Relating to death-over bowling, Andrew Tye is the go-to man for Kings XI Punjab. Nonetheless, on Monday, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin determined handy the ball to younger Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and the gamble labored as he conceded simply 12 runs within the final six balls to clinch the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) sport towards Delhi Daredevils by 4 runs. (DD vs KXIP highlights)
Tye and fellow pacer Ankit Rajpoot rocked the Delhi Daredevils prime order with their tidy bowling and, inside the 12th over, half of the staff was again within the pavilion. However Shreyas Iyer and Rahul Tewatia stitched collectively a strong 47-run partnership for the sixth wicket earlier than Tye dismissed Tewatia in his second spell. The wicket proved to be the turning level of the match for Kings XI Punjab and in line with Tye, that was precisely the job given to him by the staff administration in New Delhi. (DD vs KXIP scorecard)
“Shreyas and Tewatia have been taking the sport away from us and my skipper wished me to bowl the 18th over. Our plan was to dismiss any certainly one of them in order that Mujeeb may have a good variety of runs to defend within the closing over,” Tye stated within the post-match press convention.
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KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin echoed the identical sentiments when he was requested about his resolution to bowl out the Aussie quick bowler earlier than the ultimate over of the encounter.
“AJ (Tye) was my greatest bowler of the day, so we bowled him early as a result of if he acquired Shreyas Iyer, then that’s the sport and that’s why I bowled him out early. I did imagine that with the lower-order and the international batsmen coming in, Mujeeb can be more durable to hit,” Ashwin stated.
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It was a superb outing for Andrew Tye as he additionally claimed the IPL Purple Cap due to his two-wicket haul. He’s at present tied with DD pacer Trent Boult however he edged the New Zealand worldwide because of a barely higher mixed economic system charge. Nonetheless, the pacer is just not centered on private data and stated that his staff’s victory meant far more to him.
“I’m delighted to get the Purple cap and this proves how a lot work I’ve put within the competitors until now. However, this is not going to imply something if my staff is just not profitable. Immediately, the circumstances actually helped us and we performed very well as a unit,” he instructed the media.