I’ve showed that I can play in T20: VaasMay 12th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kimberley, May 12 (IANS) After playing an important role in Deccan Chargers’ victory over Rajasthan Royals, Sri Lanka’s old warhorse Chaminda Vaas said he has showed that he can be equally good in Twenty20 cricket.
Vaas, who was warming the bench in the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far, made a sensational start with two crucial blows upfront from where the Royals could never recover.
The medium-pacer took two wickets in his first two overs and also contributed 20 runs off 15 balls to give a late thrust to Chargers innings.
Vaas said it was his experience that helped him bowl well despite a long lay-off.
“I was playing after two months. I used my experience and resorted to bowling slower balls as the pitch was favouring that. I stuck to my basics and it helped. I have showed that I can play in a T20 as well!”
“We needed a victory and I am happy we won. We will try to win the coming matches as well.” he said.
Vaas trapped Graeme Smith lbw with his first ball and then dismissed Lee Carseldine as Chargers pulled off a comprehensive 53-run win over Royals.
Chargers skipper Adam Gilchrist was all praise for Vaas.
“He was outstanding. He was playing competitive cricket after a long time but he showed no sign of that and was well on target from the very first ball.”
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