Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Live coverage as Delhi Capitals takes on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday at 7:30 PM IST.
IPL 2020: Dhawan, Stoinis shine as Delhi beats Hyderabad to reach first final
Result: Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs to reach IPL 2020 Final.
Indian Premier League Playoffs Match Schedule:
|DATE & DAY||MATCHES||TIME (IST)||VENUES|
|November 5, Thursday||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|November 6, Friday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|November 8, Sunday||Qualifier 2 - Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|November 10, Tuesday||Final - Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Dubai|
What a game we had and a masterclass from Kane Williamson wasn't enough as Delhi kept fighting to enter the IPL final for the maiden time. The Shreyas Iyer-led side will face four-time champion Mumbai Indians in the final on Tuesday.
SRH 168/8 after 19 overs: Rabada proves why he is the best as he packs off Rashid Khan and Sreevats Goswami to put Delhi on the brink of making it to the final.
SRH 160/5 after 18 overs: SRH needs 30 runs in 12 balls and Rashid Khan with two beautiful strokes off Ashwin has kept the game alive.
SRH 148/5 after 17 overs: Huge moment in the game as Stoinis removes Williamson and a masterclass comes to an end. From now on, Delhi should control the game and should look to enter the final. Williamson falls for 45-ball 67 and Hyderabad needs 42 in 18 balls.
SRH 139/4 after 16 overs: Sunrisers needs 51 runs in 24 balls and Williamson holds the key in what is going to be a cracker of a finish. Samad has come off his own with a 10-ball 22.
SRH 129/4 after 15 overs: Right then Abdul Samad gets into the act as he smacks Norje over square leg for a maximum and then punishes the pacer for two back to back boundaries to make it a 16-run over.
SRH 113/4 after 14 overs: Williamson hits his second consecutive fifty and this will be all the more satisfying if he can out think Delhi and help Sunrisers reach the final.
SRH 104/4 after 13 overs: Kane Williamson is waging a lone battle here and Abdul Samad needs to at least rotate the strike and not leave the New Zealand skipper stranded.
SRH 95/4 after 12 overs: Axar Patel strikes and he ends Jason Holder's stay at the crease as the West Indies captain holes it out in the deep and his struggle at the crease comes to an end.
SRH 83/3 after 11 overs: Williamson is keeping Hyderabad in the hunt as he smokes Rabada high over the deep mid-wicket and what a shot that was. Sunrisers needs 101 in 53 balls.
SRH 75/3 after 10 overs: Williamson goes into attack mode as he smacks Praveen Dubey over the sightscreen for a maximum. Sunrisers needs more of these from the New Zealand skipper.
SRH 64/3 after 9 overs: Williamson into the act with a paddle to the fine leg fence as nine comes from Axar's second over.
SRH 55/3 after 8 overs: Top start from young spinner Praveen Dubey as he gives just three from his over and the required rate is hovering just around 12 rpo.
SRH 52/3 after 7 overs: Axar Patel into the attack and the spinner starts in an excellent way by giving just three from his opening over.
SRH 49/3 after 6 overs: Jason Holder is off the mark with a backfoot punch through the point but Delhi dictating terms at the moment.
SRH 44/3 after 5 overs: Marcus Stoinis strikes twice as he removes Priyam Garg and then Manish Pandey to put Delhi on top. The fall of Pandey means, Kane Williamson needs to play a blinder to help Sunrisers qualify for the final.
SRH 36/1 after 4 overs: It's difficult to score off Rabada and both Pandey and Garg bank on singles and two to keep the scorecard ticking.
SRH 28/1 after 3 overs: Manish Pandey gets into the act with a boundary but Garg plays a superb pull to launch Nortje over fine leg. Sunrisers motoring on.
SRH 17/1 after 2 overs: Kagiso Rabada strikes with his very first delivery as he knocks out David Warner with an inswinging yorker. Manish Pandey walks in early to join Priyam Garg.
SRH 12/0 after 1 over: No signs of nerves for Priyam Garg, playing his first IPL, as he slog sweeps Ashwin high over the deep square leg as Sunrisers begins its chase. Warner off the mark.
Alright we are back for the chase and it will be David Warner along with Priyam Garg. For Delhi, it will be R Ashwin with the new ball.
End of Innings: DC 189/3 in 20 overs
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Delhi rode on Shikhar Dhawan's brilliant 50-ball 78 and an unbeaten 22-ball 42 from Marcus Stoinis to post a challenging 189/3 in 20 overs. Not to forget, the side built on the fiery cameo from Marcus Stoinis at the top. Back for the chase in a while.
DC 182/3 after 19 overs: Sandeep Sharma strikes and he traps Dhawan, who falls for a brilliant 50-ball 78. Rishabh Pant joins Hetmyer with Delhi aiming the magical 200-run mark.
DC 176/2 after 18 overs: Chance for Dhawan to record his third century - touch difficult but given the way he is timing the ball, the southpaw can reach the three-figure mark. Hetmyer, meanwhile, is attacking almost every delivery. 18 runs from Holder's over 4-0-50-1.
DC 158/2 after 17 overs: Hetmyer smokes Natarajan for a maximum over the deep cover but the bowler comes back to not concede a boundary. Still 13 runs from the over.
DC 145/2 after 16 overs: Rashid Khan finishes his quota and he records 4-0-26-1. Delhi all set for a late surge
DC 139/2 after 15 overs: Shimron Hetmyer joins Dhawan and he opens his account with crisp drive over covers and Nadeem's horror with the ball ends. 4-0-48-0
DC 126/2 after 14 overs: Shreyas Iyer falls as he perishes, trying to up the ante. The DC skipper was struggling to time the ball and having realised he had to take risks, didn't end up playing dots.
DC 120/1 after 13 overs: A forgettable outing for Nadeem as he has leaked 35 runs in his three overs. Meanwhile, Iyer is getting a move on as he finds a boundary with a neat flick to the deep mid-wicket.
DC 112/1 after 12 overs: Natarajan bowls a tidy over giving just five from his second and there is a slight dip in momentum as far as Delhi is concerned. Still, Delhi bossing the game at the moment.
DC 107/1 after 11 overs: Nicely done by both Dhawan and Iyer as they deny Rashid another breakthrough and a wicket here for Hyderabad will help them pull back things.
DC 102/1 after 10 overs: Dhawan hits a brilliant half-century and the 100 is up for Delhi. We are half-way through and the stage is set for the Delhi batsmen to explode.
DC 89/1 after 9 overs: Rashid Khan gets the prized scalp of Marcus Stoinis as he castles the all-rounder with a straighter one and this is a much-needed wicket for Sunrisers.
DC 85/0 after 8 overs: Dhawan is approaching his half-century and Stoinis is motoring on nicely. Both batsmen are well-set and are playing Rashid Khan without taking any risks.
DC 76/0 after 7 overs: Four overthrows - Rashid Khan has conceded 11 runs and Sunrisers under serious pressure from Stoinis and Dhawan. This is such superb batting show from the Delhi openers.
DC 65/0 after 6 overs: What a start from Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers in desperate need for a wicket. The blue camp is happy as Stoinis and Dhawan have given them a cracking start. Shahbaz Nadeem starts with a 14-run over. Nervous legs in the Orange camp.
DC 50/0 after 5 overs: The fifty-run opening stand is up and the move to promote Stoinis up the order has worked for Delhi. Dhawan gets a move on with two boundaries. Sunrisers in need for a wicket.
DC 39/0 after 4 overs: Stoinis is making Holder pay for putting him down as he creams the West Indian captain for four boundaries and a six to give Delhi a flying start. 18 runs of the over and Stoinis long levers are in play.
DC 21/0 after 3 overs: Jason Holder has dropped Stoinis at silly mid-on! How costly will that be. Stoinis roars back with back to back boundaries and Sandeep Sharma is unhappy. Holder was stationed at that position for this particular reason to stop the flick but failed to latch on to it.
DC 11/0 after 2 overs: Sedate start from Delhi as Dhawan gets going with a cracking shot to the deep point boundary as eight runs come from it.
DC 3/0 after 1 over: Excellent start from Sandeep Sharma as he gives just three from his opening over. Stoinis and Dhawan are off the mark.
We are all set for Qualifier 2 and a win today means, either team will join Mumbai Indians for the final. But, for now, it will be Marcus Stoinis who will open the batting along with Shikhar Dhawan. For Sunrisers, it will be Sandeep Sharma with the new ball.
Toss: Delhi Capitals wins toss, opts to bat first
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Shreevats Goswami(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Changes: SRH - Unchanged | DC - Praveen Dubey and Shimron Hetmyer come in place of Daniel Sams and Prithvi Shaw.
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Pitch Report by Simon Doull and Ian Bishop: The pitch is right at the centre, so unless you're Mumbai Indians, it will be hard to muscle the ball over the boundaries. None of the teams have managed to get above 163 - now look at the pitch, the amount of grass on it reminds me of New Zealand. It's quite hard as well. The DC, with Nortje and Rabada have bowled a lot in the middle of the pitch, even at the death. They've tried hard lengths. The SRH don't have that kind of pace so they have bowled fuller. I think that will be a key battle -how the batting line-ups counter this. DC will attempt a lot of cross-seamers, given that it will skid off the grass. It's a good batting surface, but the fast bowlers should enjoy themselves with the new ball. Stats say bat second, but in a knockout game, runs on the board count. Delhi Capitals have lost twice chasing, but the teams like knowing what they're after in the UAE. 160 on the board should be safe on this wicket.
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IPL 2020 Form guide: (last 5 matches | win:loss)
DC - Delhi, which was 2nd in the standings, has stuttered recently by losing four matches on the trot before beating RCB in its final group game. It has just one win in its last five outings, and lost to MI in Qualifier 1 (1:4).
SRH - Meanwhile, Hyderabad has been in phenomenal form recently, winning four times and losing just once during its last five matches. It reached Qualifier Two on the back of a four-game winning streak (4:1).
Head-to-head: (17 matches - DC 6 | SRH 11)
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Here's the Predicted XI Of Both Teams
Delhi Capitals Predicted XI
1. Shikhar Dhawan
2. Prithvi Shaw
3. Shreyas Iyer (C)
4. Rishabh Pant (Wk)
5. Shimron Hetmyer (Overseas)
6. Marcus Stoinis (Overseas)
7. Axar Patel
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
9. Pravin Dubey
10. Kagiso Rabada (Overseas)
11. Anrich Nortje (Overseas)
Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted XI
1. David Warner (C/Overseas)
2. Jonny Bairstow (Overseas)
3. Wriddhiman Saha (Wk)
4. Manish Pandey
5. Virat Singh
6. Jason Holder (Overseas)
7. Vijay Shankar
8. Rashid Khan (Overseas)
9. T Natarajan
10. Siddarth Kaul
11. Khaleel Ahmed
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Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shreyas Iyer (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Mohit Sharma, Keemo Paul, Harshal Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande, Ishant Sharma, Daniel Sams, Alex Carey, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Yadav
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Abdul Samad
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Time: 7.30 pm (IST)
When and Where To Watch Qualifier 2 of IPL 2020 - DELHI CAPITALS vs SUNRISERS HYDERABAD LIVE?
The Eliminator match will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network. Live streaming will also be available on the Hotstar app.