Rajasthan Royals registered a spectacular win against KXIP in yesterday’s match after chasing a huge target. After win Rajasthan Royals Captain Steve Smith said that he was very confident about Rahul & his ability to smash the ball into the stands. “What we have seen from Tewatia in the nets is what we saw in that Cottrell over. I told someone as long as he gets one, floodgates will open. He showed heart. He told me during the timeout we still believe,” said Smith in the post-match presentation.
Rajasthan Royals chase down a huge target of 224 runs & hailed victory by a narrow margin of 4 runs in the 9th match of the IPL 2020. Steve Smith, Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia scored half-centuries to help RR chase the score easily at every point. Jofra Archer in the end took the team towards victory by scoring 13 runs in 3 balls which comprises of two sixes which helped Rajasthan Royals to cross the run target easily.
Earlier KXIP posted 223/2 target after being sent to bat first followed by an excellent maiden century by Mayank Agarwal as well as a half century by captain KL Rahul. After their dismal Nicholas Pooran came on field & handled the batting side by scoring 25 runs off 8 deliveries.
Rahul tried to take positive learnings from yesterday’s lost by terming that win or lose is a part of T2-0 cricket. “Look that is T20 cricket. We have seen this a lot of times. We need to keep our chin up. We did a lot of things right, but you have to give it to them. The game keeps you humble all the time,” he stated.