Steve Smith was a delighted captain as Rajasthan Royals ended their home leg with a convincing seven-wicket win and also kept their hopes alive of making it to the playoffs.
“It’s a good end to our home season with a win, Livingstone was magnificent and got us off to a good start. Samson then finished things nicely.” said Smith in the post-match presentation.
“We are finally winning those important moments in the match and have been fortunate in the past few games. We need to continue winning and you never know, I am with the team for the next game in Bangalore. Hopefully can finish on a winning note and the boys end well in Delhi.”
Royals’ bowler Jaydev Unadkat received a much needed boost in confidence after he was named man-of-the-match for his figures of 2/26.
“All I can say is I needed this. I have had a tough time and this will boost my confidence. The management has backed me in these tough moments. They had a good powerplay but then it got harder and harder. We took pace off the ball and had fielders in the right areas, which really helpe.”