SRH lost the match against DC by 21 runs. They are out of the top four from the Points table for now. They are at no. 6 with 5 losses and as many wins in 10 matches.
Batting first DC scored 207/3 in 20 overs with contributions from David Warner 92*(58) and Rovman Powell 67*(35).
SRH lost three wickets for just 37 runs and never really recovered from that position. Aiden Markram 42 (25) and Nicholas Pooran 62 (34) played well but could not take them home.
In the post Match Presentation, SRH captain Kane Williamson said, “I think they had a fantastic total at the halfway stage. Having said that, as a batting unit you want belief and there was a lot of belief. It’s a pretty small ground and there was a little bit of dew. If we kept wickets in hand, then who knows. For us, it’s just going back to the drawing board and keeping things really simple. We were put under pressure a lot in that first half and allowed them to get an above par total. An outstanding knock from David Warner and Powell at the end, two great contributions that went a long way toward them winning the game.
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Umran Malik clocked 157 kmph to bowl fastest delivery of IPL 2022 but he was very expensive and went for 52 in his 4 overs.
On Umran Malik’s performance, Kane said, “It’s a fantastic learning opportunity. You’re up against a couple of the best on pretty good surfaces where there’s a lot of learning to be done. He’s a fantastic find and he offers so much. Having said that, as a group we were put under pressure. There are great opportunities to learn when you come up against the best and they play well. We still have a few games left. There’s some good cricket being played. If we put things together just that little bit more, then things can change pretty quickly.”
Markram and Pooran were only two batters who could stay on the crease for sometime and played really well. Kane was impressed with their performances in the tournament so far.
He said, ”They’ve come out and played with that rhythm that they’ve had throughout this whole competition, which has been amazing for us in the middle order. You want to throw in a few more contributions and partnerships around it. We’re getting closer in these bigger chases. You want to restrict a little bit more with the ball and do a little bit better with the bat and things can change but those two have been outstanding.”
kane Williamson has been struggling with the bat in this season for SRH, He has scored just 195 runs in 9 innings so far with an average of 24.38 with a below par strike rate of 99.49.
On his own form with the bat , Williamson said,” You always want more runs. I’m certainly working hard and trying to play a role for the team, staying patient and committed to my own game. It’s one of those things. Every team is strong. It’s just committing to what’s important and trying to make contributions to the team moving forward.”