Late fireworks from Rishabh Pant helped Delhi Capitals (DC) see off SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) challenge in the Eliminator of IPL 2019.
They will now face Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on May 10 in Vizag. Chasing 163 to win, Delhi Capitals got off to a brilliant start as both the openers, especially young Prithvi Shaw, played with great intent and smashed SRH bowlers to all corners of the ground.
The duo completed 50 run-stand for the first wicket inside powerplay. SunRisers Hyderabad picked two quick wickets to put Delhi on the backfoot.
Rashid Khan’s double wicket maiden changed the game and turned the tide in SRH’s favour.
When the game looked out of Delhi’s reach, Rishabh Pant once again turned the match when he clobbered two fours and as many sixes in Basil Thampi’s final over, ensuring Delhi’s victory.