IPL 2019: We failed as a batting side, says Shreyas Iyer

Captain Shreyas Iyer blamed his batsmen for not showing better application on a tough Feroz Shah Kotla ground after Delhi Capitals lost its second successive match.

Shreyas Iyer being bowled SRH legspinner Rashid Khan.   -  AP Photo

Captain Shreyas Iyer blamed his batsmen for not showing better application on a tough Feroz Shah Kotla ground after Delhi Capitals lost its second successive match.

Sunrisers Hyderabad after inserting Delhi in to bat, restricted it to 129/8 and then aced the chase to a five-wicket victory with nine balls to spare.  

"The last two games have been the same (disappointing). It was a tough wicket to bat on and since they bowled first, they had an idea about how to go about it. We didn't play that well as a batting side. Another learning - we should come back positive and strong," Iyer said after the match.

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Iyer pointed out a score close to 150 could have given them a fighting chance with three spinners playing.

"After the first time out, I thought 140-150 would have been a good score, especially with three spinners playing. Unfortunately we lost too many wickets and we could not capitalise. I needed a little support over there because one of the top four batsmen had to be there, I had taken the responsibility but unfortunately I took on Rashid and got out as well," he said.

On the other hand, Hyderabad skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar expected the chase to be tricky but the start provided by David Warner and Jonny Bairstow helped.

"We weren't sure at the toss about how the pitch would play, but we always wanted to bowl given how small the ground is. We knew it would be a tricky chase, but the start we got was great."