It's frustrating: Wiese

It's frustrating: Wiese

The buoyant run of Royal Challengers Bangalore faltered at an unexpected hurdle in Mohali. A win against Kings XI Punjab would have strengthened their chances of qualification to play-offs but instead they went down by 22 runs in a rain-curtailed match.

RCB pacer David Wiese admitted it was frustrating to lose at such a crucial stage of the tournament but took solace in a defined target. “It is a bit frustrating because no one likes to lose so close to the business end of the tournament. We are still playing good cricket though, and have got a bit of momentum moving forward. What makes our task easier is that we know what we have to do next – just win the remaining two games and secure the play-offs spot. It is disappointing to lose here but we are looking forward to the next two matches,” Wiese told reporters on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old South African conceded that Kings XI Punjab bowlers bowled brilliantly at the death overs. “I think in a shortened game like this the team which does the basics right is going to end up having things in its favour. They (KXIP) bowled well particularly at the death. They had good plans and executed them well. If we have to be honest with ourselves they were better than us on the night,” he said.

 Wiese said time was their biggest enemy in the truncated contest. “It is always difficult to go after the bowlers from the first ball. Every batsman likes to take his time in the middle but unfortunately, the situation we were in, we didn’t have that luxury. Even though AB (de Villiers) is the best in the world and we have top three quality batsmen with us, it is difficult to go from ball number one,” he said.

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