Manan Vohra's superb knock of 95 off 50 balls came in another loss as King XI Punjab lost by five runs to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Vohra though is confident that his team will regain momentum when they play the home matches. "This is still early stage of the tournament. But we would like to get back the winning momentum once we are back to our home ground. Hopefully, by god's grace, things will happen," he was quoted as saying post the match.
Punjab will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first home game in Mohali on April 28. On the team's recent performance, Vohra said it was a good bowling effort to restrict Hyderabad to 160.
"Because the wicket was batting-friendly, it was slower on one side. Bowlers did their job as well as the fielders. We just lost our way in between, in the early stages of the chase. I got a great opportunity to finish the game, but I could not do that. I am pretty sad about this," Vohra commented at post-match press conference.
However, for Sunrisers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up five wickets while captain David Warner came up with 70. "David Warner is a legend of this game. He just changed gears. Still, I think 160 was not a bad total to stop them," Vohra admitted.
Hyderabad's wicket-keeper-batsman Naman Ojha in an NDTV report added, "We dropped too many chances. I think we should have taken it. I think it was a slow and low wicket. We thought 160 was a good total on this wicket because the ball kept low.”
--By A Cricket Correspondent