IPL 9: Amit Mishra unlucky not to get fifer, says David Miller

New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab skipper David Miller heaped praises on Amit Mishra stating that the leg-spinner was "unlucky" not to end up with a five-for after having changed the course of the game with wickets of him, Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell.

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Super spell
Mishra’s 4-11 in three overs was instrumental in Daredevils notching up a comfortable eight-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab.

"Mishra was unlucky not to get five wickets.

He is a great bowler, he got myself, Maxwell and Marsh as well, so he has been a game-changer out there," Miller told reporters after their second loss.

‘Low scoring game’
Not ready to blame the Feroz Shah Kotla wicket, Miller said: "It was a low-scoring game but I think we lost too many wickets in different stages which changed the momentum of the match. I think the wicket was right."

Asked why he didn’t introduce Glenn Maxwell early in the innings, Miller said: "I didn’t want the bowlers to bowl too many overs at once. "We didn’t have enough runs on board. I thought I will bring Maxwell later on but then they won the game. So yes, Maxwell’s over was too late." Asked about Zaheer Khan’s spell, Miller said: "Zaheer bowled really well, they started well and put us under pressure.

We were on the back foot. We finished well with our tail enders and that is one positive. Hopefully, we will come good in next match."

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