RR vs CSK: Obed McCoy on his better bowling performance against Chennai Super Kings – Lasith Malinga helped me in the nets

Rajasthan Royals will face Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1. The Royals have pushed Lucknow Super Giants to Eliminator where they will face Delhi Capitals or Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Obed McCoy of the West Indies.  Courtesy: PTI

Obed McCoy of the West Indies. Courtesy: PTI

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Obed McCoy denied Moeen Ali a century in IPL 2022
  • Obed McCoy took 2 wickets and gave up 20 runs
  • Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets

West Indian pacemaker Obed McCoy praised Sri Lankan great Lasith Malinga for his “better bowling performance” in Friday’s IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at Brabourne Stadium.

McCoy took two wickets, including Moeen Ali (93 out of 57), and gave up just 20 runs in his quota of four left.

About his bowling, McCoy said in the post-match presentation: “It was a better bowling performance. My line and height were better, bowled less wide and had more control over everything. Malinga helped me in the nets, he said to be consistent and don’t think too much, use your variations and be smart.

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“The field was gripping, the new ball came on so it was easier for the batsmen, the lengths were important with the older ball and the variations too. I’ve had (the cutter) as long as I had the hand back, I’ve had two threw slower balls on the back of the hand and it slipped through the sweat so I just threw more cutters. Everyone is happy, we worked hard and we go in and win the next game.”

Moeen anchored the innings for Chennai Super Kings to drag his side to 150/6. In response, Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 out of 44) and Ravichandran Ashwin (40* out of 23) helped Rajasthan Royals beat the Super Kings by five wickets and two balls left.

Rajasthan Royals will face Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 24.

With the win, Rajasthan Royals pushed Lucknow Super Giants to the third position. The Super Giants are now awaiting the outcome of the Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians match to see if they will face Delhi or Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator to be played in Kolkata on May 25.

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