There is no doubt that Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are having their worst season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Considered as one of the most consistent sides, SRH are currently sitting at the bottom in the points table with as many as eight defeats out of nine matches in the ongoing fourteenth season of the cash-rich league.
On Saturday, the Sunrisers did show some positives by bundling out their opponent Punjab Kings (PBKS) for a mere 126. Still, the batters put up a disappointing show and failed to chase the paltry target, resulting in SRH’s eighth loss this year.
Despite a terrible outing, one moment did grab maximum eyeballs, especially for SRH fans, when the substitute fielder Jagadeesha Suchith grabbed a stunning catch to get rid of Deepak Hooda.
It all happened during the 16th over bowled by Jason Holder. The Caribbean all-rounder bowled a fullish slower ball, and Hooda smacked it hard in anticipation to loft it over cover. But Suchith showed his acrobatic moves as he flew to his left and stuck his hand out to pluck an absolute blinder.
Here is the video:
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Chasing 126, Sunrisers could only manage to reach 120/7 in their allotted 20 overs, losing the contest by five runs. The victory put Kings at the fifth spot in the points table, one position above defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI).
After another loss, Kane Williamson praised the bowlers and fielding unit for putting up a great show and lauded Holder for his exceptional all-round contribution in the game.
“The bowling unit, fielding unit did a fantastic job. Certainly, the surface was a tough one. Required partnerships, and we were certainly backing ourselves to get close. It took a brilliant individual performance in both halves from Jason Holder, especially with the bat to keep the match competitive. It’s (SRH) a proud franchise, frustrating season. Playing shots was challenging. For us, it was about looking to build platforms. It was quite a challenge to pounce on them without losing wickets,” said Williamson at the post-match presentation.