IPL 2019: Rabada, Morris sizzle as Delhi beats Hyderabad by 39 runs

Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris shared seven wickets between them as Sunrisers Hyderabad surrendered meekly.

Kagiso Rabada became the purple cap holder with 17 wickets, surpassing CSK's Imran Tahir who had earned the honour earlier in the day in the match against KKR.   -  IPL

Delhi Capitals bowlers showed greater discipline under pressure, despite shoddy catching, to help the team post a 39-run win and mar the script in what was the 100th match for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Sunday.

With the middle-order failing the test again, there was nothing much to rave about Sunrisers batting apart from David Warner and Jonny Bairstow's perfect start scoring 72 off 59 balls.

Highlights| SRH vs DC: Morris, Rabada shine as Delhi beats Hyderabad by 39 runs

Bairstow, after playing some extravagant strokes including a straight six off Chris Morris, lofted Keemo Paul straight to long-off. That triggered a collapse which saw Sunrisers slip from 72/1 to 116 all-out.

In his next over, Paul saw captain Kane Williamson’s attempted lofted shot taken brilliantly by a diving Kagiso Rabada at mid-off to put brakes on Sunrisers’ chase.

Paul was clearly the pick of the bowlers completing a three-wicket haul without conceding a single boundary.

Kagiso Rabada struck a double blow in the 17th over removing Warner and Vijay Shankar to push Sunrisers into a crisis.

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In the 18th over, Morris struck thrice and later Rabada finished with a four-wicket haul  to ensure there were no more dramatic twists and turns.

Khaleel shines

Earlier, Delhi, put in to bat, was rattled by left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed, who vindicated his selection in place of Siddharth Kaul with a splendid first spell.


His diagonal line forced opener Prithvi Shaw to slash into wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow’s hands and then induced a poor pull stroke from Shikhar Dhawan only to be caught in the deep in the fourth over of the innings.

Colin Munro's 24-ball 40, studded with four boundaries and three sixes, gave Delhi's innings impetus but his cameo came to an when he went for a cut stroke away from his body off 18-year-old left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma, but edged it to the wicketkeeper in the eighth over.  Khaleel and Abhishek both were playing their first match of the season.

Captain Shreyas Iyer and southpaw Rishabh Pant then strung together a 47-ball, 56-run stand for the fourth wicket to raise Delhi's hopes before the former was caught behind off Bhuvneshwar Kumar — his 100th scalp for SRH — in the 16th over.

In the next over, Pant too was dismissed; his one-handed shot off a low full-toss from Khaleel went straight to the fielder at long-on.

Their dismissals meant Delhi ended up with a far less but eventually match winning total.

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