Mumbai: Following the 59-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capital captain Shreyas Iyer said that the opposition outplayed us in every department.
A clinical performance by KKR got two crucial points and brought him to fourth place with 12 points.
He said, “Looking at the start, we should have put a lot of pressure on him and go for wickets. But the way he batted, especially Sunil Narine went after us. We could have executed the plans better. I think they chose the bowlers to go after really well. They were really good at shot selection. They outplayed us in pretty much every department.”
“Kudos to their attitude and mindset. You need a wonderful start when chasing 190. Losing two wickets in the powerplay puts a lot of pressure on others. We need to play with freedom and not a survival mindset. We are disappointed. With the loss, but I am glad that it is happening right now. There is a lot to learn from this game.
Earlier, Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine played knocks of 81 and 64 respectively as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a total of 194/6 in the allotted twenty overs.
Chasing a mammoth 195 target, captain Shreyas Iyer (47) and Rishabh Pant (27) were the only two batsmen who came into the game but failed to keep their side on the line. Delhi Capital could manage only 135/9 runs in their 20 overs.
For KKR, Varun Chakraborty took five wickets and returned with figures of 5–20 from his four overs. The Delhi Capitals are in second place with 14 points and will now take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on Tuesday, 27 October.