CC vs RR: "We have to make some adjustments." – Sanju Samson after losing to Delhi Capitals in a high-scoring clash

Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) traveled to the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi for match 56 of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) against Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday, May 7.

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first in the match. The RR bowling was not up to the mark in the match and ended up conceding 221 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin was the team’s best wicket-taker as he took a 3-wicket haul. Apart from him, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal got one wicket each.

For Delhi Capitals, Abishek Porel (65) and Jake Fraser-McGurk (50) did a fantastic job early on and then Tristan Stubbs (41) finished the innings with his power.

Chasing the target, Sanju Samson led from the front and played an excellent knock of 86 runs. Riyan Parag and Shubham Dubey supported him well but after their dismissals, Rajasthan Royals were restricted to 201/8 and lost the match by 20 runs.

Speaking after the match, Samson said they thought the match was in their hands and the goal could have been chased. Sanju Samson also opined that they gave away 10 extra runs in the match. Sanju Samson stated:

“I think we had it in our hands, it was like 11 or 12 runs per over, it was possible, these things happen in the IPL.

“Yes, we are doing both things well, we would like to maintain what the conditions demand, 220 was 10 extra runs to chase, the DC opener came out and did what he does, we still came back well.”

Sanju Samson, while mentioning that Rajasthan Royals have lost some close games, credited DC batsman Tristan Stubbs for doing a great job against their best players. Sanju Samson explained:

“We’ve lost three games, but all of those games have been very close, we’ve been playing remarkably well, we have to make some adjustments and we need to keep the momentum going. Yes and no, actually, you have to give credit to someone like Stubbs, who hit well against Sandeep, he scored 2-3 extra sixes against my best players who are Yuzi Chahal and Sandeep Sharma. We have lost the game, we have to find out where we lost the game, we have to keep moving.”

Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals current position in IPL 2024 points table

Before the match against Delhi Capitals, the dominant Rajasthan Royals were ranked second in the Indian Premier League 2024 points table. Notably, RR was recently dethroned from the number 1 position after KKR took the first place after defeating brutally to the Lucknow Super Giants.

The first champions added 16 points in 10 games and eight victories. Team RR’s net run rate was 0.622. Now, after concluding the clash with DC, they maintain the same position.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) will next be seen in action in the 61st match of the Indian Premier League 2024 when they take on the Chennai Super Kings on May 12 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.

Talking about Delhi Capitals, they were at the sixth position in the standings before the match due to their up-and-down season. With a poor net return rate of -0.442, the Rishabh Pant-led team scored 10 points with five wins and six losses in 11 matches. After the end of the match against Rajasthan Royals, they jumped to fifth place.

The Delhi Capitals will next travel to Bengaluru for their clash against the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on May 12 in match 62 of IPL 2024.