It was great to finally get on the points board on Sunday night in Chennai. Hopefully, we can now build on some much needed momentum against Rajasthan Royals. We've had a slow start to the tournament, but we know we have the quality to get to the semi-finals.
It was a great game in Chennai and it is those kinds of tight matches that really make tournaments like this. It could have gone either way, but the fact that we clinched it is really pleasing. Good teams win close matches.
As it turned out, I thought my losing the toss was a blessing in disguise. The pitch behaved differently to what we'd anticipated. We thought it was going to be very good for the batsmen but in the end it had some bite for the spinners and was holding up a little bit, making stroke play difficult.
Although the conditions were not ideal for batting, it was still disappointing to lose wickets in clusters. You need partnerships and losing quick wickets seriously disrupts momentum. However, Irfan and Yuvi, atRead More »from Good teams win close matches