Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders produced a thrilling game at the Kotla on Saturday. It went right down to the wire and had to be decided in the Super Over. Kagiso Rabada delivered a brilliant over to get his side home. But before that, it was Prithvi Shaw who had scripted the chase for DC.
The opener scored 99 runs from just 55 balls that included 12 fours and 3 sixes. Chasing 186 to win, he gave his side a solid platform and kept them in the dominant position. Unfortunately, he missed out on a century and got out in the penultimate over. Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian captain and the advisor of DC, believes that Shaw will score many centuries not just in IPL but for team India as well in the future.
“What Prithvi played tonight speaks volumes of his abilities. It’s important to keep things simple when Prithvi was playing well you don’t need to tell him anything because he struck the ball so well tonight. Just had to tell him that keep going and finish the game off. Good players do it, great players do it – when they get in they finish the game off.
And I think he did that, Unfortunately, he got out on 99 felt sorry for him but I think he will get a lot of hundreds in IPL and all formats of the game for the quality he has,” said Ganguly as quoted by India Today.
Rabada brought Super Over victory for DC
When DC scored 10 runs in the Super Over, it was going to be a difficult task for any bowler to defend that against the likes of Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik. But Kagiso Rabada kept his nerves and delivered his yorker plan perfectly. Ganguly had a few good things to say about the pacer too.
“It is more difficult because I can’t bat and I can’t bowl. But fantastic, that ( Rabada’s yorker ) would probably be the ball of IPL in a month and a half’s time. You know to bowl to (Andre) Russell, who has probably been in the form of his life. It’s unbelievable,” added Ganguly.