Sport Capitals skipper Pant rues batting failures after missing out on IPL final

03:45  14 october  2021
03:45  14 october  2021 Source:   cricket365.com

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Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant was left to rue his team’s batting errors in a dramatic playoff match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Pant said that his team got bogged down by some excellent bowling from KKR but admitted that with just a few more runs on the board they would likely have overcome.

Capitals rue batting failures after missing out on IPL final

KKR appeared to be cruising to victory after reaching 123 for 1 in 15.5 overs chasing 136 to win the match and book a place in the IPL final.

The Capitals put in a phenomenal death bowling effort, but a Rahul Tripathi six off the penultimate ball eventually settled the contest, giving KKR a three-wicket win with a ball to spare.

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KKR skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bowl first on a low and slow Sharjah wicket. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant , being the funny boy that he is, played a prank on umpire Anil Chaudhary just after the toss. While returning back from the toss, he just nudged the umpire on the wrong side as he moved around to see who he was. The umpire completely looked baffled, but Pant calmed him down and revealed that it was him as the match official smiled. A random Twitter user tweeted the same video with the caption ” “24-year-old kiddo,” reflecting on the prank played by Pant .

Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant said their performance in the first half of the event will count for something but they will, however, take it one match at a time in the second leg. Ponting added that Pant has matured tremendously in the last couple of IPL seasons, "Rishabh's level of maturity in the last couple of seasons has just gone through the roof. When I first joined the Delhi Capitals camp, Rishabh was just starting to burst onto the scene. I made a pretty big call during the Australian summer last year when Rishabh finally made his way back to the Test team that we are going to see the

A shellshocked Pant lamented the end of their campaign but promised a strong response in 2022.

“They bowled very well in the middle-overs, we got stuck and couldn’t rotate strike,” Pant said of their effort of 135 for 5 .

“Delhi Capitals are known to be positive and hopefully we’ll come back better next season.”

Pant was left devastated by the finish as the Delhi franchise will have to wait even longer to end their long wait for an IPL trophy.

“I don’t have words to express at the moment, can’t tell anything,” he said.

“We just kept believing, tried to stay in the game as long as possible. The bowlers nearly pulled it back, but it’s unfortunate that it didn’t go our way.”

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KKR skipper Eoin Morgan praised Tripathi’s cool head which proved the difference between the two sides while expressing the need to be more clincal after a fast start to the chase put them in charge.

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“Should’ve been a lot easier after the start we got. The openers gave us a great platform. We will dissect what happened in the last four overs,” Morgan said during the post-match presentation.

“Dew came in and all, but hey, we have won and we are in the finals. We are delighted to get over the line. Would’ve loved to win convincingly but Capitals are a very good side.

“Six off two, the odds were probably in favour of the bowling side, but Rahul Tripathi has done superbly well for us.”

The Kolkata Knight Riders will face Chennai Super Kings on Friday 15 October 2021 in the IPL final.

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