Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir blamed his fielders for their 48-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League encounter on Sunday.
David Warner smashed a 59-ball 126 to power Sunrisers to an imposing 209-3. They then returned to restrict KKR to 161-7 in their stipulated 20 overs.
Disappointed at their fielding effort, Gambhir said: "We need to improve in our fielding, we've been very sloppy throughout the tournament. We really need to pull up our socks.
"We dropped Warner today and that's what cost us. Bowler's couldn't have done much, but credit goes to him for the shots he played."
In the 10th over, Warner was dropped by Chris Woakes when he played a lofted drive off Kuldeep Yadav. With Woakes spilling a sitter, it went for a six.
"It was outstanding, we generally look to bat first and set the tone with a positive intent from ball one. We managed to maintain the run rate of 10 an over, which was amazing," Warner said.
"We (him and Dhawan) keep working around the strike and we've been gelling together over all. Credit to out bowlers: to Siraj, the way he's been learning and performing; Bhuvi is amazing."