"I thought it was tough", Samson reflects on the chase after Rajasthan were 42 for five

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16 Apr 2021 | 04:35 AM
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"I thought it was tough", Samson reflects on the chase after Rajasthan were 42 for five

After conceding the first match by 4 runs, Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Capitals to get off the mark in the points table

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Chasing 148 for their first win of the season, Rajasthan Royals were reduced to 42/5 in the 10th over. Players like David Miller and Chris Morris were still there but their presence did little to assure Sanju Samson of a win. 

Samson, in the post-match presentation said, "To be very honest, I thought that it was tough from 40 for 5. We had Miller and Morris, but I thought it was tough."

"It's about reading the conditions. It was a little sticky at the start. Taking pace off is the strength of our fast bowlers and that worked out," he said.

Morris, who struck an unbeaten 18-ball 36 and finished the game with a six reckoned the Delhi Capitals batsmen did not handle the bounce well while their bowlers hit the right length.

"That happens every now and then in the game of cricket, I thought Delhi played really well. Dave [Miller] played a great hand.

"I think the dew plays a part here. I think they hit the length a lot better than we did and they got a lot of guys skying with the extra bounce. But we would have taken a chase of 140-odd."

Morris said it was nice to know that his side can win from anywhere after being down in the dumps. He also spoke about his role in the side, especially with the bat. 

"There are guys that get paid to bat and guys that get paid to slog, and I know which I am. That's why I play so much golf," he said. Morris further added, "I think the last game, that close game, we took a lot as a team. For us to get as close on the day, we took a lot out of that first game of ours."

The Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant said his side did a good job but "we let them get over us in the end." Confirming Morris' theory, Pant also said that dew played a role in the result of the match.

"We could have bowled better. Dew got the better of us. I think we were 15-20 runs short. But there is something to gain from this match, the bowlers did well at the start. Hopefully in the future we can pull things off.

"In the second innings there was more dew than the first innings so we had to be doing our part, because the slower ball wasn't stopping," he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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