MI New York captain Kieron Pollard opens up on registering their first victory of the MLC 2023 season and says losing 5 wickets in the first 10 overs is not acceptable in franchise cricket.
Pollard on winning first MLC match of the 2023 edition
MI New York registered their first victory of the season by defeating Los Angeles Knight Riders in their last game. MI New York who lost their first game of the season were under pressure to win their second game to stay at the top in the 2023 edition.
Speaking on the victory, MI New York captain Kieron Pollard says they were not impressed with their batting performance.
“I am happy with the end result but not with our batting performance. Losing 5 wickets in the first 10 overs is not acceptable in franchise cricket. This is a new tournament and some of the guys are playing at this level for the first time, you have to give them time.
The batters have to take time in the powerplay and assess the conditions. This is done and dusted, we have to come back tomorrow and keep this going. The bowlers stuck to their guns after the first game and delivered”, Pollard says.
What a FINISH from Tim David with these two GIGANTIC sixes in the last over! pic.twitter.com/QE0hEwUvfy
— Major League Cricket (@MLCricket) July 17, 2023
Speaking on the match, MI New York won the toss and opted to bat first where the batters at all positions failed to score and ended up beaten at single digit the most. Nicholas Pooran and Tim David are the only pair to score 30+ runs.
With 23 extras, MI New York scored 155 for 8 wickets loss at the end of their inning. While on the other hand, Los Angeles Knight Riders batters too struggled and failed to score against the MI New York bowlers.
Los Angeles Knight Riders only managed to score 50 runs for 10 wickets and faced a nasty blow against MI New York. Unmukt Chand is the only batter to reach a double-digit mark on behalf of Los Angeles Knight Riders batters.
Notably, this will be the Los Angeles Knight Riders’ second consecutive defeat in the MLC 2023 season. With the defeat, Los Angeles Knight Riders move to the bottom of the points table.
Los Angeles Knight Riders will play their next league game against San Francisco Unicorns on July 18 while MI New York will play their next game against Texas Super King tomorrow.