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SRH vs LSG, IPL 2024: Sometimes you have to tip your hat and say to the opposition: well played, says Voges

Lucknow Super Giants cricket consultant Adam Voges said they were all impressed with what they had just seen in the IPL League match on Wednesday night, with Sunrisers Hyderabad openers Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head to the target of 166 in just 9.4 overs to race.

“I think sometimes you have to tip your hat and say to the opposition: well played. I think we may have missed one or two balls in the 9.4 overs we bowled,” Voges said.

“That was incredible hitting, unbelievable hitting. Obviously we didn’t have an answer to that. “I haven’t spoken to the boys yet about whether there was a difference in terms of the innings, for example whether the pitch was different in the second innings,” he said.

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“Our power play against Sunrisers was at the two extremes. Two for 22, instead of 100 for nothing. That is the game itself,” he said.

“We were under enormous pressure with the ball from the start. For starters, we weren’t able to apply that same pressure with the bat. I thought our back end of the innings was really good,” Voges said.

“The partnership between Bodoni and Porone at least gave us a fighting chance. Of course that wasn’t enough. We thought we at least had a total to defend,” he said.

“We probably thought we were still a little short, but we could have gotten 250, and I don’t think that would have been enough to beat. When you are under pressure from ball one, your margin for error in your execution is so small,” said Voges.

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“We saw that again tonight. If we just missed, it went for four or six. Again, that is a great credit to the way Abhishek and Travis had played,” he said.

“We still missed our areas, and they could punish us if we did. As a bowling unit we are licking our wounds. We now have two games to win if we want to stay in this competition,” Voges said of the team’s campaign on the business side.

“You’ve got to try and get a wicket, haven’t you? You should try to get a fresh face. We dropped a few catches. I think the other thing Sunrisers did incredibly well was their fielding tonight,” he said.

“Those first few plays, the two catches for our first two wickets, the direct hit was up. They did everything right tonight, and we didn’t,” said Voges.