IPL 2020 playoffs, Qualifier 2: Analysing the talking points, as DC enter maiden final with won over SRH
Delhi Capitals (DC) clashed with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Abu Dhabi. The Qualifier 2 of the playoffs concluded in DC’s win by 17 runs, following which they will appear in the IPL finals for the first time. DC have qualified for the playoffs on five occasions to date.
The Qualifier 2 of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) gave viewers a moment that was awaited since the history of the IPL. Yes, Delhi’s win in the Qualifier 2.
Delhi Capitals (DC) locked horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Abu Dhabi and won the match by 17 runs. As DC made their first entry into the IPL final, we look at the talking points of the match.
DC's batting order boomed
What was certainly a loophole for DC in the last few matches, turned out to be their core strength against SRH. The openers- Shikhar Dhawan and Marcus Stoinis gave a good start, following which Shimron Hetmyer smashed well in the middle-overs, all of which aggregated 189 runs by DC at the end of their innings.
Shikhar Dhawan, who departed without scoring anything in Qualifier 1, made all amends in the Qualifier 2. He started smashing SRH bowlers from the very start and hit 78 runs off 50 balls.
Of the five bowlers, who bowled to DC batsmen, it was Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma and T Natrajan, who could manage to be economical. All the three managed an economy below eight.
No doubt Kane Williamson is the resting pulse for SRH and this was evident in the Eliminator as well. Continuing on his good form, he smashed 67 runs off 45 balls and nearly changed the complexion of the game in the second innings.
Rabada grabs the purple cap
One of DC’s key pacers, Kagiso Rabada bowled exceptionally well, as alone he scalped four of SRH wickets and conceded just 29 runs in his spell.
The Stoinis Show
Marcus Stoinis was a show-stealer in the clash against SRH. Besides taking three wickets, two of which he took in the single over, he contributed decently with the bat when he opened for DC.