Abu Dhabi: Fantastic bowling from Sunrisers Hyderabad helped SRH beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four runs in their IPL encounter , here on Wednesday.
The conditions are challenging and to see the fight and the heart in the second half was great to see. It was about trying to maximise the powerplay on this pitch. The ball held in the surface and you had to take a couple of steps back to go forward again. We got to a challenging total. We knew things wouldn’t happen quickly with the ball today. It was nice to dismiss Maxwell.
We’ve seen him in the nets for a couple of seasons. Special opportunity for him and it’s not surprising to see him come and do well. Been a really valuable addition to the side. I try and keep it really simple with him but he’s got a lot of mates in the team and they share the message and he takes the game on. It’s been a challenging season and it’s been some great opportunities for some youngsters.
We don’t want to stretch things too deep.Shahbaz I think played a crucial knock at the stage and pulled us back into the game. It’s a game of small margins. Things could have gone anywhere and Sunrisers held their nerves to not allow us to get away.”
“Chahal’s bowling pretty well now. Looks like he’s worked on his bowling with all the time off. Him bowling well is a good sign for the team. [Umran Malik] good to see a guy bowling at 150 clicks. It’s important to understand the progress of individuals from here, how to look after yourself. We’ve got to maximise the potential of our fast bowling stocks,” he added.