Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Failure to capitalise powerplay cost us: Duminy

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, May 8: Refusing to blame any individual, Delhi Daredevils skipper JP Duminy attributed the failure to capitalise on powerplays for his side's 13-run defeat to defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens here.
"There were various moments where we got things wrong, missed opportunities and that cost us. We did not lose any wickets up front but we probably did not capitalise on the powerplay as we would have liked," Duminy said on Thursday.
"We are not blaming anyone for the loss. We all could have done better, we all could have taken more responsibilities in certain areas and could have made a difference. We were 15-20 runs short in terms of capitalising the powerplay. Generally at the Eden, powerplay is the area where you try to domite."
The skipper also rued missed chances in the field and said his bowlers were expensive in the opening and closing stages.
"We leaked too many in the first six (overs). One stage they were looking at 180 or so. We took wickets in the middle, contained them. But again in the last five overs they got 60-odd which was too much," said the South African.
The Knights scored 171/7 and then restricted Delhi to 158/6. IANS

Next Story