One can only feel sympathetic for Kane Williamson, who was on the losing side of another super over on Sunday against the Dehli Capitals, despite putting his best efforts with the bat and carrying the side on his back.
Kane Williamson, playing in his second IPL game for the Sunrisers Hyderabad this season, played another masterclass on a difficult batting pitch against a challenging Capitals bowling attack. Chasing 160 runs, after Jonny Bairstow blasted 38 runs off 18 balls, SRH’s middle-order crumbled and the Kiwi batter took the game deep on his own before finally getting some support from Jagadeesha Suchith to tie the scores.
His valiant innings of 66* off 51 balls went in vain as SRH lost the super over. Kane Williamson, who has lost multiple super overs for New Zealand and for SRH, has now got “tired” of losing the one-over shootout.
The things can end up in a tie: Kane Williamson
“I get tired of coming second in Super Overs. I think whenever there is a Super Over, as a batting side chasing a very competitive score, there’s a lot of positives to take out of it. Very uncanny, in the game of cricket, the things can end up in a tie.
“But I suppose that’s why it’s very very exciting. I am sure it was a great game to watch as well. So, a lot of positives, and we will move on very quickly to Delhi with a new focus,” Kane Williamson said in the post-match press conference.
There were a lot of valuable partnerships but we lacked a bit of momentum: Kane Williamson
The right-hander lamented the slowed-down run-rate in the middle-order. Batters from number 4 to number 8 could combined score only 26 runs while also scoring it at a low strike rate mounting the required rate.
Kane Williamson feels that while SRH can take some positive out of the game, they would have to improve on other aspects after their fourth loss of the season. The Chennai leg has ended and they move to Delhi where table-toppers Chennai Super Kings will meet them on Wednesday.
“It is a game of very small margins and I think, if we are being honest, we just want to do different aspects of our game a bit better. This game, if you are able to do it, then the result can change quite quickly. I suppose when it ends in a tie, you can look at the one run throughout the whole innings. I think on the whole, a lot of positives.
“It was nice to be there at the end, it would have been a lot nicer if I was there at the end and we were at the right side of the result. You know there were a lot of valuable partnerships in the innings and we lacked a bit of momentum because that was the nature of the surface.
“We got very close, some positives to build on. We do not know how the surfaces will be in Delhi,” the New Zealand skipper further stated.