”It was a good team performance, not perfect,” quotes Kane Williamson
So, it is an end of the road for Delhi Daredevils as Sunrisers Hyderabad clinched a thrilling victory. It was a tough loss for Delhi Daredevils as they were in the game throughout the match but unfortunately, lost the crucial moment of the game and of course, the fielding department played a meaty role in the loss. However, Sunrisers are the deserving winners as well.
Coming back with the ball was very important: Kane
Meanwhile, speaking of the match, the winning skipper, Kane Williamson quoted that it was a good performance from the team but termed that it was not perfect. He hailed his bowlers for pulling the things back and quoted Alex Hales and Yusuf Pathan as world-class batsmen. Kane furtherly credited Delhi Daredevils for putting on a fighting show.
”I don’t think there’s any secret. As a team, we are trying to play our roles and adapt to the surfaces. We were on a different one again. Both teams used the new ball well. I thought the way we came back with the ball was really important. In terms of getting more runs, they looked like they would. It was nice to restrict them to a par score. They certainly put us under a lot of pressure. The bowlers responded well,” Williamson quoted.
Speaking of the chase, he credited both the openers for giving a right kind of the start in a chase like 164. He termed Alex Hales as the world-class batsman and hailed Yusuf for his incredible ability to hit the ball hard. He furtherly concluded it saying that the team needs to be perfect before heading into the playoffs’ stage.
”Certainly, the two openers did that. Those PP overs were extremely important. He’s (Hales) a world-class international cricketer and it was great that he was able to give a good start. He (Pathan) hits the ball really well. The great example is shown today. He performed well in tough conditions, against a good DD side. We still have too many games left. From a team’s perspective, we are looking for improvement. Today was a good team performance, not perfect,” Kane concluded his interview at the post-match presentation.
All in all, it was a nice win under the belt for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The chase in such circumstances will give the batting department a world of good in their confidence factor. It also increased their chances to finish the league stage on top of the table.
Currently, they are placed at top of the table with 7 wins in their 9 games. Coming to the future assignments in the tourney, they will take on Royal Challengers in their next fixture at home and then takes a flight to Delhi to lock horns against Delhi Daredevils.
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