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DC vs SRH Match 35 Commentary

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Match 35, Delhi, April 20, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by 67 runs

Commentary

6:08 PM IST Right then, that's all from this game where Hyderabad's batting might came to the fore once again and records tumbled left, right and centre. A run-fest in Delhi has set the rest of the weekend up nicely. The 21st of April promises to be a Super Sunday with two exciting matchups on the cards. Kolkata will kick off the action by hosting Bengaluru in the first game of the day at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT). Following that, Punjab will square off against Gujarat in the second game, scheduled to begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). As you know, our build-up for both games will begin much sooner. See you then. Cheers!
6:06 PM IST Travis Head is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his spectacular 89-run knock off 32 balls. He says it's enjoyable and the boys are on a roll this season. Adds he tries to watch the ball closely and thinks he reacted to the ball perfectly. Appreciates Abhishek Sharma and says that the partnership is working quite well for them and he is smashing the spinners aggressively inside the Powerplay as well. Also adds that it's nice to have talented players like Nitish Kumar Reddy and Shahbaz Ahmed down the order and jokingly apologises for not giving them enough opportunities to bat. Ends up by saying that the last year and a half has been really good for him with the bat and he is happy to do well at the top and take it on.
6:04 PM IST Pat Cummins, the skipper of Hyderabad, says that it was another great game of cricket. Mentions that there was not much in the Powerplay for both sets of bowlers. Adds that after the first six overs, it slowed down, but it was overall a great batting wicket. Tells that there was a bit of grip in the second innings. States that seeing the batters tee off, a part of him is excited and elated but part of him is worried that he will have to bowl there. Ends by saying that he was really happy with how disciplined they were in closing out the bowling.
5:58 PM IST Time for the presentation ceremony...
5:55 PM IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in for a flash interview. He says that when you are defending those many runs, either you, too, go for many runs, or the opposition collapses as you get amongst the wickets. Mentions that thankfully, so far, they haven't gone for too many or gone for plenty. Mentions that he knows that he is not among the wickets much, but the execution is happening. Feels that it is just a matter of time before the wickets come. States that T Natarajan is a guy who remains silent most of the time, does the job and goes unnoticed. Adds that he is very important to the team. Jokingly says that the batters are ruining them as 180 will feel less when they will defend. Shares that Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma play the same way in the nets. Further adds that it is good for them as they get to practice for such situations.
5:51 PM IST Rishabh Pant says that the thought process to bowl first was the dew factor. Adds that if they restricted Hyderabad to around 220-230 they still would have a chance. States that the Powerplay made the difference. They got around 120-130 and says that were just catching up throughout the match. Reckons that the ball stopped more in the second innings than they anticipated. Says that when you have such a huge score, the pressure is always there. Appreciates Jake Fraser-McGurk and says that he is batting phenomenally and it is coming nicely for them. Ends up by saying that it's a bitter pill to take but they will look to improve and come back stronger for the next game.
5:51 PM IST Earlier in the game, Delhi chose to bowl first, but Hyderabad's openers, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma, gave their bowlers a tough time. Head reached his fifty in just 16 balls, matching the then record of the season's fastest fifty set by Abhishek. Hyderabad reached 100 runs in just 5 overs, the quickest team hundred in Indian T20 League history, ending the Powerplay with 125 runs, the most by any team in T20 history. Despite Sharma falling just short of his fifty, Head continued his onslaught, scoring 89 runs. Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen could not fully utilize the strong start. Then, Nitish Kumar Reddy and Shahbaz Ahmed built a partnership, with Shahbaz scoring his first Indian T20 League fifty, ending unbeaten on 59. Hyderabad finished with 266 runs, their third total above 250 this season. Despite only taking one wicket, Axar Patel was Delhi's most economical bowler, conceding just 29 runs in four overs. Kuldeep Yadav, his spin partner, was expensive but was pivotal in putting the brakes on the Hyderabad onslaught and ended up with four wickets.
5:50 PM IST With a mountain to climb in the form of 267 runs, Delhi had no other option but to go after it right from ball one. Prithvi Shaw raced off the blocks quickly with four consecutive boundaries but his stay was short-lived. David Warner followed his partner back into the hut soon after. Jake Fraser-McGurk unleashed a real onslaught and notched up the fastest fifty of the season of just 15 balls. Abishek Porel was unperturbed by the departure of Fraser-McGurk and ensured that the Delhi innings did not lose steam. However, once Porel got out, Delhi slowed down considerably with Tristan Stubbs and Rishabh Pant struggling to find the fence. Stubbs' dismissal left Pant with all to do and the Delhi skipper just could not find his touch, resulting in the required run rate getting out of control. Delhi appeared to be on the rise with two consecutive wins before this match. However, this tough defeat sets them back to where they started.
5:43 PM IST A commanding win for Hyderabad! Job well done by Pat Cummins and his men and with this 67-run victory, they take a leap from fourth to second in the standings. Batting dominance backed up by an impressive bowling display has helped the Men in Orange and Black to secure their fifth win of the season. Despite putting a mammoth total on the board, the game was far from over at the halfway mark and Hyderabad had to be up for the challenge, more so given the short boundaries at the venue. They were able to send both Delhi openers in the hut early but were soon put under the pump by Jake Fraser-McGurk and Abishek Porel. Mayank Markande helped them get rid of both dangerous-looking batters and they never looked back since. Pat Cummins and T Natarajan bowled well in tandem in the middle phase and made life difficult for the Delhi batters by drying up the boundaries. Nitish Kumar Reddy chipped in as well before Natarajan ran through the tail, finishing with figures of 4 for 19 from his four overs, including a maiden, his best-ever figures in T20 cricket.
End of over 19.10 run
DC: 199/10CRR: 10.38RRR: 81.60
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19.1

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Rishabh Pant, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Delhi is done and dusted on 199! Nitish Kumar Reddy comes from around the wicket and bangs it short in length, angling into the batter on the chest level. Rishabh Pant shuffles a bit to the off stump and pulls it with no timing on it. He even loses the grip of one hand from the bat as the ball flies and travels straight into the hands of T Natarajan patrolling the deep fine leg region. He reverse cups it and Hyderabad win by 67 runs. They move up to the second spot in the Points Table with this huge convincing victory.

End of over 190 run
DC: 199/9CRR: 10.47RRR: 68
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18.6

T Natarajan to Mukesh Kumar, no run

On the hard length, around off, Mukesh Kumar stands tall and pats it down the deck. A triple-wicket maiden from T Natarajan. What an excellent bowling display from him!

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18.5

T Natarajan to Mukesh Kumar, no run

Aims a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss. Mukesh Kumar pushes it to the off side. So no hat-trick for T Natarajan.

5:38 PM IST Mukesh Kumar comes out to face the hat-trick ball.
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18.4

T Natarajan to Kuldeep Yadav, no run

OUT! LBW! An appeal for LBW and the umpire gives it out! Kuldeep Yadav has gone upstairs and has challenged the umpire's decision. Another perfectly-aimed yorker from T Natarajan, right at the toes of the southpaw, Kuldeep Yadav is late to bring his bat down in time and the ball pings his front boot. UltraEdge shows a flat line. Ball Tracking confirms three reds and the on-field decision stands. T Natarajan gets his fourth wicket. These are now his career-best figures in the Indian T20 League.

5:36 PM IST Kuldeep Yadav is the new man in.
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18.3

T Natarajan to Anrich Nortje, no run

OUT! BULL'S EYE! BOWLED'EM! Third wicket for T Natarajan! Aims a pin-point yorker, attacking the stumps with precision. Anrich Nortje clears his front foot to squeeze it out but is totally beaten all ends up as he plays all over the line of the ball. The ball breaks into the stumps in a blink of an eye. An excellent display of yorker bowling. Picture-perfect execution from him.

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18.2

T Natarajan to Anrich Nortje, no run

Yorker on the middle, Anrich Nortje jams it in time and hits it back to the bowler.

5:33 PM IST Anrich Nortje walks in now.
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18.1

T Natarajan to Axar Patel, no run

OUT! TAKEN! T Natarajan continues to have a good time! Second wicket for him! Bowls a knee-length full toss just around off, Axar Patel gets low in an attempt to clear the 30-yard circle on the off side but gets no timing at all on it as he is pretty late on the shot. It slices off the willow and lobs up straight towards Pat Cummins stationed at covers who takes an easy catch.

End of over 1811 runs
DC: 199/6CRR: 11.06RRR: 34
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Pat Cummins:4-0-35-0
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17.6

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, 4 runs

FOUR! These shots are out of the cricket books and only Rishabh Pant has the ability to hit these! Short in length, outside off, Pant stays on the leg side of the ball and plays it like a tennis shot over the covers for a boundary.

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17.5

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely done! Strays a slower one down the leg side, Rishabh Pant predicts the length early and ramps it over short fine for a boundary.

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17.4

Pat Cummins to Axar Patel, 1 run

Another cutter on a fullish length, on the middle and leg stump line, Axar Patel backs away from the line of the ball to loft it over the bowler but inside edges it onto the pads. The ball rolls to the off side and they cross.

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17.3

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Bowls it full, at the stumps, angling on the middle and leg, Rishabh Pant flicks it toward deep mid-wicket for one.

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17.2

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, no run

An off-cutter banged into the pitch on the top of the stumps. Rishabh Pant is deceived by the pace off and ends up inside edging it over the stumps to the keeper, trying to pull it over.

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17.1

Pat Cummins to Axar Patel, 1 run

Around the wicket on a nagging length, cutting into the pitch on the middle, Axar Patel lofts it over the bowler's head for a single at long on.

End of over 179 runs
DC: 188/6CRR: 11.06RRR: 26.33
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16.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Axar Patel, 1 run

A low full toss on off, Axar Patel hits it straight down the ground for a single. The fielder from long off runs to his left and chases the ball. Keeps it to just a single. Only 9 runs off this over. 79 needed from 18 balls now.

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16.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

A perfect yorker at the woods, Rishabh Pant digs it out to the covers for a quick single.

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16.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Axar Patel, 1 run

Sprays it on the pads on a fuller length, Axar Patel misses to flick and the ball brushes off the pads before rolling back to the keeper. A leg bye taken.

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16.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Wide of off on a fuller length, Rishabh Pant sits down on his knee and lofts it over the bowler's head, and loses his grip off the bat as well. Gets a single.

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16.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, 4 runs

FOUR! What a cracking shot from Pant! Some shot this! Outside off on a length, angling across, Rishabh Pant throws himself at it and frees his arms getting it through backward point for a boundary.

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16.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Axar Patel, 1 run

A low full toss on the pads, Axar Patel gets low and uppishly chips it towards long on for a single.

End of over 1613 runs
DC: 179/6CRR: 11.19RRR: 22
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15.6

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Axar Patel, 1 run

Slower one, banged into the surface and holds a bit as well, Axar Patel stands tall on the bounce and pulls to deep square leg for another single. 88 needed off the last 4 overs.

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15.5

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Off-cutter on offer this time, short and angling into the batter, Rishabh Pant comes down the track but could only power it towards deep mid-wicket with the pull for a single.

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15.4

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Rishabh Pant, 6 runs

SIX! Finally, Pant gets it timed correctly. Right into the slot of the batter, on the middle, angling in, Rishabh Pant creates room for himself by clearing his front foot and hoists it over deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

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15.3

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Rishabh Pant, 2 runs

Full, on the middle, Rishabh Pant flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and scampers back for the second and collides his bat on Heinrich Klaasen's boots as he reaches home in time.

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15.3

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

WIDE! Short, slow at 121 clicks, but over the batter's head. Wide given.

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15.2

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Axar Patel, 1 run

Short in length, outside off, Axar Patel cuts it through point for a single.

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15.1

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Short in length, on the top of the middle, Rishabh Pant pulls it with no timing on it, getting a top edge over mid-wicket for just a single.

5:16 PM IST Strategic Break. After a thunderous start, the runs have certainly dried up, courtesy of quick wickets in the mid-overs phase. Delhi has just lost its 6th wicket and they are still in the hunt of 101 more runs to win in the last 5 overs remaining. Rishabh Pant has evidently struggled to time the ball and is itching to get off the blocks. But on the other hand, Hyderabad are right on the top of the game and just need to bowl according to the plans to get through. Axar Patel is the new batter in for Delhi at number 8.
End of over 157 runs
DC: 166/6CRR: 11.07RRR: 20.20
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T Natarajan:3-0-19-1
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14.6

T Natarajan to Lalit Yadav, no run

OUT! TIMBER! T Natarajan gets the reward for using his smarts throughout his spell! Stays over the wicket and serves it at 138 kph on a good length, around middle and leg, Lalit Yadav backs away and shapes up to go back over the bowler's head. He fails to connect and sees the ball clatter into the leg stump. Natarajan goes for just 7 runs in his third wicket and gets a wicket too. It leaves Delhi with an uphill task, needing 101 runs off 30 balls.

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14.5

T Natarajan to Lalit Yadav, no run

Cleverly bowled! Takes pace off and goes short, outside off, Lalit Yadav swings to pull it towards cow corner but connects with thin air.

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14.4

T Natarajan to Lalit Yadav, 4 runs

FOUR! Streaky! Nails the yorker, just outside off, Lalit Yadav gets his bat down to jam it out. Gets an outside edge that beats deep third to his left for a boundary.

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14.3

T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Digs it in short, at the body of the batter, slower as well, Rishabh Pant swivels and pulls it down to fine leg for just a single.

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14.2

T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, 2 runs

Superb effort in the deep! This is full and near the wide guideline on off, Rishabh Pant reaches out and drills it in front of square on the off side. Nitish Kumar Reddy covers good ground to his left and puts in a dive to save a couple of runs for his side.

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14.1

T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, no run

Goes full and straight, on off, Rishabh Pant digs it out and gets it over the bowler but can't beat mid off.

5:11 PM IST T Natarajan (2-0-12-0) is brought back for his new spell.
End of over 142 runs
DC: 159/5CRR: 11.36RRR: 18
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13.6

Pat Cummins to Lalit Yadav, no run

Pat Cummins gets it right! Full and near the tramline on off, Lalit Yadav backs away and reaches out to squeeze it out on the off side. The umpire signals a wide but Cummins is convinced that it is within the tramline and succeeds in overturning the decision to a dot. Another miserly over by Cummins, just the 3 runs off it and it is becoming increasingly difficult for Delhi.

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13.5

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Rolls his fingers over the ball and serves it on a good length, on off, Rishabh Pant is through his pull shot early and gets an inside edge onto the body. The batters cross as the ball rolls beside the pitch on the leg side.

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13.4

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, no run

Make that three dots in a row. Slanting in, fuller in length, outside off, Rishabh Pant tries the reverse paddle this time but it does not come off. Pant is really battling out there, struggling to get any momentum into this innings.

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13.3

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, no run

At 146.9 kph, fuller in length, on the sixth stump line, Rishabh Pant backs away too far and ends up leaving the ball alone.

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13.2

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, no run

Goes short from around the wicket and it is slower as well, on off, Rishabh Pant loses his footing as he gets inside the line and swings to pull it away but misses.

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13.1

Pat Cummins to Lalit Yadav, 1 run

Angling into the right-hander, on a good length, on middle, Lalit Yadav drives it on the up to long on for one.

5:06 PM IST Pat Cummins (2-0-22-0) is back into the attack.
End of over 134 runs
DC: 157/5CRR: 12.08RRR: 15.71
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12.6

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Lalit Yadav, 1 run

Cramps the batter for room as he bowls it on a hard length, at the batter, Lalit Yadav pulls it without much timing to deep square leg for one. A wicket and just the 4 runs off it as the required run rate continues to rise for Delhi.

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12.5

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Lalit Yadav, no run

Lands it on a hard length, on off, Lalit Yadav punches it in front of cover. Sets off for the run but gets sent back by Pant.

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12.4

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

At pace, on a back of a length, on off, Rishabh Pant slaps it down to long on to get to the other end.

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12.3

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Lalit Yadav, 1 run

On a length, slower as well, around off, Lalit Yadav pushes it wide of point and gets off the mark with a single.

5:02 PM IST Lalit Yadav is in at number 7.
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12.2

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Tristan Stubbs, no run

OUT! TAKEN! A soft dismissal! The move to bring on Nitish Kumar Reddy has worked for Pat Cummins and Hyderabad. Goes into the wicket and takes pace off slightly does Reddy, over middle, Tristan Stubbs hangs back and goes for the pull. The ball comes off the upper half of the bat and it goes only as far as mid-wicket where Shahbaz Ahmed takes the simplest of catches.

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12.1

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Serves it on a back of a length, off-pace, outside off, Rishabh Pant rides the bounce and punches it through covers for a single.

4:59 PM IST Change in bowling as Nitish Kumar Reddy starts his spell, replacing T Natarajan.
End of over 1210 runs
DC: 153/4CRR: 12.75RRR: 14.25
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11.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Sees the batter advance and pulls his length back, on a hard length, on middle, Rishabh Pant goes for a swipe across the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The batters hurry across as the ball drops near the crease. 10 runs off it but it is not enough for Delhi.

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11.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, 4 runs

FOUR! Easy pickings! Yorker gone wrong by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, low full toss, on the pads, Rishabh Pant just flicks it to the left of deep square leg for another boundary.

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11.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, no run

Half a shout for LBW but the ball seemed to have pitched outside leg. On a back of a length, on middle, Rishabh Pant walks across to help it away fine on the leg side but misses to get hit high on the pads.

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11.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, no run

Slower and on a length, around off, Rishabh Pant can only play this one towards cover.

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11.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rishabh Pant, 4 runs

FOUR! Wristy! Low full toss, on middle and leg, Rishabh Pant brings his wrists into play and whips it to deep backward square leg for a boundary.

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11.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Tailing into the right-hander, full and sliding onto the pads, Tristan Stubbs gets an inside edge onto the pads as the ball rolls away to deep third for a single.

4:55 PM IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-0-15-1) is back into the attack replacing Pat Cummins.
End of over 115 runs
DC: 143/4CRR: 13.00RRR: 13.77
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10.6

T Natarajan to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Into the deck and pace-off by Natarajan, on off, Tristan Stubbs hops and dabs it through square leg for just a single. Exceptional couple of overs for Hyderabad, a 2-run over followed by a 5-run over.

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10.5

T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Bends his back and digs it in short, at the body of the batter, Rishabh Pant fetches the pull from over his head and hits it wide of deep square leg for a single.

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10.4

T Natarajan to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Fuller in length, on off, Tristan Stubbs drives it to the right of mid off and sets off for a quick single.

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10.3

T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Slower this time, on a length, on off, Rishabh Pant waits on it and glides it down to deep third for a single.

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10.2

T Natarajan to Rishabh Pant, no run

On a hard length, on off, Rishabh Pant punches it back to the bowler.

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10.1

T Natarajan to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Goes into the wicket and takes pace off, around off, Tristan Stubbs shapes up for the pull but gets undone by the lack of pace. Toe-ends the shot behind square on the leg side for a single.

End of over 102 runs
DC: 138/4CRR: 13.80RRR: 12.90
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9.6

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, no run

Aims a yorker outside off but ends up bowling a low full toss. Rishabh Pant bends low and squeezes it straight toward Mayank Markande at backward point. He mutely appeals for the catch but no one is interested other than him. The on-field Umpire however sends it upstairs to check whether the ball has bumped off his willow or not. The side-on split-screen comes up and shows that the ball has clearly bumped off the bat to the ground before carrying towards the fielder. Easy decision and NOT OUT comes up on the big screen.

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9.5

Pat Cummins to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

Hard length again, angling on the pads, Tristan Stubbs nudges it to long on for a single.

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9.4

Pat Cummins to Tristan Stubbs, no run

Aims the stumps, hits the deck hard, Tristan Stubbs punches it off the back foot underneath the bat. What a good over this is turning out to be!

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9.3

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Bangs it short and angles it on the bodyline of Pant, he waits and pulls it to deep fine for a single.

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9.2

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, no run

Good length, angling in around off, Rishabh Pant solidly blocks it off the front foot.

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9.1

Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, no run

Around the wicket on a fuller length, around off, Rishabh Pant strides ahead but mistimes it along the ground back to Cummins.

End of over 95 runs
DC: 136/4CRR: 15.11RRR: 11.90
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8.6

Mayank Markande to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Off the mark with a single. Identical length outside off, Rishabh Pant stays deep inside the crease and drops it in front of covers off the back foot for a single.

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8.5

Mayank Markande to Rishabh Pant, no run

On a dragged length outside off, Rishabh Pant hangs back and punches it to the covers.

4:44 PM IST The Delhi skipper, Rishabh Pant walks out to the middle now.
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8.5

Mayank Markande to Abishek Porel, 1 run

OUT! STUMPED! Totally undone the southpaw! Excellent ball from Markande and he gets the dangerous-looking Abishek Porel! Sees the left-hander skipping down the track and bowls a flat googly outside off, on a length, it turns away and completely deceives Abishek Porel who looks to cut but misses out on the connection. Heinrich Klaasen behind the wickets grabs the ball and quickly flashes off the bails. Abishek Porel is nowhere in the frame and Delhi lose their fourth wicket. A blistering knock of 42 from Porel comes to an end.

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8.4

Mayank Markande to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

A googly on offer on a shorter length on off and middle, Tristan Stubbs hangs back and hits it with a flat-bat towards long on for one.

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8.3

Mayank Markande to Abishek Porel, 1 run

Drags his length again, outside off, spinning away, Abishek Porel cuts it off the back foot towards deep backward point for a single.

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8.2

Mayank Markande to Tristan Stubbs, 1 run

On a dragged length this time on off, Stubbs punches it to long off for a single.

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8.1

Mayank Markande to Tristan Stubbs, no run

Over the wicket, full at the off stump line, Tristan Stubbs drives it back to the bowler.

End of over 822 runs
DC: 131/3CRR: 16.38RRR: 11.33
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7.6

Shahbaz Ahmed to Abishek Porel, 4 runs

FOUR! In the gap and four! Full, at the middle stump, Abishek Porel heaves it off the back foot towards deep square leg for a boundary to end the over. 22 runs off it.

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7.5

Shahbaz Ahmed to Tristan Stubbs, 3 runs

Stubbs is off the mark! On a length outside the off stump line, Tristan Stubbs rocks back and opens the face of the bat and guides it through backward point. The fielder dives and even gets his hand on it but parries it to the short third region. The batters take three in the meantime.

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7.4

Shahbaz Ahmed to Abishek Porel, 1 run

Gets away with it! Juicy full toss, on the pads, Abishek Porel loses his shape and hacks it to deep square leg for a single.

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7.3

Shahbaz Ahmed to Abishek Porel, 6 runs

SIX! This is clean hitting! Flighted delivery on the length at the stumps, Abishek Porel skips down the track and lifts his back leg before dumping it over mid-wicket into the stands for a massive six.

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7.2

Shahbaz Ahmed to Abishek Porel, 4 runs

FOUR! Brilliant batting this! Length ball outside of again, Abishek Porel stays on the back foot and slices it between point and short third for a boundary. Neatly placed shot this.

4
7.1

Shahbaz Ahmed to Abishek Porel, 4 runs

FOUR! Greeted with a boundary! Around the wicket, short in length, outside off, Abishek Porel rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary.

4:35 PM IST Tristan Stubbs is in at number 5. Also, a change in bowling as Shahbaz Ahmed comes on now.
End of over 721 runs
DC: 109/3CRR: 15.57RRR: 12.15
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6.6

Mayank Markande to Jake Fraser-McGurk, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Mayank Markande gets his man but what a stupendous knock from Jake Fraser-McGurk. Markande provides the ball a few revs this time, taking pace off from it, and lands it on a length outside off, Jake Fraser-McGurk gets down on one knee and tries to drag it across the line but ends up getting a top edge which spoons up in the air toward the point region. Heinrich Klaasen calls for the catch as he runs to his right and takes it nicely.

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6.5

Mayank Markande to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 6 runs

SIX! Gee, that's heaved over long off! Goodness gracious! Full, aiming the middle stump line, Jake Fraser-McGurk swings across the line and gets enough piece of wood on it and clears the long off fence for a six.

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6.5

Mayank Markande to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 1 run

WIDE! Full, outside the tramline. Wide given.

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6.4

Mayank Markande to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 6 runs

SIX! 100 up for Delhi in no real time! Leg break, fuller in length, turning away from off, Jake Fraser-McGurk again stays on the leg side of the ball, clears his front foot and deposits it behind the sightscreen for another biggie!

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6.3

Mayank Markande to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 6 runs

SIX! There's no stopping to this pocket-size dynamite! Fastest 50 for any Delhi batter and also the fastest fifty in this year's Indian T20 League, off just 15 balls! Full, on off, Jake Fraser-McGurk stays leg side of the ball and smokes it downtown for a maximum.

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6.2

Mayank Markande to Abishek Porel, 1 run

Across off on a flatter trajectory, full in length, Abishek Porel drills it to long on for a single.

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6.1

Mayank Markande to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 1 run

Flatter leg-break on off, and full, Jake Fraser-McGurk slashes it towards deep extra cover for a single.

4:28 PM IST Strategic break! Delhi had to and they certainly have come out firing. Despite losing both openers early, Jake Fraser-McGurk and Abishek Porel have taken the attack to the opposition and cleared the fence with regularity. They just cannot afford to slow down and need to keep going to have any chance. This is a much-needed break for Hyderabad as Pat Cummins will use this opportunity to reassess their plans. They just need to squeeze in a couple of quiet overs and the pressure will be back on Delhi which might lead them to losing a wicket or two. Mayank Markande has been brought into the attack now.
End of over 67 runs
DC: 88/2CRR: 14.67RRR: 12.78
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5.6

T Natarajan to Abishek Porel, 2 runs

Pulls his length on the stumps, Abishek Porel waits and drags the pull shot towards deep square leg for a single. A good presence of mind by the two batters as they scamper back for the second seeing the fielder in the deep fumbling on the pick-up. Two taken.

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5.5

T Natarajan to Abishek Porel, no run

A low full toss tailing into the pads, Abishek Porel hits it off the toe-end of the willow and finds mid on.

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5.4

T Natarajan to Abishek Porel, no run

Slow, short, angling on the leg stump line, Abishek Porel shuffles and swings but misses to scoop it.

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5.3

T Natarajan to Abishek Porel, 4 runs

FOUR! Crunched! Offers a half-volley right underneath the bat on the middle and leg stump line, Abishek Porel clears his front leg and shuffles a bit to the leg side of the ball before dragging it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

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5.3

T Natarajan to Abishek Porel, 1 run

WIDE! Bouncer at 124 clicks, angling into the batter. Abishek Porel looks to pull but the ball is way over his head and the Umpire signals it as a Wide.

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5.2

T Natarajan to Abishek Porel, no run

Nails the yorker, attacking the stumps, Abishek Porel stays leg side and digs it to backward point.

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5.1

T Natarajan to Abishek Porel, no run

Starts off bowling on a hard length, right in front of the stumps, Abishek Porel pulls it along the ground with no real timing straight to mid-wicket.

4:23 PM IST T Natarajan replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
End of over 520 runs
DC: 81/2CRR: 16.20RRR: 12.40
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4.6

Pat Cummins to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 6 runs

SIX! Jake Fraser-McGurk goes huge! 20 runs off Cummins' first over. Cummins slows it up but keeps the length full, on middle, Jake Fraser-McGurk picks it up early and stays low before smashing it over long on for a biggie.

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4.5

Pat Cummins to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely done! Cummins goes full and straight, at the stumps but to no avail. Jake Fraser-McGurk backs away nice and early and crutches it through covers for yet another boundary.

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4.4

Pat Cummins to Abishek Porel, 1 run

On a fullish length, slower as well, on off, Abishek Porel taps it wide of cover and gets to the other end.

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4.3

Pat Cummins to Abishek Porel, 4 runs

FOUR! Excellent use of the feet! In the channel on off, on a good length, Abishek Porel puts the dancing shoes on and carves it on the off side. This time Porel beats the deep point fielder to his left for four more runs.

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4.2

Pat Cummins to Abishek Porel, 4 runs

FOUR! Hit with real authority! Angling away, at pace, on a good length, Abishek Porel frees his arms and creams it through point. He also manages to beat the fielder in the deep to his right for a boundary.

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4.1

Pat Cummins to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 1 run

Slower delivery first up by the Hyderabad skipper, full and following the batter, Jake Fraser-McGurk backs away and clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

4:19 PM IST The skipper, Pat Cummins brings himself into the attack now. He replaces Washington Sundar.
End of over 46 runs
DC: 61/2CRR: 15.25RRR: 12.87
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3.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Abishek Porel, no run

Another well-executed yorker, on middle, Abishek Porel digs it out to the left of the bowler where Bhuvneshwar Kumar makes a good one-handed stop with his left hand. Just the 6 runs off it.

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3.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Abishek Porel, no run

Slower and on a fullish length, at the stumps, Abishek Porel gets his bat down and jams it out back to the bowler.

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3.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Abishek Porel, no run

Oh my! How did that miss the stumps? Rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls it on a nagging length, top of off, Abishek Porel walks across his stumps to scoop it past short fine leg but misses. The ball was not far from clipping the off-stump.

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3.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Abishek Porel, 4 runs

FOUR! That is a shot and a half! Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Abishek Porel skips down the track and rides the bounce well to punch it through covers for a boundary.

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3.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Abishek Porel, 2 runs

On a good length, on middle, Abishek Porel uses his feet and swipes off the inner half of the bat wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

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3.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Abishek Porel, no run

Takes pace off and bowls it on a hard length, on off, Abishek Porel waits to glide it down to deep third but misses.

End of over 330 runs
DC: 55/2CRR: 18.33RRR: 12.47
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2.6

Washington Sundar to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 6 runs

SIX MORE! 30 runs off the over and Sundar has been taken to the cleaners! Washington Sundar continues to bowl short but it does not trouble the batter one bit, Jake Fraser-McGurk uses the depth of the crease and tonks it flat and over mid off for the third maximum of the over.

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2.5

Washington Sundar to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 6 runs

SIX! Jake Fraser-McGurk is putting on an exhibition here! Comes from around the wicket but the length stays the same, short and on off, Jake Fraser-McGurk needs no second invitation as he gets on top of the bounce by rocking back and deposits it over the long off fence.

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2.4

Washington Sundar to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 4 runs

FOUR! Short and punished! A hit-me delivery by Sundar, short and on off, Jake Fraser-McGurk slaps it to the left of mid off for yet another boundary.

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2.3

Washington Sundar to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 6 runs

SIX! Thumped down the ground! Loops it up does Sundar, full and on middle, Jake Fraser-McGurk does not get beaten in the flight and swings through the line to hit it over the sight screen for a maximum.

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2.2

Washington Sundar to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over with ease! Way too short by Sundar, on off, Jake Fraser-McGurk stays put and lofts it over mid off for an easy boundary.

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2.1

Washington Sundar to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 4 runs

FOUR! Shot! Bowls it flat and short, Jake Fraser-McGurk hangs back and powers it along the ground to the left of mid off for a boundary.

4:10 PM IST Abishek Porel is next in at number 4.
End of over 29 runs
DC: 25/2CRR: 12.50RRR: 13.44
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1.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to David Warner, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar does not start the over well but ends it perfectly, getting rid of Warner. Both Delhi openers back in the hut inside the first two overs. Angles it across the left-hander, on a nagging length, cross-seam delivery, David Warner looks to work it across the line. The ball sticks in the surface and comes on slower than Warner anticipated. Gets a leading edge that lobs towards mid off where Pat Cummins dives forward and completes the catch.

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1.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to David Warner, no run

Going across the batter, on a back of a length, David Warner pats it in front of square on the off side.

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1.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 1 run

Knuckleball by Bhuveshwar, on a length, on off, Jake Fraser-McGurk looks to play it with a straight bat but plays it early. Gets an outside edge that goes to the right of short third. T Natarajan dives to his right and cuts it off. They cross.

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1.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 4 runs

FOUR! Begging to be hit and Jake Fraser-McGurk obliges! Bhuvneshwar takes pace off and bowls it short and wide on off, Jake Fraser-McGurk waits on it and frees his arms to slap it through covers for a boundary.

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1.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Jake Fraser-McGurk, no run

Swing and a miss! Swinging into the right-hander, on a good length, in the channel on off, Jake Fraser-McGurk goes for a swipe across the line but gets beaten on the inside edge.

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1.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to David Warner, 1 run

Shaping into the left-hander, on a good length, on middle, David Warner dabs it in front of point and gets off the mark with a single.

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1.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to David Warner, 1 run

WIDE! Bhuvneshwar Kumar is struggling to get his radar right. This is on a back of a length but it goes down leg, David Warner tries to help it away but misses.

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1.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to David Warner, 1 run

WIDE! And again! Another delivery that slips down leg, on a length, David Warner misses the tickle and the umpire signals a wide.

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1.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to David Warner, 1 run

WIDE! Starts with a loosener, on a length, but down the leg side. Wide called by the umpire.

4:04 PM IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar to operate from the other end.
End of over 116 runs
DC: 16/1CRR: 16.00RRR: 13.21
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0.6

Washington Sundar to Jake Fraser-McGurk, no run

Beaten! Fires it in, flat and short, outside off, Jake Fraser-McGurk does not move his feet much and swings to force it through the off side but connects with thin air. End of an eventful first over.

4:03 PM IST Jake Fraser-McGurk walks in at number 3 for Delhi following an early dismissal of Shaw.
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0.5

Washington Sundar to Prithvi Shaw, no run

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Washington Sundar has the last laugh! Fights back well and sends Shaw packing. Washington Sundar stays around the wicket and loops it up nicely, enticing the batter into the big shot, full and around off, Prithvi Shaw tries to go inside out over cover but gets undone in the flight. Ends up lobbing it tamely towards cover where Abdul Samad takes it near the edge of the circle.

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0.4

Washington Sundar to Prithvi Shaw, 4 runs

FOUR! Make that four in a row and Delhi are already flying! This is flat and short again, on off, Prithvi Shaw stays leg side of the ball and punches it square this time, wide of point for four more runs.

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0.3

Washington Sundar to Prithvi Shaw, 4 runs

FOUR! Gets it through for the third boundary on the trot! Tosses it up, full and on the pads, Prithvi Shaw sweeps and gets it to the right of backward square leg for another boundary.

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0.2

Washington Sundar to Prithvi Shaw, 4 runs

FOUR! This one is muscled but the result is the same! Drops it flat and short, on middle and leg, Prithvi Shaw hammers the pull off the back foot and hits it right in the gap between deep mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.

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0.1

Washington Sundar to Prithvi Shaw, 4 runs

FOUR! Classy shot by Prithvi Shaw and Delhi are underway! Short and sliding across the right-hander from over the wicket, outside off, Prithvi Shaw gets on top of the bounce and punches it through covers for a boundary.

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