P‘Ship: 106 (10) | Ovs Left: 0.3 |Last 5 overs: 59/0 11.80 |Last Wkt: Matthew Wade c Jos Buttler b OC McCoy 35(30) - 85/3 in 9.3 ov.
David Miller (Player of the Match): I felt extremely backed from the outset. I'm enjoying my role, I've been playing for many years now. Understanding my game a lot better. In high-pressure situations you tend to go away from your gameplan but I feel like I'm trying to keep everything together close to the gameplan. There has been a lot of going wide to me on the off-side, so I decided actually for the first time to step across. Backed myself and went with it. The rest I tried to hit as hard as possible. That's the joys of IPL - you play for different teams, get to meet different players. It was a new team so there are a few butterflies here and there. From the first win, everything sort of aligned. You have to control what you can, can't think too much ahead. Concentrate on your breathing, and if it's in your area, you have to capitalise.
Hardik Pandya (Gujarat Titans Skipper): I've started to balance things in my life. Has been a constant effort through the last couple of years. In the end, my family, my son, my wife, and my brother as well have played a big role. They kind of allowed me to get neutral in life. I look forward to go home and spend some time with family, and that's made me a better cricketer as well. Don't have much feeling right now. Trying to be neutral again I'll say. Was saying to Miller as well, if you have good people around you, you get good things. It's been that story for us. The kind of people we have, the genuine human beings we have.. I genuinely see even the players in the dugout are trying and praying for them to make sure they do well. That is something fantastic and that is the reason we have reached where we have reached. It's all about making sure we respect this game. Rashid Khan has been fantastic throughout the season and throughout his cricketing journey. But I'm proud of Miller - the way we have played. Wherever my team requires me to play, I don't generally demand where I want to bat. That's not how I've got success. I've got success by playing for the team.
Sanju Samson (RR skipper): Felt good to put up that kind of total as I felt the wicket was a bit sticky and there was lot of swing in the powerplay. I think we managed to put in a good score, but I think they played really well to chase the score down. It was a bit two-paced and bounce was also not even, I just went after the bowling from ball one and I got a bit lucky to get a few runs in the powerplay, but wicket was a bit tough to bat on and we finished off really well. Scoring that kind of a total on this wicket in these conditions, against that bowling attack was a great performance by our batters. We have been doing really well, the five bowlers have been our main bowlers and they have done really well throughout the tournament. Having Riyan also helps, but felt it was a bit better to bat in the second innings as it came on nicely onto the bat. We have been playing some really good cricket throughout the tournament, we will try to come back and play some good cricket. In this format luck (toss) plays a huge role, so it all comes down to what you want to do in your control. Hoping for a good result in the next game.
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Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Six, excellent shot!! A sight to watch! full length on the middle stump David Miller plays lofted of the frontfoot over the mid wicket
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Six, excellent shot!! A sight to watch! back of length on the middle stump David Miller plays lofted pull, of the backfoot over the mid wicket
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Six, excellent shot!! A sight to watch! full length outside off David Miller plays lofted of the frontfoot over the long on
Score after 19 overs
OC McCoy to HH Pandya, no run, dot ball!! slower ball full length, outside off, Hardik Pandya plays of the frontfoot, but fails to act on ball.
OC McCoy to David Miller, 1 run, back of length, outside off, David Miller plays of the backfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
OC McCoy to David Miller, no run, dot ball!! slower ball good length, outside the leg stump, David Miller plays pull, of the backfoot, but fails to act on ball.
OC McCoy to David Miller, Four, full length, outside off David Miller plays the drive, of the frontfoot to the cover for four
OC McCoy to HH Pandya, 1 run, good length, on the middle stump, Hardik Pandya plays of the backfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
OC McCoy to David Miller, 1 run, good length, outside off, David Miller plays of the backfoot to long off for 1 run
Score after 18 overs
Yuzvendra Chahal to David Miller, 1 run, googly back of length, outside off, David Miller plays of the backfoot to cover for 1 run
Yuzvendra Chahal to David Miller, Six, excellent shot!! A sight to watch! googly full length outside off David Miller plays lofted of the frontfoot over the long on
Yuzvendra Chahal to HH Pandya, 1 run, googly full length, on the middle stump, Hardik Pandya plays flick, of the frontfoot to mid wicket for 1 run
Yuzvendra Chahal to David Miller, 1 run, googly back of length, outside off, David Miller plays of the backfoot to long off for 1 run