IPL 2023
IPL 2023: “I don’t mind getting things wrong if the approach is right” – Aiden Markram
By SMCS - Apr 30, 2023 8:00 am
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Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 runs over Delhi Capitals in the 40th match of the IPL 2023 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on April 29. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bat. Initially, they struggled as only Abhishek Sharma could manage to counterattack until Heinrich Klaasen came in the middle. He smashed a 27-ball 53 and helped his side post a decent total of 197 runs in 20 overs. Mitchell Marsh claimed 4/27.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

While chasing, Philip Salt scored 59, Mitchell Marsh smashed a quickfire 63 but that went in vain as others couldn’t manage to contribute. Although Axar Patel tried with a late cameo, he didn’t get much support from the other end and eventually, they failed to reach the finish line, scoring 188 runs in 20 overs.

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Here is what the captains and the player of the match said after the game:

Mitch Marsh,  Player of the Match said as quoted by Cricbuzz: Took me a few games to get going, but a dissapointing loss. Had that nice partnership with Salt but not enough to get over the line. The wicket did slow down a bit, but I think it was a case of us chasing 20 too many either way. And they were really good. It was all about getting the boundaries, applying the pressure. Certainly lots of positives from today, we’ve lost a few close ones. We’ve been on the wrong end of a few but we do feel there is a long way to go in this tournament. Time to start winning a few.

Aiden Markram said as quoted by Cricbuzz: Great team effort, good to see the guys show good skills and character. I don’t mind getting things wrong if the approach is right. It helps to see such performances, the guys will see that results are there to be had. Credit to the way the team has responded. Klassy has been in great form, and Abhishek did the hard work early on. Klassy backs himself to play that way, good to see it pay off. We needed wickets to get back in the game, the two were doing well and it needed a special catch from Mayank. Fortunately, the ball was stopping a bit and the bowlers showed great character to execute their spoils. This win will give great confidence, now we travel back home and try to build on this.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Heinrich Klaasen said as quoted by Cricbuzz: About time I did something in IPL, pleased about it. Was a good team effort, glad the batters played with freedom, good signs to come. We got the players to do it up front, hopefully we can take this result and form in the next game. I have to fit in (playing well against spinners), you have to adapt, can’t be one dimensional. The wicket was starting to hold a bit more, and it also spun a bit. Back of a length kept balls skidding on, so we asked our bowlers to drag back the length and make it difficult for their batters. He (Abhishek Sharma) has been bowling well in the nets, asked him to try and spin the ball as much he can.

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David Warner said as quoted by Cricbuzz: We were off a bit with the ball, but I think Mitch Marsh bowled fantastic. He was our best bowler. To come up 9 runs short is disappointing. I don’t think the pitch slowed down a lot, they took pace off. When you lose wickets in the middle it can be extremely difficult. He’s (Axar) in good touch. For us it was about, we get off to a good start and we know that him and me will have to handle their spinners with the ball spinning back in. Holding Axar can be difficult. We have been losing too many wickets through the middle.