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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals youngster Prithvi Shaw trying to bat along ground

Prithvi Shaw managed just five runs in his previous match. He was dismissed while trying a big shot off Mohammed Shami in the previous match.

SNS | New Delhi |

Young batsman Prithvi Shaw, whose brilliant efforts with the willow on Thursday helped Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings, has said that he is looking to play along the ground more during the few initial overs.

Shaw played a fiery 43-ball knock of 64 runs while opening the batting for Delhi Capitals with Shikhar Dhawan. His performance at the top helped Shreyas Iyer’s men beat CSK by 44 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

“In the start you have to see how the wicket is, playing along the ground is more important. I was striking the ball well last year as well, but I was making silly mistakes,” he said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

Shaw managed just five runs in his previous match. He was dismissed while trying a big shot off Mohammed Shami in the previous match and ended up getting caught at mid-on. He said that he tried to keep the ball down more often this time, something he says he is trying to do this season, which helped him build a long innings.

“This year I am going to try and play my strokes but more along the ground. I would like to see the highlights of my knock and see what I did well to get to the 50. We had a bit of a slow start in the powerplay and but we knew if we didn’t lose a wicket in the powerplay it will go well later,” he said.

Meanwhile, CSK were subject of yet another dismal run chase as they succumbed to their second defeat in the ongoing edition of the IPL in the UAE.

Put into bat first by CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shaw and Dhawan (35 off 27 deliveries) gave Delhi a solid start with their opening stand of 94 runs. Skipper Iyer (26 off 22) and Rishabh Pant (37 off 25) then batted the middle overs and ensured that they post the commendable score of 175/3.

In the second innings, it was the usual brilliance from South African pacer Kagiso Rabada (3/26) which helped Delhi in successfully defending. Anrich Nortje with 2/21 also contributed to Delhi’s cause.