After losing 17 points to Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2, SunRisers Hyderabad batsman Kane Williamson said the side would have liked to advance to the final, yet every player can be proud of their efforts in the tournament. With this loss, SunRisers bowed Hyderabad out of the tournament as Delhi Capitals advanced to the final for the first time in history. Delhi Capitals will now face defending champions Mumbai Indians in Tuesday’s summit.
Kagiso Rabada took four wickets while Marcus Stoinis scalped three wickets while Delhi Capitals defended a total of 189 runs to advance to the IPL 2020 final. For SunRisers, Kane Williamson scored 67 runs, but failed to win his team.
“Delhi is a very good side. They tried to find the rhythm of their game as we were and they succeeded for a short while. Delhi was able to compete against us and they played very well. A competitive score. At going into the second innings had to be taken risks. We didn’t get off to a good start, but we managed to have good partnerships in the middle period. We still had some chances. It’s a shame not to be final, but the guys can are proud of their efforts, ”Williamson said during the post-game virtual press conference.
“Season of fine lines. We had some close losses. Maybe we didn’t play our best, every team is very strong, everyone beat everyone, you have to be on the top. As a team we were looking for that rhythm in our game.” It was nice to find it during the crunch time, we would have loved to go through it, ”he added.
SunRisers had promoted Priyam Garg to open the at bat with David Warner in the game against Delhi Capitals. Of this move, Williamson said, “I don’t know exactly what I mean, but what I feel is that Priyam has a tremendous amount of talent and throughout this season he has had many repeated opportunities. Every time you see him play the nets. “You can see how well he hits the ball. He made some great shots and he is certainly an exciting player for the future.”
Previously, Shikhar Dhawan and Shimron Hetmyer played 78 and 42 respectively while Delhi Capitals posted a total of 189/3 in their 20 overs.
For Delhi, Shikhar Dhawan was the top scorer with a 78-point knockout, while Hetmyer remained unbeaten at 42.
For SRH, Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma and Rashid Khan each took one wicket.
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