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David Warner regrets poor batting after defending champions bow out of IPL 2017

first_imgDavid Warner lamented a poor show with the bat after defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad crashed out of IPL 2017 in the rain-curtailed Eliminator against Kolkata Knight Riders.Warner was by far the best batsman this season, finishing with 641 runs and is assured of winning the Orange Cap he missed out on last year despite amassing 848.The Sunrisers rode on Warner’s spectacular batting performances and some breathtaking knocks from Shikhar Dhawan to storm into the playoffs at No.3 in the points table, ahead of KKR.Their batting line-up was among the most dangerous this season and it was believed they had the edge against the Knight Riders in Bengaluru, where batsmen generally have had a good time.However, they were faced with the trickiest Chinnaswamy pitch in recent memory and were eventually restricted to a paltry 128/7. Rain arrived soon after but once conditions made play possible  SRH came out all guns blazing to relive Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan early in Kolkata’s curtailed chase of 48 off six overs.Warner was of course surprised with the surface but he did not use that as an excuse and conceded the batsmen fell short.”We were 30 runs short. It was a tough wicket to bat on. It was a disappointing wicket to bat on. “We had to come out and do our best but we fell short with the bat. It wasn’t good enough and short games become niggly,” Warner said after the match.Warner lauded his bowlers for coming out with an aggressive intent but the 48-run target was never going to be enough. “We came out with a positive intent but there wasn’t enough runs at the end.”advertisementlast_img

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