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DC vs RR: Wanted To Capitalise On Rajasthan Royals’ Lack Of Batting Depth, Says Shikhar Dhawan

IPL 2020, DC vs RR: Delhi Capitals ensured a disciplined efficiency with the ball.© BCCI/IPL




Delhi Capitals (DC) appearing captain Shikhar Dhawan said that his gamers had been assured of defending a goal of 162 in opposition to Rajasthan Royals, contemplating their obvious lack of depth in batting. DC defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 13 runs within the 30th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. This win propelled them to the highest of the factors desk as soon as once more, having conceded their summit place following a defeat in opposition to Mumbai Indians (MI) of their earlier league conflict.

“Knew their batting isn’t deep. Knew if we got their top-order we can get them,” stated Dhawan within the post-match convention when requested to debate his aspect’s strategy in opposition to RR within the second innings.

The opener was part of the post-match convention because the appearing captain, within the absence of normal skipper Shreyas Iyer who sustained an damage throughout fielding. Iyer instantly walked again to the crew dugout, watching on from the sidelines until the top.

Dhawan confirmed that the cricketer was certainly in ache, however his shoulder is shifting. The opener additional said {that a} correct report could be out there tomorrow. 

“He’s in pain but his shoulder is moving. We’ll get a proper report tomorrow,” he added. 

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RR skipper Steve Smith termed the defeat as “disappointing”, terming lack of wickets in “clumps” as a serious consequence behind the debacle. 

“Disappointing. The wicket slowed up a bit as the game went on. We got off to a good start with Jos (Buttler) and Stokesy (Ben Stokes), then we lost a couple of wickets and got another partnership between Stokesy and Sanju (Samson), then again lost wickets in clumps and on slow wickets it is hard to make up too many runs at the backend,” stated Smith when requested about his response to the defeat in an important conflict.

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