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Unfortunate that I couldn’t help KXIP cross the line against SRH, says Manan Vohra

AFTER LOSING THE GAME against Sunrisers Hyderabad by mere five runs, Kings XI Punjab batsman Manan Vohra rued losing out on the opportunity to help his side chase 160 at Hyderabad. 

Despite seeing 82 for the loss of six wickets, Vohra, who led SRH’s chase, struck 50-ball 95 to produce a spectacular fight. The 23-year-old racked nine fours and five sixes in the one-man battle. During the post-match presentation, the Punjab-lad repented,

“I think we really did well with our ball. We stopped them for 160-odd runs. The wicket was a bit batting friendly. It was slower on one side but we could have managed to get more runs. Bowlers as well as fielders did their job. We just lost our way in between in the early stages. I just prayed to God that if we could close from there. But I got great opportunity to finish the game, unfortunately could not do that.”

When asked for the reason behind making skipper and middle-order batsman Glenn Maxwell bat at No.3, Vohra replied,

“It is not a big concern. We just wanted to give Maxwell maximum opportunity because he is our main striker. The more he will be in, the more chances of finishing the game. These are the strategies that keep changing.”

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