We are disappointed with the way we bowled tonight: Stuart Binny
New match same old poor bowling. The RCB bowlers failed to defend a big total once again. Defending 185, the RCB bowlers started brilliantly but then conceded 120 runs in the last 9 overs to lose a match from a winning position once again.
RCB all-rounder Stuart Binny who dismissed in-form batsman Robin Uthappa in the very first over said the bowlers let the team down in middle overs and credited Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russel and Yusuf Pathan for taking the match away from them.
“We are disappointed with the way we bowled tonight. We have struggled in the middle overs to get wickets. Tonight it was about trying to get wickets. We didn’t bowl too many balls which were full…that was the plan, but the execution was pretty poor,” he told reporters at the post-match press conference here.
“We needed to get Russell and Yusuf out if we had to have a chance, and it didn’t come off,” he added.
He said that Andre Russell made the difference for his side by scoring quick boundaries and sixes. The West Indian hit 4 sixes and one boundary in his 39 runs knock.
“That’s the perfect way to go about hitting boundaries and sixes, which took the game to us. When they came in their team was under pressure and knew if they lost a wicket, the game would have swung in our favour. Russell, even though he likes pace on the ball, he still hit a couple of our spinners.
So credit must go to him definitely,” he said.
Asked whether 185 runs were enough for RCB to make a match out of it, Binny said the team got more than the expected total of 170 but lost the match from 12th over onwards during KKR run-chase.
“We had no plans to get 180. We were looking to get 165-170 and we ended up getting one big over at a stage where we could push the game. We bowled well in the first eight overs. We had them trying to catch up with the run rate, but lost it from the 12th over onwards,” he said.
When enquired about his side’s latest recruitment, English pacer Chris Jordon who can bowl some deadly yorkers in the death overs, Binny said obviously the team needs someone who could do well in such situations.
“That’s not for me to decide. It’s for the management to decide. Definitely, we are looking for someone who can do well in the death for us,” he said.
“Obviously, it has not gone according to plan at the death, especially at the Chinnaswamy, the ball seems to travel… every third ball is going over the ropes in death overs. It is all about getting our execution right and I don’t think we got that right,” he said.