Mumbai: Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh on Friday blamed his batsmen for messing up what looked to be a comfortable run-chase against Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League match.
Chasing a modest 129 for nine, Mumbai witnessed a disastrous start and were eventually restricted to 101 for nine, thereby losing the encounter by 28 runs at a Wankhede Stadium pitch that offered a lot of turn.
"We bowled very well to restrict them to 129. But we lost too many wickets up front (3 wickets for 5 runs) and from then played catch-up. It was a total that should have been chased whatever be the nature of the wicket," said Harbhajan at the post-match media conference.