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Chasing
155,
Rajasthan
Royals
was
left
struggling
at
55/5
in
the
12th
over
and
skipper
Sanju
Samson’s
unbeaten
knock
of
70
runs
did
not
prove
enough
as
Delhi
Capitalswent
on
to
register
a
33-run
victory
here
at
the
Sheikh
Zayed
Stadium
in
Abu
Dhabi.
For
DC,
Nortje
returned
with
figures
of
2-18.

“Warming
up,
it
is
just
your
normal
stretches
and
getting
a
few
balls
in.
There
is
nothing
specific,
everybody
does
the
same
thing.
It
is
just
about
workouts
and
action
when
you
are
not
on
the
field,”
said
Nortje
during
a
virtual
post-match
press
conference
when
asked
about
his
bowling
routines.

“Abu
Dhabi
wicket
is
definitely
slower
than
Dubai.
We
were
expecting
it
as
well.
We
were
a
day
game
here,
so
it
is
not
going
to
be
quick,
either
it
will
be
slow
or
very
slow.

Variations
on
good
length
is
a
very
good
option
and
hitting
the
hard
length,
it
is
not
easy.
Just
try
and
hit
the
stumps.
Shorter
deliveries
and
half-volleys
are
easier
to
hit
so
just
trying
to
hit
a
good
length,”
he
added.

With
this
win,
Rishabh
Pant-led
side
went
to
the
top
spot
in
the
points
table.
On
the
other
hand,
the
Royals
remain
at
the
sixth
spot
with
eight
points.

Earlier,
Shreyas
Iyer
top-scored
with
a
knock
of
43
runs
off
32
balls
as
Delhi
Capitals
posted
154/6
in
the
allotted
twenty
overs.
For
Rajasthan
Royals,
Mustafizur
Rahman
and
Chetan
Sakariya
returned
with
two
wickets
each.

“We
did
not
have
a
big
chat,
to
be
honest
we
thought
it
was
a
good
score.
It
was
quite
difficult
to
score
out
there.
We
had
discussions
on
what
would
be
difficult
to
score
and
we
just
stuck
to
it,”
said
Nortje.

Delhi
Capitals
will
next
square
off
against
Kolkata
Knight
Riders
(KKR)
at
the
Sharjah
Cricket
Stadium
on
Tuesday.


Sanju
dejected

Meanwhile,
Rajasthan
Royals
(RR)
captain
Sanju
Samson
reckons
that
the
team
in
pink
had
the
batting
to
go
after
the
target
set
by
Delhi
Capitals
in
their
Indian
Premier
League
(IPL
2021)
encounter
at
the
Sheikh
Zayed
Stadium
on
Saturday
(September
25).

Rajasthan
Royals
lost
to
Delhi
Capitals
by
33
runs.
Skipper
Sanju
Samson
played
a
lone
hand
of
unbeaten
70,
but
it
wasn’t
enough
on
the
night
as
none
of
the
other
batsmen
managed
to
hang
in
with
the
RR
captain.

In
fact,
only
Mahipal
Lomror
managed
to
cross
double
figures
(19)
as
the
Rajasthan
batsmen
left
a
lot
to
be
desired.

RR
skipper
Sanju
said:
“A
target
of
155
with
the
quality
of
batsmen
we
have,
I
thought
it
was
chaseable.
We
had
the
batting
to
go
after
it.
I
think
we
will
come
back
stronger
in
the
next
game.”

The
emotions
are
on
the
higher
side,
we’ll
think
about
it
tomorrow
morning.
The
pitch
was
not
that
slow.
It
was
holding
up,
but
if
we
had
a
few
wickets
in
hand
we
could
have
got
the
over
the
line,”
he
added.

This
was
also
the
first
instance
of
Sanju
Samson
remaining
unbeaten
in
a
run
chase
and
his
side
has
ended
up
losing.

DC
in
the
end
produced
a
very
complete
win
to
climb
back
to
the
top
of
the
table.
RR
as
of
now
is
on
sixth
and
have
got
to
refocus
for
the
remainder
of
the
tournament.

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