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I had to use Mishra better this time and he responded very well: Dhawan

September 19, 2013 09:37 IST

'I had to use Mishra better this time and he responded very well'

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Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Shikhar Dhawan admitted that he wanted to use man-of-the-match Amit Mishra better in the second match after giving him only one over in the first match. 

Mishra, who had figures of one for 13 against Faisalabad Warriors, was given only one over by Dhawan against Kandurata Maroons. 

"Steyn got back nicely. Our spinners, Karan (Sharma) and Mishra (Amit) bowled beautifully. Especially, Mishra who bowled very well. I knew I had to use him better this time and he responded very well," Dhawan said at the post-match press conference when asked about the reason for giving Mishra a solitary over on Tuesday.


Image: Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrate
Photographs: BCCI

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'I was also a bit surprised but then he is the captain'

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Even Mishra didn't hide his surprise at being underbowled in the last match. 

"I was also a bit surprised but then he is the captain." While Dhawan scored 59, his counterpart Misbah Ul Haq scored 56 and the Sunrisers skipper attributed it to smart cricket. 

"We (himself and Misbah) both are in good form and playing smartly, that's the reason we are consistent." 

Rival skipper Misbah was a disappointed man despite having couple of good knocks in both matches. 

"It's good for me (to score runs) but not good for the team. At the moment, it's not helping."


Image: Amit Mishra and Shikhar Dhawan
Photographs: BCCI

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