Centurion, Oct 27: Pat Cummins' effort needs appreciation as he held his nerve to help Sydney Sixers seal a berth in the final of Champions League T20, after scoring the run off the last ball to defeat Titans by two wickets at Centurion in the second semifinal on Friday.
Sixers snatch two-wicket win; meet Lions in final
The 19 year old, who is known for changing the match in his team's favour with his bowling, ensured that Sydney Sixers reached the final as he wielded his willow to reach the target off the last ball.
Talking to CLT20.com, Sydney Sixers' pacer Pat Cummins said that the 19 year old faced a similar situation a couple of months ago against Pakistan as the team needed a single off the last ball.
He also revealed that the mantra to keep his cool was to not hit up in the air which actually worked in his favour as Sydney Sixers snatched a two-wicket win against Nashua Titans in the second semifinal on Friday.
"I told myself, whatever you do, don't hit it up in the air, because the last time I hit it up in the air and got out and we lost in the super over. So today was the same; I told myself, Try not to hit in the air. Missing it might have been the best option as one can't get out caught behind," he said in an interview to clt20.com after the team's thrilling two-wicket win.
Though he did not perform well with the ball, he managed to put up a good show with the bat as he scored 14 crucial runs off 10 balls to clinch a thriller.