Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson feels the side was 10-15 runs short of what could have been a competitive score against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday. He was all praise for young Umran Malik who bowled the fastest delivery by an Indian youngster.
In the match, Umran Malik bowled the fastest delivery by an Indian pacer. He cloaked record 150.06 kph against KKR. He continued to create troubles for Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer.
Fastest deliveries by Indian pacers this IPL season
Umran Malik – 150.06kph (TONIGHT)
Mohammed Siraj – 147.68kph
Mohammed Siraj – 147.67kph
Khaleel Ahmed – 147.38kph
Umran Malik – 146.84kph
Speaking about young bowler Umran Malik, Williamson said, “He (Malik) has been bowling really quick in the nets and it’s really nice for him to get an opportunity today. Obviously, we’re out of the competition, so it’s a chance for some other boys to also get on the park.”
Malik joined SRH as a short-time replacement for T Natrajan. He will only be a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad side until Natarajan recovers from COVID-19
Kane Williamson says, ‘SRH were 10-15 short of a competitive score’
Shubman Gill hit his first fifty in the IPL 2021 as KKR defeated SRH by six wickets. KKR needed 116 to win in the 20 overs but SRH bowlers made sure the Eoin Morgan-led side had to fight it out for the win. SRH battled hard to try and get a win, but the target was always too small. Williamson also said SRH hasn’t been able to identify the right score to post in a match in the ongoing tournament.
“I think if we got closer to the 150-mark, might have been par. We did have our chances to squeeze the scoring but it was always going to be tough with such a low score,” said Williamson during the post-match presentation.
“We haven’t been able to identify the right score all season. We need to go back to the drawing board and re-assess things. We could have built more partnerships. Unfortunately, we were 10-15 short of what would have been a competitive score,” he added.