DC vs SRH IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan has said that his side’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, should not have gone to a Super Over finish. He praised SRH batsman Kane Williamson and called him a champion player.
Shikhar Dhawan had a rare failure with the bat for DC in Match 20 vs SRH (Courtesy of PTI/BCCI)
- DC opener Shikhar Dhawan said that match vs SRH should not have gone to the Super Over
- Delhi Capitals (159/7) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (159/4) via Super Over
- Dhawan and Rishabh Pant came to bat for Delhi Capitals in the Super Over
Experienced Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan has reckoned that his team’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) should not have gone down to a Super Over finish on Sunday.
Delhi Capitals had to fight hard despite scoring 159/4 on a slow Chennai surface. The batting masterclass by Kane Williamson (66* off 51) saw SRH level the score for the loss of 7 wickets.
Williamson walked in with Warner again in the Super Over and managed a boundary as well but SRH could manage to post only an 8-run target for DC.
Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant took the match to the final delivery again but managed to win with a single off the final ball.
“Absolutely, a thrilling game. It shouldn’t have gone to the Super Over. We should have done it easily. But, it’s part of the game. It was very tough to bat especially after powerplay. It was turning and holding. Kane Williamson played a very good knock, he’s a champion player, but good to win it in the end.
“Those little things (David Warner’s one short run in Super Over) make a huge impact, and we got an edge over that and we ended up winning the game. Glad the Ahmedabad wicket will be better than this one,” Shikhar Dhawan said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
The southpaw gave Capitals a solid start again. He scored 28 runs off 26 balls and partnered for 81 runs with Prithvi Shaw for the first wicket. Once the two openers departed in a short span, Rishabh Pant (37) forged a 58-run partnership with Steve Smith (34*).
In reply, 2016 champions SRH lost their captain David Warner early. Williamson partnered for 28 runs each with Jonny Bairstow (38) and Virat Singh (4). In a spirited performance, New Zealand captain Williamson kept batting with the middle-order and then lower middle-order but just could not take his team over the line.
Delhi Capitals have jumped to second spot after the win. SRH are placed seventh on the 8-team points table.