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Watson's wicket was special: Negi

Press Trust Of India
May 02, 2012 at 11:28am IST

Jaipur: Young Delhi Daredevils left-arm spinner Pawan Negi, who shot to limelight with a four-wicket haul against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League match on Tuesday, termed Shane Watson's scalp as the prized one.

The 19-year-old orthodox spinner played a stellar role in Delhi's comprehensive six-wicket win over Rajasthan with impressive figures of 4 for 18 from his four overs.

"I was just trying to stop the flow of runs. It was a good wicket and they (Rajasthan batsmen) played a few bad shots too. The wicket of [Shane] Watson was the prized one because he is such a good player," said Negi who also accounted for the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane, Brad Hodge and Ashok Menaria apart from Watson.

Watson's wicket was special: Negi

Negi played a key role in Delhi's six-wicket win over Rajasthan with impressive figures of 4 for 18 from 4 overs.

Asked to bowl after six overs with Rajasthan comfortably placed at 56 for no loss, Negi ripped apart the home team's batting line-up to restrict them to a modest 141 for 6.

Asked whether skipper Virender Sehwag gave him any specific instruction before coming on to bowl, Negi said, "He [Sehwag] told me that Rajasthan batsmen play a lot of inside out shots over extra cover. So he asked me to keep balls a bit short so as to not allow them to go for such shots. This worked to perfection."

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