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PBKS vs DC: Rishabh Pant Says Delhi Capitals “Need To Try A Few Things” For Kolkata Leg Of IPL | Cricket News





Punjab Kings’ stand-in skipper Mayank Agarwal on Sunday mentioned his staff could not step up within the center overs and ended up with a minimum of 10 runs quick throughout the IPL game against Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad. The 30-year-old from Bengaluru, who’s main the aspect instead of common skipper KL Rahul, slammed a 58-ball 99 to single-handedly take Punjab to 166 for six after shedding wickets in a bunch within the center over. DC then chased down the full in 17.4 overs.

“Would’ve liked two points but we were ten short on that wicket and for the kind of Powerplay they had, we had to really scramble there,” Agarwal, who was adjudged the Player of the Match, mentioned throughout the post-match presentation.

“One batsman had to bat through and that was the plan, it was my day and tried to get as many as we can but didn’t get as many in the middle overs but at least ended well.”

“We have to shut this off and turn up next game and put our best foot forward, figure ways how to get those two points.”

Winning captain Rishabh Pant was extraordinarily happy with the best way Delhi went about their enterprise.

“Shikhar (Dhawan) and Prithvi (Shaw) gave us a very good start. In the first innings, the ball was gripping and even in the second innings, it was slow but the way they started was commendable,” he mentioned.

“It feels so good when you have a great start in every match. Most of the things are sorted but we need to try a few things for the Kolkata leg.”

DC will play 5 matches on the Eden Gardens after taking over Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

“The competition is very good, we have a gun pace bowling attack and it’s difficult to make everyone play. I am enjoying captaincy, learning each and every day. Everyone is helping me,” Pant mentioned.

Shikhar Dhawan, who smashed an unbeaten 47-ball 69, too was proud of “perfectly crafted” innings and mentioned they wished to finish the match early retaining in thoughts the web run-rate.

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“Really happy with the way we chased the score down. Prithvi and myself were able to get a great start. Smith chipped in nicely and I knew I had to go till the end. Perfectly crafted innings, I enjoyed it,” he mentioned.

“Once we knew that we can close the game, we wanted to finish the game early around 19 overs, but Hetmyer finished it in the 18th. He’s been amazing with the way he has been striking. Good to up the strike rate. Both runs and strike rate are important.”

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