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Rishabh Pant’s Words on Defeat against Hyderabad in Home Ground

Delhi Capitals lost the 35th match of the IPL 2024 which was played against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 20 at Arun Jaitley Stadium. Delhi Capitals has secured three victories out of 8 matches they played in the ongoing tournament and is positioned in the 7th position of the IPL 2024 points table.

During the match, Sunrisers Hyderabad posted their third 250+ scores in the ongoing season and secured victory by 67 runs difference. Travis Head was named the Player of the Match after an impressive knock while he opened for Hyderabad.

On this occasion, Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant has opened on their defeat in the match at the post-match presentation.

“I think the only thought process behind it was there could be dew which didn’t come (on choosing to bowl first), but we would still have had a chance had we restricted them to 220-230.”

“The powerplay was the difference, they got (125) runs and we ended up playing catch up after that. The ball stopped more in the 2nd innings, that was more than we anticipated, but when we needed to chase 260, 270, you’ll need to keep scoring.”

“Hopefully, we’ll come up with more thought processes and a clear mindset going forward. His batting has been phenomenal (on Fraser-McGurk), he’s been nice for us, that’s what we need to do as a team, be together, look at areas where we can improve going into the next game,” concluded Rishabh Pant.

Coming to the match, The openers went berserk during the power play posting a score of 125 runs with no wicket-fall. Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma powered the side with a positive start putting a huge partnership of 131 runs for the first wicket.

Travis Head scored 89 runs on 32 balls which included 11 fours and 6 sixes. Abhishek who started alongside Head smashed 46 runs in 12 deliveries. After the dismissal of Klaasen and Markram, Nitish Reddy scored 37 runs.

But Shahbaz Ahmed’s momentum in the field brought Hyderabad back into dominating position as he scored 59 runs off 29 deliveries including 2 fours and 5 sixes.

Despite, struggling to pick wickets, Kuldeep Yadav dismissed four crucial wickets helping the side to contain Hyderabad from reaching a 300+ score. Despite having an expensive spell with 55 runs, it was well well-needed dismissal in the match.

With responding to SRH’s 266 runs, Delhi Capitals had a positive start picking up runs from the first ball of the innings. But Hyderbad Bowlers was able to pick wickets at regular intervals.

Jake Fraser-McGurk has been marvellous with the bat smashing 65 runs in 18 deliveries including five fours and seven sixes with a strike rate of 361.11.

Abhishek Porel was the other scorer for Delhi Capitals smashing 42 runs in 22 deliveries. But both the scorers were sent out to the dugout by Mayank Markande.

With the dismissal of Tristan Stubbs for 10 runs, Delhi Capitals lost five wickets for scoring 154 runs. With Stubbs’s dismissal, Delhi Capitals batting lineup collapsed with a fall of wickets. The Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant smashed 44 runs on 35 deliveries before being dismissed by Nitish Reddy in the first ball of the last over.

Natarajan picked up a four-wicket haul with an impressive economy of 4.80 while Nitish Reddy and Mayank Markande bagged two wickets each and Delhi Capitals lost the match by a 67-run difference.

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