Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fought hard but could not get past Delhi Capitals (DC) in a thrilling encounter at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The nail-biter went to a Super Over and even the last ball of the final over of the Super Over, but in the end DC held their nerve thanks to Axar Patel‘s excellent bowling and some confident albeit a bit shaky hitting from Rishabh Pant.
SRH had earlier taken the game to the Super Over thanks to Kane Williamson and J Suchith who plundered 15 runs off the last over bowled by Kagiso Rabada. But, Axar Patel delivered an excellent Super Over where he conceded just 7 runs before Pant sealed victory of the last ball. The win meant DC climbed to second place in the points table while SRH remain on 7th.
David Warner reacts to SRH’s loss
David Warner spoke post-match about the loss and said, “It has been a tough one. The way our bowlers came back after the powerplay was fantastic. We knew on this surface if you got off to a flier it is always going to be tough in the middle, the bowlers executed well. I thought Vijay, who is not one of our strike bowlers, bowled fantastically, could have bowled him an extra one, that’s the handiness of having him in the middle but the bowlers got us to a good total to chase.”
Speaking further about decisions made on field, he said, “Obviously Jonny at the top of the order and Kane taking it deep, we couldn’t bat well in the middle overs. It depends on the selectors, it was a harsh call as per my opinion (On leaving out Manish Pandey). But at the end of the day it is a decision that they took and you cannot discredit Virat, he’s a very good player and the surface was difficult. They bowled well in the middle and made it challenging for us.”
SRH’s next match is against Chennai Super Kings on the 28th of April.