Sunrisers Hyderabad’s losing run in IPL 2020 continues as they sustained their second defeat losing to Kolkata Knight Riders. They managed to post only 142 runs which was a cakewalk for the Kolkata side. Speaking at the end of the game, David Warner backed his decision to bat first after winning the toss.
Chasing a moderate total, young Shubman Gill ran a carnage in Abu Dhabi to chase down the target. A flawless knock throughout, Gill was a treat to the eyes. Sunrisers Hyderabad tried to build some pressure with three wickets but Gill took off the pressure alone.
Kolkata open their open account in IPL 2020
With World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan at the other end, the job became a lot easier. Shubman Gill played a fine knock of 70 runs while Morgan chipped win with 42 runs during their 92-run stand as Kolkata Knight Riders open their account in IPL 2020.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s perennial problem with the bat continues. They might be missing the trick leaving out Kane Williamson. They were in the game till skipper David Warner was in the middle but once he got out in the 10th overs, Hyderabad never looked on course.
Manish Pandey and Wriddhiman Saha struggled to found the boundaries as pressure mounted on. Dinesh Karthik rotated the bowlers well to build on the pressure. Although Manish scored a fifty while Saha chipped in 30-odd runs; both of them were slow eating up a lot of deliveries.
I don’t regret batting first – David Warner
Sunrisers Hyderabad managed only 142 runs in their 20 overs which was not enough with Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan on top of their game. Speaking at the end of the game, David Warner backed his decision of batting first after winning the toss and said he doesn’t regret t.
“I think I got my decision right. For us, our strength is death bowling. I thought it was actually a difficult wicket to accelerate on. I don’t regret what I did at the beginning of the game and I stick by my decision,” Warner said after the match.
David Warner also added that they were a few runs short which cost them the game. There will be bigger problems to solve for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their batting ahead of their next tie.
“Extra 30 or 40 runs would have been great. We have to go harder at the top,” he added.