Delhi Capitals (DC) held its nerve to edge out Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an exciting IPL encounter decided in the Super Over, at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.
SRH could score only seven runs off spinner Axar Patel in the Super Over. In reply, DC captain Rishabh Pant reverse-swept Rashid Khan for a four in the third ball to ease the pressure. Shikhar Dhawan and Pant scrambled through for a leg-bye in the last ball to secure a DC win.
In regulation play, SRH needed 16 runs in the last over bowled by fast bowler Kagiso Rabada. Kane Williamson (66 n.o., 51b, 8×4) found the boundary with a clever scoop, before J. Suchith (15 n.o., 6b, 2×4, 1×6) smashed a six over deep mid-wicket. SRH required a manageable four from three balls at this stage. Rabada, under the pump, did well to find the right lengths to force a stalemate.