Delhi Capitals succumbed to their fifth loss in the last six matches after losing to the Mumbai Indians by 57 runs on Thursday. Jasprit Bumrah was the man for Mumbai Indians as he finished with 4/9 in his miserly spell of four overs and took his side home.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals’ batting woes continued to haunt them leading to yet another loss in a crucial stage of the tournament.
Despite the loss, DC skipper Shreyas Iyer backed the whole team saying its a matter of having a strong mindset going into the next game.
“I don’t want to speak negatively about the team, but going forward it’s important to come with a strong mindset. It’s never too late, and we’ll see to it that we come back strongly” Iyer said.
Ravichandran Ashwin bagged three wickets for Delhi Capitals and also removed MI openers in his first spell.
“Ravi Ashwin was a positive for us tonight – he plays around with the batsmen’s head a lot, really good to have him in the team, and he’s quite an asset for us, especially me as a captain” Iyer on Ashwin’s performance.
At one point, Delhi Capitals were in control after restricting MI to 102/4, before leaking away the runs at the might of Hardik Pandya.
“I think we were on top when we got two quick wickets, and they were 102-4. We could have capitalized more at that time, and gotten two more wickets – maybe we could’ve chased around 170, but it’s part and parcel of the game” he added.
Delhi Capitals will now have to face the winner of the eliminator game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.