IPL 2013: Chances of a top-two finish hurt after loss to Mumbai, says Rahul Dravid

Dravid said the bowlers did their job by restricting Mumbai to a gettable total of 166 but the batsman squandered their opportunities.

updated: May 16, 2013 17:29 IST
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Mumbai: Blaming his batsmen for the 14-run loss to Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid said his side's chances of finishing among the top-two ahead of IPL playoffs have been dented considerably.

"This loss was a big one for us. Obviously our net run rate is below both Mumbai Indians and CSK's. We needed this win if we wanted to finish in top two, now we have to rely on one of them losing very badly. They are pretty good sides, they don't lose very easily," Dravid told reporters in a post-match press conference last night.

"You never know with a bit of luck we win against Hyderabad and if one of them (MI and CSK) loses badly, we can still finish in the top two but it is looking difficult," he said.

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