D'Arcy Short, IPL 2018, Rajasthan Royals
D’Arcy Short © AFP

Rajasthan Royals (RR) succumbed to their fifth loss in VIVO IPL 2018, after failing to chase down 151 from 12 overs against Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Delhi on Wednesday. They fell 4 runs short of the DLS revised target. D’Arcy Short entered the tournament with a reputation after being the highest run-getter in BBL 2017-18.

Short blazed to 25-ball 44 and shared a 40-ball 82-run opening stand with Jos Buttler. Short struck 4 sixes and 2 fours during his stay. Talking of the chase, Short said, “It’s a tough loss for us. Chasing 150 from 12 overs was tough. We have to win each game now. Each game will be like an elimination game now. We (he and Buttler) had to go hard and had some 90 runs from seven-eight, we tried to do it.”

IPL 2018: DD beat RR amidst rain breaks, keep Playoffs chances alive
IPL 2018: DD beat RR amidst rain breaks, keep Playoffs chances alive

DD piled up 196 for 6 in 17.1 overs when the skies opened. This meant RR had to chase around 12.6 per over from their 12 overs. Short, howevers, believes that rain did not have enough impact.

“Tough to say, there was rain halfway through the game and before the game, don’t think it impacted too much. We need to have clear plans and stick to our plans and know what to do and kind of back ourselves,” he added.

RR will take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Indore on Sunday.