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Delhi Capitals Journey To IPL 2020 Finals

Delhi Capitals on Sunday made it to the IPL 2020 final after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2020 by 17 runs. Delhi had reached Qualifier 2 after losing Qualifier 1 to Mumbai Indians, while Sunrisers had come after outperforming Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2020 Eliminator. The IPL 2020 final between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will be played on November 10.

After winning the toss, Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer opted to bat first. DC got off to a good start as Marcus Stoinis and Shikhar Dhawan stitched an 86-run partnership. It was broken Rashid Khan who sent Stoinis to the pavilion at the individual score of 38. Dhawan kept scoring runs with Iyer and he once again smashed a half-century in IPL 2020. Iyer got out after making 21, while Dhawan gave away his wicket after scoring 78. Then, Shimron Hetmyer, who came at number four, helped his side reach 189. He scored 42 (not out) off 22 balls.

When Sunrisers Hyderabad came to chase the total, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Kagiso Rabada dealt an early blow to SRH as he sent their captain David Warner to the dug-out at the individual score of two. Barring Kane Williamson and Abdul Samad, all other batsmen of Hyderabad failed to make an impact. The two tried to put up a fight, but Williamson got out at 67 and Samad at 33. SRH’s innings ended on 172.

Star Performers

Highest run-scorer for Delhi Capitals:Shikhar Dhawan scored 78 in 50 deliveries at a strike rate of 156. He smashed six boundaries and two sixes.

Highest wicket-taker for Delhi Capitals: Kagiso Rabada picked four wickets, conceding 29 runs in four overs with an economy of 7.25.

Highest run-scorer for Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson smashed 67 off 45 balls at a strike rate of 148.89. He hit five fours and four sixes.

Highest wicket-taker for Sunrisers Hyderabad: Sandeep Sharma, Jason Holder and Rashid Khan took one wicket each. Sharma was hit for 30 runs in four overs. His economy was 7.50. Holder conceded 50 runs in four overs with an economy of 12.50, while Khan gave 26 runs in his four overs with an economy of 6.50.

Journey (In Pics)

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

In this fixture, Delhi Capitals were given a target of 163 by Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Iyer-led team could only put 147 on the scoreboard, losing the match by 15 runs.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

Delhi Capitals made 228 in 20 overs at the loss of four wickets. They had a huge total to defend. Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs as the opposition could only make 210.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

Iyer-led side once again put up a big total. They scored 196. Chasing the target, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore only

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

Batting first, Delhi smashed 184 runs in 20 overs. Delhi Capitals’ bowlers gave a tough time to Rajasthan Royals batsmen, restricting the opposition at 138. DC outperformed RR by 46 runs.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

Delhi Capitals lost this match after winning three games on the trot. Delhi had set a target of 163 for Mumbai. Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians chased it comfortably with five wickets remaining.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

In the league matches of IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals got the better of Rajasthan Royals for the second time. In this match, DC defeated RR by 13 runs.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

Replicating the performance of the previous game, Delhi Capitals registered a five-wicket win over MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. Delhi chased the target of 180 in 19.5 overs losing five wickets.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

Kings XI Punjab settled the score of the previous defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals by outperforming the Iyer-led side by five wickets. Delhi had scored 164, giving a target of 165 to Punjab. KXIP chased the target in 19 overs.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

In this match, Delhi batting collapsed terribly. KKR, batting first, had scored 194. When Delhi came to bat, they only managed to put up 135 on the scoreboard, losing the fixture by 59 runs.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

David Warner-led SRH handed a crushing defeat to DC. Batting first, SRH scored 219 runs. In their response, Delhi got out at 131. SRH defeated Delhi by 88 runs.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

Delhi in this fixture of IPL 2020 batted poorly. They only scored 110 runs in 20 overs. Mumbai comfortably chased the target of 111 with nine wickets remaining.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

After losing four games in a row, Delhi Capitals finally emerged victorious in their last league match of IPL 2020. They got the better of RCB by six wickets.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

After losing four games in a row, Delhi Capitals finally emerged victorious in their last league match of IPL 2020. They got the better of RCB by six wickets.

IPL 2020: A Look at Delhi Capitals' Roads to the Final - In Pics

Shikhar Dhawan and Marcus Stoinis took DC to comfortable win against SRH in Qualifier 2.

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