Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner has rued his team’s finishing in the ongoing season after losing to Kolkata Knight Riders in the super over in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Chasing 164, SRH needed 18 runs from the final over bowled by a half-fit Andre Russell. The first ball was a no-ball followed by a single before David Warner hit three fours in a row to put SRH in the driver’s seat. But with four runs needed from the final two balls and two on the final ball, the SRH captain could only manage to tie the game.
In the super over, Lockie Ferguson came up with a stunning display to restrict SRH to just two. He started the over by castling David Warner on the very first ball. It was followed by a double by Abdul Samad before the New Zealand pacer castled him too.
Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik then guided KKR over the finishing line with two balls remaining. The win was KKR’s fifth of the season in 9 games and has also consolidated their position at the fourth spot. On the other hand, SRH are at the fifth spot with three wins from nine games.
Speaking at the end of the game, David Warner made it clear that he was at loss of words to explain the reason behind yet another disappointing defeat this season. He didn’t mince any words as he criticised his team’s failure to finish off games this season. David Warner also defended his decision to bowl first.
“I don’t know where to start. At the end of the day, we probably leaked a few too many in the middle overs and at the back end. For us it’s about finishing games and we’ve failed the last 2-3 occasions,” said the SRH captain.
“Not at all in two minds about bowling first. I thought this was a nice wicket that wouldn’t change and to be fair it didn’t. 165 was about par. We lost wickets at crucial times again. Kane had to open because he had a slight niggle with his adductor. Will need some physio work,” he added.