Sunrisers Hyderabad had a great night in the park. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, extended a dismal streak. A look at all the statistical highlights from Match 47 of IPL 2020:
Highest Powerplay score this season
Leaving out Jonny Bairstow for a crucial encounter, Sunrisers Hyderabad were reliant on David Warner to provide a good start. However, the absence didn’t affect them as Wriddhiman Saha came out all guns blazing. Though both openers were off to a flyer, it was Warner who was the extreme aggressor. At the end of the Powerplay, SRH openers had posted 77 runs without being separated. The score of 77/0 is the highest Powerplay score by a team this season. For SRH, this is the second highest of all-time.
David Warner registers his sixth 50 within the Powerplay
Throughout this season, Warner has been a slow starter, but in the last match against Kings XI Punjab, he showed a glimpse of his attacking game. In the match against Delhi Capitals, against an explosive bowling line-up, Warner set the stage on fire. He scored a half-century before the Powerplay ended, which was the sixth time he had achieved this feat in IPL. No other batsmen has achieved this feat more than three times. Chris Gayle has scored a half-century within the Powerplay thrice.
Second fastest half-century for Wriddhiman Saha
When Saha opens the batting, he is a different player. His nature of batting is more suitable at the top as he doesn’t have the power to clear the ropes, especially on these big grounds. In his first match this season, he batted at number 4 and struggled to score. But, today was a different scenario. Saha pressed the accelerator pedal from the word go and raced to a half-century off 27 balls, which was his second fastest in IPL. His fastest 50 came in 2014 against SRH, when he was playing for KXIP.
Highest team total in Dubai – Second highest total for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Failing to capitalize after a good start had been a big time problem for SRH throughout this IPL. However, in their match against DC, that wasn’t the case. Warner and Saha had put on 107 runs for the first wicket. When Warner was dismissed, Saha took charge as he manipulated the gaps to perfection and kept the run-rate going. After scoring 77 runs in the Powerplay, SRH batsmen amassed 98 runs in the middle overs (7-15). With nearly 180 runs in the first 15 overs, 240 was on the cards but DC bowlers managed to pull it down a bit. Still, SRH posted a massive total of 219, which is the highest total in Dubai this season. This is also the second highest total for SRH in the overall IPL. Their highest score of 231 came against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019. in Hyderabad.
Kagiso Rabada’s wicket-taking streak comes to an end
After 25 consecutive innings in the IPL accounting for at least one wicket, Kagiso Rabada’s streak finally came to an end. The South African pacer, since May 3 2017 had bowled in 25 innings prior to the match against SRH. In all those 25 matches he had accounted for at least one wicket. The streak also consisted of 10 consecutive innings (between April 7 2019 till September 29 2020) in which Rabada had two wickets or more. Against SRH in Match 47, Rabada went wicket-less. Co-incidentally, the last time he went wicket-less was also against SRH on May 2, 2017.
Highest Powerplay aggregate this season
Though DC were bundled out for a meagre total of 131, their start was good as they scored 54 runs for the loss of two wickets. Combining both teams' Powerplay scores, an aggregate of 131 runs were scored - the highest for this season. Previously, in the match between RR and KXIP in Sharjah, an aggregate of 129 runs were scored. This was the seventh instance in IPL 2020, in which both teams had scored over 50 runs during the Powerplay.
Most economical spell by an SRH bowler
Another magical spell by the magician that left DC hanging. Chasing a huge target, DC had got off to a decent start, but as is the case always, teams tend to struggle against Rashid Khan. Off his first ball, he accounted for Shimron Hetmyer and on the last ball of the same over, Ajinkya Rahane was sucked into his googly. As soon as wickets fell in quick succession, the DC batsmen went into a shell and looked to play out Rashid causing the run-rate to mount. In the end, Rashid in his four-over spell had three wickets for seven runs with 17 dot balls at an economy of 1.7. This is the most economical four-over spell by a bowler this season and for SRH in the whole of IPL.
Delhi Capitals losing all 10 wickets
DC at the start were looking like a team that would qualify for the Playoffs with ease. But given the way they have played in the last two or three matches, the failings of the old Delhi franchise seem to be back. Their bowling, which had been their strength, has been taken to the cleaners and their star batsmen have failed to put runs on the board. The major concerning part would be, it is all happening at the fag end of the tournament. Today as well, they were skittled out of 131, which was the 23rd time in IPL that they were bowled-out. No other team has suffered this fate for more than 20 matches.