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Different guys standing up at different times: Boult on RR's consistent run

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Last updated on 17 Apr 2023 | 05:16 AM
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Different guys standing up at different times: Boult on RR's consistent run

The left-arm seamer returned to the side after missing a game due to niggle but was expensive in his four overs, leaking 46 runs

Rajasthan Royals registered a thrilling three-wicket win against Gujarat Titans in an evening encounter at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, April 16. 

Chasing 178 runs for the win, the Royals were tottering at 26 for two in the powerplay but managed to stage a comeback courtesy off half-centuries from Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer

In the post-match press conference, Trent Boult credited the spell by Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami with the new ball and stated that adapting to the conditions in India is the biggest challenge. 

"I am pretty happy with my performance and my role in the side that is taking wickets early on in the innings. The biggest challenge of the IPL and touring India is adapting to those conditions, and I felt I did not adapt well today. They showed us how to bowl on that wicket as a seam unit with a beautiful spell from Hardik and Shami, which was pretty class stuff," Boult said. 

The Kiwi pacer also heaped praises on skipper Samson for his 60 off 32 deliveries and Hetmyer for his unbeaten 56 off 26 deliveries that powered the Royals over the line. 

"We ave got some really talented batters in our side, and the real positive is to see different people stand up at different times. Jos is a massive player for us and I am sure he must be frustrated to miss out on some runs tonight. But the hunger from the rest of the batting unit helped us cross the finishing line," he said. 

"Different guys standing up at different times has helped us win the game, and I thought the captain absorbed a lot of pressure and was backed up by Hetty, which is good to see." 

Earlier in the innings, the Royals managed to make a mess of a high catch from Wriddhiman Saha as three people converged onto the ball, with the catch finally being completed by Boult himself. 

Explaining this unusual wicket, Boult said, "It is one of those crazy ones where it goes high in the dark skies. Obviously, in this amazing crowd, you can’t hear much. I would call myself lucky, probably just right place at the right time."

The left-arm pacer is happy with the consistent performances of the team and believes the vibes in the changing room have ensured they consolidate their position on top of the points table. 

"It is a significant win, and every match here is a must-win game. The history between the Titans and the Royals is such that they had our numbers."

"In any game, when we come from behind and absorb the pressure and take the game deep like that and be on the right side of the game is very satisfying. There are some good vibes in the changing room as well," he concluded. 

The Royals will travel back home to take on the Lucknow Super Giants in an evening clash on Tuesday, April 18, in Jaipur. 

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