In the 23rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Kane Williamson-led SunRisers Hyderabad once again proved why they are considered the best bowling outfit in the cash-rich league by defending the below average target of 118 runs against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
On Tuesday Kane Williamson’s team choked Mumbai Indians to register a 31-run victory. The defeat was also MI’s fifth in six games.
Talking about their humiliating defeat, MI skipper Rohit Sharma said, “We have got ourselves to blame. We should have chased down 118 on any wicket, but we didn’t show character, while the Sunrisers did. I’m very happy with the way we bowled, but the batsmen let us down once again.”
“There are so many points that I can talk about, but don’t want to pinpoint faults now. We needed to show some intent, which we didn’t. We knew it was a tough chase as shot-making wasn’t easy, so we wanted to have intent at the start. Sunrisers bowlers bowled in the right areas, kept us guessing and we couldn’t recover. A few of us played some bad shots, including myself,” Rohit Sharma said.
From SunRisers camp, every single bowler showed their ‘intent’ but it was Siddarth Kaul who rattled MI’s batting lineups with his 3/23 in his four overs.
Talking about the match at the post-match presentation, Siddarth said, “It’s a great feeling when you perform for your team, especially when it’s pressure time. I think the domestic season went really well. I got into the India A team and then I was selected for the Indian team. Feels great when you reach the higher level. You have to just keep doing the right work. I was keeping the basics right, and it works every time.”