I think we were 40-50 runs short: Harmanpreet Kaur | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Mumbai Indians captain Harmanpreet Kaur said that her team was 40-50 runs short against Delhi Capitals on Monday as they suffered their second consecutive loss in the ongoing Women’s Premier League.
MI dropped to second in the standings after they were blown away by DC in Navi Mumbai. DC jumped to top of the table with a commanding nine-wicket victory.
“I think we were 40-50 runs short. We were looking for early breakthroughs but they batted very well. Dew was there but we didn’t bowl to our plans, we bowled really short today,” Harmanpreet said in a post-match presentation.
Harmanpreet said that her team now has to bat well in the upcoming matches after they were restricted to a lowly total of 109/8 by Delhi.
An all-round show from Delhi marked by a top-notch spell from Marizanne Kapp and explosive knocks from Alice Capsey and Shafali Verma helped them chase down the target of 110 runs in just nine overs at DY Patil Stadium.
“Well, we surely have to bat well now. We do have good players but sometimes things like this can happen. We won’t get overconfident now and stick to our basics,” she added.
Mumbai’s performance in the tournament took a sharp turn for the worst after they won five straight games and were the first to clinch a playoff position.
They will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last league game on Tuesday.
With the win over Mumbai, DC is at the top of the points table with five wins and two losses in seven matches. They have a total of 10 points. Mumbai Indians have similar performances but have been pushed down to the second spot due to lesser run rate.
(With inputs from ANI)

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