IPL 2020 SRH vs DC: Delhi Capitals in trouble after third consecutive defeat, what will happen to their playoffs hopes?

In Dream11 IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals, on Tuesday, lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 88 runs to suffer their third successive defeat. Following the defeat, they have dropped to the third spot in the points table with seven wins from 12 games. They currently have 14 points in their tally.

SRH vs DC: Delhi Capitals in trouble after losing their third consecutive game – check why?

  • DC now should win next two games to be sure of a playoff spot.
  • DC’s remaining two games are against the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. DC’s net run rate (0.03) has taken a big hit after defeat against SRH and has gone below Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. If the Capitals lose their last two games by their NRR will go below further and Kings XI can go past them.
  • KXIP’s win over KKR in Sharjah means 16 points won’t secure a playoff spot for the time being as up to five teams can potentially get to 16 points as of now.
  • 1 Victory in next two matches can create issues for DC. KXIP / KKR will have to lose a minimum 1 game out of 2 for DC to qualify with just win from next two games.

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Meanwhile, SunRisers Hyderabad kept themselves alive in the playoffs race with the win over DC. They now have 10 points from 12 games.

SRH vs DC: What SunRisers Hyderabad will have to do now to qualify for the playoffs?

SRH will have to win each of their remaining two matches but they will also have to depend on other results to go there way:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Position on points table: 6th, Played 12, Points 10

  • SRH needs to win both to harbor any hopes of qualifying for playoffs
  • But Even if they get to 14 points they will need other results to go their way to qualify since four other teams can still get to 16 or more points (a five-way tie on 16 points is still possible).
  • Sunrisers are at an advantage with an superior net run-rate (0.396) in case teams are locked at 14. Remaining matches: vs Royal Challengers (October 31), Mumbai (November 3)

Warner, Saha and Rashid shine as SRH thrash DC by 88 runs

Wriddhiman Saha stamped his class with a 45-ball 87 before Rashid Khan dished out a clinical bowling performance as Sunrisers Hyderabad kept themselves alive in the race for IPL play-offs with a whopping 88-run win over Delhi Capital, here on Tuesday.

Asked to bat first, splendid knocks by Saha (87), skipper David Warner (66) and Manish Pandey (44) powered Sunrisers to 219 for two.

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Star spinner Rashid then led a fine bowling display to end with the impressive figures of 4-0-7-3, his best in this season.

The Afghan bowled an astonishing 17 dot balls in his quota of four overs, helping his side bowl out the Capitals for 131 in 19 overs.

Sunrisers (10 points) have now moved up to sixth from seventh position with this win, while the Capitals, who slumped to their third consecutive loss, were pushed down to the third spot with 14 points.

Chasing a stiff target, it was a rather ordinary performance by the Capitals batsmen. Shikhar Dhawan (0) and Marcus Stoinis (5), who was elevated to number 3, perished in the first two overs.

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Ajinkya Rahane (26) and Shimron Heytmyer (16) quickly started the recovery work, stitching a 40 run stand, the highest for their team. The duo targeted Jason Holder, collecting 22 runs in the sixth over as Delhi reached 54 for two at the end of the Powerplay overs.

However, Rashid dealt Delhi with twin blows, getting rid of both Rahane and Hetmyer in the seventh over. Skipper Shreyas Iyer (7) was next to depart as wickets continued to tumble at regular intervals.

Seven of Delhi’s batsmen failed to reach double digits with Rishabh Pant (36) being the top scorer.

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While Rashid was the pick of the bowlers for Sunrisers, Sandeep Sharma (2/27) and T Natarajan (2/26) picked two wickets apiece. Vijay Shankar(1/11), Shahbaz Nadeem (1/8), Holder (1/46) took a wicket each.

Earlier, both openers Warner, who looked in good nick, and Saha, playing his second game of the season, went after the Delhi bowlers from the word go.

Fully capitalising on the field restrictions, the duo smashed boundaries (11 fours and two sixes) every over to collect 77-runs in the first six overs, the best Powerplay figures of the season.

In the sixth over, Warner smashed the tournament’s leading wicket-taker Kagiso Rabada (0/54) for four boundaries and a six, helping the Sunrisers reach 100 runs in just 8.4 overs.

Till Warner was taking on the bowlers, Saha played the second fiddle to perfection.

The Australian celebrated his 34th birthday with a half-century off just 25 balls, hitting two sixes and eight fours at the Dubai International Stadium.

To Delhi’s relief Ravichandran Ashwin (1/35) broke the 107-run opening stand in the 10th over as he dismissed danger man Warner, who was caught at extra cover by Axar Patel.

With Warner gone, Saha hammered the Capitals bowlers all around the park. The wicketkeeper-batsman reached his fifty in style with a boundary. He plundered 12 fours and two sixes before pacer Anrich Nortje (1/37) dismissed him in the 15th over.

Pandey and Kane Williamson (11 not out) continued the assault on a listless Delhi bowling unit.