Rishabh Pant discuss DC’s latest loss to LSG “During the middle overs, the main game changed.”
The 15th match of the IPL 2022 will be played between the Delhi Capitals and the Lucknow Super Giants. The story of the season thus far has been heavyweights either failing to collect points or putting on a poor performance. DC have now lost two games in a row after being defeated by LSG by six wickets in their previous match. In the same vein, Delhi captain Rishabh Pant expressed regret over the team’s performance against LSG.
Pant added that while the chasing team had the upper hand in the game due to the lack of dew. The batting unit fell well short of 10-15 runs. He went on to say that the spinners did a good job up until the powerplay but then they lost track. In the IPL, 150 seems quite doable, and when Quinton de Kock began to show his true class. It was an easy deal for the new entrants.
“Obviously, you can’t complain when the dew is like that.” However, as a batting unit, we fell 10-15 runs short. We just wanted to give it our all until the final ball of the 40th over.
The powerplay was adequate, but the main game shifted during the middle overs: Rishabh Pant
“I thought the powerplay was adequate. But the main game changed in the middle overs.” “The spinners bowled well, but we fell short by 10-15 runs.” Pant said during the post-match presentation.
Batting first, DC scored only 149 runs. With Pant contributing 39* off 36 balls and Prithivi Shaw providing a solid start with his 34-ball 61. However, David Warner’s bat failed to produce anything meaningful in his season debut, and DC was tagged for a score of less than 150. In response, De Kock wreaked havoc with his 80 off 52 balls before KL Rahul walked back with 24 runs.
The star Protean did the majority of the work before Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni pushed some boundaries to push their side over the line.