Lost momentum in the middle: Moody
Disappointed at their loss against Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody said that his team lost the momentum in the middle
Hyderabad: Disappointed at their loss against Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody said that his team lost the momentum in the middle and fell short by at least 15 runs in their Indian Premier League match here.
“We have four games at home (Hyderabad). We knew the importance. It would have been nice to get off to a winning start. But we knew and respect that the Mumbai was going to be a challenge, because they got match winners on their side.
“Unfortunately couple of aspects of our game we did not get quite right, probably, 15 runs short of what should have been. We had the opportunity to bat first on a good wicket. We just lost a little bit of momentum in the middle,” said Moody at the post match Press conference last night after the Sunrisers lost to defending champions by seven wickets.
“We finished very well. David Warner (55) was excellent. Otherwise, he saw the side right through the end,” he added.
Moody said it was Mumbai’s Lendl Simmons and Ambati Rayudu, both of whom scored 68 runs each, who snatched the game away from the Sunrisers.
“It was really like Rayudu and Simmons decided that they needed to just take chances. They did that. Had a little bit of luck with that. With their conviction and with them being decisive with that plan, they got away from us. That put us under pressure in those middle overs. You got to give credit. It was a good partnership, match winning partnership,” he said.
Asked how the loss against Mumbai would affect the Hyderabad’s chances in the tournament, Moody said his team needed to pick up the threads and move ahead.
“You know, in this tournament, you need to bounce back. You need to pick yourself up and move forward. We are certainly aware that you are not going to have a perfect campaign, where you win every game, get into the finals and everyone is merry,” said the coach.