'Good grief': David Warner slammed over 'car crash' moment in IPL

Andrew Reid
·4-min read
Pictured here, David Warner and the vision that showed him coming up short during a run.
David Warner was deducted a Super Over run after failing to cross the batting crease correctly. Pic: IPL

David Warner has been made to count the cost of a bizarre error for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their one-run Super Over loss to Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.

The Aussie batsman was docked one run that ultimately proved costly after he failed to cross the batting crease in a dramatic finale.

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The teams ended up tied on 159 runs after their allotted 20 overs, with Prithvi Shaw's (53) half century helping the Capitals reach 159/4, before Kane Williamson's unbeaten 66 took Sunrisers to the same score.

With the match headed to a deciding Super Over, Sunrisers captain Warner turned heads after opting to send himself out alongside Williamson, rather than choosing the in-form Johnny Bairstow.

The decision ended up backfiring spectacularly for the Aussie batsman as Hyderabad only managed to score seven runs, with Warner deducted a run after footage showed he'd come up short of the crease while attempting to run for two.

The Capitals sent Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan out to try and chase down the revised target off their Super Over, with the thrilling contest coming down to the very last ball.

Needing one run off one ball, the Capitals snuck home after a leg bye gifted them the solitary score needed to complete a dramatic win.

Disgruntled fans were quick to lay blame for the Sunrisers' defeat squarely on the shoulders of Warner.

Many questioned the decision to pick himself alongside Williamson in the first place, with Bairstow a seemingly more popular choice on social media.

However, it was the short and ultimately costly run from Warner that viewers were left particularly aggrieved about.  

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Warner mistake has 'huge impact'

Delhi's Shikhar Dhawan admitted after the match that Warner's mistake helped his side get the win.

“Those little things (one short) make a huge impact, I am glad that David didn’t complete that run, we got the edge over that and we ended up winning the game,” he said.

However, the Delhi batsman said they should never have let the game get to the Super Over in the first place.

“It was a thrilling game and shouldn’t have gone to the Super Over. We should have won it easily, but we made few mistakes but that’s part of the journey," he added.

Seen here, Delhi Capitals players celebrate their win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Delhi Capitals snuck home by one run after a dramatic Super Over against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pic: IPL

"I feel that the two boundaries which Avesh (Khan) got hit, we should have contained them. One off boundary was fine but, it’s part of the game.

“We were dominating the game whole time, shouldn’t have let it go that way in the end.

“It was very tough to bat especially after the powerplay, it’s turning and holding. Especially in T20 cricket, batsmen have to hit big shots. Kane Williamson played a good knock, he’s a champion player and he always shows his class.

“It’s good to win the game in the end. We made it quite thrilling going to the Super Over and chasing it down.”

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