- Gujarat Titans got their first defeat of IPL
- Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat by 8 wickets
- Hardik Pandya praises Hyderabad’s bowling after defeat
Gujarat Titans suffered a crushing eight-wicket defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 21st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday after three consecutive victories. After this defeat, Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya praised the Hyderabad bowlers and gave some reasons for their defeat. Let us tell you that even after Hardik’s unbeaten half-century in this match, Gujarat’s team was able to score only 162 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs.
Hyderabad chased down the target with five balls to spare on the back of skipper Kane Williamson’s 57 and Nicholas Pooran’s 34. At the award ceremony after the match, Hardik Pandya said, “We scored seven to 10 runs short while batting, those runs matter a lot in the end. Two bad overs in bowling spoiled our game.
Hardik further said, “I think they (Hyderabad) bowled well in the last overs. There was unusual bounce on the pitch and their bowlers are of different lengths, which helped them. He should be given credit for the way he bowled.” Man of the match Williamson also expressed happiness over the improvement in the team’s performance.
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The Hyderabad captain said, “We bowled well. It was difficult to find momentum in the batting so we were trying to build partnerships. The team has improved a lot. While chasing this goal, we needed to focus on building partnerships rather than doing anything awkward, which we were successful in.”
It is worth noting that Hyderabad’s debut in four matches was the second successive win after two losses. Earlier, Orange Army defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings. At the same time, Gujarat had to taste its first defeat in the IPL after putting a hat-trick of victory. After this match, Hyderabad has 4 points but they are in 8th place in the points table. At the same time, the team of Gujarat has slipped from third to fifth place with 6 points from 4 matches.