New Delhi: Four-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winner Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Ravindra Jadeja feels his team was poor in the bowling department and also were 20-25 runs short after Sunrisers Hyderabad handed the ‘yellow army’ their fourth straight loss at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Complex in Mumbai on Saturday.
Hyderabad defeated Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets and now they have dropped down to the ninth spot in IPL 2022 points table with a horrific run rate of -1.211. CSK, who were asked to bat first after SRH won the toss, posted 154/7 with all-rounder Moeen Ali (35-ball 48) being the maximum run-scorer.
Jadeja, after the match, said, “Disappointed with the bowlers’ performance. We were 20-25 runs behind. We were looking forward to fighting till the last minute. 155 was not a bad target and our bowlers were trying to take wickets. But will try to improve. We’ll talk about where we’re going wrong. We are professionals and need to work hard, stick together and come back strong.”
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For Sunrises Hyderabad, Abhishek Sharma starred with the bat as he scored 75 runs off 50 balls to help Hyderabad easily chase down the target of 155 runs by CSK in 17.4 overs. With this, Chennai’s losing streak continues. Since the year 2010, this is the first time in IPL history when CSK has lost four games in a row.