IPL 2019 Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Latest Cricket Score Updates Match 16: Hello and welcome to our live cricket blog of another exciting encounter of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) between Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. This is expected to be a cracker of a contest with both teams loaded with enough firepower and ammunition to lit the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi with some enthralling display. Hyderabad is the in-form side and they will take on an unpredictable Delhi in their den. Here is your destination for all the updates. (READ THE FULL PREVIEW HERE)  Also Read - ENG vs IND 2021: Joe Root Reacts England's 10-Wicket Loss in Pink-Ball Test, Says Week Like This Doesn’t Define us as Team

11:20 IST: FOUR, now they only need five. Does not matter how you get them. SIX, game over. Hyderabas beat Delhi by five wickets. Also Read - Virat Kohli Breaks MS Dhoni's Record With 10-Wicket Win Over England in Pink-Ball Test, Register His 22nd Test Win on Home Soil

11:15 IST: Delhi can smell something special, One of the first two balls. FOUR, that will hurt, streaky, but effective. SRH: 120/5 in 18 over. Hyderabad need 10 runs in 12 balls Also Read - ICC World Test Championship Points Table: India Zoom to Top Spot After Crushing Win, England Out of Race For Final

11:12 IST: Two singles down to long-off of Rabada, Delhi need something very special. Three from the over. SRH: 114/5 in 17 over. Hyderabad need 16 runs in 18 balls

11:07 IST: FOUR, Yusuf executes a sweep to perfection. OUT, Hooda dismissed. SRH: 111/5 in 16 over. Hyderabad need 19 runs in 24 balls

11:00 IST: OUTShankar departs. Pathan comes in to join Hooda. SRH: 103/4 in 15 over. Hyderabad need 27 runs in 30 balls

10:57 IST: FOUR, Hooda guides a rare poor delivery. DROPPED, Iyer misses an opportunity. SRH: 100/3 in 14 over.

10:50 IST: Ishant in the attack. Another tight over, but no wickets from it as Hyderabad are still happy to push the singles and inch closer to the total. OUT, Manish Pandey departs. SRH: 95/3 in 13 over.

10:45 IST: Tewatia in his second over. Three of the oevr. SRH: 90/2 in 12 over.

10:43 IST: Hyderabad is chasing this sensibly, looking to pick singles and put the bad balls away. That is all they need to do. SRH: 87/2 in 11 over.

10:40 IST: Morris continues, Delhi would ideally look to pick a couple more wickets. They will realise getting Hyderabad allout is their only option. Pandey, Shankar have enough experience to take Hyderabad home. FOUR, Shankar over extra cover at pace. SRH: 81/2 in 10 over.

10:34 IST: Delhi look a totally different side. Shankar lofts it over cover picks two. Five runs of the over. SRH: 72/2 in 9 over.

10:28 IST: Bairstow OUT, but is it too little too late? Warner is set as he is joined by Shankar. Warner departs, OUT, is there a twist in the tale? SRH: 68/2 in 8 over.

10:18 IST: Warner has the Purple cap now, Bairstow is at two, just shows why Hyderabad is having a great tournament. FOUR, Bairstow smashes it again, the timing, the placement, PERFECT. Shaw says dew is allowing the ball to come on to the bat and making it easy for Hyderabad, but it looks like good batting is doing the trick. SRH: 62/0 in 6 over. 

10:15 IST: Warner joins the party, he is looking to cash in now. Hyderabad eyeing to have early dinner? SRH: 48/0 in 5 over. 

10:12 IST: No stopping Bairstow, FOUR, what a shot, it was short and the inform batsman latched on to it. Bairstow on a rampage, back-to-back boundaries. Big over another boundary. SRH: 36/0 in 4 over. 

10:08 IST. SIX, biggest of the night right from the middle of the bat, gone a long, long way. Four follows after the maximum, Lamichhane under pressure. Strange REVIEW is taken and wasted. SRH: 20/0 in 2 over. 

10:01 IST: Spin from both ends, Axar Patel will start with the Nepali sensation. Oh no, nearly, so near, Axar drops a difficult chance. Looks like he has injured himself and is getting some medical attention. Single of the last ball. SRH: 7/0 in 2 over. 

9:57 IST: Lamichhane to start, FOUR, Bairstow smashed it. SRH: 6/0 in 1 over. 

9:36 IST: OUT, Rabada is gone. SIX, Axar picks the slower ball, smashes it. SIX to finish it. DC: 129/7 in 20 overs.

9:34 IST: OUT, Morris departs after providing a glimmer of hope. DROPPED, Rabada gets a life, can he cash in? DC: 115/7 in 19 overs.

9:30 IST: SIX, first of the night, it is out of here. He got it in his slot and then there was no looking back. He picked the length well. DC: 104/6 in 18 overs.

9:22 IST: OUT, Iyer goes trying to go for a big heave against Rashid, departs for 43 off 41 balls. Axar Patel joins Morris. Can there be a final flourish like we saw last night from Hardik and Pollard? Not very likely, given the conditions. DC: 97/6 in 17 overs.

9:19 IST: Bhuvi into his third over. DC: 93/5 in 16 overs.

9:12 IST: Big shout from Rashid against Morris, umpire says not out. REVIEW TAKEN. Not out. Morris just cannot pick Rashid. FOUR, absolutely nailed by Iyer. DC: 85/5 in 15 overs. 

9:07 IST: Even the fast bowlers are relying on cutters, hardly have we seen anyone bowl with express pace. OUT, Ingram is gone. Big Morris comes in to join Iyer. DC: 80/5 in 14 overs. 

9:01 IST: All the bowlers for Hyderabad have been economical. Set Iyer is also not being able to cut loose, just shows the difficult nature of the pitch. FOUR, Iyer get a gift, puts it away. He has to be the man to do the bulk of the scoring. DC: 72/4 in 13 overs. 

8:57 IST: Rashid Khan is keeping things tight. Delhi needs a move-on. Four of the over. DC: 64/4 in 12 overs. 

8:50 IST: Iyer is holding the innings together but he needs to do much more than that. FOUR, Tewatia, what a shot, outstanding timing. OUT, Tewatia gets deceived by a knuckleball. DC: 61/4 in 11 overs. 

8:45 IST: Big fish, Rishabh Pant OUT. First ball after the break. Nabi into his last over has been impressive tonight. REVIEW is taken against Tewatia, one thing they want to check if it is hitting him on the line, seems like no bat on that but umpire’s call saves Tewatia. DC: 57/3 in 10 overs. 

8:37 IST: Sandeep Sharma brought into the attack and he is keeping it simple bowling wicket-to-wicket. Pant is looking to break free but is being restricted. Pant goes for a huge heave misses it completely. Five of the over. DC: 52/2 in 8 overs. 

Pant is also finding it difficult to cut loose from the outset which again goes on to indicate the sluggishness of the pitch.

8:30 IST: Pant is here, and fireworks can be expected. Pant is off-the-mark. DC: 41/2 in 7 overs. 

8:24 IST: Nabi into his third, he has done a decent job. FOUR, Dhawan sweeps it and there is no stopping that. OUT, Dhawan departs. DC: 36/2 in 6 overs. 

8:20 IST: Bowling change, Kaul replaces Bhuvi… A big shot is surely round the corner after the slow start. SIX, Iyer it is the captain who has cleared the ground with utmost ease. DC: 26/1 in 5 overs. 

8:15 IST: Nabi continues, he is bowling a very disciplined line and that is not allowing Delhi to score freely. Four runs from the over, it is time Delhi press on the accelarator. DC: 19/1 in 4 overs. 

8:10 IST: OUT, Shaw is clean bowled! It is a slowish track and that is evident, which means 150-160 could be a good score. Captain Iyer comes in to join Dhawan. Wicket and a run, great over from Bhuvi. DC: 15/1 in 3 over. 

8:10 IST: Spin introduced early, Nabi to share new ball duties with Bhuvi. Dhawan gets off-the-mark. Six off the over, all singles. DC: 14/0 in 2 over. 

8:05 IST: FOUR… Shaw creams the first ball through covers to get things underway. Two boundaries of the first over. DC: 8/0 in 1 over. 

7:58 IST: Both the openers make their way in the middle. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will look to improve his bowling as he has been rusty in the previous matches, he will start proceedings for Hyderabad.

7:55 IST: Dhawan will play against his old mates and that would be a contest to watch out for.

7:50 IST: We are ready for the start of the Kotla cracker.

7:34 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and elect to field. Three changes for Delhi – Ishant, Axar and Tewatia come in.

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow(w), David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul

7:18 IST: It would be interesting to see the spinners both sides opt for in the slow turner at Kotla. The SRH openers (David Warner-Johny Bairstow) have been in devastating form stitching a 100+ run partnership in all the three games.

7:15 IST: Formidable Hyderabad will look to top the table with a win. They have the momentum on their side.

7:00 PM IST: The teams have arrived at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, the Delhi Capitals will host the high-flying Sunrisers Hyderabad.  Toss takes place in 30 minutes time, stay tuned!

Brief Preview – In a format like the Indian Premier League, momentum plays an important role. While a team on a roll can make the impossible look regular, teams which haven’t managed to hit the right note can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Going into match 16 of the league, while Sunrisers Hyderabad are definitely on a roll, Delhi Capitals need to buck up.

They have had a change in name, but Delhi Capitals’ fortunes have been topsy-turvy as ever. Having started off in style against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, DC lost to Chennai at home, sneaked a win in the Super Over against Kolkata and then lost again to Kings XI Punjab in a game that was almost sealed.

Consistency has been the biggest problem for the franchise and even though they have done well in patches, Delhi Capitals have failed to drive home the advantage from positions of strength in both their losses so far. In fact, even in the game against KKR, they made an easy chase look difficult, almost ended up losing and finally managed a tie before Kagiso Rabada bowled a beautiful over.

For Hyderabad, it has been about growing from strength to strength. After losing the opening game to Kolkata from a winning position, the Sunrisers regrouped and came back strongly. While their first win against Rajasthan Royals was a good game of cricket, they decimated Royal Challengers Bangalore in their third game.

Riding on centuries from David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, SRH put on 231/2 from their 20 overs before bundling out RCB for just 113. The 118-run win will definitely fire-up the team when they walk into the game at the Feroze Shah Kotla on Thursday.