Delhi Capitals entered the finals for the first time in IPL history on Sunday. He won by 17 runs in Qualifier-2 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Delhi made a strong score of 189 for three with the help of Shikhar Dhawan (78), Stoinis (38) and Hetmyer (42 *) but Hyderabad’s team scored 57 runs between Kane Williamson (67) and Abdul Samad (33). Despite the crucial partnership, it was only 172 for 8 wickets. For Delhi, Cagiso Rabada took four for 29 and Stoinis took three for 26. Delhi will face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the final on Tuesday.
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bat first. Shikhar and Stoinis got off to a brisk start by adding 86 runs on the first wicket. In the six overs of the powerplay, the team scored 65 runs without losing wickets. Spinner Rashid Khan bowled Stoinis in his second and ninth over of the innings. Marcus hit five fours and a six in his 27-ball innings. Shikhar Dhawan completed his half-century off 26 balls, hitting a six off Shahbaz Nadeem. After this, Dhawan captain Shreyas Iyer (21) led the innings.
Delhi captain Iyer was dismissed in the 14th over. Hetmyer (42 *) scored good runs in the overs of Holder and T. Natarajan. He hit a six over Natarajan in the 17th over and then hit three fours in the 18th over. A four in this over also came off Dhawan’s bat. Dhawan’s wicket was taken by Sandeep Sharma in the 19th over. Dhawan hit six fours and two sixes in the innings. There was no four in the last two overs and the Delhi team, which at one time was seen scoring around 200 runs. Limited to 189.
Fielding of Sunrisers was poor. Both Stoinis and Dhawan got lifetimes. The bowler on both occasions was Sandeep Sharma. Apart from this, some easy fours were given and runs from overthrow. Among the bowlers, Sandeep (1/30) and Rashid Khan (1/26) made an impact for Sunrisers. Australian all-rounder Stoinis was caught by Jason Holder when he was on three runs. Dhawan’s catch was dropped by Rashid when he was 77.