Sanju Samson led RR started strong by putting 210 runs on board, and then, the bowlers complemented the performance of the batters.
Kane Willaimson, though, was left disappointed and said, “We started beautifully with the ball, we had our opportunities. In all the games so far, there has been some swing and assistance with the new ball. You want to make some inroads, we looked very likely, but unfortunately, some fine margins in this game didn’t go our way. It was a very good surface, Rajasthan played outstandingly well. For us, there’s still a number of things to touch on and improve on as aside.”
“You got to keep your chin up and move on to the next one. It (no-balls) is not something common to us, it was a surprise in a lot of ways, and we certainly don’t want to do that moving forward. When you take a wicket off a no-ball, it’s never nice. It’s important for us to look at areas where we can improve. (On Umran Malik) Incredibly exciting, he’s got that raw pace, hopefully he continues to evolve as a cricketer.”
“He’s young, got some experience last year which was really valuable and I’m sure he’ll just continue to get better. For us as a side and as a young team, we want to make sure that we stay engaged throughout, be nice and clear on what we’re trying to execute. With the bat, it was tough, the ball moved early on we needed to navigate that as well as we could. Today wasn’t our day,” he concluded.
first published:March 29, 2022, 11:30 p.m.