George Bailey © IANS (File Photo)
George Bailey © IANS (File Photo)

Sep 29, 2014

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper George Bailey had every reason to have a broad smile on his face as his side put up a ‘clinical’ show, recording their fourth win in a row here against Cape Cobras in the 17th match of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20). KXIP beat Cape Cobras by seven wickets to finish on top of Group B.

“It was a good fightback with the ball and we did the job with the bat,” Bailey said. Talking about the Mohali wicket, the Australian said, “It was a tired wicket, holding up a little bit and it was pretty clinical in the end.”

Bailey was all praise for the young spinner Akshar Patel, who took three wickets for 15 runs and was declared Man of the Match. “He does Wonderful job, he does through the innings. He contains, he takes wickets and he does it with a short sleeved shirt which is pleasing. We use him at the start and later also,” he said.

Bailey said other spinner Karanveer Singh and Patel gel well together. “They bowl very beautifully together. I reckon he’s (Patel) a little lucky tonight.”

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