Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul on Saturday mentioned the slender five-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad of their IPL match right here has given them the self perception that the bowlers can prohibit any opposition if they’ve respectable runs on the board.
Despatched in to bat, Punjab Kings may handle 125 for 7 on a gradual wicket however the bowlers produced a scientific efficiency to limit SRH to 120 for 7 in 20 overs and hold their IPL play-off hopes alive.
“We wished to get one other 20-30 extra runs however we’ll take the win. It provides us a perception that it doesn’t matter what the scenario is, our bowlers can get the opposition out if we get an honest rating,” Rahul mentioned within the post-match presentation.
“(Mohammed) Shami to start out off, bowled very well, getting two large batters in (David) Warner and (Kane) Williamson. Made it simpler for our spinners to settle into a pleasant line and size.” The 21-year-old Ravi Bishnoi (3/24) was the decide of the bowlers as he ran by the SRH center order after Shami rocked the run chase early on by dismissing each David Warner (2) and captain Kane Williamson (1) cheaply within the first and third overs respectively.
Chasing 126 for a win on a gradual Sharjah Cricket Stadium monitor, SRH ended at 120 for 7 in 20 overs.
Punjab, nevertheless, did not put up a superb present with the bat and Rahul mentioned that the batters ought to realise that they should method their batting after assessing the circumstances.
“Lesson for the batsmen can be to understand that it is not a 160-170 floor, if we had constructed a number of partnerships, we may have gotten to 140-150,” he mentioned.
Rahul additionally praised West Indian Jason Holder (3/19, 47 not out) for his all-round present.
“He (Holder) performed exceedingly nicely. First with the ball, taking these two wickets in an over after which batted very well, on a monitor the place it was troublesome to play the large pictures.” The defeat ended SRH’s hopes of creating it to the play-offs.
Captain Kane Williamson, nevertheless, appreciated the efforts of the bowlers on a tricky wicket.
“The bowling unit, fielding unit did a unbelievable job. Actually the floor was a tricky one. Required partnerships and we had been actually backing ourselves to get shut,” he mentioned.
“It took a superb particular person efficiency in each halves from Jason Holder, particularly with the bat to maintain the match aggressive. It is (SRH) a proud franchise, irritating season.
“We do must search for areas to enhance…We have to come to the subsequent recreation with recent eyes and freedom. We’ll attempt to put in the perfect. Good cricket must be performed with totally different surfaces.”
Holder, who was adjudged the Participant of the Match, mentioned it was a “powerful loss”.
“Midway we had been within the recreation. Left a bit of bit an excessive amount of within the again finish to do. It was good to get a superb begin (with the ball) … I simply wished to provide myself an opportunity and strike nicely.
“Clearly, now we have 5 video games left and these are vital video games for us… The followers are all the time behind us, so acquired to play for them.”
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