Sunrisers suffer stunning defeat

Sunrisers suffer stunning defeat

Delhi Capitals' Kagiso Rabada (2L) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman David Warner. AFP

Speedster Kagiso Rabada led a clinical bowling display with a four-wicket haul as Delhi Capitals notched a stunning 39-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL here on Sunday.

Pacer Keemo Paul (3/17) ran through the Sunrisers top-order before his pace colleagues Rabada (4/22) and Chris Morris (3/22) triggered mayhem in the middle and lower order as the home side suffered a batting collapse after 15 overs while chasing 156 for a win.

The Sunrisers were 101 for 3 in 15.2 overs when Ricky Bhui fell to Paul but after that they lost seven wickets for the addition of just 15 runs. Morris took three wickets in the space of five balls in the 18th over as the stunned home crowd watched their side’s batsmen capitulating without much fight as the innings folded at 116 in 18.5 overs.

David Warner, who top-scored with a 47-ball 51, was out in the 17th over off Rabada to trigger a procession of Sunrisers batsmen towards the dressing room. Rabada and Morris took all these six wickets as Sunrisers surrenderd tamely. With the win, the Delhi Capitals jumped to second spot with 10 points from eight matches while the Sunrisers are at the sixth spot after their third consecutive loss.

Earlier, young left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed grabbed three key wickets to help Sunrisers restrict Delhi Capitals to 155 for 7.