Faf du Plessis: Need to hold on to our chances, says disappointed RCB skipper Faf du Plessis | Cricket News



MUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Faf du Plessis expressed disappointment after his side got thrashed by Punjab Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 clash on Sunday.
Punjab scored 208/5 in 19 overs in reply to RCB’s 205/2 to register a five-wicket win in Match 3 played here at the DY Patil Stadium.

Odean Smith 25 off 8 balls…I think we probably dropped him on 10. After that, we were looking at some (Punjab) tailenders coming in. The cliche of catches win watches,” said Du Plessis at the post-match presentation.
“There was a bit of dew out there, a tough night for the bowlers; but I thought they were pretty decent with the wet ball. Small margins, but they (Punjab) chased it down really well. They had a really good powerplay.
“The ball skidded on a bit more in the second innings and then we pulled it back beautifully. We did a lot of good things in the middle. But you know what Odean Smith can do to you. So you got to hold on to those chances. Even the other guy, Shahrukh Khan, didn’t really nail it tonight until the last couple of balls. So a completely different game if you hold on to those chances,” he added.

Du Plessis’ 88-run knock off 57-balls and Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 41 off 29 balls went on to set a massive target for Punjab but the Mayank Agarwal-led side chased down the target in 19 overs.
Odean Smith bagged the ‘Player of the Match’ award for scoring an unbeaten 25 from eight balls.

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