IPL 2020: Records demolished, as Warner and Saha show allows SRH to brutalise DC
This was Sunrisers Hyderabad's fifth win of the season in 12 games, as they rise to the sixth spot in the table. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals suffered their fifth loss of the season in the same number of matches as SRH, while they slide to the third spot.
In what turned out to be a high-scoring one-sided tie, former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) outplayed Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 47 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Being played in Dubai, SRH scripted the win by 88 runs, as they rise to the sixth spot in the table. In the same light, we take a look at the records that were destroyed in this encounter.
Third-highest powerplay total for SRH: SRH managed to score 77/0 in the powerplay. In the process, they achieved their third-highest during the phase in the tournament, to date. Their best happens to be 79/0 in 2017.
Best PP score by a batsman this season: SRH skipper David Warner scored 54 runs in the PP. As a result, he became the most-scoring batsman during the phase this season, going past Prithvi Shaw's 42 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He also became the batsman to score the most half-centuries in the PP of the IPL (6).
Warner gets the best of Rabada: Warner has managed to score 57 runs against Kagiso Rabada in the competition. Incidentally, he has become the only batsman to score 50-plus runs against the bowler in the tournament, to date.
Warner rises to the occasion on his birthday: Warner played a worthy innings of 66 on his 34th birthday. Unexpectedly, he became only the second batsman in the tournament to score a half-century on his birthday. His Australian counterpart Michael Hussey did the same while playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in 2012.
SRH score among highest totals: SRH managed to put a formidable total of 219/2 tonight. Consequently, it was the fourth-highest total this season, as the best happens to be 228/4 by Delhi Capitals (DC) against KKR. Also, it was their second-highest total ever in the IPL, with their best being 231/2 against RCB last season.
Wriddhiman Saha scripts an uncommon one: Saha played a dominant knock of 87. He was deadly in the PP, as possessed the fifth-highest strike-rate (137.50) during the phase in the competition, to date. The highest for the same happens to be with Jos Buttler (155.11).
Warner-Saha script a powerful one: Warner and Saha contributed to a 107-run opening stand. As a result, they also became the third opening pair to score 50 runs at a strike-rate of more than 190 in an IPL innings. The other two happen to be Chris Lynn-Sunil Narine (KKR) and Chris Gayle-Virat Kohli (RCB).
Rashid Khan among the most economical ones: Rashid bowled a brilliant spell, claiming 3/7. In the process, he has become the sixth most economical bowler in an IPL match. The record for the same is held by Ashish Nehra, who claimed 1/6 against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in 2009. Rashid has also conceded the least runs in a four-over spell by any SRH bowler in the competition's history. Furthermore, it was his fifth instance of conceding less than 12 runs in a four-over spell, which is the most by any bowler in the tournament, ever.
Match summary: Winning the toss, DC skipper Shreyas Iyer elected to bowl first, as the decision heavily miscarried. Courtesy Warner-Saha's 107-run opening stand, followed by Manish Pandey's unbeaten 44, SRH posted a challenging total of 219/2. In reply, the DC batsmen just could not cope up with the pressure. Furthermore, Rashid's lethal spell of 3/7 was just too much for DC to handle, as they succumbed to an 88-run loss.