IPL 2023 Points Table: Delhi aim fightback after five losses on a trot; tied with Hyderabad, Kolkata on points

Delhi Capitals now have four points from seven games. (Photo credit: AP)

Washington Sundar (4-0-28-3) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-0-11-2) exposed the batting frailties of Delhi Capitals in the first half of the match.

After they went on to lose five consecutive matches from the start of the tournament, no one gave the David Warner-led Delhi Capitals a chance to make a comeback. While Warner and his deputy Axar Patel were the only consistent performers, the rest of the side didn’t turn up at all and that led to a dismal performance. But DC had other plans in mind. They chose an upbeat Kolkata Knight Riders as their first target and beat them by four wickets in a thrilling encounter.

Next in line was the Sunrisers Hyderabad who were struggling to find some momentum as well. In another low-scoring thriller, DC eked out a seven-run win with some brilliant death bowling and now, have as many points as KKR and SRH, albeit a lower net run rate.

DC now have four points from seven games and an NRR of -0.96. SRH are tied on points with the Delhi side but have a better NRR of -0.72. Chennai Super Kings are at the top of the table with 10 points from seven games and an NRR of 0.66. Rajasthan Royals are on second with eight points from as many games and a run rate of 0.84, the highest among all the teams.

(Photo credit: IPL)

SRH’s Washington Sundar’s all-around effort went in vain as his side messed up a below-par chase to lose to DC. Opting to bat first, the Delhi side posted a below-par 144/9 and it looked like SRH’s game to win. Sundar scalped the big wicket of Warner (21 off 20), besides Sarfaraz (10 off 9) and Aman Hakim Khan even as Manish Pandey (34 off 27) and Axar Patel (34 off 34) scampered to take DC to the total.

In the chase, Mayank Agarwal (49 off 39) and Rahul Tripathi (15 off 21) added 38 runs for the second wicket and Sundar (24 off 15) then built a 41-run partnership with Heinrich Klaasen (31 off 19) for the sixth wicket. When the latter departed in the penultimate over, SRH needed 19 runs off the last nine deliveries.

The equation then came down to 13 off 6 but Mukesh Kumar gave away just five runs as SRH fell short in what was deemed to be an easy chase.

Notably, DC now have seven games left and in case they go on to win all of them, they will have a clear shot at the playoffs.

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