IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals ‘super delighted’ with ‘defending 8 runs of last 2 overs against PBKS’

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals 'super delighted' with 'defending 8 of 2 overs
IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals 'super delighted' with 'defending 8 of 2 overs

IPL 2021 RR Wins – Rajasthan Royals Super Delighted: Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Riyan Parag has said that it was an incredible job done by his side’s bowlers to defend eight runs in the final two overs against Punjab Kings. The team is super-delighted with the super-victory over PBKS.

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IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals celebrate big time, team delighted with ‘Defending 8 runs of last 2 overs against PBKS’

IPL 2021 RR Wins – Rajasthan Royals Super Delighted: Rajasthan Royals registered a thrilling two-run victory over Punjab Kings on Tuesday here at the Dubai International Stadium. Chasing 186, Punjab Kings got off to an excellent start as openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal put on 120 runs for the opening wicket. However, after this, Rajasthan was able to make a comeback and the side registered a thrilling victory. Kartik Tyagi returned with two wickets and he was adjudged as Man of the Match.

“The mood is really nice, cricket is a really funny game. We were in the driving seat after the first innings but we were poor in the field, the game was slipping away. In the 19th over, I was at mid-off, I told Mustafizur Rahman that do not let it finish in this over and we can have a chance in the final two overs. Defending eight runs of last two overs was incredible,” said Parag during a virtual press conference.

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“This is the number one spell I have seen in all my career, but I hope Kartik does it for us in the rest of the matches as well. We had a bad day in the field, I rate myself as one of the best fielders, but in the end, I am human and I can drop a catch too,” he added.

Earlier, Arshdeep Singh took a five-wicket haul for Punjab Kings as Rajasthan Royals was bundled out for 185. For the Sanju Samson-led side, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Mahipal Lamror scored 49 and 43 respectively. For Punjab, Mohammed Shami also scalped three wickets.

“Bowlers have perfected the yorker, so the helicopter shot is a way of adding another thing in my armoury. It did not pay off well today but then I am confident, in the next match, if I get the same ball, I’ll try the same thing,” said Parag.

IPL 2021 RR Wins – Rajasthan Royals Super Delighted: Rajasthan Royals will next lock horns against Delhi Capitals on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Kartik Tyagi | Player of the Match: I was injured during the India leg of the IPL and by the time I got fit, the tournament was suspended. Felt sad. So this feels really good. I have been talking to people over the years and they keep telling me that things keep changing in this format, so I need to keep believing. I’ve always heard from everyone and also watched games in this format where strange things have happened. Today, I was fortunate to play a big role in something special. I was bowling a bit too short earlier, later worked on it consciously after getting a lot of feedback.

IPL 2021 RR beat PBKS: Sanju Samson | Rajasthan Royals captain: It’s funny that we kept believing (that we could win). I kept the overs of Mustafizur and Tyagi for the end, believing. Cricket is a funny game right. We just kept fighting and believing. I always believe in my bowlers, want to keep fighting and that’s why I kept those two overs till the end. To be very honest, to get that score on this wicket, we felt good because we had the bowling. If we took the catches, we could have won the game earlier. People have really worked hard on their fitness.

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