: “We were 15 runs short. We had the opportunity to bat first on a good wicket. We lost a little bit of momentum in the middle. We finished very well. David Warner was excellent and the way he saw the side right through the end,” said Sun Risers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody shortly after his side’s defeat at the hands of the Mumbai Indians on Monday.

Asked if his spinners had disappointed, he replied: “Our spinners have performed superbly well over the last couple of years. There were two bowlers who were targeted today. The batsmen got the better of them. There have been plenty of occasions when they have got the better of the batsmen too. It’s certainly not something we are going to panic about.”

Ambati Rayudu of the Mumbai Indians said: “This ground is always special to me as I’m from this city. But we are professionals and we can’t choose where to play. I’m very happy that I could bat well today. I was getting a few thirties initially, not batting as well as I wanted to. I’ve been working a lot on my game.”


Mumbai puts Sunrisers in the shadeMay 13, 2014