New Delhi: Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) played the first Super Over of the 14th edition of the Indian premier league (IPL). In the last match played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, DC skipper Rishabh Pant won the toss and decided to bat first.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw gave DC a fiery start as they collected 51 runs without any loss. The googly master Rashid Khan gave the first breakthrough to the Sunrisers Hyderabad and took the crucial wicket of Dhawan in the 11th over when he was playing at 28 runs off 26 balls.
Delhi ruled the match from the start but somehow SRH made the comeback and took the game towards the Super Over. However, in the end, DC won the Super Over to climb to the second position in the points table.
Prithvi Shaw also marched to the pavilion after a spectacular knock of 53 runs in just 39 balls. The two back-to-back wickets slowed down the pace of Delhi’s innings.
However, Rishabh Pant and Steve Smith built a crucial partnership of 58 runs and took DC towards a total of 159 runs in their 20 overs. Pant played a knock of 37 runs off 27 balls while Smith also added 34 runs to the scoreboard. For SRH, Siddharth Kaul picked two wickets while Rashid also had one under his belt.
Hyderabad lost their captain David Warner in the fourth over from a run-out. Meanwhile, Jonny Bairstow played a scintillating cameo by blasting 38 runs off only 18 balls. But he also lost his wicket to youngster Avesh Khan in the 6th over. It was Kane Williamson who held the match from one side and showed his class yet again by adding 66 runs in only 51 balls.
Williamson didn't get any help from other players, as they lost their wickets rapidly. A little yet effective knock by Jagadeesha Suchith of 14 runs off 6 balls brought the SRH close to the target.
Warner and Williamson came to the bat in the Super Over and the bowler Axar Patel was at his familiar best with the ball as he gave only 7 runs. Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan chased the target easily in the over of Rashid Khan.
Here is how social media reacted after the match:
David Warner is 1 short, Delhi Capitals needs 8 runs to win. pic.twitter.com/oQy6HcIkyF— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 25, 2021
SunRisers fans: Why didn't you send Jonny Bairstow in super over.. pic.twitter.com/ftnzYfRBcg— Its.hypnosis_ (@Introvertone_) April 25, 2021
When she changes the channel during super over. pic.twitter.com/IDUrBhlaR5— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) April 25, 2021