Sunrisers Hyderabad lost a thrilling encounter against KKR to face their sixth defeat of the season. The game went down to the wire and KKR pulled it off in the Super Over. Earlier, KKR were restricted to a decent total by SRH but while chasing, they lost their way in the middle overs. They brilliantly started their chase as Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow provided them with a solid start.
However, their weak link, the middle order didn’t perform as per the expectations and they were only able to leve the scores. SRH made a stunning effort to pull off this game but their side didn’t look balanced at all. As the orange army have a must-win situation now, they need to find a better playing combination.
Here are the 3 mistakes committed by SRH in Match 35, SRH vs KKR:-
1. Poor death bowling
SRH’s bowling started well as they kept a check on the scoring rate and picked up wickets as well. At one stage, it looked like SRH might restrict KKR under 150 and that would have been a below-par total. But their bowlers were not able to nail the yorkers right and this led to KKR adding 58 runs in the last five overs. If SRH would have restricted them under 150, the chase would have been much easier.
2. David Warner came too late
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are their prime batsmen and their opening pair is their greatest strength. However, David Warner opted to bat at number four today and it turned out to be catastrophic move. Like always, he took time to settle and that slow start created a lot of pressure on SRH. Being their most important and in form batsman, Warner should have opened to play a longer knock and then capitalized.
3. Not playing Mohammad Nabi despite continues failure from the middle order
SRH’s middle order is quite fragile with several inexperienced players. However, they have Mohammad Nabi in their squad who can hit big shots and bowl four overs as well. SRH should have worked around to give the Afghan all-rounder an opportunity in the middle as their side is quite imbalanced. However, they went on with the same combination and their middle order failed yet again.
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