Press Esc to close
Monday 26 June 2017
News updated at 3:15 PM IST

Sunrisers played like a settled team, says Steyn

Hyderabad, Apr 6, 2013, (PTI) : 14:22 IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad's bowler Dale Steyn (2nd R) celebrate with team members after taking a wicket against Pune Warriors during the IPL 6 match in Hyderabad on Friday. PTI Photo
Despite being a new team, Sunrisers Hyderabad played like a settled outfit in their debut Indian Premier League match against Pune Warriors last night, said the side's pace spearhead Dale Steyn.

Defending a small total of 126 for six, Steyn grabbed three wickets in a sensational over to help Sunrisers Hyderabad spank Pune Warriors by 22 runs last night.

"I thought we played very well. We fought well which is a good sign for a new team. In a new franchise, it's normally about discovering yourself, but we played like a team that has been together for long. It was a fantastic win," Steyn reporters at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here.

The South African pacer felt that a score of 140 would have been more than competitive on the Uppal pitch.

"Like I said earlier, we bowled fantastically well and got ourselves back into the game. At
one stage, we were probably looking at 6 runs an over, may be two big overs to get us to 150. Even 140 plus would have been a great score on this particular wicket. To defend 126 is good," Steyn said.

"It was probably a more bowler-friendly wicket. It was not a free-flowing wicket. You could not just go there and play your shots. The ball was not quite coming onto the bat.

"I think we bowled well, batted well, assessed conditions pretty well. It was a good fighting game," he said.

Steyn also had words of appreciation for his pacer partners Ishant Sharma and Thisara Perera, and felt the duo make a difference with their valuable contributions.

"I think our bowling is a lot better with Ishant back. Perera brings something to the game. He replaces somebody like Dan Christian. You make him bat and bowl and that's exactly what Perera is doing for us. So, it's nice to have him and Ishant. That makes massive difference," he said.

Meanwhile, Pune Warriors leg-spinner Rahul Sharma said they could not click as a team last night but hoped to comeback stronger in the coming games.

"It happens in T20. It is a new team, new captain has taken over. It was our first match and we will try to improve," he said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed, on his arrival at Joint Base Andrews, Washington...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed, on his arrival at Joint Base Andrews, Washington...

Senior CRPF and police officers carrying the coffin of SI/GD Sahab Shukla after wreath laying...

Senior CRPF and police officers carrying the coffin of SI/GD Sahab Shukla after wreath laying...

Senior BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari stages 'satyagraha' against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara...

Senior BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari stages 'satyagraha' against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara...

Hindu devotees pull the 'Rath' or the chariot of Lord Jagannath, during the annual Rath Yatra, or...

Hindu devotees pull the 'Rath' or the chariot of Lord Jagannath, during the annual Rath Yatra, or...

Acclaimed Odissi dancer Dona Ganguly's troupe performs during 46th ISKCON Rath Yatra of Lord...

Acclaimed Odissi dancer Dona Ganguly's troupe performs during 46th ISKCON Rath Yatra of Lord...

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates his victory in the final match against Germany's Alexander...

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates his victory in the final match against Germany's Alexander...

French Air Force Patrouille de France air demonstration teams take part in flying display during...

French Air Force Patrouille de France air demonstration teams take part in flying display during...

Penitents and costaleros of the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno brotherhood carry a float bearing...

Penitents and costaleros of the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno brotherhood carry a float bearing...

Over 10,000 Chinese yoga enthusiasts in Wuxi, a city near Shanghai in eastern China, took part in...

Over 10,000 Chinese yoga enthusiasts in Wuxi, a city near Shanghai in eastern China, took part in...

A student band dressed as Star Wars storm troopers hold their instruments during the walk...

A student band dressed as Star Wars storm troopers hold their instruments during the walk...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.