Chris Jordan: Manish Pandey's Wicket Most Important

Chris Jordan: Manish Pandey’s Wicket Most Important

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Chris Jordan. Image Credit: IPL.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) star Chris Jordan said Manish Pandey’s wicket was the most important after his side secured a miracle win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

On last night, KXIP secured a 12-run win over SRH in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) after KXIP successfully defended 126 runs as the bowlers dismissed SRH for only 114 runs as both pacers Chris Jordan and Arshdeep Singh took three wickets apiece to guide KXIP to victory.

Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

Chris Jordan Thinks Manish Pandey’s Wicket Was Most Important

Chris Jordan got hold of Manish Pandey, Jason Holder and Rashid Khan in the match but termed Manish Pandey’s wicket as the most important.

“I think Manish’s wicket was the most important wicket,” Jordan told the team’s fielding coach Jonty Rhodes in a video posted by when the latter asked which was his most important wicket.
Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey
Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi also contributed by picking 1 wicket apiece and none of the bowlers conceded more than 8.5 runs per over. Ravi Bishnoi and Chris Jordan were the most economical.

Arshdeep Singh Wasn’t Looking For Hat-trick But Focused On Bowling Dot Balls

Arshdeep Singh clinched all his three wickets in his last two overs after dismissing Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg and Sandeep Sharma. He also had the opportunity to complete a hat-trick but Arshdeep Singh said he was more focused on bowling dot balls rather than getting a hat-trick.

Nicholas Pooran top-scored with 32 as Chris Gayle and KL Rahul scored at run a ball as KXIP posted 126/7 which was enough as SRH managed only 114 in reply with David Warner top-scoring with 35 runs. SRH lost the last 7 wickets for only 14 runs.

Arshdeep Singh with his KXIP teammates.
Arshdeep Singh with his KXIP teammates. Image Credit: IPL.

“I was not looking for the hat-trick. I was looking to bowl dot balls. The main plan was to keep things simple,” he said.

With this win, KXIP now has 10 points in 11 matches with 5 wins and is placed at the fifth spot in the points table. On the other hand, SRH is in sixth place with 8 points from 4 wins.