The 47th match of the IPL 2020 saw Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) taking on Delhi Capitals (DC) in Dubai. DC is placed second on the points table, while SRH is struggling to stay alive in the tournament at 7. Delhi Capitals bowled first after Shreyas Iyer won the toss.
DC went in unchanged, while SRH made three changes. Wriddhiman Saha came in for Priyam Garg, Kane Williamson replaced Jonny Bairstow and Shahbaz Nadeem came in for Khaleel Ahmed.
SRH received a bumper opening from David Warner, who is celebrating his 34th birthday today on October 27, 2020. He made 66 off 34 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes and added 106 runs in 10 overs with Saha. The duo ensured SRH was poised for a good total in the end.
Saha, himself went big with 87 off 45 runs with 12 fours and 2 sixes to his name. Saha was particularly brutal on bowlers, hitting the ball to all parts of the Dubai ground. Though he fell short of what would’ve been an amazing century, he had done his work.
Manish Pandey then took over scoring 44* in 31 balls with 4 fours and 1 six and SRH ended up making 219/2 in 20 overs.
For Delhi, Kagiso Rabada was the most expensive bowler with 54 runs given in 4 overs. Nortje (1/37) and Ashwin (1/35) were the wicket-takers for DC.
The cricket fraternity lauded the SRH batting effort on Twitter, especially that of Wriddhiman Saha and we have some of the best tweets for you.