Delhi Daredevils have lost two matches on trot in IPL 2015 © IANS
Delhi Daredevils have lost two matches on trot in IPL 2015 © IANS

By Faisal Kamal

New Delhi: Despite 11 losses in a row for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, spinner Imran Tahir feels the team was playing good cricket and will end up on the winning side very soon. Even after posting a challenging 184 for three, the Jean-Paul Duminy-led side were beaten by Rajasthan Royals by three wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla to lose their second close match of the season. Rajasthan Royals clinch last-ball thriller against Delhi Daredevils in Match 6 of IPL 2015

Delhi’s South African import Tahir, who bagged four wickets in the match, said his side were just unlucky and a win is not far away. “We were in a good position, I don’t know where we went wrong. It is such a small target in T20 cricket, you can see even the guys coming at number nine and 10 can bat. I think it was a great team effort by them. They really played well. From us we have just been a little short on luck,” he said at the post-match press conference. Full Scorecard: Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals

“In this game and the previous one we proved that we have played really good cricket but it’s been a small margin of loss. We are hoping for good results. I know my comments may not justify the 11 straight losses but we are truly happy with the way we played,” said Tahir.  BLOG: Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals

Delhi lost their opening match to Chennai Super Kings by a single run but Tahir insisted that it’s just a matter of time before they get into winning ways and praised RR for playing a good game.

“We are not lacking in confidence because of the losses. We are playing good cricket, may be just short of luck. Our aim is to get two points and I am sure with the way we are playing, we are going to get them soon. And a win certainly will make a big difference and make us more confident,” Tahir said.

“If the last ball had given just a single run then I would have given different comments now. In professional cricket everybody wants to win. But on this day, they played good cricket and deserved to win,” he said.

ixth match of IPL 8. Rajasthan Royals clinch last-ball thriller against Delhi Daredevils in Match 6 of IPL 2015

Delhi Daredevils opening stand: After winning the toss, the Rajasthan Royals sent the Daredevils in after getting lured by the green top. There was some swing on offer for the bowlers too, however they failed to convert the favourable conditions into early wickets. Mayank Agarwal was very deft in his approach to the moving ball. Shreyas Iyer merely played spectator to him but got into the act after Agarwal was out. Agarwal smashed 37 runs off 21 balls, while Iyer scored 40 off 30; they set the base for a huge score. Full Scorecard: Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals

JP Duminy plays stabiliser: After the openers fell, DD were in a slightly precarious position. But captain JP Duminy palyed anchor allowing his partners to play their natural games. His stability at one end allowed Yuvra

BLOG: Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals