Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner scored one of the slowest half-centuries for his side said he takes full responsibility for the way he batted. Warner scored 57 off 55 and put on 106 runs for the second wicket with Manish Pandey (61). Kane Williamson (26*) and Kedar Jadhav (12*) scored some quick runs, in the end, to help SRH reach a respectable total in the end.
"I batted slow and hit the fielders. The way Manish batted was exceptional. Kane and Kedar got us to a respectable total, but at the end of the day, I take full responsibility," Warner said at the post-match presentation.
"Probably 15 good shots to fielders and they are the ones that make or break the innings. At the end of the day, I took too many balls," he added.
The SRH captain was all praise for Ruturaj Gaikwad (75) and Faf du Plessis (56), who made the contest pretty one-sided. The duo put on 129 for the first wicket in 13 overs to set the platform for CSK. "We fought well to the end, but the two [CSK] openers batted well. I'm not too sure. Felt like you could squeeze a bit after those wickets but they were always ahead in the game," he said.
Asked about Kane Williamson's batting order, the Australian said, "He was going to bat 4 and at the end of the day, we soaked up too many balls."
"At the end of the day, he bats at 4 and that's his job. I think we have a day game here as well. 170 is par during the night, but we need to be positive. We're a bunch of fighters. The guys will be hurt by this but we will be up and about."
SRH will look to get their campaign back on track when they take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their next match on Sunday (May 2) in Delhi.