In a low-scoring thriller astatine Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium connected Thursday, Rajasthan Royals pipped Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets.
Rishabh Pant's Delhi were each implicit Rajasthan by reducing them to 42 for 5 astatine 1 signifier but superb batting performances by South Africans stars David Miller and Chris Morris helped Royals propulsion disconnected a heist.
In the post-match property league Delhi Capitals caput manager Ricky Ponting has pointed retired a 'mistake' which DC made portion defending the 148-run target.
Experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled 3 overs connected the trot successful his archetypal and lone spell, giving distant conscionable 14 runs. He did not concede a azygous bound and maintained the presumption quo of the havoc wrecked by pacers Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada and Avesh Khan.
92 disconnected 54 balls were needed erstwhile Ashwin completed his 3rd and last over. Rahul Tewatia had conscionable arrived successful the middle.
David Miller went berserk soon aft and Chris Morris later, finished disconnected the lucifer successful benignant to manus Sanju Samson's squad their archetypal triumph of the season.
"That's surely thing that we volition speech astir erstwhile I get a accidental to beryllium down with the team.
"He had bowled beautifully. Three overs, nary for 14. Hadn't adjacent conceded a boundary. Look helium had a disappointing crippled successful crippled one, but helium has worked truly hard successful the past fewer days to marque definite helium adjusted and got things close successful this game. I thought helium bowled beautifully tonight. Probably a mistake connected our behalf, and thing we volition beryllium talking astir aboriginal on," Ricky Ponting said.
Too galore casual balls to Morris
Ricky Ponting besides stated that Delhi bowled astatine lengths which were casual to prime for Chris Morris, who slammed 4 sixes successful his 18-ball 36 not out. The erstwhile Australia skipper said that plans against the hard-hitting all-rounder were not executed properly.
"We astir apt gave him a fewer excessively galore casual balls, a fewer excessively galore slot balls if you like," Ponting said. "The magnitude wasn't rather wherever it needed to be. If you look astatine the replay of the game, if you bowled a tenable yorker, helium didn't people disconnected them. If it was backmost of a length, benignant of, supra stump high, helium didn't get clasp of them either, particularly with gait connected the ball. We talked astir however to vessel to him, but the execution astir apt wasn't there."