Mumbai : Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant blamed his batsmen for failing to score freely in the middle overs, which led to them getting below target, eventually leading to a six-wicket haul against Lucknow Super Giants in an IPL 2022 match. lost to DY Patil Stadium, here on Thursday.

Opener Prithvi Shaw hit a 34-ball 61 but Delhi lost their way after Delhi was dismissed and the best of captain Rishabh Pant (39 not out on 36) and Sarfaraz Khan (36 not out on 28). Despite efforts, could manage to make a post. A modest total of 149/3 in 20 overs.

Lucknow Super Giants escaped some of their hiccups after South African opener Quinton de Kock smashed 80 off 52 balls, but thanks to Krunal Pandya (19 not out on 14) and Ayush Badoni (10 not out) in 19.4 overs. managed to reach 155/4. off 3).

Speaking at the post-match presentation, Pant said that his team fell short by 10-15 runs.

“…as a batting unit, we were 10-15 runs short. We wanted to give our 100% till the last ball of the 40th over. I think the powerplay was fine, but the main game changed in the middle overs. The spinners bowled well but we were 10-15 runs short.

Ravi Bishnoi (2/22) in four overs was the most successful bowler for Lucknow, while Krishnappa Gautam (1/23) also took a wicket.

Delhi Capitals will now take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their next IPL 2022 match on Sunday.