We failed in all three facets of the game, rues Kings XI Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell

first_imgKings XI Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell was completely distraught with his team’s performance against the Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.  Kings XI Punjab lost by 51 runs against Delhi Daredevils, who rode on the all-round efforts of Sam Billings, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson and Shahbaz Nadeem to register their second successive win in the IPL this season. (Highlights of the match) Well played Delhi ??? It’s high time @lionsdenkxip pull up their socks considering it’s still early in the tournament. #Grrrr??#DDvsKxip- Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) April 15, 2017Chasing a mammoth 189, Punjab kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually restricted to 137/9. Morris was the pick of the bowlers for Delhi with figures of 3 for 23 while Pat Cummins and Nadeem got two wickets each. (Scorecard)Maxwell felt losing wickets at regular intervals meant that Punjab were always behind the ever-climbing asking rate.”We were a bit behind with the bat there. Let them get 188 which was far too many on that wicket. We gave away probably 30 too many. There were too many boundary balls and we did not sustain the pressure. They got away at the back end,” Maxwell said at the post-match presentation.”It (the wicket) stayed slow and did not allow us to get going. The execution from the bowlers has to improve. They have good plans going into the game, but it is about executing them in pressure situations. We failed in all three facets of the game today,” he added.He was impressed by Axar Patel’s effort at the end, who got his highest ever score in the IPL of 44, but was bowled of the last ball of the match by Morris.advertisement”Axar Patel continues to show he is a superstar in the game, his all-round prowess was brilliant and KC (Cariappa) had a good day, apart from that it was a dull night,” Maxwell concluded.last_img

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