SRH– 159/7 (20 over)
Jonny Bairstow- 38(18)
Kane Williamson- 66(51)*
DC- 159/4 (20 over)
Prithvi Shaw- 53(39)
Avesh Khan- 4-0-34-3
RESULT: Match Tied, DC won the Super Over
They’ve done it the hard way but importantly they’ve got the job done. Just want to take a moment to point out how important the umpire’s decision on the field was on that fifth delivery with DC needing two off two in the super over. If that had been given out, then even if the decision was overturned through review, the run wouldn’t have counted. Even the last ball for that matter. Then there was the short run as well from SRH which could’ve made the difference. Rashid tried really hard but he didn’t have much to work with as Axar just didn’t let the pair of Warner and Williamson get away. Had to be Bairstow though, surely? He was brilliant to provide the flier that was so crucial earlier in a tall chase of 160 on a challenging pitch. Williamson maneuvered the middle overs well but he seemed to be running out of gas towards the end and it was Suchith’s cameo that gave the final flourish for a Super Over finish. Axar was too good though on a pitch where things were stacked in his favour.
Man of the Match:
It was a good wicket in the first six overs and then it slowed down, but it was fine. I felt the wicket was behaving a bit slower, the spinners were bowling well. 160 was good enough to defend, but a close game. I am just doing all those stuff I have worked with. It’s helping me right now, so I think I should continue that. I didn’t think about it (Super Over) but Williamson played fantastic. He played a really good knock. Axar bowled really well in the Super Over. I wasn’t there, I knew Shikhar bhai and Pant would go for sure because Rashid was going to bowl for sure. So, they wanted Pant and Shikhi to go and hit.—Prithvi Shaw, Man of the Match
Upstox Most Valuable Asset of the Match:
Unacademy Lets Crack It Sixes of the Match award:
CRED Power Player of the Match:
Safari Super Striker of the Match:
Dream11 GameChanger of the Match:
VIVO Perfect Catch of the Match:
I fit in really well with this crew. They are a good bunch of guys. We are playing some good cricket as well, nice to get over the line and in the nail-biter tonight. I have worked with Ricky a little bit, he was my captain when I first started playing international cricket, so I know him well. He’s done some really good things with this franchise. He is very calm, he brings great energy to the group. It’s been a good first couple of weeks. This wicket’s been pretty difficult to score as well. I probably tried to over-hit the ball today rather than just timing it and using the middle of the bat a bit more. We have seen on this wicket, guys who have tried to muscle the ball and over-it it haven’t done quite as well. Just fortunate to get over the line in end. Kane played a smart innings to get deep and gave them a chance. Fortunately we are on the right side of it tonight.Steven Smith
Winning Captain, MS Dhoni (CSK):
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. I feel that the two boundaries which Avesh got hit, we should have contained them. 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 specially after the powerplay, turning and holding. 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. Those little things 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. Absolutely, looking forward for it (Ahmedabad) and glad that the wicket’s going to be a bit more better than this one. We are playing nice as a team. We are not depending on one player.
Losing Captain, Virat Kohli (RCB):
It has been a tough one. The way our bowlers came back after the powerplay was fantastic. We knew on this surface if you got off to a flier it is always going to be tough in the middle, the bowlers executed well. I thought Vijay, who is not one of our strike bowlers, bowled fantastically, could have bowled him an extra one, that’s the handiness of having him in the middle but the bowlers got us to a good total to chase. Obviously Jonny at the top of the order and Kane taking it deep, we couldn’t bat well in the middle overs. It depends on the selectors, it was a harsh call as per my opinion (On leaving out Manish Pandey). But at the end of the day it is a decision that they took and you cannot discredit Virat, he’s a very good player and the surface was difficult. They bowled well in the middle and made it challenging for us. If you hit the ball to a world class fielder, you are going to get run out 9 times out of 10 (about his run out).