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Cricket

Hope to keep momentum going: Unmukt Chand
PTI
Raipur, May 02, 2013
First Published: 13:52 IST(2/5/2013)
Last Updated: 13:54 IST(2/5/2013)

With Delhi Daredevils tasting back to back wins of late, young batsman Unmukt Chand feels his side needs to keep the momentum going and extend its good run in the remaining matches of the T20 League.

"In 20-20 matches, a team's momentum plays a very important role. We were not finding the momentum earlier in the contest but now after posting back-to-back wins, we are on the track," Unmukt told reporters last night after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets.

The 20-year-old feels the Daredevils have been unlucky on many occasions, failing to finish close matches.

"Even though the confidence of the team was high from the beginning, we were not able to finish up well and lost some close matches which we should have won. This venue has proved good for us and we hope to carry our good form forward and maintain the winning run in the remainder of the season," said Unmukt who was dropped from the side after the first three matches.

On his return, Unmukt made 17 in the game against Pune Warriors while he scored a useful 37 in the last match. The Delhi lad shared a 95-run stand with David Warner to register his side's third win in the competition.

"I wanted to stay till the very end with Warner, who was middling the ball very well. Our strategy was to keep rotating the strike and hit the odd boundary, and get closer to the target," he said.

Unmukt said he has been enjoying batting with Warner as the explosive Aussie opener has the ability to adapt to any situation in the game.

"It is always good to bat with Warner. He has a done great job so far in the contest. He is able to maintain his role and acclimatise at every position in the game," he said.


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