Royal Challengers Bangalore left-arm pacer George Gorton has lauded Yuzvendra Chahal for spell-changing the 3/29 game that pushed the Punjab Kings out of the match after KL Rahul was in control until the 10/1 over.
RCB scored 164 for 7 and then Punjab Kings were restricted to 158 for 6 due to the Chahal spell after a fine opening of 91 between Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.
“I think he (Chahal) bowled superbly, with a slight turn on this pitch he knew he had a key role in the middle and he took key wickets at crucial moments. Push them back,” Gorton told a post-match press conference.
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“And he (Chahal) controlled the run rate and made sure we had a good chance in the last four overs and he bowled superbly,” Gorton said.
Gorton, who came on as an alternative in the UAE stage, loves the team atmosphere as the play-off qualification certainly helps their confidence.
“You saw Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) in excellent form, and the overall bowling unit was good. The confidence was high and everyone was having a great time,” he said.
Meanwhile, Punjab Kings all-rounder Moises Henriques regretted not being able to build their team partnership except for the partnership of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.
“It’s hard to put a finger on it, they won the game by six runs.… Since they took KL’s first wicket, we have been losing normal wickets and we have not been able to build another partnership,” Henriques said. At the post-match press conference.
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Henriques believes the departure of Rahul and Mayank was crucial in the back-10 start.
“Unlike the set-batsmen in the last three or four overs, we had new batsmen, so you know, we saw what happened there for them (RCB) when Maxwell batted so deep till the end. Over. Once they took that first wicket, They were able to continue to take wickets constantly, “he signed. PTI NRB KHS KHS
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