Mumbai Indians (MI) on Thursday defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 40 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Despite making a decent start with 48/0 after six overs, Delhi’s miseries began after the wicket of opener Shikhar Dhawan who was dismissed in the seventh over after 35 runs by Chahar. He also scalped the wickets of Prithvi Shaw (20) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (3), Krunal Pandya dismissed the crucial wicket of Colin Munro (3).
Speaking to the presser after the clash Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer: “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.”
It was Delhi’s third loss out of the four matches that they played at the Feroz Shah Kotla in the ongoing edition.
Iyer, who was disappointed with the fact that his side gave away 20 runs more after being put in to field, also admitted that death overs bowling remains a concern for the team.
“We gave away 20 runs more on this wicket. There’s a lot of concern as far as the death overs are,” he said.
“It wasn’t easy to bat in the second innings. The ball was stopping. It was difficult for the new man in. The last three overs were game-changing,” he added.
Asked if Delhi have been training on similar wickets, the skipper said: “We practice at the nets and those wickets are also slow. When you come here, it is totally different.”
Delhi are currently at the third spot with 10 points while Mumbai have moved to the second position with six wins from nine games.
Delhi will next face Kings XI Punjab in Kotla again on Saturday.
(With IANS Inputs)