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Karthik rues batting failure

The Delhi Daredevils captain Dinesh Karthik blamed failure of their batting department for the five-wicket defeat at the hand of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League match.

cricket Updated: Mar 19, 2010 23:33 IST

The Delhi Daredevils captain Dinesh Karthik blamed failure of their batting department for the five-wicket defeat at the hand of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League match.

“We have a couple of areas to work on. I think we lost quite a lot of wickets in the middle.

“I mean, once a batsman gets out he is followed by two or more batsmen. We have to stop this thing so that we an push the runrate higher in the end in the coming matches,” Karthik said after Delhi lost second consecutive match at home.

He, however, said it was difficult to pinpoint any particular area of weakness and hoped that Dilshan will come good in the next matches.

“It is tough to pinpoint where we went wrong. Dilshan was one of our best players last year but this year he is a little off colour. But he can’t be away from scoring a big score,” Karthik said when asked about if Dilshan’s form is affecting his team’s prospect.

The Tamil Nadu batsman said they felt short by 10-15 runs in the match.

“Once Hayden got out and we got a couple of wickets, we though we can comeback. May be if we had 10 odd runs more we could have fought it out. They bowled well and batted well too,” he said.