IPL 2019: The Last Three-Overs Changed the Game – Shreyas Iyer
Delhi Capitals (DC) winning run came to an end as they lost to Mumbai Indians (MI) by 40 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla to slip down to the third spot in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Following their defeat, Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer admitted that the last three overs during Mumbai’s innings cost them the clash.
In pursuit of 169 runs, Delhi failed to offer any resistance as they were all out for just 128 runs. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw added 49 runs for the first wicket, but once Rahul Chahar got the better of Dhawan, Mumbai Indians was over the host. Chahar picked two more while Krunal Pandya picked one more before Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Maling took over the baton. Meanwhile, it was Axar Patel’s 23-run knock that helped Delhi Capitals go past the 100-run mark.
Speaking at the post-match press conference, Shreyas Iyer credited Mumbai Indians for a great win. He admitted that the visitors outplayed them in all the departments. Iyer also added that it is crucial to winning home games, especially in these wickets as they practice in these kinds of wickets.
“It is important for us to win the home games. Especially on these wickets. We lost the toss as well and they outplayed us in all three departments. Credit to them. We practice at the nets and those wickets are also slow. When you come here, it is totally different. We would have chased. That is what we had on our minds. We have been chasing in all our away games as well,” Iyer said.
Last three-over changed the game
Delhi Capitals conceded 50 runs in the last three overs as the Pandya took the Delhi bowlers to the cleaners. Shreyas Iyer admitted that changed the course of the game, and it wasn’t easy to bat in the second innings. The Delhi Capitals also added they gave 20 runs more and they need to work on their death bowling.
“We gave away 20 runs more on this wicket. A lot of concern as far as the death overs were concerned. It wasn’t easy to bat in the second innings. The ball was stopping. It was difficult for the new batters. The last three overs were game-changing,” he concluded.
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