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Was dropped by williamson Devdutt padikkal SRH needed 28 from 2.4 overs when on the boundary in a difficult effort. The New Zealand captain scored an unbeaten 50 as the New Zealand captain scored an unbeaten 50 to help SRH chase down a modest target of 132 runs.
SRH will now play Delhi Capital in the final in Qualifier 2 on Sunday, while RCB succumbed.
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Kohli said in the post-match presentation, “It is a game of fringe and it would have been a different ball game if Kane (Williamson) had been taken there.”
“If you talk about the first innings, I don’t think we had enough runs on the board. We made a Narcuva game in the second half, which we got in the second half,” he said.
RCB could only manage 131 runs for 7 after heavy batting for the batting and Kohli said his side only allows SRH bowlers to bowl in the areas they wanted.
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“On the whole, they put us under a lot of pressure in the first innings. Some soft dismissals, some good luck for them as well and we just didn’t score enough runs on the board.
“Maybe a little nervous, maybe a little hesitation, we need to be more expressive with the bat. We didn’t put enough pressure on their bowlers. We didn’t have any stage in the game where we got away. Protest. ”
Kohli admitted that it had been “a strange kind of phase in the last 4-5 matches” of the league stage.
“In the last 2-3 matches we have hit the fielders directly, the fielders have got very good shots,” he said.
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Talking about the positivity from the tournament, he said, “Some people have stood up, Devadatta (Padikkal) is one of them, he stepped well and it is not easy to get 400+ runs. He has done a lot of classes. Has played with. Efficiency for the team. Very happy for him.
“(Mohammed) Siraj has had a good comeback. Yuzi (Chahal) has been as solid as ever, AB (de Villiers) has been as solid as ever. The rest have contributed, but not enough.”
Kohli said that home and away matches have not made this IPL the most competitive yet.
“He also tells you the strength of teams in the IPL, no team is a favorite, because every team has strong players. One of the other reasons is playing only three places and there is no home and away advantage. . ”
“Equal conditions for everyone and that’s why this year has been one of the competitive IPLs,” he said.
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“It was amazing to have the opportunity to come out and play. There is a big picture going around here and we are all contributing to it. All our fans who have supported us like every year, we just thank them Want.
Sunrisers captain David warner He said that he would have to defeat the top three teams to make it to the play-offs.
“My nails are fine right now. They (Natarajan and Rashid) have a lot of influence for us. We like bowling Sandy (Sandeep Sharma) And (Jason) Holder top five. Then we try to bowl Rashid and Natarajan in the middle overs.
“There is a lot of pressure on Rashid to perform. Congratulations to Natarajan. Kane is our banker. He plays pressure innings by sticking there. I am running out of exaggeration for these two blasts (Rashid and Kane).” he said.
Noting that RCB have world-class batsmen in their line-up, Warner said, “You knew the wicket was something in it. The boys bowled fantastically well in the middle overs.
“It’s too early to say. We obviously have Delhi to play. We are talking about their world class bowling side. But I am excited.”