DC Loses Match in Pant’s Absence, Temporary Captain Axar Patel Blames “dropped catches”

Royal Challengers Bengaluru played the 62nd match of IPL 2024 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi against hosting team Delhi Capitals on Sunday.

DC won the toss, opting to bowl first against RCB who scored a total of 187/9 in the first innings of the match, while DC got restricted to 140. RCB won the match by 47 runs.

With this, RCB is upgraded to the 5th spot on the points table with 14 points and a lot of hope to participate in this season’s playoffs. DC is not at the 7th spot on the same table.

Axar Patel on losing wickets and dropping catches

Addressing the audience at the post-match segment, Axar Patel, the temporary captain for DC talked about the bad fielding done by the team. He also expressed disappointment over losing 4 wickets in the powerplay. 

“Dropped catches hurt us. Could’ve restricted them to 150. When you lose four wickets in powerplay, you’re always chasing the game. 160-170 would’ve been a par score.” Axar said.

Patel also mentioned how irregukar the pitch was for playing today, despite it being their homeground.

“Pitch was two-paced. Some were skidding, some were holding. When your main players are run out and you lose four in powerplay, you’re chasing the game. Anything can happen, but haven’t thought that far ahead.” He added.

Why was Pant suspended from the match

 The captain for Delhi Capitals, Rishabh Pant was earlier suspended from the match against RCB, one say prior to the said match. 

Pant had been penalized with a fine of Rs 30 lakh and a one-match suspension due to his team’s slow over-rate during their match against Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing IPL 2024 season. This was Pant’s 3rd offense for a slow over rate in the season.

The official statement released by the IPL stated, “Mr Rishabh Pant, Captain, Delhi Capitals has been fined and suspended for one match for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct after his team maintained a slow over-rate during Match 56 of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against Rajasthan Royals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on May 07, 2024.”

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru played the 62nd match of IPL 2024 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi against hosting team Delhi Capitals on Sunday.

DC won the toss, opting to bowl first against RCB who scored a total of 187/9 in the first innings of the match, while DC got restricted to 140. RCB won the match by 47 runs.

With this, RCB is upgraded to the 5th spot on the points table with 14 points and a lot of hope to participate in this season's playoffs. DC is not at the 7th spot on the same table.

Axar Patel on losing wickets and dropping catches

Addressing the audience at the post-match segment, Axar Patel, the temporary captain for DC talked about the bad fielding done by the team. He also expressed disappointment over losing 4 wickets in the powerplay. 

“Dropped catches hurt us. Could've restricted them to 150. When you lose four wickets in powerplay, you're always chasing the game. 160-170 would've been a par score.” Axar said.

Patel also mentioned how irregukar the pitch was for playing today, despite it being their homeground.

“Pitch was two-paced. Some were skidding, some were holding. When your main players are run out and you lose four in powerplay, you're chasing the game. Anything can happen, but haven't thought that far ahead.” He added.

Why was Pant suspended from the match

 The captain for Delhi Capitals, Rishabh Pant was earlier suspended from the match against RCB, one say prior to the said match. 

Pant had been penalized with a fine of Rs 30 lakh and a one-match suspension due to his team's slow over-rate during their match against Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing IPL 2024 season. This was Pant's 3rd offense for a slow over rate in the season.

The official statement released by the IPL stated, "Mr Rishabh Pant, Captain, Delhi Capitals has been fined and suspended for one match for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct after his team maintained a slow over-rate during Match 56 of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against Rajasthan Royals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on May 07, 2024.”

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