IPL 2019, SRH vs RR: Rajasthan captain Ajinkya Rahane says there is very less margin of error for bowlers against in-form David Warner

Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane admitted that it is very difficult for bowlers to defend any total against an opposition which has an in-form batsman like David Warner up their ranks.

Press Trust of India, Mar 30, 2019 08:37:48 IST

Hyderabad: Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Friday admitted that it is very difficult for bowlers to defend any total against an opposition which has an in-form batsman like David Warner up their ranks.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's David Warner plays a shot during their 2019 Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals. AFP

Sunrisers Hyderabad's David Warner plays a shot during their 2019 Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals. AFP

Sanju Samson's (102 not out) second IPL ton was overshadowed by Warner's blistering fifty as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan by five wickets to register their first win in the ongoing IPL.

Samson's first century of the ongoing IPL went in vain, as chasing a mammoth 199-run target, Warner set up the platform with a breezy 69 off 37 balls and together with Jonny Bairstow (45 off 28) added a century stand for the opening wicket as Sunrisers chase down the score in 19 overs.

"I think first of all, we thought 190 plus was very good score. The wicket was stopping a bit and we were aiming to get 150 plus. But credit to Sunrisers for the momentum they got in the powerplay. When someone like Warner bats like that, it's very less margins for the bowler," Rahane said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

"They didn't lose momentum throughout. When he (Warner) got out, Vijay Shankar batted well too. Sanju's been fantastic for us. We all know how talented he is. I'm sure he's also hurt but he'll go miles. Consistency is the key for him," he added.

Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson credited Warner and Bairstow for setting up the platform for the win.

"It was a tough game, but Rajasthan Royals played really well. The openers set it up for us. It was a good collective effort. It certainly wasn't easy. There are some areas we want to touch up on. We needed many parts to fire to chase near 200 and it was a good experience for us," Williamson said.

Man-of-the-match Rashid Khan, who bowled an economical 1/24 spell and struck a four and six off Jofra Archer to finish off the chase, said he was happy with his performance.

"I just try my best to be positive in every game, in every department," he said.

Talking about Jos Buttler's dismissal, Rashid said: "I think that was the plan (to Buttler) as I've got him early previously. So I just bowled in good areas and saw how it goes. I just tried my best to mix up my five leg-spinners.

"I realised it wasn't a wicket where there will be too much turn. Yes, I have five different leg-spins, with different actions and grip," he said.

Asked about his batting skill, the star Afghan cricketer said: "My coaches have given me a lot of confidence in the nets that I'm capable of hitting it anywhere.

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Updated Date: Mar 30, 2019 08:37:48 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 7 6 1 0 12
New Zealand 6 5 0 1 11
India 5 4 0 1 9
England 7 4 3 0 8
Bangladesh 7 3 3 1 7
Sri Lanka 6 2 2 2 6
Pakistan 6 2 3 1 5
West Indies 6 1 4 1 3
South Africa 7 1 5 1 3
Afghanistan 7 0 7 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254