David Warner, the Delhi Daredevils captain for their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in New Delhi on Friday (May 10), said the absence of two set batsmen towards the end of the innings cost his team dear during their Pepsi IPL match which Bangalore won by four runs.
Chasing Bangalore's 183 for 4, Delhi made a brave fist of it before eventually settling for 179 for 7. "We were fast losing wickets and obviously there were two crucial overs there in the middle when we only scored 10 runs and we lost two wickets straight after that," said Warner, alluding to the fact that it was only fireworks from Irfan Pathan and Morne Morkel that brought his team close. "It comes down to keeping wickets in hand and having two batsmen set. Obviously, that's what RCB had and they ended up getting 70 runs off the last three overs. But they had two incredible players (Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers)."