SRH 191/4 (20.0 Ovs)
DD 176/5 (20.0 Ovs) CRR: 8.8
Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad, who chose to bat
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Nigel Llong, Chris Gaffaney, Anil Dandekar, Nitin Pandit
Referee: Manu Nayar
Warner: It was an outstanding performance from the guys. Kane played brilliantly and laid the platform for us. Sometimes people miss out on few games, but they know that it’s just to make sure that we get the right balance. We knew we wanted to keep wickets in hand and that’s what exactly Kane and Shikhar did tonight. For us it is about backing ourselves and executing our plans. That’s what I ask the guys to do, to come out and give their 100 percent. Bhuvi was exceptional and Kaul was superb tonight. It’s a challenging tournament and credit to all the fast bowlers for keeping fit. For us batters, it’s easy. Thanks to the crowd for the support.
Zaheer: Another great game of cricket. Unfortunate not to finish on the right side but am happy with the way the team is shaping up. I thought 180 was ideal but the last over I bowled is going to hurt me. Bhuvi has been fantastic and the lengths he has been bowling have been really good. (On Karun’s run-out) Such things happen in the heat of the situation. We need to get onto a winning roll in the tournament. Momentum is very important in situations like these and I hope we have one final roll left in us.