandey (34) and Axar Patel (34), who led a late comeback, helped Delhi reach 144/9 in 20 overs. While everything was going on, Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked off two dismissals and Washington Sundar got three wickets for SRH.
Aiden Markram, the captain of SunRisers Hyderabad, criticised the team’s lack of commitment after the loss. The batter claimed that SRH takes pride in a particular style of cricket and that they were far from it tonight.
Tight Win for Delhi Capitals:
Delhi scored 144 runs in the first innings of the match, but they did so at the cost of 9 wickets. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowling an exciting opening spell, the side was placed on the back foot from the very first ball of the game. The seasoned Indian bowler, a two-time Purple Cap champion, defeated Phil Salt with the game’s first ball to hold Delhi Capitals back.
Delhi was guilty of intentionally throwing their wickets, notably in the game’s eighth over, whether it was due to inexperience or poor preparation. As Washington Sundar attempted to clear the boundary, the visiting team lost three wickets, and they were never able to recover for the remainder of the innings.
Once more, Axar Patel saved the team by scoring 34 runs in 34 balls to push Delhi’s score to 144 runs. This turned out to be quite helpful as they successfully defended the lowest total ever in the Indian Premier League in Hyderabad.
Is this Delhi’s comeback?
Right now it won’t be totally correct to call this Delhi’s Comeback. The team’s batting line-up almost failed completely and it won’t help the team in further matches. The next game for Delhi will be crucial in order to determine its place later in the tournament. Capitals have to be much more sharp and prepared to face other stronger teams, like Chennai Super Kings.
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