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IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant hails Delhi Capitals' bowling attack after DC hammer RR- It is one of the best

India Today logo India Today 25-09-2021 India Today Web Desk
Our bowling attack is one of the best: Rishabh Pant after DC ease past RR to bag 8th win Our bowling attack is one of the best: Rishabh Pant after DC ease past RR to bag 8th win

Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant was elated after his team registered a comprehensive 33-run win over Rajasthan Royals to reclaim the top spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 points table on Friday.

Pant said that DC's bowling attack is one of the best in the ongoing tournament after the bowlers made up for the team's underwhelming display with the bat to hand Rajasthan Royals a 33-run defeat in their Indian Premier League match.

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"[On his bowling attack] If not the best, it is one of the best. But we like to take it as one match at a time," Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

"There's a fair bit of planning, as a team we plan according to the batters, and execute according to those plans. Ashwin likes to set his own fields.

Pant reckoned that he was happy as long as the team was winning and he was satisfied with his form. Shreyas Iyer (43 off 32 balls) and skipper Rishabh Pant (24 off 24 balls) started to repair the damage caused by the loss of the openers. The duo, who stitched a 62-run partnership, kept the scoreboard ticking, while also hitting the occasional boundaries at the huge Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

"I am happy with my form. As long as the team is winning, I am happy. [On playing with Shreyas] We have batted together for a long time. He bats 3 and I bat 5 normally. So that helps," Pant added.

The Capitals bowling unit restricted the Royals to 121 for six after the team put on board 154 for six on the back of Shreyas Iyer's 43 and a late flourish provided by Shimron Hetmyer, who scored 28 runs off 16 balls.

Rajasthan skipper Sanju Samson looked in sublime touch, scoring an unbeaten 70, but with wickets tumbling at regular intervals from the other end, the Royals innings failed to get the momentum it needed.

South African pacer Anrich Nortje (2/18) led the Delhi bowlers who performed as a cohesive unit. Avesh Khan (1/29), Kagiso Rabada (1/26), Axar Patel (1/27), Ravichandran Ashwin (1/20) snapped a wicket each.

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