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“In the last match, Chennai won chasing and we thought the dew will play a major role in the second innings. But there was no dew at all."
Shane Watson scored an unbeaten 83 off 53 and along with Faf du Plessis (87 not out) guided CSK to their second victory chasing 179 runs for victory. CSK coach Stephen Fleming, who always batted for giving long rope to players
Though they were in the game for the better part of it, losing the wickets of Kane Williamson and captain David Warner at crucial junctures hampered the chase, felt SRH mentor VVS Laxman
Speaking after their 18-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders, the former Indian cricketer said, “Sharjah has been a high-scoring game so we had to come back stronger after losing to SRH.
Speaking after their comfortable victory over Royals, Katich said, “He played magnificently. He had a fantastic season for Karnataka and once we identified that, we thought there was a role for him at the top of the order."
Having lost SRH’s famed top-order consisting David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson for 69/4 in 11 overs, young guns Priyam Garg (51 not out of 26)
MI’s leg-spinner lauded the duo of Pollard and Pandya and said they always believed in their abilities. We believe in batting abilities. Both of them are big hitters and are in good form.
Speaking after their 37-run victory over Steve Smith-led Royals’, he said that seeing n pacers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who picked up two wickets each, was a delight.
The batting and bowling departments looked out of sorts in their first two matches. However, on Tuesday, they bounced back in all areas to record a comprehensive over an in-form Capitals.
“I am feeling really good with my performance. I did some planning coming into this game. I am happy that I was given this role."
Powered by Mayank Agarwal’s century (106) and his 183-run opening stand with captain KL Rahul, Kings XI posted a massive 223/2.
Speaking after the defeat, the Australian said they could have hit more boundaries. We were off to a decent start. Unfortunately, we didn’t go hard in the middle overs. We should have taken a few more risks.
Stephen Fleming, the CSK coach, revealed that they are still struggling to find the momentum and with key players like Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina missing, they are in search of a winning combination
After good spells from new ball bowlers Mohammad Shami and Sheldon Cottrell, young spinners Ravi Bishnoi and M Ashwin took the centre stage.
It is very unfair to judge him right now, he is just off quarantine and he got permission at 3:34 to play the match. We are happy to have him and I do not think this is the game where we need to judge him at all.
Smith was all praise for Samson who took on the bowlers initially. He (Samson) batted beautifully. He took the game on and everything he was hitting was going for six.
Having lost Warner in the second over, Jonny Biarstow (61) and Manish Pandey (34) revived the innings but the English man’s dismissal in the 16th over of Yuzvendra Chahal turned the game in RCB’s favour.
Capitals were struggling at one point before Stoinis helped them to 157/8 with his fifty. Kagiso Rabada conceded just two runs in the Super Over paving way for DC’s win. “We had lost a few wickets in the powerplay and were struggling.
Ponting also expected the wickets to become slower as the tournament progress.
Considered perennial slow starters, the Mumbai side is known to pick up the pace from mid-way through the tournaments. And once they are at their best, there is no stopping then.