David Warner wanted to come back for a two on the last ball of SRH’s batting in the Super Over. But before returning for the second run, the 34-year-old couldn’t slide his bat over the non-striker’s crease. The third umpire spotted this and according to the new rule, one run was deducted from SRH’s tally of 8.
Rashid Khan bowled brilliantly in the Super Over, but Rishabh Pant reverse-swept one of his deliveries for a boundary and it was a comfortable win for DC in the end. Defending 8 runs was never going to be easy, but had Warner completed that run, SRH would still have been in the game with the Super Over getting repeated.
Twitter trolls David Warner, SRH for Super Over loss
Fans slammed David Warner for this mistake of his and also questioned the SRH think tank for not sending in-from big-hitter Jonny Bairstow to bat in the Super Over. Bairstow took Axar Patel to the cleaners in the normal game and thus could have had the measure of the left-arm spinner once again.
Fans also took to Twitter to congratulate Williamson for a brilliant innings that once again proved his worth to SRH. They also trolled Warner and others for not giving Williamson enough support from the other end. Here’s how citizens reacted to SRH’s heartbreaking loss:
Kane Williamson’s heroic knock of 66 off 51 balls went in vain as there were no SRH batsmen at the other end who could stay at the crease alongside him and form a match-winning partnership. This has once again magnified SRH’s middle-order woes, something that they are just not able to get rid of.
Bairstow and Williamson are the only two batsmen that seem to be in some kind of form. Even skipper David Warner is struggling for runs and that has dented their hopes of making it to the playoffs this year. However, with the Chennai leg finally over, SRH are hopeful that a new venue will bring fresh luck to them.