The Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 points in the second qualifier to reach their first Indian Premier League final on Sunday.
Shikhar Dhawan’s fiery half-century and complete spectacle of Marcus Stoinis led the Delhi Capitals into their first IPL final as they survived moments of anxiety before winning by 17 points in the second qualifying Sunday.
Breathtaking counterattacks from Kane Williamson (67) and Abdul Samad (33) threatened to shatter the Delhi Capitals ‘hopes, but Stoinis’ timely dismissal from the Kiwi batsman tipped him in his side’s favor. .
Marcus Stoinis was named Player of the Match. Speaking in the post-match presentation, the Australian said: “I did it in the BBL for a few seasons (opening the stick) so it was good to have an opportunity. I never know what it’s gonna be early.
“There was a swing at the start. So take a look before you get a crack. I played a lot of IPL, but this is my first final. It was difficult in my forties, but a little silverware is a good motivation, ”he added.
Looking ahead, Stoinis said: “MI is a very good team. Have played regularly. But they have to be out of the game. Our best cricket should be good enough to win.
The Delhi capitals will face the Mumbai Indians in the summit clash on Tuesday. Their victory sparked a lot of reactions and here are the best of them-
– Shikhar Dhawan (@ SDhawan25) November 8, 2020
Wowwwwww !!!! Finally. What a fantastic demonstration of teamwork !! Absolutely loved it. Well done everyone for the incredible spirit from ball 1 to last…! Looking forward to the match against @mipaltan finally. 👊🏻 Congratulations to all. @DelhiCapitals @IPL
– Sandeep Lamichhane (@ Sandeep25) November 8, 2020
Boys we did it 👏👏👏@DelhiCapitals finally reached the final !!
I am overwhelmed with joy right now! Maximum team effort !! What a wonderful, well-deserved victory !! 💙🙌
– Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) November 8, 2020
– Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) November 8, 2020
– RP Singh Rudra Pratap Singh (@rpsingh) November 8, 2020
– Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 8, 2020
– Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 8, 2020
Kagiso Rabada bowling on the 19th:
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The South African fast produced another superb bowling display to secure the Delhi Capitals’ place in the # IPL2020 final 💪
How do you think he will fare against England later this month? pic.twitter.com/yh1QIMlH5H
– ICC (@ICC) November 8, 2020
– Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) November 8, 2020
Good game #DelhiCapitals for arriving at the very first # IPL2020 final, well deserved! @ KagisoRabada25 @MStoinis @ SDhawan25 and captain @ ShreyasIyer15 deserve the credit for this win tonight #DCvSRH #cricket
– Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 8, 2020
Delhi Capitals: 189/3 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 78, Marcus Stoinis 38, Shimron Hetmyer 42 not released; Rashid Khan 1/26).
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 172/8 in 20 overs (Kane Williamson 67, Abdul Samad 33; Kagiso Rabada 4/29, Marcus Stoinis 3/26).