Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Shreyas Iyer was filled with reward for South African speedster Kagiso Rabada who helped the facet get throughout the road in a tense match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), which went right down to the Super Over. Rabada accounted for the dismissals of KXIP skipper KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran off consecutive deliveries within the Super Over, to depart DC with a paltry goal of three runs. The Delhi-based franchise chased down the goal of three runs with out a lot ado within the second match of the 13th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), getting their league marketing campaign off to a robust begin. Iyer hailed Rabada because the “winning performer”, whereas he additionally
“It was difficult to see the game turning in different directions. We are used to this. Even last season we faced these. KG is the winning performer, and the way Stoinis batted was game-changing. It was important for us to get wickets, since the total was small, and I knew if I saved KG’s over for the end it would be helpful,” he stated within the post-match presentation.
Iyer additionally spoke about Ravichandran Ashwin, who suffered from a shoulder injury whereas attempting to save lots of a single off his personal bowling.
Ashwin was taken off the sphere after bowling only one over and didn’t return for the rest of the match.
“Ashwin says he’ll be ready for the next game, but in the end the physio is going to decide,” Iyer stated.
KXIP skipper KL Rahul termed the defeat as “bittersweet”, admitting that he would taken a Super Over on the finish of 10 overs.
“It is bittersweet. If at the end of 10 overs, if you had said this match is going to a Super Over, I would have taken it. It’s still our first game, so lots of learning,” Rahul stated.
Rahul additionally praised opening associate Mayank Agarwal, whose 60-ball 89 virtually took KXIP previous the ending line.
“He (Mayank) was unbelievable and to get a game that close was magical,” said Rahul.
Earlier, DC posted a complete of 157/eight following a effective half-century by Marcus Stoinis, after being despatched in to bat. KXIP had been restricted to the identical scoreline on the finish of the second innings, ensuing within the match being determined by means of a Super Over.
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