IPL 2020: Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals(DC) qualified for the IPL final the first time after a long wait of 13 years with a 17-run win over David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) on Sunday. Marcus Stoinis and ruthless Rabada sailed the Capitals with its all-around performances. Stoinis was the key to Delhi's success many occasions earlier in the tournament with both bat and ball. Meanwhile, the Sunrisers team dropped a few catches and leaked runs in the field unlike a professional side playing a knockout game.
Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer said after the historical victory over SRH - ''Best feeling ever. The journey has been a rollercoaster. End of the day we stuck together as a family. Very happy with the effort every individual has put in''.
Every Leap Year has a new IPL winner, so it seems to be very exciting and interesting to see could Delhi Capitals hold its nerves in the final against the all-mighty Mumbai Indians on this upcoming Tuesday 10, November. After a long wait of 13 years in Indian Premier League that Delhi Capitals made it to the finals for the first time in IPL history with a triumph over SRH.
Early, after chooses to bat first, Stoinis quickfire at the top-order with Shikhar Dhawan steller 50-ball 78 knock helped Delhi Capitals posted a total of 189/3 in the allotted 20 overs. The Aussie all-rounder opens for Delhi for the first time and set a tone with his 27-ball 38, makes a clear statement to his side.
Stoinis also picked three key wickets of SRH including a masterpiece Kane Williamson for a well-made 67 off 45 balls and quench out Warner and Co in 17th over. He finished with impressive figures of 3/26. For Sunrisers Hyderabad, their former skipper Kane Williamson fights a little bit along with Holder and youngster Abdul Samad who scored 33 runs but the duo failed to bat till the final over.
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting expressed his excitement after the franchise qualified for the maiden IPL 2020 final and said 'it is a great reward for all the hard work' players have done so far.
He said that the team is one step away from their title dream. Taking to Twitter Ponting wrote, "Thrilled for the boys to make it through to @delhicapitals first IPL final, it's a great reward for all the hard work they've put in since we got here and gelled together as a group. One more step to go."
Thrilled for the boys to make it through to @delhicapitals first IPL final, it's a great reward for all the hard work they've put in since we got here and gelled together as a group. One more step to go. pic.twitter.com/zAhhax9bBw— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) November 8, 2020