IPL 2019, DC vs SRH Eliminator: Sunrisers Hyderabad scores 162/8

DC vs SRH, IPL 2019 Eliminator Live Cricket Score: Catch all the updates of the Indian Premier League Eliminator between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals in Visakhapatnam.

Who will have the last laugh?   -  IPL

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of Wednesday's Indian Premier League Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals in Vizag.

SCORES×
 

DC vs SRH: Vijay Shankar has just struck two back-to-back a boundary and  a six against Boult. Marvellous batting. But holes out in the very next ball. Deepak Hooda is the new batsman. 14 to end the over. Keemo Paul to bowl the final over.  Nabi gets hold of one, finally. He gets a six and it's a no-ball.  A free hit. He strikes back, gets Nabi caught! Two more wickets to end the innings. Hyderabad ends on 161/8.  A single takes SRH to 162/8.

 

DC vs SRH: Ishant Sharma returns into the attack. Williamson goes for the big shot and gets a four, nearly. Sharma gets his revenge, cleans up Williamson with a yorker next ball! Mohammad Nabi, the new batsman, gets off the mark with a four. Ishant bowls out: 4-0-34-2. Axar Patel to bowl his final over. Nabi gets another four... good batting this. This time, Shankar gets into the act. He gets a maximum to finish the over. 12 off it. Axar: 4-0-30-0. Keemo Paul is welcomed by Nabi with a straight hit for four. SRH getting a move on. Another boundary for Shankar, he's getting a move on now. 10 off the over. SRH 137/4 after 18 overs.

 

DC vs SRH: Mishra to bowl out. He has been brilliant tonight. Six runs off the over. Mishra's figures: 4-0-16-1. Keemo Paul returns into the attack. Paul gets rid of Manish, the pressure got to him. Hyderabad loses a third wicket. Just five off the over. Vijay Shankar is the new man in. Williamson brings up the team 100 with a four to sweeper cover. 11 off it in the end. SRH 104/3 after 15 overs.

 

DC vs SRH: Axar Patel returns for his second over. He goes for only four in the over. Mishra to continue.  Four off it. Last four overs have gone for just 17 runs. Axar to continue.  Pandey gets  a four at last; a late, late cut fetches Hyderabad much needed four runs.  Seven off it. SRH 82/2 after 12 overs.

 

DC vs SRH: Leggie Amit Mishra introduced into this attack. Mishra strikes! And it's Guptill who has to depart. Kane Williamson is the new batsman at the crease. Just four runs and a wicket off it in the end. Keemo Paul has been introduced into the attack.  Amit Mishra to continue. Just two off it. SRH 67/2 after 9 overs.

 

DC vs SRH: GONE! Ishant Sharma strikes to remove Saha. Manish Pandey is the new man in. Guptill chugs on; glances a full delivery from Ishant for another four. Six off it in the end. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel into the attack. He's in the zone tonight, is Guptill. He gets down on one knee and pulls this short ball away for six. What a shot. Seven off the over. Ishant to bowl his third. Manish Pandey welcomes him with a four. Guptill brings up the team 50 with a sharp single. Pandey joins the fun, a top-edge finds the fence. 10 off the over. SRH 54/1 after 6 overs.

 

DC vs SRH: Saha has been given out lbw first ball! Oh Dear, what a start. But the batsman has reviewed it. GOOD CALL! Replays show there's an inside edge; and Saha survives. What drama.  Saha wraps up the over with a four. Ishant Sharma to share the new ball. WHAM! Guptill goes big; deposits a short-of-a-length ball over long-on for a huge six. So, 16 coming off the first two overs. Boult to continue. Oh Guptill, you beauty. He goes big once more, this time squarer on the off-side, and follows it up with yet another maximum. 15 off the over. SRH 31/0 after 3 overs.

 

Martin Guptill and Wriddhiman Saha to open the innings for Hyderabad; Trent Boult with the new ball.

=====================================

TOSS UPDATE: Delhi Capitals has won the toss and opted to field.

 

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi

 

Kane Williamson: "Manish has been playing really well. Obviously couple of players have left us, but at the end of the day the team has been playing some good cricket, just not quite getting across the line. So important for us to make that step up today. We also have one change - Hooda comes in for Yusuf Pathan."

Shreyas Iyer: "The wickets looks a bit sticky. We practised yesterday and there was dew - it is an added advantage. We are going to treat it as another game. But it is a playoff and the players are nervous. We have one change - Colin Munro comes in for Colin Ingram."

 

Amit Mishra, who is the first spinner to claim 150 wickets in IPL history, is far from being satisfied with his international career| Record-breaking Mishra focuses on reinventing himself

 

Delhi Capitals have taken the most number of wickets (98) in the league stage with Sunrisers grabbing 81. Delhi has 2207 runs with the bat while Hyderabad has 2288 runs| Breakdown on total runs scored and wickets taken by all eight IPL teams this season

 

Can Shikhar Dhawan continue his run-glut in the eliminator or will Rashid Khan get the better of him?

 

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday became the first team in IPL history to qualify for the playoffs with 12 points. There was a two-way race for the fourth spot between Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders but Mumbai Indians' nine wicket victory over KKR at the Wankhede Stadium ended Kolkata's hopes| Sunrisers first team in IPL history to qualify for playoffs with 12 points

 

The Capitals captain says the IPL Eliminator between his team and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be a “well-matched encounter”| Shreyas Iyer: Delhi looking to create history

 

Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have taken contrasting routes to Wednesday's IPL Eliminator at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here. For the better part of a fortnight, Delhi looked on a course for a top-two finish in the league table. Even first place seemed a distinct possibility before a heavy defeat to Chennai Super Kings set Delhi back, the side eventually slipping down to third on net-run-rate.

Read our correspondent Shreedutta Chidananda's preview:

Delhi, Hyderabad all set for knockout battle

Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have taken contrasting routes to Wednesday's IPL Eliminator at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here. For the better part of a fortnight, Delhi looked on a course for a top-two finish in the league table. Even first place seemed a distinct possibility before a heavy defeat to Chennai Super Kings set Delhi back, the side eventually slipping down to third on net-run-rate.

SRH, on the other hand, had given up control of its own destiny after losing its last two league games. No team had ever made it to the IPL playoffs with 12 points; it all depended on the result from Mumbai. As it turned out, KKR floundered at the Wankhede Stadium, and SRH advanced. Six points separate Delhi and SRH on the final league table, but that gap counts for nothing; they are now equals fighting to remain in the tournament.

IPL 2019: Full coverage

But Delhi should not be disappointed with this turn of events. This is a side that has reached the IPL playoffs after seven long years, one that finished rock bottom last season. A place in the playoffs should thus be seen as an achievement. In its overhauled avatar, Delhi has appeared a happy, reinvigorated outfit.

On Saturday, Delhi's young captain Shreyas Iyer was asked about the difference between last season and this one. "Players have become more open; there is more freedom to express ourselves," he said. "There are no seniors or juniors in the team; everybody is treated equally. That's what has changed this season."

The absence of Kagiso Rabada — who was in devastating form until he flew home with a back injury — is a blow but Delhi has a competent replacement in Trent Boult. The New Zealander allied with Ishant Sharma to break the back of the Rajasthan innings in the powerplay overs on Saturday. Taking them on will not be simple; nor will it be easy to put away Amit Mishra, who has only nine wickets this season, but remains a threat.

Read: Mumbai outshines Chennai, enters IPL 2019 finals

Delhi's batting has benefited from the consistency of the top four of Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Dhawan, for whom Delhi traded three players to SRH, has scored five half-centuries this season. That deal is increasingly looking like a bargain.

In SRH, Delhi will be up against a side that is sorely missing its number one match-winner in David Warner. Williamson's return to form, after having scored 58 runs in his first seven matches, is good news; but there is simply no replacing Warner. Martin Guptill and Wriddhiman Saha, the current openers, have a huge responsibility against Delhi’s new-ball pair. Yusuf Pathan's form has been wretched (40 runs in 10 matches), and much now rests on Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar in the middle order.

Also read: Delhi Capitals looking to create history

SRH will also need to bowl better than it did in Bengaluru if it is to tie down Delhi’s top order. Rashid Khan had an off day, Shimron Hetmyer taking him apart, but the Afghan spinner has enjoyed his most economical IPL season yet. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed cannot afford to be off target.

As this green coastal city welcomes the IPL caravan, the scenario is simple for both teams: win and advance to the second qualifier; lose and head home.

Teams (from):

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (cap), Abhishek Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Jonny Bairstow, Basil Thampi, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, T. Natarajan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha, Sandeep Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake and David Warner.

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (cap), Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Ingram, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant, Ankush Bains, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayyappa.

 

Match starts at 8pm (IST).

(The match will be streamed live on Hotstar)