Mohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey rued a dismal batting performance from his side as they lost their home Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium here on Monday.
Chasing a target of 151, the Kings never really got into the game as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals, and finished as losers inspite of a valiant effort from wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who top scored with 42 from 33 balls.
“It was our batting, the top order again (that failed). I’ll take responsibility again and we needed partnerships going but could not. It was a gettable target but top order couldn’t do it,” Bailey said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
The skipper, who got a solid 22 before falling prey to his country man Moises Henriques, is,however, content with the efforts of the pacers in the side saying they are bowling well at the death.
He also added the team is trying their best to make a turnaround and is hopeful of a comeback.
“The bowling was good to restrict them to 150. We are just trying to get a combination that works. I think no team are trying any harder than last year and we are not trying any lesser. Sandeep (Sharma) and Anureet (Singh) have been performing for us at the start as well as the death which is good to see,” he said.