In the match played on Monday night in IPL, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 12 runs. In the last over of the match, SRH needed 16 runs to win, but Windies all-rounder Jason Holder, while bowling a brilliant over, took 3 wickets giving 3 runs. This was the second defeat of Sunrisers in this IPL. Captain Kane Williamson looked disappointed after this defeat. Although he was also satisfied with the performance of his team.
Williamson said after the match, ‘If you look at the performance of the team, it was better than the last match. We had a great start with the bowling. We took three wickets in the powerplay. I want to give credit to Hooda and Rahul, they made a good partnership. We failed to break this partnership.
Williamson says, ‘It was a good wicket. Chasing 170 runs is always a challenge. We should have batted well. If we could build some partnerships, then later on we had good players to play big shots. Today was not our day.
In this match held at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl first. This decision of Captain Williamson proved to be correct and the SRH bowlers sent three LSG batsmen to the pavilion for 27 runs. From here, there was an 87-run partnership between KL Rahul (68) and Deepak Hooda (51) and Lucknow returned to the match.
Playing first, Lucknow scored 169 runs for the loss of seven wickets. In reply, the start of SRH was also not special and the team lost 2 wickets till 38 runs. Rahul Tripathi (44) and Nicholas Pooran (34) almost took Sunrisers closer to victory, but as soon as both of them were dismissed, the team started losing wickets and the team lost by 12 runs.