With Marcus Stoinis proving to be important within the back-end of each the innings, Delhi Capitals managed to take the sport into the Super Over, and 25-year-old Rabada was fast to credit score his teammate for the win.
“I think it was incredible batting by Stoinis. He played an unbelievable innings towards the end to get us to a respectable total, and I thought Shreyas and Rishabh batted extremely well together to get us out of that hole early on,” stated the South African.
“What a day Stoinis had – he bowled two full tosses and got two wickets so it was his day. And from there, I think we took our opportunity to win that game,” Rabada added.
Having stepped as much as ship within the Super Over, Rabada conceded two runs off the primary ball together with his supply drifting onto KL Rahul’s legs. However, the South African got here again to select up the Indian opener’s wicket by following him down the leg facet and forcing him into a clumsy place to play the pull shot, which ultimately discovered Axar Patel’s fingers.
“You don’t plan anything. I don’t plan to win, but instead, I plan to execute to win, and I think I managed to do that well in the Super Over,” Rabada commented on how he approached the six deliveries.
The pacer then managed to strike once more as he took aside Nicholas Pooran’s off stump to wrap up the innings in simply three balls. “That’s just the way a game of cricket goes. Honestly, it was a big relief because I knew if I did that, and with the kind of batters we have, three runs to win, we could do that. I was just very relieved that I took the wicket and could help the team in winning,” expressed Rabada.
The South African additionally stated that “it was nice to be under so much pressure in the first game” as he mirrored on Delhi Capitals’ first match. “Unfortunately our top order couldn’t do it this time, but we know all of them are quality players and will click in the upcoming games. So, you know, happy for the win but there’s still a long way to go in this tournament,” he added.
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