The Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) started their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 United Arab Emirates (UAE) campaign with an 8 wicket defeat against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Notably, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and they opted to bat first and the decision backfired on them. Also, during the toss, Rishabh Pant told that Delhi Capitals (DC) wanted to bowl first and they got what they wanted.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) faced a huge blow in the first over as they lost one of the best batsmen in the history of the tournament, David Warner at the score of 0. After that Wriddhiman Saha and Kane Williamson underperformed as they both managed to score 18 runs each.
Notably, Abdul Samad and Rashid Khan were the top run-getter for the team with 28 and 22 runs in their bag. Meanwhile, SRH ended their inning with 134 runs at the loss of 9 wickets.
While defending the target Khaleel Ahmed managed to dismiss Prithvi Shaw in the 3rd over. However, Dhawan stood strong and batted till the 11th over scoring 42 runs. After that Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer showed a batting masterclass and led Delhi Capitals towards victory.
We didn’t start well, didn’t register a decent partnership: Kane Williamson
In the post-match presentation skipper, Kane Williamson agreed that they didn’t start well in the match. He was also disappointed at the bowling performance of the team.
“We didn’t start well, didn’t register a decent partnership but never got any momentum, some good scores in the back-end, but pretty much 25-30 runs short. We did bowl well, we have defended modest scores in the past, but it wasn’t to be today which was a bit of a shame.”
Further, the SRH skipper told that the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been a difficult journey so far. He stated:
“It’s been a difficult campaign so far, but we need to enjoy our cricket and don’t put ourselves under pressure – they were excellent, they are both quality internationals, two of the best fast bowlers going around at the moment and they put us under pressure.”
Meanwhile, Williamson concluded by applauding team Delhi Capitals for their incredible performance.
” They got us into hard positions, perhaps if we hadn’t lost early wickets, we could have done differently, but Delhi were outstanding and played some smart cricket. We need to concentrate on the way we play and try to improve.”