The 33rd match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai Cricket Stadium saw the Rishabh Pant-led side dominating the Hyderabad based franchise in all three departments of the game. Delhi capitals registered an emphatic 8-wicket victory over the Kane Williamson-led side and reclaimed their top spot on the points table.
Delhi capitals all-rounder suffered an injury while bowling, which raised eyebrows of many fans, considering the remaining part of the tournament followed by the T20 World Cup. The all-rounder bowled a decent first over but while bowling his second over, stopped in the middle of the run-up and it seemed that he injured his calf or leg.
After Injuring his leg, he didn’t continue to bowl and was subsequently taken off the field, raising concerns for both his national team and franchise. In the latest development as per Cricket Australia, it is learned that the all-rounder has pulled his hamstring strain.
Though his injury is expected to be a minor one but Delhi Capitals all-rounder Marus Stoinis will undergo scans within the next 24 hours and his availability for the next DC fixture will only be decided after his scans come.
The match against Sunrisers Hyderabad was a perfect outing for Delhi Capitals. Asked to bowl first, the Rishabh Pant-led side had a great start with the ball as they removed both openers David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha inside the powerplay. Though Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey stitched 31 runs partnership but it was only a matter of time until both lost their wicket in quick succession of time. A fighting knock by Abdul Samad and Rashid Khan in the end helped SRH post a total above 130 runs.
Chasing the target, Delhi Capitals started in a usual aggressive way but were jolted with the wicket of Prithvi Shaw for 11 runs. Shreyas Iyer, who was returning from an injury, then anchored the innings and stitched partnerships with Shikhar Dhawan (42) and Rishabh Pant (35*) and made sure that they finish the match in 18th over and reclaim the top spot in points table.