SRH got saved from getting eliminated from the crucial IPL Knockouts by defeating DC by 88 runs in Dubai on Tuesday & kept their IPL 2020 campaign live.
SRH were helped by Captain David Warner & Wriddhiman Saha who added 107 runs for the first wicket in 9.4 overs to give the team a platform to score big runs. Warner was dismissed for 66 runs but Saha carried on to make 87 off 45 balls helping SRH to register a big win. Saha’s spectacular performance with bat were the highlights from yesterday’s match. Warner scored 66 runs off 34 balls which showed that the captain is taking more responsibility of the top batting order of the SRH team, especially in the absence of Jonny Bairstow who accommodate Kane Williamson in the playing XI.
“I took a bit of responsibility at the top of the order, and take it to the bowlers. It’s tough to play orthodox cricket in these conditions, so I have to open up 360 degrees,” Warner said after the match.
“Difficult decision to leave Jonny out and get Saha in, and especially batting a batsman like Kane at 4. Incredible knock from Saha though and his strike-rate in the power play was incredible,” he added.
“As for Rashid, it is incredible that he’s taking so many wickets and not going for runs, especially given the dew and the moisture here,” Warner said.
Delhi Captain Shreyas Iyer called it a “big loss” but stressed it’s not the time for his team to get “bogged down.”
“We still have two games left but one win is really important, that’s what we are waiting for since the last three games. Back-to-back losses is definitely going to put us under the pump,” said Iyer after DC lost their third game in a row.
“We lost the game in the power play itself. Getting 70 runs in the first six overs was really commendable and the way they went after our bowlers was amazing.
“We need to have that strong and positive mindset. These losses are not going to put us down.
“As a team, we have been doing amazing throughout so these few matches shouldn’t get into our heads.
“Next match, we’ll see to it that we have done our studies right, we’ll also see to it that we are putting in our best efforts on the field,” Iyer added.