We felt 161 was a good score to defend: Ricky Ponting

Apr 22, 2013, 09:02 IST | Agencies

Mumbai Indians skipper Ricky Ponting blamed his bowlers for the team's dismal show against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla here yesterday. Ponting said that 161 was a good score on the wicket

“I don’t think we were 30 runs short. When Sachin and Rohit were batting, they felt that 160-165 was a pretty good score on this track. They felt that it was a nice even surface which was a bit on the slower side. So at the break, we were happy to defend 161,” Ponting said at the post-match press conference. 

Ricky Ponting

“Virender (Sehwag) and Mahela (Jayawardene) challenged us, but our bowlers did not execute the plan. The line and lengths that we talked about were not maintained and before we knew, it was 60 off six overs. We tried different bowlers and different combinations. We have to give credit to (Delhi) openers but I must admit that we bowled far too many loose deliveries first up,” he added.

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