Vastavam Web: Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan today attributed his side’s 51-run thrashing of Kings XI Punjab in an IPL match here to sticking to the basics.He said his side executed the plans well on the field.”We just did the basics right. Got a decent start. we did not lose wickets regularly. The pitch was slow and we executed the plans well,” Zaheer said after the match.Electing to bat, Delhi scored 188 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs and then restricted Punjab to 137 for 9.
Talking about his bowlers’ clinical show, Zaheer said, “The way Nadeem bowled was crucial. It was important not to give away runs. I bowled a lot of cutters too. Happy with the way things are going. So far so good.”A disappointed Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell said his side gave 30 runs too many to Delhi batsmen.”We failed in all three facets of the game today. Axar continues to show he’s a superstar and Cariappa did well too.”
Man-of-the-match Corey Anderson of Delhi said, “It was the kind of wicket where it was tough to get going. Sanju and Sam (Billings) set a great platform. It was good to have that platform to go from.”We thought 160 might have been a reasonable target during one of the time-outs and in the end it probably was,” said Anderson who made 39 not out from 22 balls and took a wicket later.