David Hussey blames shoddy batting for five-wicket defeat to Daredevils – Cricket News Update

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David Hussey blames shoddy batting for five-wicket defeat to Daredevils – Cricket News Update
Satisfied with his side’s incisive bowling performance, the stand-in captain of Kings XI blamed his side’s poor batting for the five-wicket defeat to Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
After electing to bat first, the Kings XI Punjab batting line-up could only post an average total of 136 for 8 in their quota of 20 overs. David Hussey was the only notable performance for the tourists with an unbeaten 40 off 35 deliveries, while the rest
fell for scores inside 21.
Speaking to media reporters after the five-wicket loss, the Australian said that the wicket was a good batting strip, where they could have scored a total of over 160.
"Probably, it was a wicket for 160 runs. We bowled well to defend the total. Our batting really let the bowlers down again,” said the middle-order batsman and the stand in captain of Kings XI. “Full credit to our bowlers once again, who fought hard and never
gave in. They stretched the game till the last over," he added further.
The right-arm medium pacer, in the first three overs of his spell and leave the hosts struggling at 37
for 4 in the sixth over.
However, played a meticulous half-century knock to take Daredevils home quite comfortably with an over to spare. Hussey also praised Jayawardene for his match-winning knock.
"We fought the game out really well. Full credit to Irfan [Pathan] and Mahela [Jayawardene]. He [Mahela] ran the show beautifully," said Hussey who is leading the Punjab based Kings XI in the absence of regular skipper, recovering from a hamstring
injury he had sustained mid April.
Despite the five-wicket loss to Daredevils last night, Hussey has not still given up and is hopeful of sneaking in the playoffs by doing well in the ensuing two games, against Super Kings and the same Delhi opposition at home.
"The guys are really pumped up. We have two more games left and if we win those matches, we might sneak in [playoffs]," said the Australian all-rounder.



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