IPL 2024: 3 Talking Points Of DC vs SRH (Match 35)

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DC vs SRH 3 talking points

Cricket lovers witnessed another exciting and exhilarating game in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) cruised to a 67-run victory over hosts Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 35 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Batting first, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma went all guns blazing from the very first over. SRH have revolutionised T20 batting and once again mustered up a huge total. The Men in Orange scored 266 runs in the 1st innings and Delhi failed to cross the margin by 67 runs.

4 of the highest IPL totals in the history of the tournament have come in IPL 2024 and this speaks volumes about the speciality about this year’s competition and also sheds light on the way the game has evolved.

In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the DC vs SRH game:

1. SRH muster the highest-ever powerplay total in IPL

As Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma were firing on all cylinders, we witnessed a run-fest in the 1st innings. Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 125 runs in the first 6 overs and it was the highest-ever powerplay total in the history of the IPL.

The opening combination of Head and Sharma has conjured magic for SRH and it will be tough for the opposition team bowlers to crack the curious case of their batting.

2. Shahbaz Ahmed’s finishing touch

After that fiery start from SRH, things slowed down in the middle. Led by Kuldeep Yadav’s magical bowling, where he bagged 4 wickets, DC tried making inroads into the game. But SRH ended up blasting their way to a gigantic total of 266 runs in the fag end of the innings.

Shahbaz Ahmed scored 59* runs in just 29 deliveries and gave the much-needed finishing touch to the visitors. His innings was of paramount importance as SRH could power themselves to a huge total towards the end.

3. Jake Fraser-McGurk and Abhishek Porel’s power-hitting

DC aren’t a team to bog down under pressure and they counter-attacked in the first-part of their batting. Jake Fraser-McGurk, the young Australian batter and uncapped Indian batter Abhishek Porel tried their level best to take DC home.

While the 22-year-old Australian scored 65 runs in just 18 balls, Porel smashed his way to 42 runs in 22 balls. In the end, it didn’t matter as their wickets eventually led SRH to get back on top.

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