Marcus Stoinis’ all-round brilliance and Kagiso Rabada’s Super Over finesse received the sport for Capitals after each groups scored 157 within the alloted twenty overs.
“It was difficult to see the game turning in different directions. We are used to this. Even last season we faced these. KG is the winning performer, and the way Stoinis batted was game-changing,” Iyer mentioned on the post-match presentation ceremony.
Stoinis helped Capitals to a good rating by taking Chris Jordan to the cleaners within the remaining over and bowled the ultimate over which led to the Super Over by selecting two wickets in two balls. His all-round show earned him the person of the match and he known as the sport a ‘bizarre one’.
“It’s a weird game, sometimes the luck goes your way, but it’s easy to become the villain from the hero. So it’s important to enjoy the good days. I try to close down the areas where the bowlers can bowl, and it worked today. It’s important to feed off everyone’s energy,” Stoinis mentioned.
“It’s nice that the IPL has gotten going again, and tonight has been great entertainment. I thought KG bowled a beautiful over, and I don’t have any qualms about not batting in the super over – I think the left-right batting combination was the right thing.” Stoinis added.
Rabada, who conceded simply 2 runs and picked up 2 wickets in three balls of the tremendous over, mentioned he managed to carry on to his nerves.
“There’ll always be nerves for me no matter how long I play when things get tight. Luckily it came off today,” he mentioned.
Asked how he manages to drag off the Super Overs, the South African mentioned,”It just depends what works for me on the day and just getting a feel for what might work as well.”
“Today it was just mixing the lengths up and it worked. There’s decent bounce in this wicket, and the boundaries are quite big. So it’ll take a bit to clear it. So I backed myself,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, the dropping captain KL Rahul known as it “bittersweet” as on the midway stage of their innings, they’d all however misplaced the sport earlier than Mayank Agarwal acquired them again within the match.
“It is bittersweet. If at the end of 10 overs, if you had said this match is going to a Super Over, I would have taken it. It’s still our first game, so lots of learning. He (Mayank) was unbelievable and to get a game that close was magical. He’s been doing well in Tests and to get the game that close again brings a lot of confidence in the group,” Rahul mentioned.
Get breaking information alerts.
You have already subscribed