That brings us to the end of our coverage from this game. Join us again tomorrow for Super Sunday as we start with KKR vs CSK at 4 PM followed by SRH vs DC at 8 PM. Till then it's goodbye!
AB de Villiers (Man of the Match): We've waited a long time for this one this season. It's a small step in the right direction but a step nonetheless. I've got too much respect for the game to get upset about that (his indifferent form). I know you're always just one knock away from being in that confident zone. (Not playing international cricket) That's exactly the reason I have decided not to play international cricket, because I want to be sharp for other tournaments. I get to work with some of the local youngsters, which gives me great motivation. (On Dale Steyn) It's a great move to get Dale. One day we will get 200 percent, because he gives so much in every ball he bowls. We have to win every game from here on. The next step is Mumbai, and we love playing at the Wankhede.
Virat Kohli (winning team): Most pleasing thing is coming for an interview at this time of the game. Great feeling to get across the line. Couple of games we should have closed out before this. After so many setbacks, the guys had desire - that's one word we spoke about. We thought 190 was par, and to restrict them to 170 was a good effort. To pick up four wickets in eight overs in the middle was a good effort. We thought they might go early, but that allowed us to restrict them to 20 or so lesser.
Ashwin (losing captain): (Why Sarfraz was chosen to bowl the final over) There was only 6 runs to go and the ball was sliding on nicely. I thought the the best way against AB and Stoinis was to try and go with a leggie, not that Sam can't defend. We tried with wrist spinners and even I came to bowl, but they were smart enough to knock around and not take any chances. We let ourselves down in the field. We drooped catches and let a lot of balls go through us. The dew helped the wicket on. It was really dry in the first half. It gets better to bat in the second half. With 38 needed off 3 overs, I had to back my best bowlers to do the job, didn't quite work out today. It's (crowd) the best I have seen in Mohali. Hope they come out in large numbers. We play one here and go off to Delhi. We need to string some wins. It's not a bad time to get some momentum back.
Both MI and KXIP were arguably 15 or 20 runs short of where they needed to be today. Both teams' remote chances of defending their totals were razed by two exceptional batsmen: Buttler and de Villiers - combining 360 degree scoring & raw power. #IPL #MIvRR #KXIPvRCB— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) April 13, 2019