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We were never out of the game: Wiese
Titans’ all-rounder shares his thoughts on today’s semi-final
Unfortunately, despite Wiese’s blitzkrieg, Henry Davids’ controlled innings and a brilliant fielding performance, the Titans’ lost to the Sixers by two wickets in a nail-biting last-ball finish.
Wiese spoke to clt20.com after about his innings and the match.
Excerpts from the brief interview with Wiese:
On the one thing that he would take from this game
I think it’s just that we were never out of it. We got off to a bad start and we pulled it off in our batting and they got off to a great start and we pulled it back again with our bowling. 20 overs seemed short but we were just never out of it.
On the batting strategy
While batting we didn’t get off to a great start, but we thought that if we could just take the game deep and have wickets in hand we could make a late charge.
On whether the plan was for Henry Davids to hang in there and hold up one end
Yes, we have always said that we wanted one of the top five batsmen to bat through and he did a beautiful job for us to day.
On when they decided to go after the bowling
We just like to see what the situation is in the game. And usually it’s the last three to four overs that you start to accelerate and see how much you can get.
On his batting
I like playing at Supersport Park. It’s one of my favourite grounds. Whenever I go out there it is always special to bat and feels good. It was just one of those days when you see the ball and you hit it and it just comes off and that’s what Twenty20 cricket is all about.
On contributing with the ball as well
It is always nice to get the ball in the hand and see what happens. It is a batter’s game, so you got to hope for the best.
On the Titans brilliant effort in the field
We worked hard on our fielding. We pride ourselves in our fielding. We try and be the best fielding unit in the country and in the tournament. I think the guys put in a lot of effort into that.
On whether he expects the phone to ring with IPL offers
That would be nice; it is a big goal of mine. But at this stage I just want to do my bit for the Titans and take it from there.