When you are down in the dumps, there is no better feeling than finding your way back to the limelight. For starters it shuts down your critics, but more importantly it does something really wonderful to your self esteem. That large bucket of self doubt that acquires a large portion of the brain, starts emptying itself and gives a sense of satisfaction like no other. Suresh Raina must be mighty pleased with his match winning effort today, first getting rid of the dangerous Narine in the first innings and then leading the charge to hunt down KKRs stiff target.
He has been amongst the runs yet again in the IPL, and hopefully this will help him get back in the scheme of things for the BCCI contract.
KKR started off the game in brilliant fashion, as the Narine trick worked beautifully once again, and in the middle overs Uthappa started timing the ball to perfection, hitting some stylish strokes and getting KKR to a par score of 187.
GL started off in similar fashion, BMac and Finch took the attack to the bowlers and laid a solid foundation up top. Raina then came in and creamed the bowlers at will, scoring freely and looking in total control. Lions romped to the score of 189 with ease and now have some breathing space after losing a flurry of games at the start.
KKR would consider this a minor blip in an otherwise brilliant campaign as of now. They just need to fire as a team, and they have enough depth in both departments to take them through to the playoffs.
Rising Pune Supergiant vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
RPS have had a long rest after their emphatic victory over RCB in Bangalore and will be taking on the in form Sunrisers, who will be playing their 3rd match in 7 days.
RPS desperately need MSD and Rahane to fire for them to foster a strong batting challenge, else their bowling will be left with a little too much to do.
SRH on the other hand are already pulling all the right strings, and Williamson striking form on his season debut has made things all the more sorted for them. Warner can now bat a bit more freely knowing that he has a considerably longer batting line up now. The bowling has been perfect until now and SRH will be looking to ride on this hard gained momentum,
Let’s get to business now!
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