IPL 2019, Match 30: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals- I Always Look to Take Up the Responsibility as a Foreign Player Says Purple Cap Holder Kagiso Rabada
It has been a make or break season for the Delhi Capitals so far in Vivo IPL 12 after registering a comprehensive victory by 39 runs against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 30th match of the competition. The 5th victory for DC was largely built around a sensational bowling performance by Kagiso Rabada and Keemo Paul who spell doom for Hyderabad and skittled them out in the 19th over.
Kagiso Rabada has been the bowler of the tournament and once again he proved why in such a tender age he has already become the spearhead of the South African pace attack. Yet again he bagged 4 crucial wickets to finish off the deal for Delhi Capitals. The wicket of David Warner proved to be the final nail in the coffin for SRH.
After batting first it was Delhi Capitals who posted a competitive 155 on the board in their allotted 20 overs after batting first. Comeback man from both sides did the job for their teams. For Hyderabad, it was Khaleel Ahmed who made a splendid return to the Hyderabad playing XI with a three-wicket haul.
The left arm pacer bagged the prized wickets of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan to have DC on 20/2. However, Colin Munro who was playing in his first game looked in great touch and started off with some amazing shots. He scored 40 of 24 deliveries which set the momentum for DC. However, the SRH bowlers clawed their way back into the match with some decent bowling as they restricted DC to a score of 155.
Chasing a relatively moderate target of 156 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad began pretty decently with openers Jonny Bairstow and David Warner looking in good touch. It was Bairstow in particular who played very well and played some delightful shots in the process. His stand of 72 runs with David Warner should have been enough for Hyderabad.
After the fall of Bairstow’s wicket, it was a downward slope for Hyderabad as they kept losing wickets on a consistent basis. It was Keemo Paul who started off the collapse with the wicket of Bairstow. His 3 wickets tally also includes the wicket of SRH skipper Kane Williamson and Ricky Bhui.
Eventually, it was Kagiso Rabada who stormed back in his final spell to finish the deal for Delhi Capitals. He was at his fearsome best as he bagged 4 wickets in his spell and looked at his lethal best. After his 4 wicket haul, he also took over the Purple cap from Imran Tahir. He has currently 17 wickets in the tournament so far, 4 ahead of his countryman Imran Tahir.
The youngster was overjoyed with his performance and said that he just tried to stick to his basics and it worked for him today. His form has been sensational for Delhi and it shouldn’t be a surprise if he goes onto retain the Purple Cap by the end of the season.
Now here is what Kagiso Rabada said after receiving his Purple Cap
We have our game plans and all that we try to do is to stick to it. We hope it goes our way and more often than not, it should go your way. It’s been the trend so far, you need to have variety in your pace. We try to talk about change-ups especially if wickets are assisting those type of changes.
It worked for us today. In many ways, you do have a responsibility as an overseas player. I just feel that you have to do your best. We are working on all the departments and it’s working well for us.
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