Mumbai: After registering their first win of this season in the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson said that he thought gaining a victory would be tough when his side was reduced to 42/5 at one stage.
“Had some hopes with Miller and Morris to come but to be really honest I thought that it was tough from there and I think the boys did really well to get over the line. It’s about reading the conditions. Was a bit sticky to start with,” Samson told host broadcaster Star Sports at the post-match presentation.
“Hard lengths and mixing up with the variations was the key. That’s also our strength – three left-armers. They are slightly different from the others so we can use them in a different way. We had a chat with Sakariya, he was very confident and very clear,” he added.
Brilliant bowling performance by Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris, and Mustafizur Rahman helped Rajasthan Royals restrict Delhi Capitals to 147/8.
Delhi kept on losing wickets at regular intervals, and although skipper Rishabh Pant played a knock of 51.
Chasing the small target of 147 runs RR lost some early wickets and DC was in the game but with the help of left-handed batsman David Miller produced a 62-run knock and it was followed by Chris Morris’ cameo of 36 runs off just 18 balls as Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Capitals by three wickets here at the Wankhede Stadium.