Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) began their second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 with a loss. The 2016 IPL winners faced an 8-wicket defeat against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium. It was SRH’s seventh loss within the ongoing fourteenth season of the cash-rich league.
After profitable the toss, SRH opted to bat first, however might solely handle to put up 134/9 of their allotted 20 overs. Abdul Samad, with 28 off 21, was the highest scorer for his facet. In reply, the Rishabh Pant-led DC chased down the paltry goal in 17.5 overs with eight wickets in hand.
SRH skipper Kane Williamson didn’t impress with the willow as he solely scored 18 runs off 26 deliveries. However, the Kiwi star attracted lots of consideration by certainly one of his fielding effort that removed DC opener Prithvi Shaw.
All of it occurred on the final ball of the third over bowled by Khaleel Ahmed. The left-armer bowled a slower size supply round off-stump, nevertheless it appeared Shaw was already into the shot as a way to be too aggressive. The batter didn’t get the timing proper because the ball went up within the air in direction of the cow nook.
Williamson, who was positioned at mid-on, ran in direction of his proper and picked up a sensational sliding catch to pack Shaw’s innings. The catch was so good that Sunil Gavaskar on air in contrast it to the catch taken by legendary Kapil Dev through the 1983 World Cup closing in opposition to the mighty West Indies.
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— Simran (@CowCorner9) September 22, 2021
“Two of one of the best quick bowlers going round”: Williamson lauds Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje
After the sport, Williamson heaped praises on the South African bowling duo of DC – Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje – for his or her outstanding bowling. Notably, Rabada picked up three wickets for 37 whereas Nortje bagged a pair for simply 12 runs. Williamson termed the pair as two of one of the best quick bowlers on the planet.
“They (Rabada and Nortje) had been glorious, they’re each high quality internationals, two of one of the best quick bowlers going round in the mean time, they usually put us beneath stress. They bought us into laborious positions, maybe if we hadn’t misplaced early wickets, we might have finished otherwise, however Delhi had been excellent and performed some sensible cricket,” mentioned Williamson.