IPL 2024: Rishabh Pant lauds bowlers for exceptional show against Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: After Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 20 runs, captain Rishabh Pant praised his bowlers, especially Kuldeep Yadav, for their outstanding performance in the last overs.
A masterclass from Sanju Samson nearly sealed the deal for RR, but the DC bowlers persevered to secure their sixth home victory of the year and maintain their hopes of making the playoffs.
After the game Pant said, “The way our bowlers executed at the back end was the main positive and it was really good to see. We will try to learn from every game. Even when we lose or win, we will keep our head down and keep moving forward. As always Kuldeep delivered which was great to see. It was close to par and at the same time we were thinking that if we can restrict them to 200 that would be fair and that was the thought process.”
In the final three overs, DC scored 53 runs while RR only scored 20. The Royals have not pursued a target for the second consecutive game. Even though the Royals lost both of their openers during the powerplay, they were still able to stay within striking distance and looked like strong favorites to complete the chase.
However, the game was flipped on its head when Sanju Samson and Shubham Dubey were removed from the game quickly, as the remaining batters were unable to keep up with the requisite rate pressure.
Credit goes to Kuldeep for bowling a game-changing 18th over in which he picked up two wickets for just four runs. Overall, it was a much-needed victory for DC to improve their campaign, and aside from their problems with their plodding over-overs bowling, the Royals will be concerned about their second consecutive defeat.
DC climbed to the fifth spot with six wins, six losses and 12 points. RR stayed second with eight wins, three losses and 16 points.

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