Calcutta: The 'Sunil Narine magic' works again for the Kolkata Knight Riders. His figures of four of 13 only confirms that he's still hard to get away in this slam-bang format even if batsmen are able to work him out in the other versions.
On Wednesday, at the Eden, Mahela Jayawardene and David Warner scored briskly and were on their way to build a nice platform for the Delhi DareDevils. But just as he had done for the Knights in IPL-V, Narine bamboozled the dangerous-looking Warner and the visitors could never really recover after the Aussie's dismissal.
With the newly-laid surface offering more turn and bounce, all other DareDevils' batsmen had no clue to Narine's tweaks with captain Jayawardene left as the lone man to the do the job.
"The pitch did assist the spinners a lot, but I think that everyone played their part so well, which made the match much easier for us. There was a little more bounce, though, than what I saw last year," Narine said after the match.
Focusing on the variations and keeping the ball in the right areas is the key to success, Narine said.
"While bowling, I just concentrate on the variations and keeping them in the right areas. It is a privilege that the captain uses me as an attacking bowler… I'm just enjoying the moment and hopefully I can continue doing this job," he said.
About his contest with fellow West Indian Andre Russell, Narine commented: "I think I was on top of Andre Russell today… I got his wicket. But you never know how it will be the next time."