The Capitals managed 127/9 after being asked to bat first by Eoin Morgan; 7 batters couldn’t reach double digits while the three who did bat at a strike rate of 120 or less. KKR chased down the total with three wickets and 10 balls in hand. Sunil Narine was named the Player of the Match for his 2/18 with the ball and 21 off 10 with the bat.
Rishabh Pant reckons his players want to give their all and will take the learnings from this loss.
“I think we were 10 short, not much. We knew the wicket would slow down in the second innings. But every team is trying to win the match. We want to give 100% and if it doesn’t go our way we will learn and move on,” Rishabh Pant said at the post-match presentation.
Batting was pretty difficult for new batters: Rishabh Pant
The DC skipper observed that the new batters coming in to bat found it difficult to get going. Rishabh Pant himself scratched hard in his stay and clawed to a 36-ball 39, hitting just three fours. DC collapsed from 77/2 to 127/9 giving KKR the upper hand in the second half of their innings.
He was, though, happy with the performance of his bowling attack as they kept striking with regular wickets but the target was, according to Pant, 10 runs short than they would have liked.
“Batting was pretty difficult for new batters. We wanted to capitalise in the end with the bat, but we lost wickets and ended up 10 short. Bowling performance – really happy. There isn’t a massive change that we need to do,” the wicketkeeper added.
The Capitals are now at the second spot in the points table, with 16 points, same as CSK but with less net run rate.