- Match 29 - 2 May, SunMatch Ended166/6(20.0) RR 8.3
DEL167/3(20.0) RR 8.3
Delhi beat Punjab Kings by 7 wickets
- Match 28 - 2 May, SunMatch Ended220/3(20.0) RR 11
HYD165/8(20.0) RR 11
Rajasthan beat Hyderabad by 55 runs
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19:30 IST - Kolkata
After being spun out by Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson said he was shocked to see so much turn from a wicket that has traditionally helped pacers. CSK posted 188 for 9 before winning by 45 runs, with Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali bagging five wickets between them. Samson said 189 was a chaseable target but rued the fall of wickets in the middle overs.
“I thought it was a good score to chase down but we lost too many wickets in the middle overs,” he said at the post-match presentation.
“Our bowlers bowled really well, they batted too deep. Dwayne Bravo came down the order and connected a few bad balls… 10-15 runs extra we gave down the line.
“We never expected that (much spin), the dew didn’t come and the ball was still turning, so it was a bit shocking to see.”
Samson managed only 1 off 5, his second failure after starting the tournament with a century.
“It’s very important to maintain a good composure, this format demands us to score at a higher risk rate; hence, it’s very normal to get out often. I keep working on the basics and giving myself some time at the centre.”
Meanwhile, Moeen Ali, who made 26 off 20 before bagging 3 for 7, said he wasn’t eyeing a No. 3 spot in the England T20 line up.
“The No. 3 (for England, Dawid Malan) is the No. 1 in the world (in ICC rankings). My job here is to try and score as many runs for the team and get a good start. That’s the way I play when I bat up the order. When I went up the order, it wasn’t any easy wicket and I’m pleased with both the departments.
“I thought as a team we played really well and everyone contributed. Once the left-handers came in I knew I had a good chance of bowling whenever the captain needs me. I feel it’s a good wicket for the spinners and if you land the ball in the right areas you’ve always got a chance.”
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