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Sunrisers Hyderabad or Delhi Capitals, who'll stay alive in the tournament?

Such drama:

It wasn't even needed as DC were coasting towards victory. But the wickets of Rutherford and Pant gave SRH an avenue and they tried to squeeze through. In the end, Keemo Paul managed to strike a boundary off the fifth delivery to ensure DC's stay in the competition continues. They have sealed a Qualifier 2 date with CSK while SRH's campaign has come to an end.

A turnaround?

Bhuvneshwar picks up the wicket of Rutherford and Pant in the 19th over, who both throw away their wickets in search of glory hits. This brings the equation down to 5 off six, and then The third umpire takes a lot of time to decide whether Mishra is out obstructing the field in the final over. He crossed across the pitch just when Khaleel tried to throw the ball at the wicket at the non-striker's end. And the decision goes in favour of SRH. Down to two off two.

Pant blitz takes DC closer:

Thampi's introduction in the 18th over has taken the game away from SRH. Pant comes up with a blitz as he strikes two fours and two sixes off the bowler to help take 22 off the over and bring the equation down to 12 off 12.

Pant, Rutherford keep DC in the hunt:

Pant manages a six off Nabi while Rutherford sends a Bhuvneshwar delivery over the fence. Important strikes that as the equation is now down to 34 off three overs.

Rashid strikes:

A fine delivery from Rashid as Munro fails to read the legbreak and is trapped in front. He departs for 14, followed quickly back to the hut by Axar, who departs for a three-ball duck. Axar was given out caught behind and didn't appear too happy with the decision. However, Munro's earlier failed review meant that he couldn't challenge the decision despite replays revealing that the ball had come off the thigh. Rashid finishes with a double-wicket maiden and ends with fine figures of 2 for 15 from his four overs. DC are 111 for 5 after 15, needing 52 more.

100 up for DC...

...in the 14th over. Pant has scored a six off Nabi while Munro has struck a four and a six off Thami. DC are 111 for 3, needing 52 more off 36.

Khaleel strikes again:

This time, he sends back the well-set Shaw who top-edges a pull to depart for a 38-ball 56. DC are 87 for 3 after 11.

Much-needed breakthrough for SRH

It may not be the wicket of the danger man, but Williamson & Co. will be happy to see the back of Shreyas Iyer. The skipper pokes at an away-angler and nicks it to the keeper. Khaleel, meanwhile, mimics a phone ring ... celebration

A cakewalk? Or will there be a late twist?

At the halfway stage, Delhi are 83-1. 80 more needed.

Most 50+ scores by teenagers in IPL:

4 - S Gill/ P Shaw* 3 - S Samson/ R Pant/ I Kishan 1 - S Goswami/ M Pandey/ D Hooda/ R Parag

Fifty for Shaw after Dhawan departs:

Is this the opportunity for SRH to get back in the game? Dhawan departs for 17, stumped off Hooda after he comes down the track and misses a wide delivery. It was down the legside but Saha was superb behind the stumps, and did the necessary. Shaw, meanwhile, brings up a 31-ball fifty to take DC to 70 for 1 after 8.

Shaw positive:

With three fours off Khaleel Ahmed in the third over, Shaw gets into the act to get SRH going in the chase. He also gets a lucky break in the next over as Thampi puts down a straightforward chance to deny Nabi a wicket. The over ends with Dhawan finding the ropes for his third four. Even better from Shaw in the next over as he belts two fours and a six off Bhuvneshwar. Rashid bowls the final over of the PP but he too is hit for a four by Shaw as DC move to 55 for 0.

Start of the chase:

Dhawan managed two successive fours off Bhuvneshwar in the opening over but it has been tight from SRH otherwise, with 12 coming in the first two overs.

Mid-innings quote: "The wicket is pretty good out there. The wicket started holding up after the first 6 overs and got a bit lower with the old ball. I guess with the new ball it is easy to score. Hopefully our spinners will hold the run rate up if they get off to a good start. We are confident with our bowlers that we can defend this," says Martin Guptill.

SRH post 162:

Vijay scored a four off Boult before Shreyas Iyer's attempt to flick the ball to Dhawan close to the boundary didn't materialise as he ended up throwing it over the fence, giving the batsman a six. But Boult strikes off the next delivery as Vijay finds Axar in the deep to depart for a 11-ball 25. Nabi strikes a six off Paul in the final over but falls soon after. Hooda too departs, run out at the non-striker's end after a near collision with the bowler. Paul sends back Rashid off the final delivery to finish with three wickets. SRH post 162 for 8. Will it be enough?

Expensive over from Axar:

Nabi opened the face of his bat to run one down to the third man boundary in the 17th over and Axar then bowls one short to Vijay, who sent it over cow corner for a maximum. Keemo Paul also goes for some runs in the 18th over, with Nabi and Vijay managing a boundary apiece. SRH are 137 for 6. Can they cross 160?

Key strike from Ishant:

An important wicket in the 16th over thanks to an accurate yorker from Ishant that sends back Williamson for 28. Nabi comes starts off with a four. But SRH will need a lot more of that. They are 115 for 4 after 16.

Pressure...wicket:

Pandey sensed there was an opportunity to get some quick runs when Keemo Paul came into the attack in the 14th over. However, in his attempt to go over the top, Pandey fails to get the timing right and hits the ball to Rutherford at long-on to depart for 30 off 36. SRH are 90 for 3, with Williamson being the key for them.

Slow going:

The post-powerplay period has been slow going for SRH with Pandey and Williamson focusing on rebuilding. This meant that they went without a boundary until the 12th over when Pandey sliced a four off Axar. Meanwhile, a lucky break for Williamson as he was put down by Pant off Mishra in the previous over. SRH are 82 for 2 after 12.

Mishra strikes:

The legspinner picks up his first wicket outside Delhi in this IPL, informs Deepu. And a very important wicket that. Guptill attempted the slog-sweep but didn't get the timing right and found Keemo Paul at deep mid-wicket to depart for a 19-ball 36.

Guptill, Pandey build positive stand:

Guptill continues to clear the ropes, striking his fourth six when he sent a short delivery over the fence. Pandey has been busy too, striking a couple off fours off Ishant to take SRH to 54 for 1 at the end of the powerplay.

Guptill positive, Saha departs:

The New Zealand batsman has been dealing in sixes, with two successive ones off Boult in the third over extending his tally to three. However, Ishant manages to end the opening stand by sending back Saha, who miscued an attempted hit over the top to depart for 8. Only six runs off that over despite Guptill scoring a four off Ishant. SRH are 37 for 1 after 4.

Reviews saves Saha:

Boult thought he had Saha trapped in front off the first ball. The umpire did too. However, replays revealed that there was an inside edge. Bruce Oxenford has to reverse his decision, Saha stays. Eight runs off the first over as Saha scores a four off the last ball. Guptill manages a big six off Ishant over long-on in the second over. SRH move to 16 for 0 after 2.

The start: Guptill and Saha to open. Can they make an impact like Warner and Bairstow did? Meanwhile, DC will open the attack with Trent Boult. Will he negate Rabada's absence?

Toss and teams:

Shreyas Iyer, who was eager to toss the coin, wins the toss and opts to bowl. One change for DC as Colin Munro comes in for Colin Ingram. SRH too make one change - Deepak Hooda replaces Yusuf Pathan.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult

Pitch Report:

"It is beautifully flat. India played a low scoring T20I against Australia. It is very dry and there are a few cracks. It is a bit like mosaic surface, quite soft in spots. There might not be too much pace on the pitch. Change of pace will be the key for the fast bowlers," says Michael Slater.

Deepu's stats, not too encouraging for DC:

Delhi in knockouts: 2008: Lost semifinal to RR by 105 runs, Mumbai WS; 2009: Lost semifinal to Deccan by six wickets, Centurion; 2012: Lost first Qualifier to KKR by 18 runs, Pune; 2012: Lost second Qualifier to CSK by 86 runs, Chennai

Who are you supporting?

"Plenty of orange shirts in the long queues outside. It's SRH's home game away from home," pings Pratyush.

Build-up:

Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the Eliminator game between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Vizag. SRH received a get out of jail card via Kolkata Knight Riders's loss to Mumbai Indians in the final game of the league stage. The same result had a bearing on DC's eventual standing on the points table as they had to be satisfied with the third place owing to a NRR lesser than that of MI and Chennai Super Kings, despite having the same number of points.

But, having made it this far - their first entry in the knockout stage in seven years - DC will leave no stone unturned in their bid to keep their hopes of winning their maiden title alive. SRH, meanwhile, know a thing or two about what needs to be done at this stage of the tournament, and they'll be hoping their experience serves them well in this do-or-die clash.

"It's a cultural clash of the season's two unique journeymen: one being a late-blooming team that's come of age like never before, and the other which won the Indian Premier League as a prodigy but now reels from all the genius it spent over the last few seasons," writes Pratyush Sinha in his preview.

How will SRH fare in the absence of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow? Will Kagiso Rabada's non-availability turn out to be a key factor? We'll know all about that as the match unfolds. Stay tuned for the toss and team updates.

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