Nice to start our away journey with a win: Gilchrist
Posted on: 12:33 PM IST Apr 24, 2013 IST
New Delhi: Crediting his bowlers for the comprehensive five-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist said his team has put itself in the right direction starting the four-match away journey with a victory.
"Now, we have got now three of the most fancied team in the competition in KKR, Mumbai and Chennai in a row. It`s a nice way to start this trip. We have made a step in the right direction," Gilchrist said after the match.
The former Australian wicketkeeper said his bowlers did a fine job by restricting the Daredevils to a modest 120 after choosing to bowl.
"It was terrific to get another win. The way Harmeet [Singh] came on and implemented his skills was terrific. To restrict them to 120 was a great effort. Back-to-back wins build a good spirit and lift the spirit within the team," he said.
Gilchrist also praised his opening partner, Mandeep Singh, who once again got the team off to a flier in a small run chase.
"Mandeep [Singh] has been fantastic for us. I have let him down by getting out first. He has been able to consolidate with whoever comes in," the 41-year-old added.
Harmeet, who was awarded the Man of the Match for taking three wickets, said his quick adjustment to the wicket helped him perform better.
"It was a double-paced wicket as some balls were going through and some stopping on batsmen. It was important to read the wicket quickly and adjust your variations," the medium pacer said.
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