When David came to bat after the fall of Suryakumar Yadav, Mumbai needed 61 runs in 26 balls. David scored 45 runs in 14 balls alone, including five sixes, and completed the chase with six wickets and three balls to spare. This was Mumbai’s fourth win in eight matches this season.
“Yes, we needed results,” David said. “So, it’s an amazing feeling, the crowd was going crazy for us. So, when we get up and fly into Wankhede, there’s no better feeling than that.
“We probably haven’t played our best games the last few games. To see how the boys performed is amazing for us and to see how excited the boys are, it feels really good.”
Whenever Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma and Jason Holder missed their length in the death overs, David put them away. He was particularly severe on Holder, scoring 25 runs off six balls. After the match, David said that the plan was to go after every bowler.
“Everyone had to be targeted,” he said. “But today the batting conditions were good. So, there was a tough task for the bowlers there, but personally I have been wanting to do something like this for some time now and the team Was hungry to get results. So, it feels great.
“There was a little sweat, so I was coming out of the crease and trying to close the angle (against Holder) and react to wherever the ball was thrown. At that point, just good shots. Had to pitch and try and hit the middle of the bat.”