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IPL 2020 | Don't plan to win, plan to execute to win in the Super Over, reveals Kagiso Rabada

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Rabada talked about his Super Over strategy

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IPL 2020 | Don't plan to win, plan to execute to win in the Super Over, reveals Kagiso Rabada

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SportsCafe Desk

09/22/2020

Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada, who for the second year in a row bowled his side to victory in a Super Over, revealed that he only plans 'to execute to win' ahead of one-over-shootouts. After Stoinis helped Delhi take the game to a Super Over, Rabada took two wickets to bowl KXIP out for 2 runs.

Defending 11 runs in a Super Over against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2019 with dangerman Andre Russell looking to unload, South Africa's Kagiso Rabada produced one of the most astonishing super-over displays of all time to bowl his side to victory. Rabada executed an inch-perfect yorker to bamboozle Russell, and then kept both Dinesh Karthik and Robin Uthappa quiet to bowl his side to a famous win.  

While many considered that to be 'one of those days', Rabada proved on Sunday that he's a 'Super Over' specialist, by remarkably restrict a strong Punjab batting line-up to just two runs, picking the wickets of both KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran. The South African pacer, for the second year in a row, became a Delhi cult hero for his display, and talking about the magical Super Over, the 25-year-old Proteas pacer revealed that he just has one plan, which is to 'plan to execute to win'.

“You don’t plan anything. I don’t plan to win, but instead I plan to execute to win, and I think I managed to do that well in the Super Over,” Rabada told the Delhi website.

“That’s just the way a game of cricket goes. Honestly it was a big relief because I knew if I did that, and with the kind of batters we have, three runs to win, we could do that. I was just very relieved that I took the wicket and could help the team in winning."

While Marcus Stoinis, with the ball, helped DC take the game to a Super Over, the Australian did the real damage with the bat, scoring a 21-ball 53. Rabada expressed his awe over Stoinis' all-round display and claimed that the 31-year-old had an 'outstanding' day. 

“I think it was incredible batting by Stoinis. He played an unbelievable innings towards the end to get us to a respectable total, and I thought Shreyas and Rishabh batted extremely well together to get us out of that hole early on.

“What a day Stoinis had – he bowled two full tosses and got two wickets so it was his day. And from there, I think we took our opportunity to win that game," said the 25-year-old. 

Despite stealing a win, Delhi did not fire on all cylinders in their opening game, with their top-order faltering spectacularly, but Rabada insisted that his side will bounce back strong in their next encounter, against Chennai on Friday.

"It was nice to be under so much pressure in the first game. Unfortunately our top order couldn’t do it this time, but we know all of them are quality players and will click in the upcoming games. So, you know, happy for the win but there’s still a long way to go in this tournament."

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