Abhishek Sharma Shines As Sunrisers Hyderabad Outlast Delhi Capitals Despite Mitchell Marsh's Magic
- Posted on April 30, 2023
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Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals by 9 runs in Abhishek Sharma's dominant performance
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) returned to Winning ways with a nine-run victory over Delhi Capitals in the second match of Saturday's doubleheader, thanks to a standout performance from Abhishek Sharma. Despite a 39-ball 63 and 4/27 by Mitchell Marsh, Delhi Capitals fell short in their run chase of 198.
Abhishek Sharma's explosive start propels Sunrisers Hyderabad to a dominant position
Abhishek Sharma stole the show as he opened the batting with a bang, hitting two consecutive boundaries off Ishant Sharma in the first over. Even though his partners Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi couldn't keep up with his tempo, he remained aggressive against bowlers like Anrich Nortje and Mukesh Kumar. In the sixth over, Abhishek hit four boundaries off Ishant, taking SRH to an impressive start with 62 runs on the board.
Marsh Mauls Hyderabad: Australian pacer delivers double wicket maiden over to put Delhi Capitals back in the game
Mitchell Marsh, the Australian pacer, proved to be a thorn in the side of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Just when things were starting to look good for them, Marsh delivered a double wicket maiden over in the 10th over of the innings, leaving Hyderabad in a precarious position. He had already claimed the scalp of Rahul Tripathi earlier and now dismissed Aiden Markram and Harry Brook in quick succession. Both the batsmen fell to the temptation of pulling Marsh's length deliveries, only to find Axar Patel waiting for them at deep mid-wicket. With this brilliant display of bowling, Marsh helped Delhi Capitals get back into the game, leaving Hyderabad at 83 for 4 at the halfway mark.
Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klaasen lead SRH's charge to a mammoth total against DC
SRH continued to push despite losing wickets, with Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klaasen leading the charge. After Mitchell Marsh's double-wicket maiden, Abhishek hit two boundaries, while Klaasen followed with a four and a six in the following over. The two batters engaged in a game of hit-and-miss, with a tight over followed by a big one. Abhishek departed in the 12th over, but Klaasen held the fort with Abdul Samad. Marsh returned to dismiss Samad, but SRH accelerated in the death overs, with Akeal Hosein also chipping in, to post a daunting total of 197/6. The innings showcased SRH's fighting spirit and ability to capitalize on every opportunity, resulting in the highest score at the venue so far.
Delhi Capitals openers Salt and Marsh set the stadium on fire with a fiery partnership against SRH
The second innings started on a sour note for the Delhi Capitals as they lost their skipper Warner in the first over. However, openers Salt and Marsh made sure that it was their night to shine. The duo played calculated shots, picking a boundary or two in each over, but once they got comfortable, they started taking the bowlers to the cleaners. In the seventh over, Marsh went berserk, smacking two massive sixes, while Salt hit back-to-back fours, setting the tone for the rest of the innings. They kept the scoreboard ticking and soon brought up their respective half-centuries, with the partnership crossing the 100-run mark. The SRH's attack was no match for the duo as they continued to dominate, leaving the opposition struggling to break their momentum.
Mayank Markande's catch sparks a collapse as Sunrisers Hyderabad tightens its grip on the match
A spectacular catch by Mayank Markande in the 12th over ended the Salt and Marsh partnership. However, this triggered a downfall for DC, as the following overs saw a string of wickets falling rapidly. Abhishek Sharma sent Manish Pandey packing with an impressive stumping, while Akeal Hosein dismissed Marsh, and later Priyam Garg and Sarfaraz Khan also departed quickly. With the required rate piling up, it seemed like Sunrirsers had the game under control.
A late surge from Axar Patel not enough as SRH spinners spin the game away from Delhi Capitals
Axar Patel, who has been in top form, was brought in late in the innings but managed to score a quick 29 off 14 balls. However, it was too little too late as SRH spinners had already flipped the game in their favor.