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IPL 2017: We wanted to put up a good show and win, says Zaheer Khan

"This was a different kind of wicket, we were aiming for 170. 180-190 would be a bonus. We always knew spinners will be in play. We've always been in the game," he said.

IPL 2017: We wanted to put up a good show and win, says Zaheer Khan

New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils were already out of reckoning for IPL play-offs before today's match against Rising Pune Supergiant but their captain Zaheer Khan said that his side wanted to win as many matches as possible.

"It was important to keep winning, we wanted to put up a good show and win. It is always good to win, as simple as that," Khan said after his side beat Pune by seven runs.

"This was a different kind of wicket, we were aiming for 170. 180-190 would be a bonus. We always knew spinners will be in play. We've always been in the game," he said.

"The schedule in a way should have worked in our favour," he added.

Asked about his gem of a delivery, the first ball of the Pune run chase, which dismissed Ajinkya Rahane, the Delhi captain said," "The length which I hit was perfect and Rahane committed to the stroke."

RPS captain Steven Smith said that losing wickets at crucial times contributed to his side's loss.

"We probably let a few too many runs in the field. 160 was par. Losing wickets at important times hurt us," he said.

"We will take it a game at a time at the moment. You get down to the crunch time, you have to win some games. Every game is a final. We played some pretty good cricket, you can't win every game.

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IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets