New Delhi: A disappointed Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer said bowling at the death overs is a major concern for his team which was thoroughly outplayed by Mumbai Indians in a return leg IPL clash here.
Delhi gave away 51 runs off the last 18 balls to allow Mumbai post a challenging score of 168 for five.
The hosts then failed to script a successful chase, going down by 40 runs after being restricted to 128 for nine to span their three-match winning run.
It was Delhi’s third loss out of the four matches that the hosts played at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium this season.
“It is important for us to win the home games. Especially on these wickets. We lost the toss as well and they outplayed us in all three departments. Credit to them,” Iyer said Thursday.
“A lot of concern as far as the death overs were concerned. It wasn’t easy to bat in the second innings. The ball was stopping. It was difficult for the new batters. The last three overs were game changing,” he added.
Iyer said they gave away 20 runs more after being asked to bowl first on this wicket.
“We would have chased. That is what we had on our minds. We have been chasing in all our away games as well. We gave away 20 runs more on this wicket,” he said.
Asked if Delhi have been training on similar wickets, Iyer said: “We practice at the nets and those wickets are also slow. When you come here, it is totally different.”