It was an all-round performance from Sunrisers Hyderbad as they thumped Delhi Capitals by 88 runs to stay in the playoff race. It was a Wriddhiman Saha’s flamboyant 87-run knock alongside David Warner who scored a quick-fire 34-ball 66 which set up the big win for SRH. But the match also came bearing bad news for Warner’s side as Saha and inform all-rounder Vijay Shankar sustained injuries.
Shankar hobbled off the field without finishing his second over of the game and birthday boy Warner took over to bowl the final ball of the over. These injuries come in a crucial time for SRH as they need to win their remaining two games to keep themselves in line for the fourth spot in the table.
Hopefully it isn’t too bad
Warner shared during the post-match presentation that man of the match Saha has developed a groin niggle. He adds that Shankar has a hamstring issue and hopes that the injuries are not too bad.
“Difficult decision to leave Jonny out and get Saha in, and especially batting a batsman like Kane at 4. Incredible knock from Saha though and his strike-rate in the powerplay was incredible. Unfortunately, he’s got a little groin niggle but hopefully it isn’t too bad. Shankar has a hamstring issue as well,” said Warner.
The Aussie opener heaped Rashid Khan with praise for his incredible figures of 3 for 7. He was in awe with the way the Afghan leggie bowled with the dew coming on early last night and is looking forward to more of his heroics as they close the season.
“As for Rashid, it is incredible that he’s he’s taking so many wickets and not going for runs, especially given the dew and the moisture here. We’ve got games at Sharjah to go so hopefully we can put on a show there,” Waner concluded.
SRH’s fate is now out of their hands as they look to qualify for the next round of the competition. If they win their next two games, they will go to 14 points and with a great net run rate, they will have a good chance of grabbing the fourth spot.