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Rishabh Pant hits a maximum against SRH (Photo: IPLT20.com)

Brilliant innings from Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant helped the Delhi Capitals stage a wicket win over the SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2019 eliminator.

Winning the toss, Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas opted to field first in the crucial match.

Trent Boult struck on the first bowl as Wriddhiman Saha was adjudged out by the umpire. A correct referral reversed the decision and Saha breathed a sigh of relief.

But, Saha was soon back to the pavilion after scoring a meager 8 runs off 9 balls.

His opening partner, Martin Guptill was on top form though, as the Kiwi opener scored 36 runs off 19 balls scoring a solitary boundary and four maximums.

After scoring 54 runs in the powerplay overs, SunRisers were only able to gather 50 runs in the next nine overs as Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson failed to get the scoreboard ticking.

Pandey scored 30 runs off 36 balls while Williamson could only muster 28 runs off 27 balls before getting out.

The combination of explosive Vijay Shankar and efficient Mohammed Nabi helped Hyderabad score 58 runs in the last five overs of the match.

Shankar scored 25 runs off 11 balls smashing a couple of boundaries and as many maximums. On the other hand, Nabi scored 20 runs off 13 balls hitting three fours and a six.

Chasing 163, Prithvi Shaw gave an electric start to the Delhi Capitals as they scored 49 runs off the first five overs.

Shikhar Dhawan was the first casualty for the Capitals as he got stumped while trying to step out and hit Deepak Hooda. The left-hander scored 17 runs off 16 balls scoring three boundaries.

Khaleel Ahmed continued his good vein of form getting both Prithvi Shaw and skipper Shreyas Iyer in the eleventh over, changing the complexion of the match.

While Iyer disappointed with a lowly score of 8 runs off 10 balls. Shaw was the star of the Delhi innings as the 19-year old scored 56 runs off 38 balls smashing six boundaries and a couple of maximums.

Colin Munro, drafted in for Colin Ingram got out after scoring just 14 runs off 13 balls hitting a four and a six.

Rishabh Pant breathed life into a dead cause with a splendid innings of 49 runs off 21 balls. The wicket-keeper batsman smashed a couple of boundaries and five brilliant maximums in his innings.

With 2 runs required off 3 balls, Amit Mishra obstructed the field and was given run out.

Keemo Paul hit a boundary to win the match and eliminate the SunRisers Hyderabad setting up a qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.

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