Dubai: Delhi Capitals continued from where they left off in India as they registered an eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday in Dubai. DC captain Rishabh Pant said that he is happy that the side has started this phase with a win. Adding further, Pant said that the side has been focussing on the process and giving 100 per cent.Also Read - T20 World Cup: England Hammer West Indies by 6 Wickets in their Opening Encounter
“We discussed that we had a good first phase, and we are happy to start the second phase this way. We said the same thing about focusing on the process and giving it 100% every day,” Pant said at the post-match presentation. Also Read - T20 World Cup: Arch-Rivals India, Pakistan Eye World Cup Glory
Happy with the way the bowlers restricted the Hyderabad side to under 140, Pant said he is his fast bowlers have been an asset for the side. Also Read - T20 World Cup, India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli Keeps Cards Close To Chest, Says Not Going to Reveal Team Combinations Now
“It’s a good bowling performance because we thought 150-160 would have been a good total, so 130-something was a good score to restrict them to. We have one of the quickest bowlers in the world so I think they’re great assets to have,” Pant added.
Capitals produced top-notch performance in their first match of the second phase of this year’s IPL to eke out the easy win in 17.5 overs in their pursuit of a modest 135-run target.
It was only possible after fast-furious Nortje bowled at 150 clicks to finish with 2 for 12 and was ably supported by Rabada (3/37) and Axar Patel (2/21) in a brilliant bowling effort.
Last edition’s runners-up are now well and truly in contention for clinching a play-off berth with 14 points from nine games while SRH with two points is all but out of the competition.