Sunrisers Hyderabad have made things difficult for them after a decent start to their IPL 2020 season, losing 3 matches on the bounce. David Warner’s men lost a Super Over thriller to Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on Sunday as they threw away an opportunity to close in on the top 4 on the points table.
Captain David Warner came with up a valiant knock of 47 from 33 balls after dropping himself down to No. 4 due to an injury concern to Kane Williamson who opened the batting for Sunriers Hyderabad in their chase of 164 on Sunday. SRH needed 18 runs in the final over and Warner managed 14 off them against Andre Russell to force a Super Over.
However, their Super Over ended in a flash with Lockie Ferguson castling Warner and Abul Samad in just 3 deliveries as SRH managed just 2 runs. KKR knocked it off without much trouble even as Rashid Khan threatened to spoil the party for KKR.
It was the third time in as many matches, Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to seize crucial moments. With just 6 points from 9 matches, SRH have entered the must-win territory as the top 4 look set to run away with the play-offs spots.
“I don’t know where to start. At the end of the day, we probably leaked a few too many towards the middle overs and at the back end. For us it’s about finishing games and we’ve come too close in the last 3 games but failed to cross the finish line. I am quite disappointed,” David Warner said.