Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner opened up on his team’s 10-run defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore, saying Yuzvendra Chahal’s final over proved to be the turning point in the match.
Yuzvendra Chahal struck twice in his last over, first, he got rid of a dangerous looking Jonny Bairstow, whose 61-run knock was laced with six boundaries and two sixes. To complicate things for the SRH, Chahal took no time in striking again as this time he accounted for Vijay Shankar off the very next delivery.
“We had the run chase in control and we knew that we had to go after their bowlers in the end. Probably the last over of Chahal was the turning point out there,” David Warner in the virtual post-match press conference.
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Commenting on the failure of middle-order, Warner said it was not an easy wicket to bat on as there was a variable bounce on the pitch.
“We have to go back to the drawing board; we obviously can’t fix what happened today but we have to go back and work hard before our next game in Abu Dhabi [vs Kolkata Knight Riders]. There are talking points but the guys know what they have to do.”
David Warner applauded Mitchell Marsh, who rolled over his ankle while bowling and had to leave the field.
“A lot of courage for Mitchell to go out there and try [during the chase]. It doesn’t look great for him, can’t put any weight on his leg. Hopefully, it isn’t too bad, it was quite painful for him, so fingers crossed,” Warner further said.
Warner also revealed that New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson missed the opening game vs RCB due to a quadriceps injury which he sustained while training.
“Kane Williamson is not fit, he hurt his quad (quadriceps) while training the other day and (with) Mohammad Nabi. We felt playing two spinners here. Given the thought process, we wanted to chase which probably was not an option if we got stuck the other way, so we went with bowling all-rounder hitting the wicket as hard as we could. Obviously, disappointing for Mitchell (Marsh) to go down as he did,” Warner said in a post-match conference.