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While
Samson
has
coped
up
a
penalty
of
24
lakhs,
the
other
members
of
the
playing
XI
“were
each
fined
lesser
of
either
Rs
6
lakhs
or
25
percent
of
their
individual
match
fee.”

“As
it
was
the
team’s
second
offence
of
the
season
under
the
IPL’s
Code
of
Conduct
relating
to
minimum
over
rate
offences,
Rajasthan
Royals
captain
Sanju
Samson
was
fined
Rs
24
lakhs,”
the
IPL
said
in
a
statement.

The
Royals
succumbed
to
a
33-run
defeat
at
the
hands
of
league
leaders
Delhi
Capitals.

While
the
Royals
bowlers
did
well
to
restrict
the
Capitals
to
a
moderate
total
of
154
for
6,
the
batters,
apart
from
skipper
Samson,
who
scored
and
unbeaten
70,
failed
to
rise
to
the
occasion.


Sangakkara
disappointed

After
stumbling
to
a
33-run
defeat
against
Delhi
Capitals
in
the
Indian
Premier
League
(IPL
2021)
Rajasthan
Royals
Director
of
Cricket
Kumar
Sangakkara
admitted
that
David
Miller
could
have
avoided
taking
on
R
Ashwin
especially
when
the
side
had
lost
a
couple
of
wickets
early.

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
Capitals
went
on
to
register
a
victory.

“I
think
you
can
look
at
David
Miller’s
dismissal
in
a
couple
of
ways.
He
is
an
attacking
player
and
this
is
a
shot
he
usually
plays.
Unfortunately,
he
was
up
against
a
really
smart
bowler
with
a
lot
of
experience.

Probably
right,
it
was
not
the
ideal
situation
to
take
a
risk,
we
had
lost
a
couple
of
wickets.
But
that’s
T20
cricket,”
said
Sangakkara.

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

“I
think
it
was
a
tough
one
for
skipper
Sanju
Samson,
he
was
batting
well.
All
we
needed
was
someone
to
stay
with
him
and
unfortunately,
losing
wickets
regularly
did
not
allow
Sanju
to
run
free
early
on.

Delhi
boys
bowled
smartly
and
they
managed
to
stay
away
from
areas
of
Sanju’s
strengths.
We
can
go
back
and
analyse
whichever
way,
we
should
have
chased
154
with
the
batting
we
had,
and
we
were
just
not
good
enough
on
the
day,”
said
Sangakkara.

Earlier,
Shreyas
Iyer
top-scored
with
a
knock
of
43
runs
off
32
balls
as
Delhi
Capitals
posted
154/6
in
the
allotted
20
overs.

For
Rajasthan
Royals,
Mustafizur
Rahman
and
Chetan
Sakariya
returned
with
two
wickets
each.

“We
have
the
options
for
sure,
it
is
unfortunate
that
we
had
a
couple
of
injury
concerns.
It
meant
that
Lewis
and
Morris
did
not
play.
It
is
important
that
whoever
plays,
sticks
to
the
game
plans
and
understands
what’s
happening.

154
was
a
great
total
that
we
restricted
the
Capitals
to
and
all
we
needed
to
do
was
make
sure
that
we
were
not
careless.
Unfortunately,
Delhi
came
hard
at
us
and
they
bowled
smartly,”
said
Sangakkara.

“I
would
not
worry
too
much
about
the
lower-middle
order.
They
got
us
out
of
trouble
in
the
first
half
of
the
IPL
and
I
am
sure
they
will
come
good
here
as
well,”
he
added.

Rajasthan
Royals
will
next
square
off
against
SunRisers
Hyderabad
at
the
Dubai
International
Stadium
on
Monday.

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