Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant lauded his bowlers for dismantling the Rajasthan Royals top-order but he reckoned that they could have done better at the death as Chris Morris’ unbeaten 18-ball 36 helped the Jaipur-based franchise to pull off a win from the jaws of a certain defeat.
Chasing 148, Rajasthan Royals were reduced to 5/42 inside the first ten overs thanks to some incisive pace bowling by Chris Woakes, Avesh Khan, and Kagiso Rabada.
David Miller stroker a brilliant half-century to bring the Royals back in the game but it was really Chris Morris’ whirlwind cameo aided by some pretty poor death bowling by Kagiso Rabada and especially Tom Curran that sealed the deal for RR.
Rishabh Pant, during the post-match presentation also pointed out the role that dew played in the end.
Pant, who played a brilliant knock of 51 off 32 balls, to help Delhi Capitals post 8/147 in 20 overs, reckoned that his team was 15-20 runs short of the target.
During the first innings, the pace off the ball proved to be a handy weapon for the bowlers but Rishabh Pant reckoned that it wasn’t the case in the second innings due to the presence of dew.
“I think the bowlers did a really good job in the start, but we let them get over us in the end. We could have bowled better. Dew got the better of us. I think we were 15-20 runs short. But there is something to gain from this match, the bowlers did well at the start. Hopefully in the future we can pull things off. I think in the second innings there was more dew than the first innings so we had to be doing our part, because the slower ball wasn’t stopping,” said Rishabh Pant.