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Taylor hitting form good for DD: Mahela

Press Trust Of India
May 18, 2012 at 01:51pm IST

New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils may have suffered a drubbing at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore but Mahela Jayawardene felt the return to form of Ross Taylor was one of the positives that will hold the team in good stead in their upcoming IPL fixtures.

"Ross [Taylor] getting back to form is good for us ahead of the playoffs," Jayawardene said of the New Zealander, who struck a blazing half century at the Feroz Shah Kotla last night. Jayawardene said the bowling options at his disposal were limited. "It's a small ground and our bowling options were limited. Maybe we could have executed some of our plans better," said Jayawardene, who led the side after regular skipper Virender Sehwag was indisposed.

The Sri Lankan was hopeful of getting the winning momentum back. "We have been doing very well through the tournament, and we want to continue the momentum in the coming matches."

Taylor hitting form good for Delhi: Mahela

Though Delhi lost to Bangalore on Thursday, Ross Taylor re-discovered his touch with a blazing half century.

He also had words of praise for Chris Gayle, whose unbeaten century laid the foundation for RCB's convincing win. "It's a small ground and it was difficult for our bowlers, but Chris attacked very well. You can't take anything back from him," he said.

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