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IPL 2021: Arshdeep Singh reveals bowling tactics against Sanju Samson that helped PBKS beat RR

New Delhi: Young pacer Arshdeep Singh held his nerve in the final over to help Punjab Kings (PBKS) pull off a thrilling four-run win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) as Sanju Samson’s sensational hundred on his captaincy debut went in vain in a high-scoring IPL 2021 clash at the Wankhede in Mumbai on Monday.

Arshdeep Singh, Sanju Samson (Photo Credit: PBKS Twitter)

New Delhi: Young pacer Arshdeep Singh held his nerve in the final over to help Punjab Kings (PBKS) pull off a thrilling four-run win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) as Sanju Samson’s sensational hundred on his captaincy debut went in vain in a high-scoring IPL 2021 clash at the Wankhede in Mumbai on Monday. Speaking about the gameplay for the final over, Arshdeep said that the strategy was to force to RR skipper to play wide.

The PBKS pacer further added that he was instructed to bowl wide yorkers to Samson to make life difficult for the batsman.

“IPL is such a big stage and such a good league, you cannot write off any team. I do not have any special preparation, I just back myself. The support staff always tells me to back myself and keep things simple. I try to bowl what the captain wants me to, if you have bluff, then bluff the batter not the skipper,” said Arshdeep during a virtual press conference.

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“The field was set, the plan was to make Samson play wider, the plan was to bowl wide yorkers to Samson and if we executed that, it would have been harder for Samson to get under,” he added.

Speaking about how hard it was to bowl with dew around, Arshdeep said: “I guess every team practises bowling at the death with dew. I do not think there was that much dew, every team practises keeping dew in mind as toss is not in your control.”

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Chasing a target score of 222, Rajasthan lost opener Ben Stokes (0) early. Arshdeep then removed Manan Vohra (12) as he lobbed a regulation return catch, leaving Royals in trouble at 25 for two.

Samson and Jos Buttler (25), who struck four successive boundaries off Riley Meredith, tried to take the game deep with a 45-run stand. Pacer Jhye Richardson pegged Rajasthan back by cleaning up Buttler.

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Samson, who was dropped twice, completed his fifty with a boundary and kept playing his shots to keep his team in the game despite losing partners at the other end.

Royals fetched 26 runs from the 14th and 15th over and then Murugan Ashwin conceded three sixes in the 16th over, as Royals amassed 20 runs, to bring down the equation to 48 runs from the last four.

Samson hammered Richardson for two boundaries and a six in the 18th over, in which the Royals got 19 runs and took his team on the cusp of a fine win before falling short.

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