Mumbai: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner expressed deep sorrow after the defeat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday.
The SRH captain feels that his side will need a big partnership in the middle overs if they have to get in line. Warner told broadcaster Star Sports after the match, “Look, it was just about building a partnership and I was quite disappointed with how we went – cross-batted shots against left-arm orthodox. It just hurts.”
“We have three more games, the wickets are getting better here. We need to try to take powerplay wickets and have a big partnership in between,” he said.
The teams in the IPL are struggling to chase in Chennai as it becomes a bit difficult to bat in the second innings. On Tuesday, KKR also lost the match against Mumbai Indians in a win-win situation.
“A very big bitter pill to swallow. Obviously Maxi batted well, but our bowlers did well to restrict him. In the last four games here the team batting second should’ve won the game. Last night’s game was an example and we played an identical game,” said Warner.
SRH was right on track for a win with Warner and Manish Pandey stitching an 83-run stand for the second wicket but the side lost the plot in the middle overs. SRH collapsed from 96/1 to 123/6 within 4.4 overs and was managed 143/9 in their allotted 20 overs. Shahbaz picked three key wickets and delivered when RCB needed him the most.
SRH will next lock horns with Mumbai Indians on Saturday.