DC picks up 21-run win over SRH
SunRisers Hyderabad had won the toss and invited Delhi Capitals to bat. SRH confirmed that they made three changes to their team, with Kartik Tyagi, Sean Abbott, and Shreyas Gopal all making their debuts. While, DC, on the other hand, made four changes with Mandeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Ripal Patel, and Anrich Nortje replacing Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Chetan Sakariya, and Mustafizur Rahman.
Delhi Capitals got off to a shaky start with Prithvi Shaw not taking part in the contest. Mandeep Singh, who came to open the innings in place of Shaw, was packed on 0. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sean Abbot had given SRH a good start with the wickets of Mandeep Singh and Mitchell Marsh respectively but DC bounced back strongly.
David Warner played his first match against his former team following the unceremonious exit last season. He emerged with a stupendous knock. He blasted 12 boundaries and 3 sixes to remain unbeaten on 92 runs, while Rovman Powell on the other end bludgeoned 6 sixes and 3 boundaries to remain unbeaten on 67 off 35 balls.
The skipper Rishabh Pant contributed 26 runs as Delhi Capitals amassed a gigantic 207 runs at the expense of 3 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
Chasing a total of 208, SunRisers Hyderabad struggled early as Khaleel Ahmed struck in the second over, dismissing Abhishek Sharma. Kane Williamson (4 off 11) was also dismissed inside the powerplay. Rahul Tripathi, who tried to show some resistance in the middle, was dismissed on 22 by Mitchell Marsh soon after the powerplay.
Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran had put on a fighting partnership of 60 runs before the former was removed by Khaleel Ahmed. Shashank Singh also failed to make an impact and was dismissed on 10 and DC endured a 21-run loss. Ahmed returned with a couple of wickets while Mitchell Marsh and Anrich Nortje tallied a wicket each.