My cameo was one of match-turning points: Tiwary
Rising Pune Supergiant batsman Manoj Tiwary described his 27-run cameo as one of the turning points of his side's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore here and expressed happiness at the role he played in the win. Tiwary struck 27 from just 11 balls after RPS suffered a middle order collapse to take the team score to 161 for 8. RPS then restricted RCB to 134 for 9 to notch up a 27-run win. "There were lot of turning points. My innings at the end was important, that made 20-odd runs difference. Obviously we had a collapse in the middle order. We lost the momentum from there, he said. "It was not easy for batsman to rotate the strike.
Obviously my innings proved important to the team and also the contributions of others. It was a team effort," he said. Tiwary said he was not surprised with his side's 161/8 after being sent into bat because he knew the wicket was very difficult to play on. He said the bowlers did a fantastic job to restrict RCB to 134 for nine. "To be honest, I am not surprised because the amount of runs we put on was just enough. Rest was left for the bowlers to execute, and they executed the plan very well by bowling a lot of slow deliveries and slow cutters," he said. Tiwary said reading bowlers' mind was very important for him in the last phase of his side's innings. He said before coming into this IPL season, he had made up his mind to build innings and go for aggressive strokes at the same time to have good strike rate, which is very important.