Losing wickets in clumps cost us: RR captain Ajinkya Rahane after KXIP loss

first_img Indo-Asian News Service MohaliApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 11:49 IST Rahane felt it was only a matter of two big hits and refused to criticise too much about their loss against KXIP (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDespite Buttler’s good start, Rahul Tripathi’s failure to convert a good start cost the teamRahane felt it was only a matter of two big hits and refused to criticise too muchWhile the batsmen failed to take home the advantage, the bowlers were brilliant for the RoyalsChasing 182 at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali is not generally considered a huge task, but Rajasthan Royals failed to do that against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League encounter with the visitors falling short by 12 runs.Despite a solid start at the top from Jos Buttler, new opening partner Rahul Tripathi’s failure to convert a good start cost the team as he finished with a 45-ball 50.Speaking at the end of the game, skipper Ajinkya Rahane refused to be too critical and said that it was just a matter of two big hits and things would have ended differently.”182 on that wicket was quite chaseable. We started well. Just a matter of two sixes. A game like this, you can’t criticise too much. Our bowlers bowled well.”In a chase like this, you can’t lose too many wickets in a bunch. Discussion between me and Stuart (Binny) was take it deep. Tripathi started really well. Should learn from our mistakes. These things happen in T20 cricket,” he said.While the batsmen failed to take home the advantage, the bowlers were brilliant for the Royals. While pacer Jofra Archer stole the show with figures of 3/15 from his four overs, Rahane also praised the spin bowling duo of Ish Sodhi and Shreyas Gopal.”Our two leg spinners in the middle overs were brilliant. Jofra’s four overs were critical,” he summed up.Also Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul, R Ashwin shine as KXIP beat RR to move into top-4Also Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul storms past 1000 runs for KXIP in only his 23rd matchadvertisementAlso Read | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow KXIPFollow RR vs KXIP Losing wickets in clumps cost us: RR captain Ajinkya Rahane after KXIP lossAjinkya Rahane feels that reaching 182 at the IS Bindra Stadium wasn’t a big task, and yet, they fell short by 12 runs against KXIP.advertisementlast_img

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