DC gave the match to MI on 21 May. Setting a target of 159, DC captain Pant could not manage the great bowling resources to check the MI batsmen. MI won the match by 5 wickets.
Analysis
SRH
Won the last two matches after losing four in a row. The late surprise entry of plucky P Garg as an opener has added strength to the batting. They now have strong top six batsmen of whom 2-3 have always scored more than 50 in the last three matches. Only Natarajan and U Mallik are the wicket-taking pacers. W Sundar is an average spinner. Only five bowling options.
Likely scorers- A Sharma, Markram, Williamson.
Likely wicket takers- Mallik, Natarajan, Farooki.
Capability- 180.
PK
Won two and lost two matches alternatively in the last four. They have a good and promising batting lineup till number six. Barring Livingstone and Bairstow, no other batsman has scored more than 50 runs in the last three matches Expect a good knock from M Aggarwal. Rabada and Arshdeep are regular wicket takers. H Brar and R Dhawan are average. R Chahar is a good spinner.
Likely scorers- Dhawan, Livingstone, Aggarwal.
Likely wicket takers- Arshdeep, Rabada, R Chahar.
Capability- 190
Comparison
The batting lineup is at par with strong top-six batsmen on each side. PK has more variety in bowling with a better spinner.
Likely Winner- PK

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