Duminy gives credit to Delhi's death bowling

Duminy gives credit to Delhi's death bowling

Duminy gives credit to Delhi's death bowling

Delhi Daredevils’ Jean Paul Duminy credited their death bowling for pulling out a sensational 10-run victory over Mumbai Indians here.

Daredevils, who scored 164/5, stopped Mumbai Indians’ chase to 154/7 for their third successive victory.

“I think probably with five overs to go during our bowling the game was still in the balance. Especially on this ground you back the batting side to get over the line.
But our bowlers bowled exceptional death overs. It was superb execution from them. It’s something that the guys have been working on pretty hard and it’s good to see it has come off,” Duminy said.

Duminy, who scored an unbeaten 49, said they had posted a good total and was glad that they won while defending it. He also felt the team had executed the plans well under the captaincy of Zaheer Khan.

“The way Immy (Imran Tahir) and Mishy (Amit Mishra) bowled in the middle period was exceptional and the seamers backed it up at the death. For me that was a clinical bowling performance,” he said.

“The difference from last year is the execution and Zak has led that well. There are a couple of new faces in the team and the guys have stood up and produced performances. Most teams have been winning while chasing so it is good to defend a score.”

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya felt his run-out proved costly for his team who were cruising during his partnership with Rohit Sharma. He agreed that his team faltered at the death.

“I was batting really well. But it was totally my mistake. We backed ourselves to win because we have a good batting line up but they bowled really well at the death. They executed their yorkers to perfection,” said Krunal, who made 36 off 17 balls.

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