Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League 2019 Eliminator to set up a Qualifier 2 clash with defending champions Chennai Super Kings. Chasing 163 against Sunrisers, Delhi crossed the line in the last over on penultimate ball. It was Rishabh Pant’s 21-ball 49 that kept Delhi Capitals in the hunt. And towards the end, Keemo Paul smashed a boundary in a tight situation to seal the deal for his side. Fans Want Rishabh Pant in ICC World Cup 2019 India Squad After His Valuable Cameo Against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019 Eliminator.
Delhi Capitals after a good start lost wickets in a hurry and at one stage were 111 for five. At that point in time, it appeared, Sunrisers Hyderabad will continue dominating and put pressure on Delhi. However, Pant played a valuable cameo to turn the tide in his team’s favour. Khaleel Ahmed Celebration Video: Is the Pacer Making a Call to Selectors to Include Him in India Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?.
During his innings, Pant smashed Basil Thampi for 21 runs off five balls to help Delhi near the target. Pant, however, was dismissed in the penultimate over and later admitted that he should have finished the match. “If you are set, you have to finish it for your team. Next time, I will try to finish it for my team as I got very close tonight. I just try to be positive. In T20s, you have to have a big over. We practice everyday with the same set of bowlers and we see the ball and not the bowler. Today, I didn't try to hit it too hard and focused on timing,” Pant said. DC vs SRH Full Scorecard.
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DC will now face CSK on Friday, May 10 at the same venue and the winner will advance to the finals and face Mumbai Indians. CSK earlier lost the first Qualifier to Mumbai Indians.