Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner heaped praises on his bowlers after their five-wicket win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Saturday in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
With the five-wicket win over RCB in Sharjah, Hyderabad jumped from seventh place to fourth on the points table and kept their hopes alive of getting a playoff berth in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“Coming into this game, we knew we had to beat the top two teams in order to progress. We got one more to go against Mumbai,” said Warner, 34, in the post-match presentation ceremony.
“We have worked out how to go about at the top of the order. With the bowling, all the credit goes to them. We are finding the right balance and the right partnerships. To go for less than 20 in four overs, it’s ridiculous,” he said.
After restricting Virat Kohli’s men to a paltry total of 120/7, Hyderabad had a mini collapse in the middle-order before Holder smashed unbeaten 26 off 10 balls to help his team sail through with more than five overs to spare. The West Indian had earlier taken 2/27 with the ball.
“The wicket is slowing up a bit, the bowlers got to adapt to it. Tonight the bowlers have executed it well. Dubai has been the same, I think it gets dewy here. It wasn’t a surprise at all,” Warner said.
Meanwhile, as many as four teams now — SRH (net run rate +0.555), Kings XI Punjab (-0.133), Rajasthan Royals (-0.377), and Kolkata Knight Riders (-0.467) — are locked at 12 points each. They all have one match left to play, and their final positions could be determined by the net run rate.