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‘Sometimes you have to lift your hat and say well played’: LSG’s Adam Voges after SRH’s explosive batting display

‘Sometimes you have to lift your hat and say well played’: LSG’s Adam Voges after SRH’s explosive batting display

NEW DELHI: Sunrisers Hyderabad handed Lucknow Super Giants a crushing defeat in their IPL 2024 match, leaving LSG consultant Adam Voges at a loss for words.

SRH’s impressive performance allowed them to dismantle LSG’s bowling attack and then effortlessly chase down a target of 166 in just 9.4 overs, securing a remarkable 10-wicket win, the fastest 10-over score in the history of the T20.

Reflecting on the attack, Voges admitted: “I think we’re all a little bit in awe of what we’ve just seen. I think sometimes you have to tip your hat and say: well played against the opposition. We clearly did that.’ I don’t have an answer.”

The explosive partnership between Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma set the tone for Hyderabad’s innings, with both batsmen reaching their half-centuries in less than 20 balls each. Voges admitted that LSG’s performance in the powerplay paled in comparison to SRH’s aggressive batting approach.

“Our powerplay compared to Sunrisers was at the two extremes. We were under enormous pressure with the ball from the start. We were unable to apply that same pressure with the bat to begin with,” Voges acknowledged.

Despite a valiant effort from Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran, who stitched together an unbeaten 99-run stand to give LSG a ray of hope, Voges admitted their total of 165 was insufficient.

“I thought our backend of the innings was very good. The partnership between Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran got us, it was probably still below par, but at least it gave us a fighting chance. But that clearly wasn’t enough” , Voges noted.

With their sixth defeat in the IPL 2024, Lucknow Super Giants are at sixth place in the standings with their net run-rate taking a significant hit. LSG face an uphill battle to regain momentum and secure a spot in the play-offs amidst stiff competition in the tournament.

Sunrisers Hyderabad crush Lucknow Super Giants

(With inputs from ANI)