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Getting tired of coming second in super overs: Kane Williamson

By Bet Barter

April 26, 2021

Sunrisers Hyderabad star batsman Kane Williamson claimed that he is getting tired of losing in the Super Overs. Kane Williamson played a brilliant knock of 66*, but could not find any support from the other end. A 14-run cameo from debutant Jagadeesha Suchith took the game into a Super Over at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. In the end, Delhi Capitals managed to chase eight runs effortlessly in the Super Over to win the fourth match of the season.

Kane Williamson was playing in his second IPL match for the Sunrisers Hyderabad this season. The Kiwi batsman played another masterclass on a difficult batting pitch against a challenging Capitals bowling unit. Chasing 160 runs, Jonny Bairstow slammed 38 runs off 18 deliveries. SRH’s middle-order once again collapsed, and the Kiwi batsman took the game deep on his own. Kane Williamson finally got some support from Jagadeesha Suchith to tie the scores. It was Williamson’s first fifty of IPL 2021 after he recovered from an elbow injury. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be a relieved side to see their star batsman in a good rhythm.

Kane Williamson has lost 5 Super Overs since 2019

In 2019, Kane Williamson led New Zealand lost the 2019 World Cup final after the boundary-count rule. After that, the Blackcaps were involved in three Super Over defeats, one against England and two against team India. All these three matches have taken place in their home conditions. In the 2020 IPL, SRH lost to the Kolkata Knight Riders in another Super Over clash. In that match, Kane Williamson smashed 29 runs in 19 balls. His knock included four boundaries and one six after opening the innings, along with Jonny Bairstow. It was Lockie Ferguson who dismissed the veteran back then. 

Kane Williamson opines that the team will take some positive out of the game. He also stated that the team has to bounce back stronger after their fourth loss of the season. The Chennai leg has ended, and the orange army will now head to Delhi. SRH will now face table-toppers Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday. As of now, Sunrisers Hyderabad is placed at seventh in the points table with one win from five games with a net run rate of -0.180. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals are ranked second in the points table with 8 points.

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