Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Lucknow Super Giants here on Monday and registered their 2nd win of the season. They lost the game by 12 runs. Their captain Kane Williamson feels that his team did well, despite the loss.
SRH were ahead for the most part of the game as after winning the toss they elected to field first. The bowlers proved Williamson’s decision right as Washington Sundar picked up 2 crucial wickets in the powerplay. In all LSG lost 3 wickets in the powerplay.
Credit to Deepak Hooda and KL Rahul For Playing Well: Kane Williamson
After the powerplay was done Deepak Hooda and KL Rahul stitched together an important partnership and added important runs for the 5th wicket. Both the batters scored half-centuries. Kane Williamson also pointed this out in the post-match presentation.
He said, “Our powerplay bowling was good with three wickets. If only we could break the next partnership but credit to Deepak Hooda and KL Rahul. That was the difference to take them to 170.”
SRH never felt they were comfortable chasing 170 as they lost wickets in regular intervals. Kane himself got out for just 16. Abhishek Sharma too couldn’t get going. Rahul Tripathi tried his best but he too got out at the crucial juncture in the chase. Nicholas Pooran too tried but he too got out at the very end to give the edge to LSG. Reflecting on the loss, Williamson said:
“Much better performance from the last outing. There were glimpses where we put ourselves in positions to get over the line with the bat, but wasn’t good enough. It was a good surface. We knew if we can get some good partnerships, there was enough power in the hut. We’ll reflect on the small margins and look at the positives. I think the guys with the bowling roles were good. Some key death overs from us too. They were arguably wanting a few more runs as well. A few ones and a few twos and the chase would’ve taken a different shape. The game is a game of small margins but we don’t want to get too far ahead and try to look back on those good bits.”
It’d be interesting to see how SRH makes a comeback into the tournament after two losses on the trot.
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