There is no better feeling than being there till the end and guiding the team to victory: Warner

Ecstatic about his century knock that led Delhi Daredevils to a nine-wicket victory against Deccan Chargers, David Warner said that there is no better feeling than being there till the end and guiding the team to victory.

The flamboyant opener said it doesn't really matter for his team even if Virender Sehwag or he gets out early, says a report in the Times Of India. “We have players capable of rising to the occasion, for each of us know our specific role. We always make a critical assessment after the first six overs,” said Warner, who won the Man-of-the-match award.

“Winning a match by nine wickets is great. We want to stay in the top two slots as we aim to move into the play-offs after the setback in the last game,” he said.

“I don't think the absence of Dale Steyn made things easier for us. There were quite a few who bowled really well. For instance, we had to respect Manpreet Gony, whose back of the length bowling was very difficult to play across the line. So, we had to be cautious against him and still sustain the momentum,” said Warner, according to newspaper report.

Meanwhile, though Chennai Super Kings might have kept alive their IPL campaign with a narrow four-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals here on Thursday, but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni isn't too impressed with the performance of his batsmen and asked them to lift their game ahead of the remaining matches, says a report in The Indian Express.

"Leaving it too late is not something we do intentionally, our top six need to perform. As the tournament progresses, we need to get going, the batsmen are coming under pressure early and they need to bat freely," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

The CSK skipper was full of praise for young Srikkanth Anirudha who played a six-ball 18-run unbeaten cameo towards the end to see the defending champions home. "Srikkanth is an exciting youngster, you got to grab your opportunities, and that is what he has done. We have tried to bat him up the order but at times we need to continue allocating the same roles that we have done earlier," Dhoni said.