Former India batter turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has said that SunRisers Hyderabad have not been able to bat well after their last-ball defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR beat SRH by five runs to register their fourth win of the season as well. While speaking on his Youtube channel, Chopra said that it seemed like a walk in the park for SRH, but the walk did not happen so far as well. With 5 overs left, SRH required 38 runs but failed to chase the 173-run target, falling short by five runs in the final as well.
“Hello Hyderabad seriously, how did it happen? You needed 38 runs off 30 balls and you had decent batting available. Heinrich Klaasen and Aiden Markram, a walk in the park but the walk didn’t happen,” said Aakash Chopra. “How are run chases happening these days? That day we saw Lucknow doing the same thing and then we saw Gujarat doing the same thing and here we saw Hyderabad as well. A fun fact, not so funny for the home teams, the away teams have won eight of the last nine matches.”
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However, he went on to say that SRH are not able to bat well throughout the chase, adding that their top order of Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi and Abhishek Sharma failed to contribute in the chase. Notably, these four batters scored a combined total of 37 runs against KKR in Hyderabad while chasing as well. And, after their loss against KKR, SRH will take on Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on May 8.
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“Hyderabad are not able to bat at all. The condition of Hyderabad’s batting is going extremely ordinary. Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Harry Brook – none of them are scoring runs and this time Abhishek Sharma as well. Four guys just came and went,” concluded Aakash Chopra.