IPL 2018: First Six Overs Took the Game Away From Us – Gautam Gambhir
A spirited Chandigarh crowd witnessed a one-sided contest in the second game of the IPL 2018. But they won’t mind it much as their team has registered a comfortable victory against Gautam Gambhir’s men. A stroke-filled fifty from KL Rahul got Punjab in a good state.
Batting first, Delhi Daredevils-led by Gambhir posted 166 on the board. Gambhir scored his 36th IPL fifty and joined hands with David Warner for the most number of the fifties.
Opening batsman Gambhir made a 42-ball 55, that included five boundaries and a six.
Apart from him, Rishabh Pant and Chris Morris played cameos to take their side to a decent position.
Punjab keeps Delhi under check:
Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman was impressive. He scalped two wickets, conceding 28 runs in his four overs.
Chasing 167 to win, Rahul hit the fastest fifty in the history of IPL. He scored a 16-ball 51. His Bangalore teammate Karun Nair found form too.
Nair made a stylish 33-ball 50 before Marcus Stoinis and David Miller finished off the contest with seven balls to spare.
Gambhir was dejected as his first game after return to the Delhi franchise started with a loss.
Gambhir backs the bowlers:
In the post-match event, Gambhir said that it was the first six overs that took the game away from them. He also lauded his bowlers’ efforts and said the did well to take the match to the very end.
The skipper Gautam Gambhir added that 166 was a competitive score and that they couldn’t have asked for more.
“We got a decent total, but the first six overs took the game away from us. Credit to the bowlers to take it till the 19th over, I thought that was a tremendous effort. Once the ball got old, it was hard to clear the fence. 166 was a competitive total.” he said.
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