Be it in the World Cup or IPL,, Kane Williamson gets “tired” of finishing second in the Super Overs. The New Zealander’s last attempt with Super Over came on Sunday night, when his team Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to achieve the desired result in their IPL match against Delhi Capitals.
“I’m tired of coming second in Super Overs,” Williamson told a post-match press conference. “During the game, when there is a Super Over, as a side chasing a result that was very competitive, there are a lot of positive things to get out of it.
“It’s really weird in a cricket game that things can end in a draw, but I guess it’s very, very exciting. A lot of positive things, we’re moving very fast towards Delhi.”
Williamson is part of several Super Overs, the most famous being the final of the 2019 World Cup, which England won with the rule of counting down the borders. Against DC here SRH equalized the score of their opponents from 159, but the duo Williamson and David Warner could make only seven tracks in the subsequent Super Over, which was not enough to win.
In the regular season, Williamson hit an undefeated 66 of 51 balls.
“It’s a game with a very small margin and I think, to be honest, we just want to make different aspects of our game a little better. This game, if you can do it, the result can change pretty quickly. I guess when you finish with a draw, you can look at a one-time run throughout the inning. I think overall, a lot of positive things, “he said.
Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant scored 53 and 37, respectively, to help Delhi Capitals set SRH a challenging goal in difficult Chepauk terrain. However, a ban Johnny Beirstovwas 38 at the top of the order, Williamson received no support from the other end until Jagadeesha Suchith came in a broken six ball 14 to help the tie.
Williamson said: “It was nice to be there at the end, it would be much nicer if I was there at the end and we were on the right side of the result.
“You know there were a lot of valuable inning partnerships and we lacked a little momentum because that was the nature of the surface.
“We’ve come a long way, we have positives to build on. We don’t know what the surfaces in Delhi will be like.”
SunRisers Hyderabad are currently in seventh place in the standings with 2 points from 5 games. The next SRH will take part in the Chennai Super Kings in Delhi on Wednesday.