Sunrisers Hyderabad was not able to chase the target of 172 runs against Kolkata Knight Rider in the 47th match of IPL. Even after losing wickets in the powerplay, they played well in the middle overs. However, they failed again in the death overs. Brain Lara after the match said that Batting is the department that cost them this match. Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klassen have done well but the support was not there from the other batsman.
Brain Lara on SRH performance
“We keep losing a couple of wickets in the powerplay. That always sets you back a bit. We asked [Heinrich] Klaasen, who has been batting tremendously for us, to do all the hard work again. He’s coming in at No. 6, and we’ve got five quality players before him,” Brian Lara said at the post-match press conference.
“It’s always been a task; I wouldn’t say uphill. Obviously, the batters will know that the responsibility of winning the game on such a good batting track lay in their hands, and we were unable to do it,” he added.
Brain Lara further added that
“I just believe that we have to place a little more importance on partnerships and understanding a little bit of match awareness. It’s all great to be aggressive and have all the intent. But you got to use a little bit of upstairs to get the job done,” Lara concluded.
In the final over, SRH needed nine runs . Abdul and Bhuvi were in the crease to chase the target. However, Varun bowled well and defended it for KKR.