Kane Williamson: No doubt we missed Davey. He's been a fantastic player for a lot of years. Good to see everyone stepping up. Guys were great on field and all did their roles well. It was nice to see people step up well with bat and ball. All the bowlers certainly played their part. We got wickets at key parts but it was important we fielded well. We took some really good catches. A team effort. It wasn't a planned thing, the surface was such that the short ball was coming on nicely. There was something for the pacers and the spinners while the batsmen were also to score runs. A fair surface actually. I had the best seat in the house, he hit it really well. The intent was great from ball one. Saha also showed intent from the start. Hopefully we can keep it up in the coming games as well.
Ajinkya Rahane: We thought 126 was on the lower side. When we were batting we thought 160 would be a great total. We did quite well as a bowling unit, but the Sunrisers were excellent with the ball. Sanju and I tried to back our game but lost too many wickets in the middle, and that's where we lost the game. I think the lack of one big partnership is what cost us. Even one partnership would have given us a more competitive total. I'm very unhappy with the dropped catch, but it's a part and parcel of the game. It's the first game, and we have to learn from our mistakes and not repeat them in future.
Hyderabad won by 9 wickets
Over 15.5 Dhawal Kulkarnibowls it short of lengthto Shikhar Dhawan, Boundary! Rocks back in the crease and pulls it hard over mid wicket and get the winning runs with boundary.
Over 15.4 Dhawal Kulkarni bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Shikhar Dhawan, no runs, goes deep in the crease and digs it out on the off side.