"In the end, it's tough when the teams have got wickets in hand", KKR bowling coach Heath Streak told reporters on Thursday.
Aussie tailender Billy Stanlake has proved he is capable of keeping his cool with the bat as well as sending down some thunderbolts with the ball after he calmly iced a one-wicket thriller for Sunrisers Hyderabad over Mumbai. With equation finally coming down to 1 off 1, Stanlake, out of everyone, blasted a 4 off Cutting to win it for SRH. He may not set the speed guns crackling, but is capable of hurrying the batsmen with his skid. After his departure, Mumbai's innings fell apart as they managed only 36 runs in the final five overs.
Evin Lewis, who has two T20 hundreds against India, skipper himself and the explosive Kieron Pollard would like to show their big-hitting prowess. Suryakumar Yadav scored 28, so did Pollard. They had no reason to attack young legspinner Mayank Markande. Rashid bowled flat and fast with a mix of googlies and flippers. Hyderabad opener Saha and Dhawan gave their team a good start and built a partnership of 62 runs for the first wicket.
The stand out performer for SRH was Deepak Hooda (32, 25b) who is touted as the next big finisher in the Indian circuit. Sandeep then dismissed Suryakumar and Pradeep Sangwan off successive balls to ensure that Mumbai doesn't cross the 150-run mark. Cutting came running in to catch the ball, but it slips from his fingers.
He went on: "Afghanistan players are playing here and they are supporting us in every league. The last ball can go either way so it was nice to win", Williamson said. Like in the case of Saha, the on field umpire ruled him not out, but MI went for a review again and the decision came back in their favour. But they ran into a blind alley to lose their way. He has vast knowledge about the game and I have managed to pick a few things from him. After this, Mayank made Manish Pandey his third hunt on 11th over of the innings. After riding high at 61 for no loss, SRH were reduced to 89/4. Added to that is the mix of Siddharth Kaul, Shakib AL Hasan and Billy Stanlake. "It was supportive to both batsmen and bowlers", he said. Pathan and Rashid Khan (0) were sent back to the pavilion in the same over. SRH needed 11 runs in six balls. He could not hold his nerve. Mustafizur finished with three for 24 in his four overs. In the very first ball, Hooda hit a six. The Afghan responded with a miserly over in which he conceded only five runs.