Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals Highlights today Sunday, 25-04-2021 – 20th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
DC won the toss and chose to bat first.
Pant: I think there will be less dew today because of the weather. The wicket also looks drier. We are just trying to do the same thing each and every match. One change: Axar comes in for Lalit.
Warner: At the moment, we’re batting second all the time, so it doesn’t matter [laughs]. The last game Kane and Johnny finished it off – we should have done it earlier. Bhuvi has pulled up sore and Suchith is coming in for him. Each wicket is pretty much the same here.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: David Warner (capt), Jonny Bairstow(wk), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, J Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul.
Delhi Capitals team: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (capt&wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan.
Post Match Presentation.
Dhawan, acting DC captain (Pant is not feeling well, according to Murali Kartik): Absolutely, a thrilling game. It shouldn’t have gone to the Super Over. We should have done it easily. But, it’s part of the game. It was very tough to bat especially after the powerplay. It was turning and holding. Kane Williamson played a very good knock, he’s a champion player, but good to win it in the end. Those little things [one short] make a huge impact and we got an edge over that and we ended up winning the game. Glad the Ahmedabad wicket will be better than this one.
Warner: It’s a tough one. I thought the way the bowlers came back after the powerplay was fantastic. Vijay is not one of our strike bowlers, but he was fantastic. Johnny at the top and Kane batted deep but… It’s on the selectors. Harsh call [to drop Manish Pandey]. You can’t discredit Virat. They bowled fantastically in the middle and brought it back. If you hit the ball to a world-class fielder, you get run-out nine times out of ten.
Shaw, Player of the Match:
It was a good wicket in the first six overs and then slowed down a little bit. I felt the wicket was slow and the spinners were bowling well. It was not easy to score against Rashid. I thought 160 was good to defend, but a close game. I’m just doing the stuff that I have worked with. I didn’t think about the Super Over, and I think Axar bowled really well in that Super Over. I wasn’t there [for the Super Over meeting]. I knew Rashid will bowl for sure and Shikhar and Pant will open for sure.
Smith: I’m fitting well in this group and a good bunch of guys. Nice to get over the line in a nail-biter tonight. Ricky was my first international captain and he’s calm. It’s been a good couple of weeks. This wicket was difficult. I probably tried to overhit the ball. On this wicket, guys who have tried to muscle the ball haven’t done that well. Kane played smart innings and gave them a chance, but nice to finish on the right side of it.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, KN Ananthapadmanabhan
TV Umpires – Tapan Sharma
Match Referee – Sunil Chaturvedi
Reserve Umpire – Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Match number – IPL Season 14th 20th Match