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IPL: Revised target against Rajasthan was tough, says Gambhir

IPl: Revised target against Rajasthan was tough, says Gambhir

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Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane after winning an IPL 2018 match against Delhi Daredevils at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on April 11, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Jaipur: Glenn Maxwell of Delhi Daredevils in action during an IPL 2018 match between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on April 11, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Jaipur: Glenn Maxwell of Delhi Daredevils in action during an IPL 2018 match between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on April 11, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Jaipur: Spectators use chairs to shield themselves from rains during an IPL 2018 match between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on April 11, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Jaipur: Spectators use chairs to shield themselves from rains during an IPL 2018 match between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on April 11, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Jaipur, April 12 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir feels that the revised target handed to his side during the rain-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals was stiff to chase with just two overs of powerplay.
Chasing a revised target of 70 runs in six overs via the Duckworth-Lewis Method in a rain-truncated clash on Wednesday, Delhi had to suffer a 10-run defeat against hosts Rajasthan.
Earlier, Rajasthan rode Rahane's 45 to get to 153/5 when the skies opened up in the 17th over.
"We were very much in the game. It was a beautiful wicket to bat on, then 150-odd for 5 in 18 overs, we thought we could contain them to 170 and it was chaseable, especially with dew coming in later on," Gambhir said after the match.
"We were very much happy with the first innings. But then in 6 overs, 71 was tough. We had to go from ball one. Obviously with these sort of games, things could go either way. Just 2 overs of Powerplay, it's very difficult," the southpaw added.
"If it was a 20-over game, it would've been much easier to chase."
On the other hand, Sanju Samson, who was adjudged Man of the Match for for his quick 22-ball 37, expressed pleasure on his team's first win in the tournament.
"Feels really amazing. We wanted a win badly at our home ground and it feels good to get our first win of the season," the 23-year-old said.
"I think it's about the preparation, we had about 4 camps before the IPL and an excellent support staff who give us lot of freedom," he added.
Delhi will now face three-time champions Mumbai Indians in an away fixture on April 14 while Rajasthan will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru a day later.
--IANS
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