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Best performances - Batsmen

SV Samson
SV Samson
70(53) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
15 5 0 13 5 11 7 14
SS Iyer
SS Iyer
43(32) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
2 0 3 0 16 6 4 12

Best performances - Bowlers

A Nortje
A Nortje
O4
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman
O4
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: @debayansen

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs | RR: 121/6 (34 runs required, RR: 6.05)

  • Sanju Samson70 (53b)
  • Tabraiz Shamsi2 (4b)
  • Avesh Khan4-0-29-1
  • Kagiso Rabada4-0-26-1

6.06 pm That's that from Abu Dhabi. We can take you over to Sharjah, where Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings are meeting up. You can follow that match here. Goodbye from Abu Dhabi. Shreyas Iyer is player of the match: "Just decided to see how the wicket was playing and then take it from there and look to take on the spinners later. Prithvi and Shikhar are attacking players. Rishabh and I have been playing together for the last five years. It is good fun because he takes on bowlers as soon as he comes on. [On returning from injury] The last five months have been hectic, but now I am feeling amazing. I have a close-knit family and friends. They motivated me, and once rehab started, my power came back quicker than I thought. I love to taken on the bowlers."

Rishabh Pant: "[On his bowling attack] If not the best, it is one of the best. But we like to take it as one match at a time. There's a fair bit of planning, as a team we plan according to the batters, and execute according to those plans. Ashwin likes to set his own fields. I am happy with my form. As long as the team is winning, I am happy. [On playing with Shreyas] We have batted together for a long time. He bats 3 and I bat 5 normally. So that helps."

5.57 pm Time for the presentation.

Mohit: "Sanju - 70 of 53 and rest of the team - 45 of 73. That's right there was the difference in the end."

Anrich Nortje: "It was quite slow, but Shreyas said it was difficult to hit straight. So we weire trying to get them to hit straight. All the bowlers did a great job. We try and share ideas as much as we can, and then you make the most of it. [On yorkers] Depends on who is batting, but it's great when it works. We work quite hard on fitness. I don't know when the season's stopping, so you have to stay fit."

Sanju Samson says: "I thought the total was chaseable but we lost too many wickets and weren't able to get any momentum in our chase. We might consider changes for the next game, but it is too early now. We have to remove all emotion before that."

Delhi Capitals haven't yet made the playoffs, but Gaurav Sundararaman reminds us that no team has actually failed to qualify with 16 points before.

Mustafa Moudi: "The Secret for DC's Success is their player names - DhaWON, SteWON, AshWIN, PraWin (Dubey) (Please dont tell anyone) :P"

5.42 pm It's a good win for the Delhi Capitals. Didn't make a lot of runs, but perhaps worked themselves into just the kind of zone that made it a bit comfortable in the end. With their bowling attack, we did mention anything above 150 would be good, and that's what it proved to be. Each bowler who came on to bowl contributed with wickets. Avesh Khan was a standout for them, as was Anrich Nortje.

19.6
1
Avesh Khan to Samson, 1 run, And that's that. Full on middle, and driven down towards long on
19.5
6
Avesh Khan to Samson, SIX, inside out, for six! Avesh puts this on a length, just around off, and he smacks this through the extra cover region. Made no attempt to keep it down. Or run.

"Do DC really need Lalit Yadav given how well their 5 man attack is doing? I think they should bring Sam Billings to bolster their batting. " --- Always good to have an extra option, Pranay

19.4
1
Avesh Khan to Shamsi, 1 run, fuller, outside off, and driven firmly towards sweeper cover
19.3
1
Avesh Khan to Samson, 1 run, length, outside off, and he looks to drive this down the ground. On the bounce through towards long on
19.2
0
Avesh Khan to Samson, no run, slower ball, into the pitch, and Samson looks to set himself up for the drive but has to check his shot. Fielded on his follow-through by Avesh
19.1
2
Avesh Khan to Samson, 2 runs, full toss, and he flogs this outside off. Driven towards sweeper cover

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6LS LivingstoneYBK Jaiswal
2nd0SV SamsonYBK Jaiswal
3rd11DA MillerSV Samson
4th31SV SamsonMK Lomror
5th7SV SamsonR Parag
6th44R TewatiaSV Samson
7th22T ShamsiSV Samson