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Royals’ skipper Dravid hails team effort in Punjab win

Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid is extremely pleased with the team effort in their six- wicket win over Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. Chasing a modest 125 on a difficult wicket, Rajasthan won by six wickets. ‘It was Sreesanth who got us early wickets and Chandila too did a fairly good job opening the attack. Our rest of the bowling and the fielding was also good and we could restrict them to 124,’ Dravid said at the post match press conference.

‘Chasing 125 was not going to be easy on this surface because it was offering movement. Watson played beautifully to add quick runs and release some pressure. But we got stuck in the middle with fall of couple of wickets but Ajinkya Rahane stood there till the end to steer us home. Sanju Samson also batted beautifully and has shown a lot of promise. All in all it was a fine team effort,’ said Dravid.

Asked if the wicket was ideal for T20 cricket, the skipper said, ‘All wickets should not be of 170-180 runs. 140-150 run wickets can also have exciting games. We are happy with the wicket and don’t interfere with the job of curator.’
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