Delhi Capitals (DC) registered yet another clinical win in their IPL 2021 campaign as they handed a 33-run loss to Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals in match 36 on Saturday (25 September) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The DC batters had a tough day at the office at Abu Dhabi with RR pacers Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya picking 2 wickets each along with Kartik Tyagi returning 1 wicket.
As DC lost a few quick wickets, former captain Shreyas Iyer tried to steady with 43 (32) to his name. After winning the game, Iyer told his teammate Shimron Hetmyer about how he enjoys batting on bowling conducive wickets.
“The pitch was decent, it was coming on to the bat and I felt it was a belter to bat on. I would say I paced my innings really well, once I get set, I know what would be the next move of the bowlers. Wouldn’t say this was one of my best knocks but I am really glad that we got our team to score 154. It is always fun to bat on a wicket which is difficult for others,” Iyer told Hetmyer in a video posted on iplt20.com.
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Thanks to some good batting by DC’s middle order, the team could post a competitive target of 155 runs which eventually proved to be too much for RR as they fell short by 33 runs.
“We felt that it was difficult, as the ball got softer it got difficult to bat. 189 is my highest score in cricket back home, I do not remember what game it was. I got to 189 and then I got out hence this number is there on my jersey,” Hetmyer told the Mumbai-based cricketer Shreyas Iyer.
With this fantastic win under their belt, Rishabh Pant-led DC regained the top spot on the points table with 16 points to their name in 10 matches played.
The Delhi Capitals will be locking horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) next on Tuesday (28 September) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.