Chris Morris
Chris Morris celebrating a wicket (Photo: IPLT20.com)

Delhi Capitals defeated the SunRisers Hyderabad by 39 runs jumping to second position in the points table.

Kane Williamson, returning to full fitness, won the toss and elected to field first.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw’s opening combination failed once again as Khaleel Ahmed sent both the openers packing for lowly scores of 4 and 7 respectively.

Colin Munro, coming in for the unavailable Colin Ingram smashed 40 runs off just 24 balls. Munro’s fast paced innings included 4 boundaries and 3 maximums.

Shreyas Iyer contributed 45 runs to the team total, albeit in a slower fashion, taking 40 balls to reach his score.

The lower middle order of Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Axar Patel and Keemo Paul failed to get big knocks as Delhi Capitals were restricted to a total of 155 runs.

Khaleel Ahmed enjoyed a fine return to the playing XI as he was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 2 wickets while Rashid Khan and Abhishek Sharma picked a wicket each.

Chasing 156, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow gave a good start to the hosts building a partnership of 72 runs in less than 10 overs.

Bairstow was the first to depart as Keemo Paul dismissed the Englishman for a score for 41 runs. The right-hander took 31 balls in reaching that score, smashing 5 boundaries and a solitary maximum in that period.

Kane Williamson also fell victim to Paul on his return to the playing XI as he could only contribute 3 runs off 8 balls.

Under-19 sensation Ricky Bhui was promoted above Vijay Shankar but failed to impress as he was dismissed for a lowly score of 7 runs from 12 balls.

David Warner completed his half century in the next over and fell to Kagiso Rabada on the next ball ending his 51-run innings off 47 balls.

Warner’s wicket sparked an exodus for Hyderabad as they lost 5 wickets in 11 balls with Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Sharma and Rashid Khan getting out after Warner.

Delhi Capitals sealed a 39 run victory jumping to second position in the IPL 2019 points table.

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