Yadav blasted a six and a four in his 5-ball 14-run cameo to help Kolkata snatch a four-wicket win in the last over of the game last night in the Oppo Champions League and the Mumbaikar said he was confident of pulling off the victory.
"Winning in the last over is, obviously, not an easy game. We lost wickets in the last few overs. But, I feel there wasn't any pressure on me. Because, we needed a run a ball and it was not that difficult for us to finish the game," he told reporters in the post-match press conference late last night.
Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the target of 152 in the last over to register their second victory in the tournament. The IPL champions had won nine matches on the trot, including the final of the 2014 edition.
"We can say lucky (the Hyderabad ground). But, we have been playing good cricket since IPL. This is 11th win in a row. We played well here earlier too. We did well against Deccan (Chargers) here (in IPL). You can say lucky and good team effort as well," Yadav said.
Asked about the team's shortcomings in fielding, he said the team's performance in the areas often compensate for the lacunae, if any, in fielding.
"We are making full efforts in all departments. (If) fielding was not good, there is a good and bad day for every team. But, we backed it up with good batting. We try to win by doing well in two departments at least in two departments. We cleared it that way and won the match," he said.
Yadav expressed happiness over his performance in the match.
"It feels very nice. I felt more happy because I finished a match for KKR for the first time. Playing against international level bowlers was a good experience," he said.
Meanwhile, Lahore Lions skipper Mohammed Hafeez said his team needs to improve its fielding though the batting and bowling have been good.

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