Dubai: Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier and missed the final.
In the crucial match played in Abu Dhabi Sunday, DC beat SRH by 17 runs to reach the final, set to be played Tuesday in Dubai.
Winning the last four matches leading up to the qualifiers, nothing went well for SRH, and they lost.
Let us know the five reasons why SRH failed.
Failure of captain David Warner:
SRH had high hopes from their captain David Warner. Warner, who scored 500+ runs with four half-centuries this season and looked in rhythm, was able to score only two runs in three balls. A stormy yorker from Kagiso Rabada took his wicket.
SRH are known for their strong fielding. But in this match, a number of crucial errors on the field played a huge role in their loss. SRH were sloppy on the field and dropped three catches.
Not using Rashid Khan in the powerplay:
DC adopted a new opening pair in this match, taking advantage of SRH’s weak fielding and uncontrolled bowling to start fast and score well in the powerplay. SRH did not try to stop the runs in the powerplay and tried only fast bowlers. Spinner Rashid Khan got one wicket and conceded 26 runs, four of which came from his own overthrows.
Irresponsible shot of Manish Pandey:
SRH middle-order batsman Manish Pandey failed to play a big innings for the team despite being in form. Pandey has often given away his wicket owing to a poor choice of shots. This time too, when he was expected to play a big innings and stay on the field, he lost his wicket by playing an irresponsible shot.
Kane Williamson needed a longer innings:
SRH were kept in the game by their middle order anchored by Kane Williamson, who scored 67 runs in 45 balls. He first shared a 46-run stand with Jason Holder for the fourth wicket and a 57-run stand with Abdul Samad for the fifth. A longer innings could have probably swayed the game a little.