Warner rues top-order collapse

Kolkata, May 5:

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner rued losing too many wickets in the first ten overs led to their downfall, as opponents Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pulled off a 35-run win here at the Eden Gardens on Monday.

David Warner
David Warner

Chasing 168 as target, SRH managed only 132/9 after being at 55/4 in 8.1 overs.

“Obviously we didn’t start well, we didn’t set the tone from ball one. We tried to to keep them under 150-160, and then when you lose two-three wickets in the first 10 it is hard to make a comeback. That’s what happens in this format,” Warner said after the match.

The Sunrisers skipper also lauded the efforts of KKR pacer Umesh Yadav who bowled exceptionally well upfront picking up figures of 2/34 from his four overs.

“(Umesh) Yadav bowled fantastic and allowed KKR’s spinners to play their way,” he said.

Warner added he is looking forward to playing in better surfaces and hopes his bowlers will be able to defend well in the next few games.

“The next five games are on good wickets and our bowlers have been defending well so we’re looking forward to playing there on those good wickets,” he concluded. (IANS)

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