New Zealand and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Kane Williamson was totally spent by the time their match against the Delhi Capitals in the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai came to an end in April 25, 2021. The match went into a super over and it was only because of him, as his 66* led helped SRH equal the DC total after 20 overs.
Delhi Capitals had batted first after Rishabh Pant won the toss and led by Prithvi Shaw’s 53 in 39 balls and valuable contributions from Rishabh Pant (37) and Steve Smith (34*), posted a decent 159/4 in 20 overs.
In reply, the SRH total was the story of only two innings and a cameo in the end. Jonny Bairstow utilized the playoffs well to slam 38 runs in 18 balls with 4 sixes and 3 fours to his name, while Williamson’s 66* in 51 balls with 8 fours was a masterclass display in adverse conditions and he negotiated Amit Mishra beautifully as well.
However, none of the other batsmen contributed and it was due to J Suchith’s 14* in 6 balls that SRH were able to tie the match and take it into the super over.
However, in the super over, SRH erred by not sending Jonny Bairstow and Williamson and Warner only managed 7 runs against Axar Patel, which were not enough as Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant completed an easy win against Rashid Khan.
Kane Williamson Goes Through A Gamut Of Reactions After SRH’s Super Over Loss To DC
Kane Williamson, the savior for the SRH team was just spent after batting a whole innings and in a decision that SRH will regret in this IPL 2021, he was asked to open the innings in the super over with David Warner, instead of Jonny Bairstow.
However, after the loss, Kane Williamson was seen in a video, going through a range of emotions while in conversations with other players. He was seen seemingly wiping off tears and sweat after a hard-fought battle in which he, unfortunately, came up short.
It is a boon for SRH that they have a fighter like Kane Williamson, but they need to sort out their middle-order because, after the top three, SRH doesn’t have any other batsmen to finish the matches and win the encounters for their side.
“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,” Williamson said after the match.
Here is the video:
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