I am speechless, we panicked, says DC captain Shreyas Iyer

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MOHALI: A gutted Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Shreyas Iyer said that he was speechless after his team lost seven wickets for eight runs in their 14-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in an IPL encounter here on Monday.

 

DC was cruising along at 144 for 3 in their chase of 167 but they sensationally lost the last seven wickets for 8 runs.

"I am really speechless. It is a crucial match and losing such matches is not going to benefit us," Iyer said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

"Really disappointing. With the way we were going, we came to run-a-ball and to lose from there. We didn't play smart cricket and Punjab outplayed us in all the departments. We miscalculated the target. I think It was just panic in between. Our batsmen did not taking initiative to win the game," the skipper said.

"Not many times, you defend. When Rishabh hit the six, we just needed to hang in there. Credit to Shami and Curran. We were probably 25 runs short. We backed ourselves to defend with three spinners”, a delighted KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin said.

Sam Curran took a hat-trick in the final over. KXIP defeated DC by 14 runs in Mohali to move to No.2 in the 2019 Indian Premier League points table.

 

 

 

With inputs from PTI

 

 

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