“Amit Mishra is a Legend!” Fans React as DC Beat SRH in Eliminators

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21-year-old Keemo Paul struck the winning runs to hand Delhi Capitals a slender 2-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in is easily one of the most thrilling IPL Eliminator on Wednesday.

Chasing 163, Delhi Capitals got off to a blazing start with Prithvi Shaw hitting a timely half-ton. However, DC, who are playing in their first-ever Playoffs since 2012, faltered in the middle as the game wore off. At 111/5, it felt as though SRH had made an unassuming return in the game.

However, it was Rishabh Pant’s heroic stand of 49 off 21 runs that took the game till the end. The young wicket-keeper struck 5 sixes to reduce the widening deficit. West Indies’ Paul then provided the finishing touches with a boundary on the penultimate ball of the innings off Khaleel Ahmed.

In fact, as the commentators rightfully pointed out, it was the 2016 U-19 World Cup final unfolding before the spectator’s eyes where Paul had hit Khaleel in the final over for winning runs. Another piece of history was created by Amit Mishra who became only the second batsman to be pronounced out for obstructing the ball in an attempt to save a run-out.

As a result of the victory, Delhi Capitals will now face Chennai Super Kings in the IPL Qualifier 2.

Here are some of the most hilarious tweets by fans after Delhi’s epic victory over Hyderabad:

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