Suryakumar, world’s top-ranked T20I batter, performed a high-quality knock of 43 runs off 25 balls which included 4 boundaries and three sixes. Suryakumar had scores of 15, 1 and 0 earlier than this match within the IPL 2023.
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“I relaxed and had an easy walk to the wicket, took my time for the first 6-7 balls. And then I thought if I get my eye in I can take it forward,” mentioned Suryakumar on the post-match presentation.
“We just need to bat smart in the first 7-10 overs and later on we know what kind of firepower we have. We just did the same thing today and hopefully we carry it forward into the next few games.”
Suryakumar mentioned the crew members had a chat within the dugout that they needed to carry the momentum from the win within the final sport.
“The boys put on a show. I would have loved to finish the game but nevertheless, I was very happy with the way the team played.
“Within the afternoon we thought the wicket was just a little dry, however the way in which the fellows batted it settled down within the night. On the Wankhede in day video games, 160-170 is an effective rating however Kishan obtained us off to an amazing begin.”
Ishan Kishan set up the successful run chase with a 25-ball 58 studded with five boundaries and as many sixes at the top of the order.
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Suryakumar also lauded Piyush Chawla (1/19 from 4 overs) for his “legendary spell” during the KKR innings.
“He put his hand up beneath strain.”
KKR captain Nitish Rana was not happy with the performance of his bowling unit.
“I believe we may have bowled higher within the powerplay. I undoubtedly need my bowling unit to ship extra. One or two matches is ok, however it’s been 5 video games now,” he said without mincing any words.
“Folks can have off days, however on back-to-back video games, it hurts as a unit. However we’ll discuss it and hopefully we are able to bounce again.”
Rana mentioned his facet had been 15-20 runs quick.
“Credit score to PC bhai (Piyush Chawla) for the way in which he bowled. I really feel fairly unhealthy for Venky. You play so nicely, rating a century in a day sport in Mumbai and you find yourself on the dropping facet. I really feel unhealthy for him.
“If our best bowlers are going for runs, there’s not much to say. The way Ishan played against Narine.”
KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer, who was named participant of the match for his 51-ball 104, mentioned, “Would have been happier if we would have finished on the winning note but nonetheless, pleased with my effort.
“That is the position given to me by the administration and it is my job to repay them. Clearly it was a really stunning wicket to bat on. When you rating these 30-40 runs, it will get straightforward to attain. Actually joyful to get 100.”
Iyer said his game plan was not to allow the MI new ball attack to settle down.
“When you enable them to cool down, it will get tough. So I simply did not need to allow them to settle. As soon as the swing goes away, it will get simpler to play them.
“Once you’re out there doing something for the team, you forget all the pain. The wicket was really nice and I was enjoying myself out there,” he mentioned when requested about some knocks on his physique.
“In hindsight I think we did score 15-20 runs less, and the way MI were going, they could have scored it in another over but yeah, we were a little short.”
(With PTI inputs)