David Warner, SunRisers Hyderabad captain, rued the lack of big partnerships during his sides’ run-chase of 209 against Mumbai Indians in the aftermath of the 34-run-defeat in Sharjah on Sunday.
Chasing 209, SunRisers Hyderabad’s inexperienced middle-order and their top-3’s inability to cash-in on their starts came back to haunt them big time against a disciplined Mumbai Indians bowling attack, which displayed that it is possible to restrict the batting team under 200 in Sharjah.
The game changed between the 13th and 17th over as SRH lost their two most experienced batsmen in Kane Williamson [3 off 5 balls] and skipper David Warner, who fell to his compatriot James Pattinson for a 44-ball 60.
Warner added that the wicket during the day time was a bit slower as compared to what it has been in the night fixtures
”Looking at the stats, their two experienced bowlers bowled well in the middle overs. That wicket during the day is a little bit slower. It was holding up a fraction. Obviously, 209 on the board, we tried to go 10 an over, but we couldn’t get a partnership strung together long enough. Two new guys coming in today with Bhuvi injured as well. A lot of things we can work on in training. I counted probably seven or eight full tosses towards the back end. From the execution point of view, we didn’t nail it,” David Warner said.
Following a 34-run defeat today, SunRisers Hyderabad’s two-match winning streak has come to an end. They will now face Kings XI Punjab on October 08 in Dubai.