'We needed an extra batsman' against CSK, says Warner

DUBAI: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) lost to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 20 runs on Tuesday, and the SRH skipper David Warner feels that the side required the services of an extra batsman.
SRH, chasing 168 to win, needed 46 runs in the last three overs and smashed 19 runs in the 18th over to stay in the game. However, Shardul Thakur‘s brilliant over saw CSK inch closer to the win as Rashid Khan’s cameo came to an end in the penultimate over.
“The wicket was on the slower side, I think we needed an extra batter. We tried to take it deep. You (have) got one big boundary, so it’s not easy. We have to go back to the drawing board and work on a few areas,” said Warner during the post-match presentation via host broadcaster Star Sports.

CSK posted 167/6 runs after going through a poor start.
“I thought 160 was the right total to go after, but anything above that was always going to be difficult. Having 6-7 bowlers in the team helps,” said Warner.
“It’s difficult to play against bowlers who can swing the ball. There’s always a challenge in the powerplay, but you have to take on the bowlers,” he added.

“I think with our team and the depth that we have, we’re always going to be one short either way. Things are always congested in the middle (stage of a tournament),” Warner further said.
SRH will next lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.

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