Defending champions Tamil Nadu sealed their quarterfinal berth in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with an important win over Punjab in Lucknow on Tuesday.
The game went ahead after other members of SRH squad tested negative but Delhi Capitals cruised to an eight-wicket win with 13 balls to spare.
On a day when Sunrisers Hyderabad’s T Natarajan tested positive for Covid-19, their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals went ahead in Dubai.
Left-arm pacer Natarajan, who is coming back from knee surgery, has been isolated along with six close contacts which also include out of favour India all-rounder Vijay Shankar.
The suspension of the IPL midway through the season turned out to be a blessing for Natarajan as he can now use the remainder of the tournament to make a strong case for selection at the T20 World Cup
Natarajan was ruled out from the 14th edition of the IPL due to a knee injury before the tournament was suspended due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.
The 30-year-old left-arm pacer did not feature in the last two games of SRH and he just played two games this season, taking two wickets.
The key for success is to take one match at a time and then consolidate, feels Natarajan.
India replaced spinner Kuldeep Yadav with pacer T Natarajan in the playing XI.