Mohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey on Sunday, heaped praise on Akshar Patel for his crucial nine-ball 23 which helped his team beat Barbados Trident by four wickets in the Champions League twenty20 in Mohali. (Pics)
Needing 25 to win off last two overs, Patel blasted three fours and a six as Punjab scored 20 runs off the 19th over.
"For a guy like Akshar to come in and hit his first 9 balls for 26 runs is extraordinary. It's a beautiful batting wicket. I was proud of the way we bowled," Bailey said after the match.