Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) recorded a clinical 6-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The SRH bowlers displayed brilliant combined efforts to limit the opposition within a below-par first innings total, after which the opening duo comprising of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow compiled excellent half-century knocks to bring up an emphatic victory for the home team.
They are a fantastic crowd
Warner was adjudged as the Man of the Match for his terrific knock of 50 runs off just 25 balls as that completely reduced the run-chase into mere formalities. During the post-match presentation ceremony, Warner revealed that he has got great support from the home crowd.
After looking at the behaviour of the Hyderabad wicket in the first innings, it was expected to slow down further as the game progressed. But SRH opener David Warner removed the pitch out of the equation completely, ripping apart the CSK bowlers in the first six overs of the powerplay itself. He didn’t back down a bit and registered a phenomenal half-century in just the sixth over of the innings that too off only 24 balls.
“Great support, even though there is plenty of yellow they are a fantastic crowd. Some times in our chases we have been a bit hesitant and that’s why I tried to bat 20 overs,” said David Warner.
Warner also played a gutsy fifty-run inning in the last game against Kings XI Punjab, but eventually failed to help his team cross the finishing line. He revealed that the crowd support which he has received in India during the IPL is absolutely overwhelming.
“Against the Kings I thought the wicket was a bit tough. Credit to Jonny, we complement each other really well. I have two beautiful children, one more on the way, and a beautiful wife and I can’t thank them enough. I have fantastic support from over the world and it has been overwhelming here in India,” he added.
Very pleased to stay there till the end
After Warner’s dismissal, the other SRH opener, Jonny Bairstow started advancing his presence at the crease, smashing a significant fifty to help his team cross the finishing line in a comfortable manner with more than three overs to spare. Both Bairstow and Warner have been the two mainstays of the SRH batting department this season.
“Was very pleased to be there till the end. Someone from the top four needed to be there and I am really happy I was the one. I think it’s handy to have a right hand – left-hand combination. We (Warner and himself) complement each other really well. I think we got a very good team,” quoted Jonny Bairstow.