- Kolkata and Hyderabad compete for the first time in IPL 2021
- KKR’s team managed to win by 10 runs over SRH
- Virender Sehwag said – SRH’s batsmen were doing stat padding
- SRH might have won if Dheem had played and taken the risk: Sehwag
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs in the third match of IPL 2021. Pursuing the target of 188 runs, SRH’s team slowed down in the middle overs and then suddenly the required run-rate went up significantly. In the end, the batsmen could not do anything and lost the match.
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag lambasted the Sunrisers batsmen a lot. He claimed that many of SRH’s batsmen were busy correcting their figures, they did not care about the team’s victory. Sehwag did not take any name but his target was probably Manish Pandey who scored 61 runs after playing 44 balls and remained unbeaten.
Sehwag wrote on Twitter, “Teams that will have stat padding batsmen will bat and struggle for a long time without changing gears fast. It makes it very difficult for hitters and finishers to leave very few balls. Previous This was also the year and such teams will always struggle. “
After all, Pandey could not make a boundary in 6 overs
SRH lost both of their openers on the cheap. After this Pandey and Johnny Bairstow took over. Both added 92 runs and brought the team to a challenging position. Then the game was reversed as Bairstow was dismissed. Vijay Shankar and Mohammad Nabi did not bat. Manish Pandey, who was set, could not put a single boundary in the last 6 overs.
SRH needed 38 runs in the last two overs. Abdul Samad played 8 balls and scored 19 runs. While Manish Pandey hit the last ball for six but it was too late.
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‘Pandey had a chance but …
Talking to Cricbuzz, Sehwag said that Manish Pandey had a chance to take SRH to victory. He said, “He (Manish) was set and took all the pressure on himself. If he had taken the initiative to put boundaries, SRH would not have been behind by 10 runs and the match would have ended by 1-2 balls.”
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