Sunrisers Hyderabad beats Mumbai Indians by one wicket with the last ball thriller of their match in IPL 2018.
Williamson, SRH captain: “One of those games that comes down to the wire. The surface was a bit different than the last one, and we were slow to adapt. Hooda at the end was outstanding. He (Rashid Khan) seems to just turn up and is so world-class in how he operates. He’s a great weapon for us. We have a number of very talented local bowlers. Sandeep bowled very nicely tonight. We fought back well after the powerplay. At the halfway stage, I thought it was going to be scrappy because the wicket was slowing up. The last ball can go either way so it was nice to win. It’s important we adapt well, learn from some things from this game.”
Rashid Khan, MoM: Dot balls is crucial in such a short format. That was the plan to bowl as many dot balls as possible. That was the message from the management to go and enjoy yourself, that’s what I did. I just try my best to bowl in good length area and mix it up for the batsman. As he’s in his stance, I can see where he’s trying to hit. Love to bowl both, the leg-spinner and the googly. People back home love the fact that Afghanistan players are playing here. We want to see their smiling faces, because what’s happening there is not so good. That’s what all of us are striving for. Want to dedicate this win to my friend whose son is in the hospital. Everything will go to him.
Mayank Markande (purple cap): “It was a great feeling for me, my first season, feeling very happy. He (Rohit) didn’t tell me a lot, just asked me to stick to the basics.”
Dhawan (orange cap): “It feels good. I get it (orange cap) for the first time in 10 years. Very happy about it. He (Mayank Markande) is very good. Look forward to playing against him. Very impressive bowling performance.”
Rohit Sharma, MI captain: “Still early days. It was a good game. I’m sure everyone enjoyed it. Being on the receiving end for the second time is tough to digest. It wasn’t a good enough total, and our batsmen should have done better, but the bowlers showed a lot of character to get us back into the game. We have a great squad, and for the youngsters to come out and perform, it’s amazing. They have a long way to go. Tough luck, we fought till the end, but to lose isn’t a great feeling.