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My sole aim was to destroy the opposition: Lee

Australian pacer Brett Lee, who was instrumental in Kings XI Punjab's crucial victory over Delhi Daredevils on Friday, said his sole aim going into the do-or-die match was to destroy the formidable rival batting line-up.

cricket Updated: May 16, 2009 20:09 IST

Australian pacer Brett Lee, who was instrumental in Kings XI Punjab's crucial victory over Delhi Daredevils on Friday, said his sole aim going into the do-or-die match was to destroy the formidable rival batting line-up.

Lee, who was adjudged man-of-the-match, took crucial wickets for 15 runs in his four-over spell against Delhi last night to set up the six-wicket victory for Kings XI.

Lee, who returned to form on Friday after a long injury lay-off, said he has found his rhythm back and expressed satisfaction with the way he bowled in the match.

"I am happier that we played as team and won the crucial match. My whole aim was to destroy the opposition in those four overs and I managed to do that. We had made sure that we go through this game anyhow," he said.

He also lauded his colleagues in the bowling department for supporting him and restricting the Daredevils to mere 120 runs in their alloted 20 overs.

"It was a pretty good job done by the bowlers. We did well enough to restrict them to 120. We knew it was an achievable total and we would do it.

"It was a do or die situation for us. But the pitch was a bit slow and our batsmen played well to chase the total," Lee was quoted as saying in the IPL's official website.