IPL 2020, Match 11: A look at the records scripted as SRH beat DC
This was Sunrisers Hyderabad's opening win of the season, having lost their opening two matches. Also, this was Delhi Capitals' first loss of the season, having won their opening two games. SRH have, meanwhile, risen to the sixth spot in the table.
In what turned out to be a low-scoring contest, former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) made a remarkable comeback, thanks to their bowlers. They have managed to beat Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 11 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in Abu Dhabi, on Tuesday. The win helps SRH rise to the sixth spot in the table.
Match report: Winning the toss, DC skipper, Shreyas Iyer, invited SRH to bat first. The openers, David Warner (45) and Jonny Bairstow (53), were off to a good start, contributing 77 runs for the opening wicket. Later, Kane Williamson's 26-ball 41 ensured SRH post a par total of 162/4.
In reply, DC were off to a shaky start. Although they tried to keep the wickets in hand, they failed to keep scoring, especially through boundaries, as the bowlers just didn't allow them to do so. Spinner Rashid Khan was lethal, as he claimed 3/14 to send DC onto the backfoot. With opener Shikha Dhawan (34) being the only batsman to score in 30s, DC fell short by 15 runs, while some records were indeed scripted.
Rabada claims at least a couple in previous 10: Rabada finished with a fine spell of 2/21. As a result, he has now claimed at least a couple of wickets in the past 10 matches of the tournament. His best performance in these happens to be 4/21.
Warner and Bairstow score lowest PP total for SRH: The flawless pair of Warner and Bairstow could only manage 38 runs in the opening six overs of the powerplay. As a result, it was also the pair's lowest powerplay score (38/0) for SRH in the IPL to date. Their best happens to be 72/0.
DC score their second-highest PP score this season: DC were off to a slow start, thanks to some strong bowling from SRH. As they managed to score 34/1 in the powerplay, it happened to be their second-best in the tournament this season. Their best, so far, was in the last game, where they scored 36/0. Also, they have become the only team this season to score at a run-rate of less than six during this phase.
Rashid scripts best IPL figures: Rashid was on a whole new level tonight, as he just rattled the DC batsmen, claiming 3/14. In the process, it turned out to be his best spell in the tournament to date. His previous best was 3/19 on three occasions.
Abu Dhabi produces lowest percentage of boundaries: Although the IPL this season has seen par scores on most of the occasions, it has not generally been a high-scoring one, barring the matches in Sharjah. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi happens to be the toughest to play the format, as it has produced the lowest percentage of boundaries this season (15%). As for the other two venues, Sharjah has 24%, while Dubai has 16%.