Friday, June 14, 2024

SRH Hammers Hapless DC for 3rd 260+ Score of the Season : Match 35 Analysis

SRH have shown intent to breach the 300 run mark this season and with another mammoth score followed by another blazing knock from Head, chances of them doing so are high.

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In a lopsided encounter between DC and SRH, Hyderabad showed yet another dominating batting display to put up a mammoth 266/7, which was their third 260+ score this season and their second consecutive, courtesy to a video game innings from Travis Head, who scored 89 off just 32 balls and received able support from Abhishek Sharma who scored a scintillating 46 off 12 to help SRH put up 125/0 at the end of the powerplay, which is the highest powerplay score in IPL history.

SRH were well on the road to a 300-350 score, with 125/0 at the end of the powerplay and several talented batsmen like Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen and Abdul Samad still down the batting order. However, DC fought back well by dismissing both the openers and not letting Markram and Klaasen do much damage either. Axar Patel was the most economical DC bowler who also dismissed the dangerous Heinrich Klaasen, who if played more, could have guided SRH to a 300+ score. Although they were able to prevent SRH from reaching the score they were leading towards, Shahbaz Ahmed played a scintillating innings of 59 off 29 to take SRH to 266.

In the run chase, DC saw a glimmer of hope as Jake Fraser McGurk played a phenomenal knock of 65 off 18, which contained a 30 run over with 3 fours and 3 sixes.However, when he was dismissed, DC were never in the game from that point as they lost the game by 67 runs in the end. However, He has shown his potential and talent in the past few games and played at his best today, which is also a good sign for Australia, given that the T20 World Cup is upcoming. Travis Head’s blazing form, Fraser’s remarkable talent and potential and Cummins’s immaculate leadership, which also won Australia the 2023 ODI World Cup are all great signs for the Australian cricket team. Head’s blazing form will surely be dreaded by other opponents, particularly India, who lost the ODI World Cup 2023 and 2021-2023 WTC(World Test Championship) final, courtesy to his scintillating batting, as both the matches were otherwise going in India’s favour. He might as well prove as a headache for the opponents once again.

SRH have shown intent to breach the 300 run mark this season and with another mammoth score followed by another blazing knock from Head, chances of them doing so are high. On the other hand, DC fought well but fell very short in the end. They would definitely want to forget this match and bounce back stronger, which has been story of every team after they play SRH. They need to win consistently to stage a strong comeback and make it to the play-offs. They have the potential and the resources, along with the in-form McGurk and Pant who has inspiring leadership skills as displayed in DC’s previous match against GT.

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Shreyash
I'm Shreyash, a 16-year-old cricket enthusiast who loves to analyse the game. From the thrill of the IPL to the dynamics of international cricket, I dive deep into the action, crafting engaging articles that draw in fans worldwide.

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