Rishabh Pant, successful his archetypal play arsenic IPL captain, led Delhi Capitals to the playoffs.© BCCI/IPL
Rishabh Pant was visibly affectional aft Delhi Capitals suffered a heartbreaking nonaccomplishment to Kolkata Knight Riders successful the 2nd Qualifier of the Indian Premier League connected Wednesday. After scoring lone 135/5, Delhi Capitals bowlers kept their squad successful the hunt with regular strikes towards the extremity of the KKR chase. KKR mislaid six wickets for 7 runs in conscionable implicit 3 overs arsenic the lucifer went to the last six deliveries. Rahul Tripathi deed a six disconnected Ravichandran Ashwin connected the penultimate transportation of the lucifer to triumph the crippled for KKR. After the match, a dejected Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant said his broadside ne'er stopped believing and tried to enactment successful the contention for arsenic agelong arsenic they could.
"Can't alteration thing aft the match. Always we kept connected believing, and stayed successful the crippled for arsenic agelong arsenic possible. The bowlers pulled it back. They bowled truly good done the mediate overs. We were stuck, and incapable to rotate the strike," Pant said astatine the post-match presentation.
Pant added that helium wishes to travel stronger and improved adjacent play and crook their fortunes.
"Hopefully we tin travel backmost nett twelvemonth for a stronger season. We played truly bully cricket passim the season. We stuck together, and cared for each other. Hopefully we volition amended adjacent twelvemonth and travel backmost strongly," Pant concluded.
In the match, Delhi Capitals could lone negociate a full of 135 for 5 successful their allotted 20 overs aft being enactment successful to bat by Eoin Morgan.
In reply, contempt a melodramatic hiccup, KKR managed to get implicit the enactment and seal a spot successful the finals of IPL 2021.
The two-time champions volition present instrumentality connected MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings successful the last of the T20 league successful Dubai connected Friday.
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