Mumbai. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson said that his team as a unit was under pressure after a 21-run loss to Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2022 match. In the remaining matches, we have to put extra effort in batting and bowling. Chasing the target of 208 runs for victory (DC vs SRH), Sunrisers could only score 186 runs for 8 wickets. Williamson said after the match that Delhi batted well. The field was small and there was dew too. Had we had wickets left, things would have been different. We gave them a chance to build pressure. This is the team’s fifth defeat in 10 matches. The team (IPL 2022) has come at number 5th in the table. At the same time, the team of Delhi has reached from 7th to 5th number. Both carry 10-10 marks.
Kane Williamson said after the match that there was pressure on us as a team. Delhi’s batsmen had made a big score. David Warner and Rovman Powell batted brilliantly. However, Williamson did not say anything on his poor fielding. He left an easy catch of Powell on the score of 18 runs. After this he remained unbeaten on 67 runs. That is, he had made an additional 49 runs. This also proved to be the turning point in the match. Warner remained unbeaten on 92 and became the player of the match. He also shared an unbeaten partnership of 122 runs in 11 overs with Powell.
Catch was left on Umran’s ball
After 14 overs, the score of Delhi Capitals was 135 for 3 wickets. At that time Powell was playing after scoring 18 runs off 14 balls. Fast bowler Umran Malik bowled the 15th over. Powell played a big shot on the first ball. Kane Williamson standing at mid off could not catch his easy catch. After this, he scored 49 runs in the next 20 balls. That is, scored runs at a strike rate of about 245. He scored 19 runs in the 20th over with the help of 3 fours and a six off Umran.
Not even 200 runs in 10 matches
Kane Williamson is not able to show amazing even with the bat in the current season. Against Delhi, he was dismissed for 4 runs in 11 balls. He has been able to score only 199 runs in 10 matches of the current season at an average of 22. That is, they have not even touched the 200-run mark yet. Has scored a half-century. The strike rate is only 96. Team’s 2 batsmen Abhishek Sharma and Aiden Makram have scored more than 300 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 06, 2022, 05:30 IST