AFTER REGISTERING an emphatic eight wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma hopes that his side will take the momentum into the forthcoming games.
It was Mumbai’s fifth win on the trot and Sharma said that the team’s strategy to focus on one game at a time had worked out well. As reported by IANS, the Mumbai-lad said,
“Hopefully we can continue our winning streak. The good thing we've done is focussing on one particular opposition and we are going to do that again.”
Riding on the combined effort of Parthiv Patel, Jos Buttler and Nitish Rana, MI chased a mammoth total of 199 with more than four overs to spare. Showering praise on his batting unit, Sharma said,
"Incredible game to be part of. Something which reminded me of 2014, when we chased 190 against Rajasthan Royals in 14 overs. To be able to chase this target in 15.3 overs is fantastic. The way Jos and Parthiv batted at the start was magnificent. That's the kind of firepower we have. Parthiv is coming off a great domestic season and he's taken that confidence into IPL. That's the kind of start we required chasing 199."
The 29-year-old also praised KXIP batsman Hashim Amla for firing his maiden IPL ton.
"Amla played one of the finest knocks we would ever see but we finished up really well. When we came back to the change room the talk was that the ground is small and we have the batters to do it. That was pretty evident in the first six overs."
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