Why former Australian cricketer called Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL match a ‘poor quality game’ | Cricket News


New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals chased down the target of 148 runs on the last ball of the match against Punjab Kings and achieved a dramatic win. Shimron Hetmyer And Rovman Powell faces the difficult task of maintaining a high run rate.
The match, characterized by its intensity and ups and downs, continued the thrill of the final overs between the two teams and was the sixth consecutive close match. Initially, the game lacked momentum, but it turned into a thrilling finish in the last five overs.
former australian cricketer Tom Moody, providing insight on ESPNcricinfo's T20 Timeout Show, criticized the overall quality of the game, pointing out a number of errors and puzzling decisions made by both teams. He described the match as “a poor quality game” with moments of excitement in the latter stages. “Tom Moody said.
“It was a poor quality game that gave us an exciting ending, but 90% of the game was a struggle to watch because it didn't flow, there was no direction. Then suddenly we got into this back-end situation. “Which should never have happened, it was down to some unusual decisions by Rajasthan with their batting order and their approach of 148 to win,” Moody said.

Reflecting on the match, the Rajasthan Royals captain sanju samsonRetaining his characteristic cheerfulness, he acknowledged the feeling of relief at achieving victory in a game where neither team was determined to regain control.
“Games against Punjab in the last five years, I don't know what it is. Every game is very close. It's a very fun feeling. It was a very fun game,” Samson said.
Despite the win, Rajasthan Royals will undoubtedly assess their performance, acknowledging areas of improvement such as sloppy catching, problems with death bowling and slow pace in the middle overs.

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