Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals skipper, reckoned that his side fell 10-15 runs short of what would have been a par score in his opinion after Mumbai Indians notched up an easy five-wicket wicket during their run-chase of 163 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Batting first, the Capitals could only manage 4-162 in 20 overs despite Shikhar Dhawan [69 off 52 balls] batting right through the 20 overs.
A significant moment in the game came when a dangerous-looking Marcus Stoinis [13 off 8 balls] was unfortunately run-our courtesy a horrible miscommunication with Dhawan, something Shreyas Iyer termed as a game-changer as far as his sides’ eventual score was concerned.
Run-outs have been a feature of Delhi Capitals batting in the last two games, something Iyer pinpointed as an area that his side needs to work on.
Shreyas Iyer also noted that that the ball didn’t stop in the wicket when Mumbai Indians were batting as compared to when his batters were in the middle. Aided by half-centuries from Quinton De kock and SuryaKumar Yadav, the defending champions eventually gunned down the total in the last over.
“We were 10-15 short. 175 would have looked completely different. We really missed out when Stoinis got run out. That is something we need to work on. We need to work on our fielding as well. Overall they outplayed us. We need to work on our mindset next game. The ball didn’t stop as it did in the first innings. I feel it is important for us to not take anything lightly. There are certain elements we need to work on,” Shreyas Iyer said in the post-match interview.
Following a five-wicket defeat, Delhi Capitals three-match winning streak has come to an end. They will now face Rajasthan Royals in Dubai on October 14th.