Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has recently said that having belief and composure in their skills was the reason behind their stunning seven-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 2. Samson has also praised Obed McCoy saying that he is calm and composed while bowling in crunch situations as well.
However, with this win, Royal Challengers Bangalore got eliminated from the league where they earlier posted a total of 157/8 on the back of a half-century from Rajat Patidar as well. Prasidh Krishna picked three wickets with an impressive economy rate of 5.50 as well. Obed McCoy also picked up three wickets for RR with an economy of 5.80. Both these bowlers bowled brilliantly towards the end of the innings and restricted the opposition within a chasable total as well.
“The wicket was a bit sticky and was helping the fast bowlers a bit, it had really good bounce and was easier playing the spinners. We closed the innings really well, having DK and Maxi at the end we knew what they could do but having belief and composure in our skills is what got us through.This is his (Obed McCoy) first IPL, he is very calm and composed and backs his strengths and we really trust him to do well,” Sanju Samson said in the post-match presentation.
On the other hand, Jos Buttler smashed the fourth century in the tournament and it helped RR complete the chase with 11 balls in hand as well. He smacked an unbeaten with 106 runs from 60 balls with six maximums too. He is the leading run-scorer with 824 runs in his name so far in the tournament.
“Very grateful to have someone like Jos, and the way he is batting, touchwood, we have one more game to go. It was tough (after a loss in the last game), but we are used to bouncing back in the tournament. In IPL it’s very normal that you go ups and downs throughout the tournament. We lost a few games, we knew how to come back and we did really well,” he stated.
Meanwhile, with the defeat, RCB missed yet another chance to win their maiden IPL title. However, the team has done well under the new captain – Faf du Plessis this season and reached the playoffs too. “Really proud. My first season coming in and seeing how special the fans are everywhere we go. A big thank you to everyone coming out and supporting us. Have had some incredible performances for us. Harshal has been amazing. DK.. all the guys picked for India. Obviously disappointed tonight. Came up against a really strong Rajasthan team who probably deserve it more than us,” Du Plessis commented.