IPL 2021: DC beats SRH by eight wickets


Guwahati: Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in an IPL encounter in Dubai on Wednesday.

Chasing a target of 135, Delhi Capitals reached in 17.5 overs with Shikhar Dhawan (42), Shreyas Iyer (47 not out) and Rishabh Pant (35 not out) scoring the runs with ease.

Earlier, Anrich Nortje (2/12), Kagiso Rabada (3/37) and Axar Patel (2/21) did their bit in restricting SRH.

SRH 134 for 9 (Abdul Samad 28, Axar Patel 2/21, Kagiso Rabada 3/37, Anrich Nortje 2/12) DC 139/2 in 17.5 overs (Shreyas Iyer 47 no, Shikhar Dhawan 42, Rishabh Pant 35).

Poor batting from Sunrisers Hyderabad made it easier for Delhi Capitals to stay on course to regain the top spot on the IPL points table. DC was looking at a modest target of 135 for its seventh victory in nine matches.

SRH battled from 78 for five after 14 overs to score 56 runs in the last six overs, thanks mainly to Abdul Samad and Rashid Khan.

At the toss, Kane Williamson’s decision to bat suited Rishabh Pant to chase a target, something DC had not done at Dubai.