Kane Williamson, the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, has pointed out that it was his team's ability to excel under the pressure of defending another low score, this time against Rajasthan Royals, that impresses him the most.
Defending a score of 151, SRH saw Rajasthan start off quite well on the back of Ajinkya Rahane's innings, but they eventually came back and restricted RR to only 140, winning the game by 11 runs.
Speaking at the post-match presentation. Kane Williamson was quoted saying, “I think the contribution from the batting order on that surface to get 150, which was a par total, and then to squeeze well without bowling like we have in the last couple of games was incredible"
"They did get off to a good start, put us under pressure but it was nice for us to bounce back in the second half. The surface was definitely on the slower side, with slow turn and not a lot of bounce. They used the hard length ball well with the big boundaries was something we wanted to incorporate as well in our innings. I thought in the first part we were very good and were able to restrict them to a decent total.”
Williamson further added, “T20 is pretty fickle in nature and it is nice to get a few wins on the board, but each game is a tough game. We need to adapt to conditions, not get ahead of ourselves, which have varied a lot and that’s what we aim to build on and do going forward as well. Alex is world class in this format; it was nice for him to get us off to a good start and it was great for him to have that opportunity,”