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Really enjoyed getting Virat, tying his team down: Sunil Narine

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Sharjah, Oct 12 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders’ hero in the match-winning performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore, West Indian all-rounder Sunil Narine, has said that getting Virat Kohli’s wicket and tying his side down had given him immense satisfaction.

Narine ran through the RCB batting line-up, snaring the wickets of the well-set Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, South African stalwart AB de Villiers and Srikar Bharat, as he returned figures of 4-0-21-4 to guide the two-time IPL champions to a four-wicket win on Monday.

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“I enjoy all wickets, but getting Kohli and tying them (RCB) was my goal. It was a total team effort,” said Narine during the post-match press conference, adding that, “Definitely (one of the greatest T20 performances). When you perform, and the team comes out winning.”

Narine played a stellar role with the bat as well when the chips were down, slamming a 15-ball 26, which included three consecutive sixes off Dan Christian in the 12th over, before he was clean bowled by Mohammed Siraj.

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“I am prepared to be out first ball. Some days it comes off, some days it doesn’t,” the West Indian said of his quick-fire 26.

KKR skipper Eoin Morgan too praised Narine’s batting effort, saying, “When it comes off (with our batting order), it looks quite deep. Narine is a cool customer and is very level-headed.”

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On whether it will be an advantage to play in Sharjah against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 on Wednesday, Morgan said, “For us, it is a matter of coming back and adjusting. We are looking forward to it.”



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