“One man show”- Nicholas Pooran’s half-century goes vain as Warner and Powell’s blitzkrieg helps DC beat SRH


“One man show”- Nicholas Pooran’s half-century goes vain as Warner and Powell’s blitzkrieg helps DC beat SRH

Nicholas Pooran

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Nicholas Pooran smashed his fourth IPL fifty against Delhi Capitals on Thursday, May 5 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

Chasing a huge target of 208, Nicholas Pooran tried to steer his side with his 62 odd 34 balls, also smashing 2 fours and 6 sixes. But on the 18th over, a full toss by Shardul Thakur sent back Pooran. Pooran pulled the ball but it had gone off the top edge high towards long on. Rovman Powell ran forward and grabbed it.

Also, Aiden Markram played a quick 25-ball 42 but their efforts were shadowed by DC batsmen David Warner and Rovman Powell. DC posted the huge score thanks to these two explosive batsmen.

On one side David Warner just fell short of 8 runs to complete his century in 58 balls while also remaining not-out, on the other hand, Powell was all power and smashed 67 not out off 35 balls.

Look how fans reacted to his half-century:

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“Fantastic learning opportunities for everyone”- Kane Williamson

Nicholas Pooran
Kane Williamson

During the post-match presentation SRH skipper Kane Williamson said:

“I mean they had a fantastic total. As a batting unit we had a lot of belief. You know for us it is just going back to the drawing board. Outstanding knock from David Warner and later by Powell. Fantastic learning opportunities for everyone.”

“Umran has been a fantastic find. You learn from the best when you come up against them. Things can change quickly if we put things together. They have had rhythm batting in the middle order. Those two (Pooran and Markam) have been good. Just trying to play a role for the team. Staying patient. Every team is strong. Trying to contribute to the team’s cause,” he added.

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