IPL 2022, Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights: Warner and Powell pick up big win for DC against SRH | Cricket News


If there’s one street fighter you don’t want to upset, it’s David Warner. Sunrisers Hyderabad just found out when they met for the first time after the acrimonious parting ways with their most prolific player on Thursday night at Brabourne Stadium. The Delhi Capitals are yearning for a big innings from their hitters and they’ve struck Warner, sniffing revenge against a franchise that betrayed them last season.
Warner emerged unbeaten with a 92 from 58 balls, chest bulging after helping the Capitals post an impressive 207/3 with the help of setting up an undefeated 66-from-122 partnership with Rovman Powell who completed 67 steps on 35 balls. The former SRH talisman lived up to his X-factor billing when the Capitals had to make two forced changes as Prithvi Shaw was under bad weather and Axar Patel was nursing a groin injury.
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Warner and Powell’s onslaught coupled with good new ball bowling, headed by Khaleel Ahmed (3/30) had put the goal past SRH as the Capitals clinched their fifth win of the season in 10 games. Nicholas Pooran threatened to chase the target on his own with a belligerent 34-ball 62 while hitting six 6s, but he had too much left to do as SRH dropped 21 runs while dropping eight wickets.

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Warner, at bat on 92, pushed Powell to the non-attacking side as the Jamaican got jammed into Umran Malik in the final over to pick up 19 didn’t even want the strike to get his cent up. Malik clocked 156 and 157 mph in the final over and Powell slammed him to the covers each time in five minutes of exhilarating cricket. Warner’s growls grew louder with each strike from Powell. He was there to hurt SRH badly and he let Powell do it.
As he has done throughout his T20 career, Warner staged a masterclass in building a devastating T20 round, hitting three sixes and 12 limits from all parts of the court while running like a maniacal dog between wickets. And his masterclass taught hard lessons to inexperienced Indian stimulators like Malik and Kartik Tyagi. Both were producing heat, pushing the 150mph mark on the speedometer, but there was Warner who was breathing fire from under his helmet in the sweltering conditions. It was only the experience and cunning of Bhuvneshwar Kumar who could withstand Warner’s wrath, ending his spell with numbers of 1/25 in his four overs.

Malik, worn by the pace sensation label this season, went hard at Warner from the start. Warner, brought up on fast pitches against a blistering pace in Australia, took a liking to it. He fired and led Malik disdainfully past the square. Every time Warner hit Umran he would come back with a faster ball and the southpaw was always waiting for him.
Only piece of ordinary cricket for the Capitals when substitute fly-half Mandeep Singh was at sea against Bhuvneshwar’s class before edging one to the wicketkeeper for a duck in the fourth ball of the innings. Captain Rishabh Pant provided the impetus by hitting leg spinner Shreyas Gopal for three sixes and a boundary before sliding a full pitch over his stumps for a 16-ball 26. By the end of the innings, however, Warner had opened a highway for the Capitals to get into the tournament.

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