George Bailey concedes on edge minutes yet says his side should win
Mumbai: Kings XI Punjab commander George Bailey on Sunday said that his side were the merited champs in their IPL cricket match against Mumbai Indians however Harbhajan Singh’s blinder of an innings issued them a few restless minutes.
“It got somewhat bushy there toward the end. T20, that is what happens. He is a wonderful striker of the ball. Anyway we demand to win as our playing was extraordinary, not to detract anything from Bhajji however,” Bailey said after Kings XI beat MI by 18 runs in an energizing challenge.
Harbhajan (64 of 24 balls) played a blinder of an innings to courageously take Mumbai to striking separation of a sensational triumph before his side lost the match by 18 runs.
Gotten some information about the pitch at the Wankhede and the competition ahead, Bailey said, “It was an excellent wicket. It’s a long race and we must be predictable.
“It is a tight calendar and ideally I will discover a cool beverage,” said Bailey who was named man of the match for his 32-ball 61 not out.
Mumbai commander Rohit Sharma said the match was in the same class as over by the 6th over of the house side’s run pursue. Mumbai were down 17 for 3 in the 6th over in pursue of a hardened focus of 178.
“Suchith and Harbhajan played truly well. I thought we lost it in the initial six overs. We lost an excess of wickets. We can take in a considerable measure from Bhajji and Suchith,” he said.
Approached what happened for his side, Rohit, who was out for a duck, said, “They (Kings XI) knocked down some pins enduring, they adhered to their arrangement. Nothing phenomenal. We played some imbecilic shots in the pursuit. We have some work to be finished. Credit to Kings XI Punjab for winning this diversion.
“I think our bowlers made a really decent showing at last, Suyal knocked down some pins well at the demise. Malinga, as usual, did the occupation for us. We have to see what we can do as a playing unit. We feel we can utilize Malinga as a part of the center. Their center request is solid with Maxwell, Miller and Bailey coming in. You generally need your best bowler to bowl to the best batsmen,” he said.