Tom Moody: One bloke Pollard got in our way
Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody showered praise on Mumbai Indians' West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard after their loss at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday night.
“We are disappointed. We won 80 per cent of the game, but Mumbai are undefeated here at home. We have been criticised throughout the tournament how poorly we have batted and I think we showed people we are capable with the bat,” Moody said.
“I think we had more than a competitive total on that surface but one bloke (Pollard) who got in our way, it is as simple as that. At one stage they were needing over 15 runs an over, more often than not, you win those games but today wasn’t the case,” he added.
The Trinidad batsman scored an unbeaten 66 off 27 balls to snatch an improbable victory. Rohit Sharma’s side scored 50 runs off the 17th and 18th overs bowled by Thisara Perera and Amit Mishra, but Moody was not in favour of blaming them.
“I don’t agree that Thisara’s over (29 runs) cost us the match at all. When you are on a good surface, when there is big total being scored, there is going to be an over or two that are going to be expensive,” he said.