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Rohit Sharma praises Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers after defeat in IPL 2013 match

Rohit Sharma lost a match after winning three games on a trot © IANS

Hyderabad: May 1, 2013

It was not our day, said Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma after his team suffered a seven-wicket loss at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match on Wednesday night.

Sunrisers achieved the 130-run target for the loss of three wickets with two overs to spare. Sharma said they didn’t bat well.

“Probably we were 10-15 runs short. You have to give credit to Sunrisers bowlers. They bowled well, stuck to their plan. Sometimes it doesn’t come off. It was one of those days where our batting didn’t click.”

“Last nine games we scored more than 70 runs in last five overs but today was one of those days when things didn’t go our way,” Sharma said.

He said he didn’t believe in home conditions. “There is advantage of playing at home because you know conditions better but I feel whoever plays better cricket on a given day wins the game. I thought they played better cricket than us so they won the game.”

Sharma said they discussed at length about the wicket as the average score here was 130-135. “We could have done little better with the ball also. But you can’t expect bowlers to defend such a small target,” he said.

On Shikhar Dhawan, Sharma said he batted like a mature guy. “It was not a big total and he took his time and played accordingly.”

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