"With the recent T20 Mumbai Premier League success, I said let's take that challenge and responsibility and go ahead". Meanwhile, courtesy this win SRH climb to the top of the IPL 2018 points table. He failed to provide the team with good starts as an opener.
Despite losing the toss, Rohit Sharma was not fussed about batting first because conditions were ideal: a true pitch, fast outfield and short boundaries.
Roy featured in three half-century stands to lead the run-chase as he achieved the win by hitting seamer Mustafizur Rehman for a four, six, three dot balls and then a single off the last delivery.
Kolkata won their first game against RCB and lost their second game against CSK. Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav had teed off early, leaving the hosts perched comfortably on higher ground at 84/0 after the powerplay.
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Leading New Zealand pacer Trent Boult was hardly accurate in his length early in the innings, and the lack of swing on offer quickly made him vulnerable. They brutally punished Boult as 15 runs came in his second over, with Yadav hitting two fours and Lewis striking his first six. The Delhi team has gathered a bit of momentum, having beaten Mumbai Indians in a close encounter on Saturday.
Yet another game went down to the last over and yet again, Mumbai Indians (MI) were at the receiving end of the pulsating action.
"Obviously we were expecting (a total) of around 220". However, Daniel Christian, with two wickets, brought things under control for DD to restrict Mumbai to a below-threatening score.
It took one over from Christian - that saw the departure of Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard off successive deliveries - to turn the game on its head. Furthermore, the fans didn't expect such a start from the team who have put up a good squad together. Going by statistics, Mumbai does seem upper hand over Delhi as the latter has only been able to register one victory at the Wankhede. The visitors will also be banking on Mujeeb Ur Rahman's spin which was lethal in the win over Delhi.
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Cristiano Ronaldo , Real Madrid goalscorer: "My pulse was racing but I stayed calm, I knew it was decisive". He told a pre-match press conference: " Malaga are bottom and maybe they don't deserve to be there".
Who were the architects of Delhi chase? The Daredevils opted to replace one Durban-born batsman with another, and did it work wonders for them! In both the games MI lacked big partnerships. However, with the former's failures in the previous games, Gambhir and Co may have run out of patience and made a decision to give the English opener a chance.
In three matches with Gujarat Lions last season, Roy scored 59 runs; on Saturday, he needed only 33 balls to better that tally. Hardik Pandya who was doing fielding at Mid-off came running and took the catch. The swashbuckling Jamaican did not feature in Kings XI's opening victory but he will be desperate to show his former employers what they missed out on by not retaining him for 2018.
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I'm sorry, but we're going to do it in that way, and after that we'll see. If Guardiola's men had beaten United, they would have sealed the title.