IPL 2020, DC vs SRH: Ricky Ponting feels that Delhi Capital need to work on their skills after being outplayed against Sunrisers Hyderabad
After losing by 15 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capital coach Ricky Ponting said his side needed to work on their skills as they were completely outplayed by their opponents. The match between the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad was played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and the David Warner-led Hyderabad beat the Delhi Capitals by 15 runs as they defended a total score of 162. Restricted to just 147/7 as Rashid Khan returned from his quota of four overs with figures of 3-14.
Speaking after the game, Ponting said that the Delhi Capitals were outplayed and also talked about how the team failed after Hyderabad’s fifth bowler Abhishek Sharma.
“I think it was clear who we were targeting and it was Abhishek Sharma, but he snatched away from us. Rashid Khan was able to take Iyer’s wicket in the eighth over, which meant Abhishek was able to get ahead of his over. Were.” , We actually targeted their third and fourth over, we didn’t get many runs from their third over. We were outplaying, you look at his skills compared to ours, it’s obvious that we have to do some work, “Ponting said at the virtual post-match press conference.
In the match against SRH, the Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to field first. Asked if the pitch slowed down in the second innings, Ponting said: “The wicket didn’t seem to slow down, visually it looked a very good wicket, Warner and Bairstow played the conditions really well, they Ran the tins really well. ” Think the wicket got a little better in the second innings which is disappointing for us. We wanted to chase, we thought the dew would fall, but there was no excuse from our side, we were just outplaying. ”
Chasing 162, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer were unable to go and played a strike-rate of less than 100 between the two. Talking about the performance of both, Ponting said: “No, Dhawan, Iyer’s strike rate hurt us. If you have one of the 60 batsmen, we probably win this game, we are just 15. Lost by runs, you can break it any way you want it was a lack of runs. Powerplay, these are the things that we will discuss after the game, we blame any one person in the Delhi capitals Don’t give up, we lost the game as a team against Hyderabad.
Batting first, SRH posted a total of 162/4 in the prescribed twenty overs. Johnny Bairstow and David Warner had scored 77 runs. Warner smashed 45 runs while Bairstow hit 53 runs.
Kane Williamson also scored an innings of 41 runs to surpass SRH’s total of 160 runs. For Delhi, Kagiso Rabada was one of the bowlers as he returned with figures of 2-21 in his four overs.
“I don’t think the conditions were different from Dubai, the dimensions of the field were a bit different, we know there are a little bit of big boundaries here. We were outplaying against SRH, they batted well and they rotated the strike well . There was a difference in the game. Kagiso Rabada is the final contestant, he loves the game and he likes to play against the best players in the world. He works on the small things, he has been outstanding for us so far in this tournament. ” Ponting said.
Sunrisers Hyderabad next take on Chennai Super Kings on 2 October, while Delhi Capital will face Kolkata Knight Riders on 3 October.