SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) coach Tom Moody could not keep his emotions under control after his team was knocked out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 after a tense two-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. SunRisers Hyderabad, the first team to reach the top four with just 12 points in 14 games, were eyeing their second IPL title but their hopes were dashed by a rampaging Delhi Capitals side. A clearly dejected Tom Moody, the former Australia international, could not hold back his tears as SRH lost their fourth eliminator in the history of IPL.
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Delhi Capitals bowlers restricted Kane Williamson's SunRisers Hyderabad to 162 for eight with Martin Guptill top-scoring with 36 off 19 deliveries.
Ishant Sharma led the charge with his two wickets while Keemo Paul returned figures of 3/32 in his four overs.
"I knew it would be a tricky chase after the powerplay, with such totals there are small margins, we have been in a position of strength before and haven't nailed it, today was another such day, a little bit frustrating," Kane Williamson said after the loss.
Williamson also admitted that David Warner and Jonny Bairstow's departure left voids in SunRisers Hyderabad's batting line-up.
"Warner and Bairstow were brilliant when they were here and they were prolific with the bat, we were without them for the last 2 or 3 games, but we still played very well despite missing them, just not quite getting across the line today," Williamson added.
Delhi Capitals, who notched their first ever IPL playoff victory, will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier on Friday.
Mumbai Indians, who made Sunday's final in Hyderabad after outplaying MS Dhoni's Chennai in the first qualifier, await the second finalist.