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IPL 2024, DC vs SRH: Head-Abhishek fiery start headlines SRH win; takes them to 2nd spot

IPL 2024, DC vs SRH: Travis Head-Abhishek Sharma's 131 off 38 balls opening stand help SRH beat Delhi Capitals. Top Takeaways for Delhi Capitals and SRH from the match.

IPL 2024, DC vs SRH: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma added 138 runs off 38 balls for first wicket Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
IPL 2024: Head, Abhishek added 138 runs off 38 balls for first wicket (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)

Brief Scores: DC 199 (Fraser 65, Nitish 2/17) beaten by SRH 266/7 (Head 89, Shabaz 59*) by 67 runs.

Player of the Match: Travis Head 89 (32)

With a resounding victory, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have ascended to the second spot in the IPL 2024 standings, showcasing their dominance halfway through the tournament. Their batting has been nothing short of spectacular, exemplified by their consistent ability to post mammoth totals. Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, and Shahbaz Ahmed led the charge, dismantling the opposition bowlers with aplomb. 

Although Prithvi Shaw and David Warner fell early in the chase, Delhi Capitals (DC) found hope through Jake Fraser-McGurk and Abishek Porel's entertaining innings. However, once they departed, the momentum shifted decisively in Sunrisers' favour, with T Natarajan's four-wicket haul sealing the win. 

Key Takeaways from SRH vs. DC, Match 35, IPL 2024- Winning team (SRH)

SRH continue batting blitz, Travis Head leads the charge against DC

SRH once again demonstrated their formidable batting prowess, now against the DC. Winning the toss and opting to bat first, SRH's opening pair of Head and Abhishek Sharma launched a relentless assault on the Delhi bowling attack. Their aggressive stroke play saw SRH reaching their team fifty in a mere three overs, with Head achieving his milestone of fifty runs off just 16 balls.

The onslaught didn't halt there, as SRH continued to pile on the runs at an astonishing rate, racing to the 100-run mark in just five overs, leaving Delhi reeling. 

Shahbaz, well supported by the young Nitish, took charge of the later innings and unleashed a flurry of boundaries. They propelled them to a commanding total of 266 runs. 

Key Takeaways from SRH vs DC, Match 35, IPL 2024- Losing team (DC)

IPL 2024, DC vs SRH_ Kuldeep Yadav took 4-55 against SRH in a run friend _ a Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
Kuldeep Yadav took 4-55 against SRH in a run feast (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)
Kuldeep Yadav showed way during destruction

In the high-scoring encounter between SRH and Delhi, Kuldeep Yadav emerged as a key figure for the Capitals, despite facing a barrage of boundaries from the SRH batters. Despite conceding runs, Kuldeep remained resilient and managed to make significant breakthroughs for his team.

He dismissed Nitish Reddy, who was looking to accelerate the scoring rate at the end. Reddy mistimed his shot, resulting in a straightforward catch for David Warner stationed at long-on. 

He removed the dangerous Head, who was in scintillating form. Head attempted to clear the boundary but could not generate enough elevation, resulting in a well-judged catch by Tristan Stubbs at long-on. This dismissal not only halted SRH's momentum a bit but also removed a significant threat from the batting lineup.

The spinner continued to trouble the SRH batters with his variations, claiming Aiden Markram as well. Markram, expecting the ball to turn in, was deceived by the googly that spun away from him. His mistimed shot found the safe hands of Axar Patel at extra cover, denting SRH's charge.

Fraser-Porel gave Delhi hope in a huge run chase

Jake Fraser-McGurk and Porel's contributions during Delhi’s significant run chase infused a sense of optimism and possibility into the match. Their partnership hinted at a potential turnaround for Delhi, suggesting that they might have a chance at chasing down the daunting target set by Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, despite their valiant efforts, the outcome proved to be disappointing for Delhi as they fell short of the humongous target. 

Despite the loss, Fraser-McGurk and Porel's resilience and determination served as a bright spot in an otherwise challenging situation for the team.

Statistical Highlights from SRH vs DC, IPL 2024
  • Jake Fraser made the fastest fifty of IPL 2024 by reaching the milestone in just 15 balls.

  • SRH registered the highest powerplay score in IPL as the duo made a massive 125.

  • SRH achieved the quickest team 100 in IPL, accomplishing the feat in a mere five overs.

Points Table Scenario & What’s Next

With this comprehensive win, SRH has jumped to the second position from fourth. 

Next up RCB will face KKR at the latter’s home ground, Eden Gardens.


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