Kagiso Rabada’s four-wicket haul (4/33) and Shikhar Dhawan’s half-century (62 not out off 53) led Punjab to a convincing eight-wicket win over Gujarat on the Dr. D.Y Patil Stadium on Tuesday.
With this win, Punjab jumped to the fifth spot within the desk with 10 factors, whereas it was solely the second loss for table-toppers Gujarat of their debut season.
“We want to string a number of (wins), no higher time than getting a number of wins back-to-back,” mentioned Agarwal on the post-match presentation.
When requested about making an attempt the brand new opening mixture, the Punjab captain mentioned, “We try to get the very best out of Jonny (Bairstow). He is executed properly opening. (So) I mentioned, ‘It is okay, I am going to bat at 4, I am going to anchor the innings at 4’.”
The 31-year-old Agarwal additionally spoke about chasing the entire rapidly and boosting their internet run-rate.
“With Livi (Liam Livingstone) it was clear, that Shikhar to bat by means of and Livi may exit and play the way in which he needs to play. It was good the way in which he performed, acquired the rating rapidly. After we acquired to that place, two factors are nearly clear. If we will rating it as rapidly as potential, we may additionally enhance the web run-rate,” he mentioned.
The Punjab skipper additionally praised his bowlers for his or her glorious bowling efficiency.
“I believed we bowled exceedingly properly. We acquired early wickets and choked them within the center. That actually helped us limit them to a below-par rating,” he concluded.
Punjab will now play towards Rajasthan Royals on Could 7 on the Wankhede Stadium.