SRH vs DC, IPL 2023: Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje assist DC clinch second win, beat SRH by 7 runs

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IPL 2023: Delhi Capitals efficiently defended the rating of 144 towards Sunrisers Hyderabad.© BCCI/IPL

The Delhi Capitals bowlers on Monday held their nerves below strain to fend off a late problem from Sunrisers Hyderabad and seal an exciting seven-run win within the IPL. Heinrich Klaasen (31 from 19 balls) and Washington Sundar (24 not out; 15b) led their revival from 85/5, however the South African was dismissed by Anrich Nortje (2/33) within the remaining over. Mukesh Kumar (3-0-27-0) defended 13 runs within the final over. Akshar Patel returned with 2/21 from his 4 overs. Opening the batting, Mayank Agarwal led the SRH batting line-up however was dismissed one run wanting his half-century.

SRH misplaced half their workforce for 85 runs in 14.1 overs as Klaasen and Sundar regained their goal.

Skilled seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and spinner Washington Sundar led Sunrisers Hyderabad’s tight bowling to limit Delhi Capitals to 144/9.

Returning wicketless in six matches this season, Washington Sundar (3/28) took three wickets in 5 balls to limit DC to 62/5 inside eight overs after skipper David Warner opted to bat.

Bhuvneshwar (2/11) then got here up with a nice spell as Delhi struggled to get going.

After the top-order failure, the pair of Manish Pandey (34) and Akshar Patel (34) added 69 runs in 59 balls.

However SRH’s tight bowling and fielding disrupted proceedings on the back-end as DC misplaced 5 wickets and managed simply 16 runs within the final three overs.

Temporary Scores: Delhi Capitals 144/9; Sunrisers Hyderabad 137/6 in 20 overs (Manish Pandey 34, Axar Patel 34; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/11, Washington Sundar 3/28); Seven runs from 20 overs (Axar Patel 2/21).

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