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Shaw, Pant and Paul knock Hyderabad out, advance to second qualifier
IPL 2019

Shaw, Pant and Paul knock Hyderabad out, advance to second qualifier

Scorecard & ball-by-ball: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Eliminator - Visakhapatnam

Prithvi Shaw (56 off 38) and Rishabh Pant (49 off 21) helped Delhi Capitals knock Sunrisers Hyderabad out of the IPL 2019 with a tense two-wicket victory.

Delhi chased down their target of 163 in 19.5 overs to win the eliminator in Visakhapatnam.

Pant fell in the penultimate over followed by Amit Mishra's dismissal who was given out for obstructing the field after running in front of the bowler's throw at the non-striker's end.

Keemo Paul, who took three wickets earlier during Hyderabad innings, hit the winning boundary to seal the game.

Delhi will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier on Friday.

"I was a bit nervous, but Ponting and Sourav believed in me, and I just went out there and played my natural game," said Shaw.

"I think Rishabh Pant just batted beautifully. We will have fun tonight, and then we plan from there. It's a big game (against Chennai), and we are going to prepare hard."

Shaw fell to paceman Khaleel Ahmed who struck twice in the 11th over of the innings including the wicket of Shreyas Iyer (8).

Rashid Khan also hurt Delhi's chase with his twin strikes in one over, sending back Colin Munro (14) and Axar Patel (0). Delhi slipped to 111-5.

Pant then took the Hyderabad bowling apart with his power hitting to put the chase back on track.

"If you are set on a wicket like this, you have to finish the match for your team. I took it very close, but next time I will finish it for the team," said Pant.

"Today, that was special because I didn't try to hit the ball too hard. I was just watching the ball, and I was trying to time the ball."

Earlier, Delhi's bowlers restricted Hyderabad to 162-8 after being asked to bat first.

Ishant Sharma led the charge with his two wickets.

Paul returned figures of 3-32 in his four overs.

Martin Guptill top-scored with 36 off 19 deliveries.