Delhi Capitals lost their first match of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on Tuesday, September 29. They lost the match by 15 runs after they failed to chase 163 needed for victory. SRH got their first points on the while this was the Delhi’s first loss this season. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer, the DC skipper has got into trouble after the match.
Shreyas Iyer was fined for slow over-rate in the DC vs SRH contest. This was Delhi’s first such offence of the season as they dropped to second on the points table. They are just behind Rajasthan Royals on the points table. While both are on four points, the Royals are above Delhi due to a better net run-rate.
Shreyas Iyer Fined For Slow Over-Rate
Iyer was fined rupees 12 lakh, as was confirmed by the IPL. While the Royals will be taking on KKR in Dubai on Wednesday (September 30), Delhi’s next game is also against Kolkata on October 03.
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“As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Shreyas Iyer was fined Rs 12 lakh,” the IPL said in a release.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting has rued not taking advantage of the conditions better in his post-match presser after the game. He further said that since their top four batsmen did not get starts, they failed to capitalise on what should have been a comfortable run-chase.
“If you have one of those batsmen that go on and make a big score, like if one of those guys goes on and gets a 60 or 70 plus score, then we probably win the game. When we look back now, we were only 15 runs away at the end of the game. So, you can break that down in any way that you want” Ponting said.
Ricky Ponting further said that he was disappointed that their batsmen could not win them the game despite favourable conditions. Ponting seemingly looked disappointed in the dugout as his batsmen couldn’t make the most of situations offered.
“It didn’t look to get any slower. I think it actually started quite slow. Visually today, it looked like a really good wicket. A little bit of grass on it, it was nice and hard. As we saw (with) the new ball, there wasn’t a lot of bounce” the DC coach concluded.