The Eliminator of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) features the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pitted against the Delhi Capitals (DC) in Visakhapatnam. Hyderabad became only the first team in the history of the competition to make it to the second stage with 12 points after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) loss to Mumbai Indians (MI) on the last day of the group stage. They have been inconsistent this season which is unusual considering their teams of the past. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have exceeded expectation under the management of Ricky Ponting finishing on level points with Mumbai and Chennai. The two teams have played 14 games against each other with SRH winning 9 and DC claiming 5 wins. Here we take a look at the results of their last five games. Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Cricket Score Eliminator T20 Match.
SRH vs DC – April 14 2019 – Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad – DC won by 39 runs
An important partnership between Colin Munro and Shreyas Iyer for Delhi got them to a score of 155/7 batting first. On a slow turning wicket, the home team’s chase began well with a 72 run opening stand. But as soon as Warner and Bairstow departed, Hyderabad collapsed losing the game by 39 runs. Kagiso Rabada was the star for Delhi picking up 4 wickets.
DC vs SRH – April 4 2019 – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – SRH won by 5 wickets
Delhi playing at home could not perform to expectations as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi and Siddarth Kaul worked their magic with the bowl. The Capitals set Hyderabad a target of 130 which was always going to be a walk in the park for them considering they had a good batting line up. SRH had a brief hiccup in the end but they went on to win the game by 5 wickets.
DD vs SRH – May 10 2018 - Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – SRH won by 9 wickets
Rishabh Pant hit a brilliant 128 doing the bulk of the scoring for his team as they managed 187/5 in their quota of twenty overs. They could have managed more had there been a more fruitful contribution from the frontline batsmen. In reply, Shikhar Dhawan remained not on 92 and had skipper Kane Williamson for a company at the other end on 83 as the duo took SRH home. IPL 2019: There Is More to Delhi Capitals Success Than Just Their Name Change.
SRH vs DD – May 5 2018 – Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad – SRH won by 7 wickets
Another win for Sunrisers Hyderabad in a chase against Delhi but this time it was the collective effort from the top five batsmen. Needing 164 for a win, Alex Hales top-scored for SRH with 45 but there were important contributions from Dhawan, Williamson, and Yusuf Pathan too. Earlier Rashid Khan picked a brace for the hosts to restrict Delhi to 163.
DD vs SRH - May 2 2017 – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – DD won by 6 wickets
Hyderabad batting fist needed some acceleration in the end from Yuvraj Singh who hit a 41 ball 70 to finish at 185/3. But their bowlers did not do enough to defend this total which can be considered a par score in Delhi. Corey Anderson remained not out on 41 to see off the Hyderabad resistance as Delhi won by 6 wickets. DC vs SRH, IPL 2019 Playoffs: Lack of Foreign Stars Can Hurt Sunrisers Hyderabad in Eliminator Match.
Hyderabad has played these high-pressure games in the past while Delhi lack experience, so its advantage SRH in the eliminator.