No Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman could play against Lucknow Super Giants and its head coach Brian Lara is upset with this habit of his batsmen losing wickets. Sunrisers batsmen could manage only 121 runs against Lucknow which the hosts scored with four overs to spare. This is SRH’s second consecutive defeat in this tournament and they are yet to open their account in the points table.
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Lara said after the match, “I think we have been losing wickets one after the other. In the first match, we lost two wickets in the very first over. In this match, three wickets were lost within seven balls, which changed the map of the match. We have to find a solution to this problem.
Sunrisers lost the wickets of Anmolpreet Singh, skipper Aiden Markram and Harry Brook in the eighth and ninth overs to be reduced to 55 for four. Sunrisers could not recover from this blow.
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Lara also said that it was difficult to play strokes on the wicket. He said, “This pitch was not such that strokes could be applied on it. Although this is not an excuse, but I believe that we have to improve in batting.
Lara also said that despite having two top spinners in the team, they would have benefited from playing an extra spinner. He said, “We had top-class spinners like Washington Sundar and Adil Rashid but having an additional spinner would have been beneficial.”
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