Hyderabad on Tuesday defeated Delhi Capitals, one of the top teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) by 88 runs in a one-sided manner. The team’s heroics were captain Riddhiman Saha, captain David Warner and charismatic spinner Rashid Khan. After losing the toss, Hyderabad scored a mammoth 219 for two in 20 overs after batting first. Under the pressure of big score, Delhi could not stand the match and could only score 131 runs in 19 overs. With this victory, the Sunrisers still remain in the playoff race. After losing the match badly, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer has told where the team lost the match.
After the 88-run defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer said that his team had lost the match in the Powerplay itself but they are sure of a place in the playoffs by registering a win in the next two matches. Iyer said that this is a big defeat but at this time we cannot celebrate the loss of defeat. Right now we have two more matches to play and just need one win. We have been waiting for that win for the last three matches. This loss will inspire us to perform well in the remaining matches.
He said, “He scored 70 in the Powerplay and we lost the match right there. We have to come out with a strong and positive mindset. Moral should not be broken by these losses. The performance before these three matches will have to be kept in mind. ”Sunrisers captain David Warner said that in the next two matches, he would also aim to score big so that there would be hope of entering the playoffs. He said that today we would have chosen to bat first even after winning the toss. We had to target their fast bowlers. The decision to keep Johnny Bairstow out was tough but we felt Kane Williamson was needed at number four.
He praised Riddhiman Saha for scoring 87 runs and said that his strike rate in Powerplay is amazing. He is hurt in the groin. Vijay Shankar’s injury is yet to be known. Warner said that Rashid has both his ability to take wickets and economical bowling. We have two more matches to play in Sharjah. If we could score 220 in the same way, then who knows that we will reach the playoffs.