Dhawan: It Shouldn't Have Gone To Super Over

Dhawan: It Shouldn't Have Gone To Super Over Photo: TT
Shikhar Dhawan bats during the Indian Premier League

Acting Delhi Capitals captain Shikhar Dhawan admits Sunday’s thrilling win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad should never have gone to a Super Over.

The Delhi Capitals won off the final ball of the one-over eliminator after allowing the Sunrisers Hyderabad to tie with 7-159 in reply to their 4-159.

In the Super Over, the Sunrisers could only manage seven runs with David Warner and Kane Williamson struggling off Axar Patel.

Rashid Khan made life difficult for the Capitals in reply but they scampered home with successive leg byes.

Earlier, Delhi looked assured of victory after dismissing Vijay Shankar to make it 7-136 but Williamson revived the Hyderabad innings with 66no from 51 balls with late support from Jagadeesha Suchith with a quickfire 14no from six balls.

“Absolutely, a thrilling game,” Dhawan said. “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.”

The result leaves the Sunrisers with a 1-4 record after five games, sitting down in seventh spot on the IPL ladder.

Hyderabad captain Warner said: “It’s a tough one. I thought the way the bowlers came back after the powerplay was fantastic.

“Vijay is not one of our strike bowlers, but he was fantastic. Jonny (Bairstow) at the top and Kane batted deep.”

Ben somerford
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