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IPL 2014: "It was the most clinical performance by Mumbai Indians" - Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

Despite a disappointing start to the tournament, Mumbai Indians have kept their hope of making it to the play-offs alive. Having won three matches so far, MI‘s skipper Rohit Sharma described the win against Sunrisers Hyderabad as ‘the most clinical performance by MI’.

“It was a perfect game, most clinical performance put by us. This is our capability and we always expect this performance. We bowled well to restrict them and to chase it down like that, it was simply superb,” a proud Sharma said after a comfortable chase against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sharma praised his bowlers for their exceptional performance. “To bowl at Warner and Finch that well is not easy. I must credit all the bowlers. Today was a perfect day, Simmons smacked it right from the beginning and Rayudu kept it solid,” he said.

MI’s opening pair comprising of Lendl Simmons and Ambati Ryudu played useful knocks for their team by scoring 68 runs each. Man-of the Match Rayudu said, “My head was in UAE, my legs were in Hyderabad and my bat was somewhere else. It was all going haywire, so I had to get it all together. Simmons took a lot of pressure on me, I could go and play all my shots.”

On the other hand, SRH’s skipper, Shikhar Dhawan was disappointed with his team’s loss. He was of the view that his team was 20 runs short. “We were probably 20 runs short here. 157 was not bad but Mumbai batted well,” Dhawan said. “We are not used to losing much here at home. This was a new track here and we were not sure of how it would play.” he said.

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