May 3, 2015 7:31:15 pm
Ajinkya Rahane continued his sparkling form as he struck a 54-ball unbeaten 91 to help Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs and bounce back from a five-match winless streak in the IPL cricket tournament in Mumbai on Sunday. (Full Coverage| Fixtures|Points Table)
Rahane shared 113 runs with Nair, who made 61 off 38 balls, from just 11.3 overs for the second wicket as Rajasthan scored an imposing 189 for 2 after being put into bat at their second home venue at the Braboune Stadium. READ FULL MATCH REPORT HERE.
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What went wrong: Death bowling has been Rajasthan Royal’s bugbear throughout the season, and once they conceded 61 runs the last four overs, they never looked like regaining the momentum. The inclusion of Rusty Theron in place of James Faulkner didn’t prove to be a smart pick.
What went right: Zaheer Khan has almost been the forgotten man of Indian cricket. While he’s not surfaced on a cricket field for almost a year, the veteran left-armer has also spent most of IPL8 on the bench, recuperating from his latest injury.
Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday credited his mental preparation as the key to his success in Tests, ODIs and the ongoing Indian Premier League, in which he is the leading run-getter till date.
“It’s about mental adjustment as the technique remains the same. I focus on my mental aspect. It’s important how you assess the ground and wicket conditions and adjust quickly,” the 26-year-old Rahane, who is representing Rajasthan Royals in the IPL-8, told reporters in Mumbai.
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