Srikkanth praises Hyderabad bowlers for convincing win

Updated: May 5, 2013, 1:28 PM IST
Srikkanth praises Hyderabad bowlers for convincing win

Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor Krishnamachari Srikkanth lavished praise on his team's bowlers for playing a crucial role in the win over Delhi Daredevils which has taken the side closer to a semifinal berth in the ongoing Pepsi IPL.

Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently third on the points table with 14 points from seven wins in 11 matches they have played.

"I think it is a convincing win. The bowlers did an extraordinary job. The line and length they bowled was outstanding. I think the first two overs set the tone for the game," Srikkanth said after his team's six-wicket win on Saturday.

"We were able to tie down guys like Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag, I thought both Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma set the real tone for the game. At the end of the day, it is a team game and everybody contributed for success," he added.

"You cannot single out any bowler. It is a bowlers' day out. They did a great job."

Srikkanth said he does not want to be overconfident and the team would take one match at a time in their pursuit of a semifinal berth.

Meanwhile, Delhi Daredevils coach Eric Simons felt his team should have put up a total of at least 125 or 130 to make it tough for the rivals.

"I think if we assess our performance, you have to play to conditions. I think it was a good wicket for T20 cricket, where you have a player of the calibre of Virender Sehwag facing 17 balls for eight runs, I think it does say something," he said.

First Published: May 5, 2013, 1:28 PM IST

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