Gautam Gambhir scored run-a-ball 11 against SRH on Sunday    IANS (File Photo)
Gautam Gambhir scored run-a-ball 11 against SRH on Sunday IANS (File Photo)

Gautam Gambhir was a disappointed man as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) crashed to a 48-run loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Winning the toss, Gambhir opted to bowl. SRH put on a mammoth 209 for 3 in their 20 overs, largely because of a stunning 126 off 59 from David Warner. Warner was dropped on more than one occasion and rode his luck extremely well. However, KKR skipper Gambhir believes accepts that his side were not just sloppy today, but have been throughout the tournament. He has urged KKR to pull up their socks and put on a better display in the upcoming matches. Full cricket scorecard: SRH vs KKR, Match 37 at Hyderabad

“We need to improve in our fielding. We have been very sloppy so far in the tournament, we need to pull up our socks if we have to do well. Catches win matches and you cannot drop catches off a player like David Warner. They could not have got to that score if we had taken our chances. We have two more games at home, hopefully we can play some good cricket,” Gambhir stated after the match. Despite this loss, KKR remain on top of the table, courtesy a better net run-rate than Mumbai Indians (MI). IPL 2017: Warner s 126 reduces KKR to rubble; SRH win by 48 runs

However, if MI manage to beat Royal Chalengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday they will go top, with 16 points from 10 matches. As of now, KKR have 14 points from their 10 matches. SRH are pressing hard to enter into the top 2 spots. With this thumping win over KKR, they are in the third position with 13 points from 10 matches.