The qualifier 2 is done and dusted and just one solitary game remaining for a grand finish to this edition of Indian Premier League. Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the qualifier 2 to book a spot in the finals against the defending champions, the mighty Mumbai Indians.
Delhi Capitals were clinical in their batting performance but Kagiso Rabada’s spell of 4 overs for 4 wickets and 29 runs proved to be the decisive factor in the game and the wicket of David Warner in particular was an absolute fast bowler’s delight.
SRH needed to chase 190 runs to play their 3rd final in 5 years in IPL but the wicket of their captain in David Warner in the very 2nd over of their chase didn’t help them one bit. Kagiso Rabada dismantled David Warner in the very first ball of his over. The ball was full and swinging into the pads of David Warner for which David Warner had no clue. The ball ricocheted off his pads and went on to hit the stumps.
SRH tried their best to recover after David Warner’s wicket but twin strike from Marcus Stoinis in the 5th over of the chase further dented SRH’s chances. They were reeling at 44 for 3 at the end of 5th over mark. Though, they utilized the powerplay, they lost 3 wickets inside first 6 overs which turned out to be a pivotal point in the game.
Kane Williamson tried his very best and kept SRH in the chase till the 17th over of the game but it was that man again in Marcus Stoinis who dismissed Kane Williamson for a well made 67 off 45 balls. Abdul Samad showed his power hitting range with a 16 ball 33 but SRH fell shot by 17 runs in the end.
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