Shikhar Dhawan, who came to address the post-match presentation in place of regular skipper Rishabh Pant, reckoned that the match, while it was thrilling, shouldn’t have gone to the Super Over, acknowledging the poor death bowling by the Delhi Capitals.
When Vijay Shankar was bowled by Avesh Khan in the 19th over, SunRisers Hyderabad needed another 24 off last nine balls.
While Kane Williamson was still at the crease, one would have thought that it was a bridge too far to breach for the legendary Kiwi skipper.
But Jagadeesh Suchith turned the game completely on its head by smashing Avesh Khan for two fours off three balls in the 19th over before smoking KG Rabada over deep midwicket for a huge six.
That said, one can’t take anything away from Kane Willamson, who once again showed steely resolve and determination on what Shikhar Dhawan described as an extremely difficult wicket to score on during the middle overs.
”Absolutely, a thrilling game. It shouldn’t have gone to the Super Over. We should have done it easily. But, it’s part of the game. It was very tough to bat especially after the powerplay. It was turning and holding. Kane Williamson played a very good knock, he’s a champion player, but good to win it in the end,” said Shikhar Dhawan.
The Delhi Capitals had the rub of green go their way during the Super Over as they scampered for consecutive leg-byes on the final two deliveries, which Shikhar Dhawan acknowledged.
With the Chennai leg over and Delhi Capitals set to move to Ahmedabad for their next round of games, Shikhar Dhawan is hoping for some batting-friendly surfaces at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
“Those little things [one short] make a huge impact and we got an edge over that and we ended up winning the game. Glad the Ahmedabad wicket will be better than this one,” Shikhar Dhawan signed off.
With 4 wins in five games, Delhi Capitals have moved to the 2nd spot in the points table. They will now face Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad on April 27th.