Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper has said Yuzvendra Chahal’s final over was the turning point during his team’s loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday. SRH began their campaign in IPL 2020 with a 10-run loss to RCB in Dubai.
Chasing 164, the Hyderabad-based franchise were cruising at one stage. They were 121 for 2 in the 16th over with well set Jonny Bairstow in the middle. However, Chahal dismissed the England star and Vijay Shankar on consecutive deliveries to turn the game on its head.
Those twin dismissals opened the floodgates as SRH kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually all out for 153 with two balls remaining. Bairstow was the top-scorer for SRH, scoring 61 while Manish Pandey scored 34. Apart from them, none of the other batsmen managed to provide any substantial contribution.
Speaking at the end of the game, David Warner said SRH had the chase in control before Chahal turned the game. At the same time, he was also quick to mention that SRH need to move on quickly and also expressed his excitement over how the young Indian players of the camp perform.
“We had the run chase in control and we knew that we had to go after their bowlers in the end. Probably the last over of Chahal was the turning point out there,” said David Warner.
“We have to go back to the drawing board; we obviously can’t fix what happened today but we have to go back and work hard before our next game in Abu Dhabi. There are talking points but the guys know what they have to do. Exciting times for Indian cricket and I can’t wait to see what the young players produce,” he added.