Chennai: Newly appointed Delhi Daredevils captain James Hopes admitted that it was his opposite number Mahendra Singh Dhoni who batted them out of the contest.
"I think we were on top of the game in the first 15 overs and then Dhoni batted us out in the end. Went through the scores and I thought it will be a good chance but the 18 runs is a reflection of the game itself," Hopes said at the post-match press conference.
The Australian all-rounder admitted that his team will now try to put a combination in place for the next year. "We are trying to put in place a combination for next year. At the same time, we still want to win games. Tonight, we had a chance to win the game."