Delhi Capitals entered their first-ever IPL final with a convincing 17-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second qualifier in Abu Dhabi last night. Opting to bat first, Delhi posted a massive total of 189 for three in 20 overs riding on Shikhar Dhawan’s 78 off 50, Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 42 off 22 and Marcus Stoinis’s 38 off 27 balls.
In reply, Hyderabad were restricted on 172 for 8 as pacer Kagiso Rabada took 4 wickets and Stoinis claimed three scalps. For Hyderabad, Kane Williamson scored 67 off 45 and Abdul Samad made 33 runs off 16 balls. Stoinis was adjudged as the Player of the Match.
With this win, Delhi will now face Mumbai Indians in the summit clash tomorrow.
In the Women’s T20 Challenge Cricket tournament, Supernovas defeated Trailblazers by two runs at Sharjah. Supernovas will take on Trailblazers again in the final which will be played today. Supernovas have won both the earlier editions of the Women’s T20 Challenge.