After winning first two matches, Delhi Capitals have lost their first game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yesterday. They are standing at number 2nd position in the points table with four points.
After the match, Shreyas Iyer received rs 12 Lakh fine for maintaining slow over rate. The Delhi-based franchise could not complete their quota of 20 overs in time. They took 23 minutes more to finish their 20 overs after starting on 6 pm local time.
“As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Iyer was fined Rs 12 lakh,” the IPL said in a release.
“We were pretty much happy with 162, it was a par score on this wicket. We had no idea how this wicket would behave as this is our first game here. They outplayed us in all three departments and credit to them for that. It was surprising and in the second innings, it (pitch) was two-paced. When I went in, the ball wasn’t coming onto the bat. We thought dew would come on but we can’t give any reasons at this moment. We didn’t execute the way we wanted to.”
“Lot of learnings from this wicket and conditions. Ricky went in (during the time-out) and we needed one batsman to take a chance as the required rate was pretty high. The ground is very big and we didn’t capitalize on taking doubles. We knew boundaries are big here and doubles will be key for us, It didn’t work out for us, hopefully next time we can maximize the opportunities,” Shreyas Iyer after the match.