After registering a 46-run win against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capital’s all-rounder Harshal Patel said Sharjah’s wicket was too slow and decided to team up with Shimron Hetmyer to score 170 runs.
Rajasthan Royals failed to chase the target of 185 runs and were all out for 138 runs. In this way, Delhi Capitals won the match by 46 runs. Batting first, Delhi scored 184 for 8 in 20 overs with the help of Hetmyer’s 45 and Stoinis’s 39. In the last over, Harshal Patel scored an innings of 16 runs from 15 balls.
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Herschel said during the post-match press conference, “When Hetmyer and I were batting, we were looking to reach a score around 165-170 as it was a much slower wicket than before, the ball definitely. Sharjah’s wicket was quite different, so the score of around 170 was competitive. ”
He said, “I think our team’s batting is very deep, we have Akshar at number 8 and Ashwin at number 9. Rabada can also hit a few sixes. We have a deep batting lineup. After the 16th over , It’s about hitting a couple of fours in every over. We were just trying to get as many runs as possible. ”
After batting, Harshal also contributed with the ball and took the wicket of Shreyas Gopal for 29 runs in his four overs. Harshal said, “My plan was to bowl with just a mixture of pace and length. Against Rajasthan the wicket was slow and stopping a bit. My plan was to bowl and mix at different speeds.”
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He said, “It’s about changing the length and pace. You can’t let the batsmen settle down with a pace and length, it’s all about this mixture. Our performance as a bowling unit has been phenomenal.” Hai and we are getting better as a team in the tournament. So we are very happy as a bowling unit. ”
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