Mumbai, April 8: Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant blamed his batsmen for not scoring freely in the middle overs, leading them to a sub-par goal, ultimately losing by six wickets against Lucknow Super Giants in a match of the IPL 2022 at DY Patil Stadium, here on Thursday. .
Opener Prithvi Shaw fired a 34-ball 61, but Delhi lost its way after he was out and, despite good rearguard efforts from skipper Rishabh Pant (39 not out of 36) and Sarfaraz Khan (36 not out). of 28), he was able to manage to post a modest total of 149/3 in 20 overs.
Lucknow Super Giants survived some setbacks of their own after South African starter Quinton de Kock shot 80 in 52 deliveries but managed to go 155/4 in 19.4 overs thanks to Krunal Pandya (19 not out of 14) and Ayush Badoni (10 not out). out off 3).
Speaking at the postgame presentation, Pant said his team fell 10-15 runs short.
“…As a hitting unit, we were 10-15 runs short. We just wanted to give our 100% until the last ball of the 40. I think the power play was okay, but the main game changed in the middle overs. The spinners played well, but we were 10-15 runs short,” he said.
Ravi Bishnoi (2/22 from four overs) was Lucknow’s most successful bowler, while Krishnappa Gowtham (1/23) also picked a wicket.
Delhi Capitals will now face Kolkata Knight Riders in their next IPL 2022 match on Sunday.