Prajakta Pawar in New Delhi 20 April 2012 - 01:07am IST
Top order needs to perform: Parthiv
Deccan Chargers’ keeper-batsman says one win could turn things around for his team
Speaking to iplt20.com after the match, the wicketkeeper-batsman said that one of the top-order batsmen needs to stay till the end to help post bigger totals or finish games.
Excerpts from Parthiv’s brief interview:
In the end, would it have helped to have a few more runs on the board?
I though the wicket will ease out. In three overs we lost two-three wickets that made a huge difference. If one of us would have gone on to score [about] 50-60 [runs], it would have made a big difference.
You got a couple of early wickets, but could not capitalize on the breakthroughs. What are your thoughts on that?
I think credit should be given to Kevin Pietersen; he played an outstanding knock. We tried our best, but I think when a player like him gets going it is very difficult to stop him.
What was the wicket like?
The wicket was pretty good. I think it was an ideal T20 wicket. 160-170 would have been a good score, but I thought Pietersen did a fantastic job.
What are the areas that you need to work on going ahead?
Someone needs to score a big 70-80 runs, so that we can have a [set] batsman at the [crease in the] 17th-18th over. That will make a huge difference to the team.
Is bowling is an area of concern?
I don’t think so. We have done well. If we would have got 170 [runs], it would have been a different finish, a different game.
DC has had three close finishes. What do you think about that?
I think we just need to win one more game and we will be right up there. We have been playing well; it is a matter of time. If we get one win things will be different.