Updated 12 October 2020 | 12:14 IST
After registering a five-wicket convert Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians’ wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock said that he’s not brave enough to play the shots that teammate Suryakumar Yadav can. Mumbai Indians chased down a complete of 163 with five wickets in hand and two balls to spare against Delhi Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav played knocks of 53 each for Mumbai Indians. For Delhi Capitals, Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with the figures of 2-28. De Kock and Suryakumar had stitched together a partnership of 46 runs to offer Mumbai a foothold within the match.
“When Surya came in, we just naturally assessed what we are handling out there, it did help when he walked out there, he had intent and he was off with a flier. It kept me tons more relaxed, we complimented one another rather well ,” de Kock said during a video posted on iplt20.com.
“I wish I could reverse-lap Jofra Archer, that’s about it. Don’t think i’m brave enough to play the shots Suryakumar plays. To be honest, I wasn’t looking to require Anrich Nortje on, it had been a matter of just seizing the chance once I had it. Fortunately, there have been one-two balls i used to be ready to follow ,” he added.
Batting first, Delhi Capitals had posted a complete of 162/4 within the allotted twenty overs, due to an unbeaten 69-run knock by Shikhar Dhawan. For Mumbai Indians, Krunal Pandya was the standout bowler as he returned with the figures of 2-26 in his four overs.
“We had realised Rabada is one guy we’d like to stay our eyes for. he’s bowling rather well at the instant and he just naturally takes wickets. I didn’t look to travel after him, that’s it. We as a team keep it simple, we attempt to play to our strengths. we’ve a touch little bit of momentum now, we’ve good players in our team and having confidence in one another helps us,” de Kock said.
With this win, Mumbai Indians visited the highest of the IPL 2020 standings with 10 points from seven matches.
Mumbai Indians will next face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on October 16.