Punjab batters cut a sorry figure after being asked to take first strike as Dhawan slammed an unbeaten 99 off 66 balls to carry the team on his shoulders.
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“As a batting unit, we misplaced too many wickets again to again and could not put up a giant whole on the bottom and due to that we misplaced the sport. 175-180 would have been an inexpensive rating. The wicket seemed fairly good but it surely was seaming and swinging,” Dhawan stated on the post-match presentation.
On his sensational innings, Dhawan, who was adjudged the participant of the match, stated: “I did not count on I’ll attain there on the finish of the day however I used to be taking part in in accordance with the state of affairs, nonetheless conserving optimistic…
“After all it was disappointing (seeing wickets preserve falling) however the way in which we thought the wicket was going to play, it was taking part in in another way. It was seaming and typically conserving low. However that is a studying course of for my batting unit and that is wonderful.
“I am very very grateful for 99 as a result of I by no means thought I might attain there so I am very comfortable.”
Chasing 144, SRH romped residence in 17.1 overs, using on a 48-ball 74 not out by Rahul Tripathi.
Profitable captain Aiden Markram known as it a “particular” win.
“It was a bit tough for us at the beginning however we’re comfortable to win immediately. I’m tremendous comfortable for Markande. He bowled rather well tonight. He’s solely a few balls away from one thing particular and he confirmed his class tonight.”
Markram scored 37 off 21 as he and Tripathi added 100 off 52 balls to take the workforce residence.
“It is simple with Rahul (Tripathi) on the different finish. Nice franchise to be part of and it is our first win of the season, it means quite a bit.”
Spinner Mayank Markande did the star flip for SRH with figures of 4 for 15 to depart Punjab Kings reeling at 88 for 9 within the fifteenth over.
“Very comfortable to get a chance. My function is to take wickets within the center overs. I bowled slowly and thankfully received the wickets. With the affect rule, it is best to all the time be ready,” Markande stated.
“The talks with Adil Rashid has helped me. Throughout the red-ball season, I labored laborious with Aavishkar Salvi. I charge this efficiency very excessive, comfortable to contribute.”
(With PTI inputs)