We did not utilise the conditions as we could have, admits de Villiers
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicket-keeper batsman AB de Villiers has said that they failed to adapt with the conditions yesterday in every department against Delhi Capitals (DC) which caused them the match.
Delhi beat Bangalore by 59 runs yesterday in Dubai. De Villiers thought that they couldn’t utilize the conditions and gave away 20 more runs above par.
“Yeah, I felt 196 was definitely over par. You must give credit to Delhi Capitals, they started really well in the first six overs, we did well to pull it back. I think we were really slow to adapt with our defensive bowling, it was one of those wickets were you needed to utilise the conditions, bowl it into the deck to get some purchase out of it and unfortunately, we leaked 20 more runs above par,”
de Villiers said in the post-match press conference.
However, he also gave credit to the Delhi batsmen as well and said that their fielding was poor. “I think Delhi batted well, as I said we pulled it back nicely and we had a chance to put pressure on them, we just did not execute really well, we did not utilise the conditions as we could have, it was one of those days where we did not get our skills right, we dropped a few catches, there were few fumbles in the field as well and it ultimately cost us 20-30 runs which could have been a different story in the second department, but we did not bat well too, so just a bad day at the office,” he added.
Delhi is currently at the top of the table with 4 wins in 5 matches and Bangalore is at 3rd with 3 wins in 5 matches.