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Rohit Sharma managed scored a vital 30 against Delhi Daredevils © PTI

Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday regretted at not capitalising on a good start provided by his openers as his team slumped to their fourth loss in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015.

Chasing a target of 191 runs, Parthiv Patel and West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons got the Mumbai side to a bit of a flyer as they were 35 for no loss after 4.1 overs. But after losing Simmons in the very next delivery the batting crumbled and they finished at 153 for 9 in 20 overs, losing by 37 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. “Initially, Simmons and Parthiv got off to a good start, but we failed to capitalize on that,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony. DD vs MI, IPL 2015: Gary Kirsten believes IPL is intense, leaves him streached out

The skipper, however, credited the Daredevils for putting such a formidable total on the scoreboard. “I think they played really well right from the start. To come out and post a total like that on that wicket was just great. We shouldn’t have let them post that total, but we need to give them credit. They have a superb batting line-up and they batted to their strengths today. They bowled great line and lengths too,” he said. PHOTOS: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2015 Match 21 at Delhi

Asked about the batting order which failed to even put up a threat to the Daredevil’s score, Rohit who contributed 30 of 24 balls said,”The same batting line-up scored more than 200 in the last game. We wanted to have the same batting line-up, but we just couldn’t do well today.”

“We have to look forward and we need to forget these losses as we head to Mumbai to face the Sunrisers [Hyderabad],” he concluded. Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs in IPL 2015