The Telegraph
Sunday , May 11 , 2014
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‘Death bowling was excellent’

New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody admitted the rain in the capital on Saturday evening made their task easier against Delhi DareDevils, and then added that his team deserved the victory.

“Yes, the rain did help as the target became low. But even otherwise, we deserved to win fully,” said the coach. “The way we bowled, particularly the way we executed the last six overs, was excellent. We cut their total by 20 to 30 runs. Our bowling in the death overs was absolutely superb.”

The Australian pointed out how effective his bowlers were in the last few overs. “Among the last 40 balls, roughly we bowled 34 in the block hole and when you do that, rain or no rain, it’s going to be difficult to score. Along with that, we took wickets… So it became difficult for the new batsman to score when they came in,” he said.

Moody said teams tend to concede about 10 runs in an over but Sunrisers managed to keep the rate under six. “That was an important turning point of the match. The way we played, we richly deserved to win.”

Asked whether David Warner would be moved up in batting order, Moody said: “David is an exceptional player. But, at the moment, the balance of the side requires him to bat at No. 4. In a shortened game, at No. 4, he is wasted, so we moved him up to No. 3.”