Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 50 |5/5/2022 Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
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David Warner is the Player of the match. He says that the wicket was very nice and it doesn’r natter whether one bats first or second as it was true wicket and he has had some success here in the past. Adds that he was cooked at the back end and says that Powell was striking very good in the final overs and that helped. Tells that he does not need extra motivation and says that they all know what has happened before and mentions that it is good to get win. He applauds Powell for his hitting at the end. Talks about the shot he played against Bhuvi, says that he pre-meditated that shot as a reverse-scoop and luckily it came off.
Rishabh Pant, the skipper of Delhi, says there is always room to improve but this gets as close to a perfect batting performance. Mentions that he was trying to take the game deep, he was trying to keep calm in the middle and he kept talking to his bowlers. On Warner's innings, he says that it was a beautiful knock, and it was one of the best knocks he has seen for Delhi in some time now. On Powell, he says that they backed him batting at number 5 and he came out with flying colors. Mentions that they are taking one game at a time and trying to give their 100 percent. Talking about his own wicket, Pant says that yes, he did get out on a full toss, but on some other day that would have been a six. Concludes by saying that it was an important game for them.
Time for the presentation.
Anrich Nortje is down for a chat. He says that he is relieved to be out on the field and it is nice to be playing. Adds that one needs to be a realistic and bowling in the nets is different that bowling in matches and since the last game he was working on his rhythm and now he is feeling like his old self. Tells that Khaleel has been bowling well throughout the tournament and all the bowlers have bowled well. Mentions that as a bowler one needs to keep the mind clear and focus on committing to whatever one wants to execute.
Kane Williamson, the skipper of Hyderabad, says that Delhi had a fantastic total on the board, and also they (Hyderabad) did not have a great start with the bat. It is a small ground and less dew and if they had wickets in hand then who knows, it probably could have been different. But he thinks Warner and Powell both were fantastic. Mentions that it's a learning opportunity for Umran Malik, and a lot of learning needs to be done, and as a group, they were put under pressure and Delhi did play well, they still have a few games left and they will look to change things around. On Pooran and Markram, he says that they have been excellent and they have found their rhythm and they got them to close in this game, but they need other players to step up as well, and hopefully, both of them can carry on their form. He mentions that as a batter he always wants more runs and he will look for ways to improve.
Time for some interviews!
Delhi were excellent in the Powerplay but were quite poor in the middle overs. The likes of Marsh and Kuldeep did not have the best of days. However, their bowlers at the death did well to hold their nerve and get their side over the line. Khaleel Ahmed was really good in his return. Shardul Thakur too impressed. However, Delhi will not be pleased with the margin of victory.
The problem was probably the start, they lost 3 in the first 7 overs with not a lot of runs on the board. Markram and Pooran then put on a wonderful partnership which revived the hopes a little. Markram fell but Pooran continued, he got up a fine half ton and kept his side’s hopes alive but a miracle was needed and that wasn’t to be.
A really good effort by Hyderabad to come as close as they did but in the end, it is yet another loss for them. It could have easily been a big one but thanks to Aiden Markram and Pooran they have finished pretty close to the target which did not look possible at one stage.
Kuldeep Yadav to Shreyas Gopal, Another shorter ball, once again outside off. Shreyas Gopal goes for the reverse-sweep but he fails to get any bat on it again. Delhi win by 21 runs!
Kuldeep Yadav to Shreyas Gopal, Outside off, shorter, spinning away. Shreyas Gopal looks to reverse-sweep this but he misses.
Kuldeep Yadav to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Slower through the air, full, outside off. Bhuvneshwar Kumar lifts it towards long off. The fielder there collects the ball on a bounce. Single taken!
Kuldeep Yadav to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, FOUR! Pulled away! A shorter ball, around middle and leg. Bhuvneshwar Kumar swivels and pulls it towards deep square leg for a boundary.
Kuldeep Yadav to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Outside off, shorter ball. Bhuvneshwar Kumar looks to cut this away but he misses.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the next man in.
Kuldeep Yadav to Kartik Tyagi, OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Kuldeep Yadav gets his first wicket of the game! A shorter ball, flatter and attacking the stumps. Kartik Tyagi steps down the track and looks to work it away. He misses it completely. The ball goes on to hit the stumps and Kartik Tyagi departs now.
END OF OVER 19 | 16 Runs & 1 Wkt | SRH 181/7
Mitchell Marsh to Kartik Tyagi, Very full this time, around middle. Kartik Tyagi works it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 27 needed off 6 now.
Mitchell Marsh to Kartik Tyagi, On a length, outside off. Kartik Tyagi cuts it towards deep cover for a brace.
Mitchell Marsh to Kartik Tyagi, FOUR! Crunched! Pitches it up again, outside off from 'round the wicket. Kartik Tyagi drills it straight down the ground for a cracking boundary.
Mitchell Marsh to Shreyas Gopal, Fuller ball, around middle and leg. Shreyas Gopal flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
Mitchell Marsh to Shreyas Gopal, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Another pitched up ball, outside off. Shreyas Gopal once again slices it over cover for a boundary.
Mitchell Marsh to Shreyas Gopal, FOUR! Up and just over! A fuller ball, outside off. Shreyas Gopal drives it just over David Warner at mid off. The ball races away towards the fence for a boundary.