RCB captain Du Plessis smashed a 64-ball 96 to take his side to 181 for 6. RCB then restricted LSG to 163 for 8 to win the match at the DY Patil Stadium here on Tuesday night.
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“Something we could have done better is we knew what the wicket was and what lengths to bowl. We needed to stick to that for longer periods of time,” Rahul said during the post-match press conference.
“Sometimes we just went a little too far ahead in terms of our tactics and strategies. We wanted not to be predictable and try the batter guessing.
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“But on a pitch like that, where there was help, even if we were predictable, if we could have kept in the right areas, would have probably got us a couple of more wickets in the middle and put the squeeze on them.”
The LSG skipper lavished praise on his rival skipper for playing one of the best captain’s knocks.
“We have all seen Faf playing over the year. He is a very good player, not just spin but overall he has been playing well in IPL over the last few years,” he said.
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“It was not an easy wicket to bat on but he constructed the innings really well, something we as a batting unit (could have done), one of us in the top 3 or 4 had to play an innings like that, where we bat deep.
“That could have given us best chance to win this game but unfortunately we couldn’t string in those partnerships. It was a very good knock. It was one of the best captain’s innings that he (Du Plessis) could have played.”
LSG take on Mumbai Indians on Sunday.