Lucknow Supergiants players celebrate taking a wicket during their match against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023. , photo credit: AFP
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Pointing expressed his extreme displeasure over the “really lethargic” fielding and poor execution by his bowlers in the team. Defeated by 50 runs from Lucknow Supergiants In an IPL match in Lucknow.
The Delhi Capitals bowlers smashed 16 sixes and dropped a catch from LSG opener Kyle Mayers as the David Warner-led side made a disappointing start to their 2023 season.
Meyer’s 38-ball 73, studded with seven sixes, was the cornerstone of LSG’s mammoth 193 for six. Player of the match Mark Wood then bowled a fiery spell, returning figures of 5/14, as DC were restricted to 143 for nine.
Former Australian captain Ponting said that LSG scored more runs than they expected, mainly due to the carelessness of their bowlers.
In the post-match press conference, Ponting said, ‘To be completely honest, I think they (LSG) scored more runs than we expected. ,
Ponting admitted, “One chance from Meyer went down. He went for a run after that, which put us back in the game a bit.”
“The thing about giving chances in IPL cricket, giving second chances to very good players (can be disastrous). And he (Meyer) capitalized on that moment a lot. He hit everything in the middle. He attacked our spin, which He played really well.
“So it’s a good lesson for us. We know we have to be really quick in the field. We can’t turn down chances and if you do that, you have to expect they (the opposition) to create you. The ones are.” Paying off.” The Australian veteran said that giving away 16 maximums is something that holds a team back from where it is difficult to come back.
“I think we hit 16 sixes in our bowling innings. So, it goes to show that they (DC bowlers) were way off the mark with their bowling execution. I think whenever you are giving away 16 sixes And there are only five fours, that’s quite remarkable.” “So whenever you give away so much it’s hard to drag yourself back into the game,” he added.
The coach also said that it was not a 190-plus wicket and that, batting later, his team was still in a good position to chase down the target due to dew. But Wood’s fast and furious bowling dashed their hopes.
“Looking at the wicket, I don’t think it was a 190-plus wicket. There was a lot of dew. In any case, it was probably better for us batting second. There are a few reasons why we lost this game and we will Address them and hopefully improve for our next one,” Ponting said.
“Wood was brilliant. He bowled the way we used to bowl. We knew he would run in and bowl fast, attack the stumps and use his bouncers. That’s what he did. He used his bouncers really well. Used well and he is a world class fast bowler.
Ponting said, “I think as this tournament progresses and if he stays fit, you will see him bowling some pace.”