Champions League Twenty20: Kings XI Punjab's Spirit vs Cape Cobras Pleases George Bailey
Kings XI Punjab defeated Cape Cobras by seven wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 match with Akshar Patel and Karanveer Singh emerging as heroes.
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey had every reason to have a broad smile on his face as his side put up a "clinical" show, recording their fourth win in a row here on Sunday.
"It was a good fightback with the ball and we did the job with the bat," Bailey said.
Talking about the PCA wicket, the Australian said, "It was a tired wicket, holding up a little bit and it was pretty clinical in the end."
Bailey was all praise for the young spinner Akshar Patel, who took three wickets for 15 runs and was declared Man of the Match. "He does wonderful job, he does through the innings. He contains, he takes wickets and he does it with a short sleeved shirt which is pleasing. We use him at the start and later also," he said.
Bailey said other spinner Karanveer Singh and Patel gel well together.
"They bowl very beautifully together. I reckon he's (Patel) a little lucky tonight."
Stand-in Cobras captain Dane Vilas said they needed a better score on the board for a team like Punjab.
"We knew we had to put a big score with such a strong batting line up. We tried out best out there but unfortunately not good enough," he said.
Akshar Patel said, "I'm very happy with the captain and the management's support. I do very well in batting and bowling."