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Shreyas Iyer (Winning captain, Man of the Match): Really satisfied on winning this one after losing three home games. The way we played, it was really good to see. Dhawan got us off to a good start and that made it easier for the batsmen to follow. This pitch isn't suitable for our batsmen who like to play it on the rise, this one's a really slow wicket. It's really important to finish the games and today I did that. Sandeep is a very confident lad. Even if he goes for runs, he comes back hard. He's fearless and positive in his approach, presence of Amit Mishra also helps him. We want our top-order batsmen to play fearless cricket and that's what happened. Dhawan is playing fearless cricket right throughout the season and that's helping us. Either of the top four batsmen has to stay there till the end and take the team through. I took the responsibility today and I hope to continue that in the matches to come.
Shikhar Dhawan: It was very important for us to win this game. We are playing good cricket and want to qualify for the knockouts. We have become better in finishing the game, but we have to get better. I knew that we had to cash in the first six overs because it gets harder and slower after that. I have been preparing well for it and executing it on a match day. I just focus on my process and I feel that as an experienced player, I communicate more to ensure that we don't lose wickets in crucial situations.
Ravichandran Ashwin (Losing captain): I thought it was just below par because of the dew. It was quite hard to grip the ball for the spinners. We lost too many wickets in the middle despite Gayle playing a brilliant knock. Someone like Mujeeb is a very important player for us. It happened last year as well, he got a soft tissue injury. It was quite disappointing from that angle. But having said we have enough talent to back him up but unfortunately we didn't have enough runs on the board today. We were giving away one or two soft boundaries and we need to be tight there. If we had 12-13 in the last over, we would have fancied ourselves. Credit to Shreyas. He held his nerve and batted through. He (Harpreet) has come a long way in a year or so. He has picked a lot of wickets in junior cricket. We have played quite well in the 10 games, won a few and lost a few. This tournament is all about stringing wins together and we need to catch the momentum now.
Delhi emerging as v dangerous side. Have mercurial batsmen and bowlers who can transform a match as seen tonite. Now beginning to win at home too. Well done!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 20, 2019
Top innings from Shreyas Iyer. The kind a top-order player should play in a run-chase.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 20, 2019
Sam Curran comes back into the attack for the final over. Iyer flicks the 1st ball to long-on for a single. Rutherford slams the 2nd ball straight down the ground for a single. 4 off 4 balls required now. Iyer slices the 3rd ball aerially towards deep extra cover and it lands safely as they take 2 runs. Curran bangs the next ball short and Iyer pulls it to deep midwicket for a FOUR. That seals it as Delhi win by 5 wickets.
DC 166/5 after 19.4 overs.
FOUR! Iyer pulls the last ball through midwicket to seal the win with a boundary.
Shami starts with a wide short ball and Iyer looks to guide it to third man but misses. He then hooks the next ball to deep midwicket for a single. That brings up the FIFTY for the skipper. BOWLED! Ingram swings through the line but misses as Shami flattens the middle stump. Axar Patel walks out to bat. RUN OUT! Axar completes the single but collides into Shami while going for the second which costs him as Rahul whips off the bails. Some more late drama from the Delhi Capitals. Sherfane Rutherford walks out to bat. Both batsmen take singles off the last two balls. DC need 6 in the final over.
DC 158/5 after 19 overs.
WICKET! Axar run out (Agarwal/Rahul) 1 (1)
Axar tucks the ball to deep square leg and clatters into Shami on his way back for the second as Rahul whips off the bails.
WICKET! Ingram b Shami 19 (9)
Shami sends down a pinpoint yorker and Ingram slogs through the line but misses as the middle stump is flattened.
FIFTY up for Iyer! 50 (45)
Viljoen into his final over. Iyer drives the 1st ball straight to the man at cover. He then looks to pull the next ball but it comes off his shoulder and they steal a single. Ingram does brilliantly as he squeezes out the wide yorker to third man for a FOUR. Viljoen replies with a yorker which Ingram squeezes back. Ingram then swivels as he pulls the 5th ball to fine leg for a FOUR. He then crunches the last ball through the covers for back-to-back FOURs. 13 off the over. DC need just 10 from 12 balls to win.
DC 154/3 after 18 overs.
FOUR! Ingram backs away and cuts the last ball through the covers for back-to-back fours.
FOUR! Ingram swivels as he pulls the 5th ball down to the fine leg fence.
FOUR! Ingram shows great awareness as he squeezes out the wide yorker to third man.
Mohammed Shami comes back into the attack. Iyer steers the 1st ball to third man for a single. Ingram tucks the 2nd ball to midwicket for a run. Iyer flicks the 3rd ball to short midwicket. He then backs away and has a wild slog at the next ball but misses as the ball cuts through him and Rahul does well to prevent the boundary but they steal a bye. Both batsmen take singles off the last two balls. 5 off the over. DC need 23 from 18 balls to win.
DC 141/3 after 17 overs.
Viljoen continues. CAUGHT! Once again Pant goes for a rash shot when it just wasn’t required and finds Curran at deep square leg. Colin Ingram walks out to bat. Iyer works the 2nd ball to sweeper cover for a single. Ingram defends the 3rd ball to the off-side and picks up a quick single. Iyer nudges the 4th ball to point and wants a single but Ingram says no. Iyer works the 5th ball to long-on for a single. The next ball is wide down leg. The last ball is banged short and Ingram launches it above midwicket for a one-bounce FOUR. 8 off the over. DC need 28 off 24 balls to win.
DC 136/3 after 16 overs.
FOUR! Ingram slogs the last ball over midwicket for a one-bounce four.
WICKET! Pant c Curran b Viljoen 6 (7)
Pant goes for the slog-sweep but doesn't get enough on it as Curran takes an easy catch at deep square leg.
Sam Curran comes back into the attack. He starts with a wide delivery down leg. Pant doesn’t manage to take any runs off the first 2 balls. Curran bangs the 3rd ball short and Pant pulls it hard towards Gayle at short fine leg but the Universe Boss only manages to deflect the ball for a FOUR. Pant knocks the 4th ball to cover for a single. Iyer defends the 5th delivery. He opens up his stance and cuts the last ball down to third man for a FOUR. 10 runs off the over. DC need just 36 from 30 balls to win now.
DC 128/2 after 15 overs.
FOUR! Iyer clears his front foot and cuts the last ball down to the third man fence.
FOUR! Curran bangs the 3rd ball short and Pant pulls it past short fine leg for a boundary.
Hardus Viljoen comes back into the attack. Iyer cuts the 1st ball to point for a single. Dhawan pulls the 2nd ball powerfully to deep square leg for a FOUR. CAUGHT! Ashwin does well as he runs towards the boundary and avoids colliding into Gayle to take the catch. Dhawan departs after providing a solid base for Delhi to chase down this total. Rishabh Pant walks out to bat. Iyer drives the 4th ball to deep point for a single. Pant defends the 5th delivery before tucking the last ball to the leg-side for a run. 7 runs and a wicket from the over. DC need 46 from 36 balls to win.
DC 118/2 after 14 overs.
WICKET! Dhawan c R Ashwin b Viljoen 56 (41)
Dhawan goes for the pull but gets it off the toe-end sending the ball high towards deep midwicket where R Ashwin takes a tumbling catch while running towards the boundary.
FOUR! Dhawan pulls the 2nd ball powerfully to deep square leg for a boundary.