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IPL 2023 DC vs SRH: Abhishek Sharma, Heinrich Klaasen help Sunrisers beat Capitals by 9 runs

Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday defeated Delhi Capitals by 9 runs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, all thanks to Heinrich Klaasen and Abhishek Sharma’s classic knocks. 

Situated at the bottom of the Indian Premium League, Delhi Capitals is playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the TATA IPL 2023 in Delhi on 29 April.

After winning the toss, SRH Aiden Markram chose to bat and the team scored an impressive target of 198 runs for Capitals to chase.

SRH innings:

The SRH’s batting order couldn’t give a good start and lost 2 wickets — Mayank Agarwal (5) and Rahul Tripathi (10) — in the powerplay itself. Following this, the squad also lost two important wickets — Aiden Markram (8) and Harry Brook (0) — in the next couple of overs.

However, opener Abhishek Sharma stood firm and built a strong partnership with Heinrich Klaasen. Sharma even completed his half-century and scored 67 runs in 36 balls before being sent to pavilion by AR Patel in the 12th over.

After Sharma, Klaasen scored an unbeaten 53 runs in 27 runs, while Abdul Samad scored 28 runs. After 20 overs, SRH scored 197 runs by losing 6 wickets.

For DC, Mitchell Marsh took four wickets, while Ishant Sharma and Axar Patel picked one wicket each.

DC innings:

To chase the massive target of 198 runs, Delhi Capital openers entered the pitch. However, skipper David Warner could not open his account and was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the very first over.

Following this, Phil Salt (59) and Mitchell Marsh (63) both stood firm on the pitch ad set up a valuable partnership. After Salt and Marsh were dismissed in the 12th and 14th over by Mayank Markande and Akeal Hosein, the batting order started collapsing. By the end of 20 overs, DC managed to score just 188 runs after losing 6 wickets and lost by 9 runs.

For SRH, Mayank Markande took 2 wickets, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Akeal Hosein, T Natarajan, and Abhishek Sharma took one wicket each.

With this, SRH has moved one place up in the 8th place in the IPL spot as it won 3 matches out of 8 played, while DC is still at the bottom of the IPL points table.

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