DC beat RR, IPL 2021: Anrich Nortje says, ‘154 was a good score at slow Abu Dhabi wicket’

DC beat RR, IPL 2021: Anrich Nortje says, ‘154 was a good score at slow Abu Dhabi wicket’
DC beat RR, IPL 2021: Anrich Nortje says, ‘154 was a good score at slow Abu Dhabi wicket’

DC beat RR, IPL 2021: Anrich Nortje says, ‘154 was a good score at slow Abu Dhabi wicket’: Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje on Saturday said that 154 was a very good score against Rajasthan Royals and his side always had the belief of going away with a victory.

Chasing 155, Rajasthan Royals was left struggling at 55/5 in the 12th over and skipper Sanju Samson’s unbeaten knock of 70 runs did not prove enough as Delhi Capitals went on to register a 33-run victory here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. For DC, Nortje returned with figures of 2-18. “Warming up, it is just your normal stretches and getting a few balls in. There is nothing specific, everybody does the same thing. It is just about workouts and action when you are not on the field,” said Nortje during a virtual post-match press conference when asked about his bowling routines.

DC beat RR, IPL 2021: Anrich Nortje says, ‘154 was a good score at slow Abu Dhabi wicket’

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“Abu Dhabi wicket is definitely slower than Dubai. We were expecting it as well. We were a day game here, so it is not going to be quick, either it will be slow or very slow. Variations on good length is a very good option and hitting the hard length, it is not easy. Just try and hit the stumps. Shorter deliveries and half-volleys are easier to hit so just trying to hit a good length,” he added.

With this win, Rishabh Pant-led side went to the top spot in the points table. On the other hand, the Royals remain at the sixth spot with eight points.

Earlier, Shreyas Iyer top-scored with a knock of 43 runs off 32 balls as Delhi Capitals posted 154/6 in the allotted twenty overs. For Rajasthan Royals, Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya returned with two wickets each.

DC beat RR, IPL 2021: Anrich Nortje says, ‘154 was a good score at slow Abu Dhabi wicket’

“We did not have a big chat, to be honest we thought it was a good score. It was quite difficult to score out there. We had discussions on what would be difficult to score and we just stuck to it,” said Nortje.

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