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Ipl 2018
Our death bowling needs improvement, says Manish Pandey after KKR's loss against Mumbai Indians
Not pleased with his team's bowling performance in the last few overs of the match, KKR's Manish Pandey said that they need to improve significantly in this aspect.

Team Mumbai pulled off a sensational 4-wicket win on Sunday. Mumbai Indians were in need of 64 runs with 30 balls left. They pulled off a sensational win with 1 ball to spare, by riding on Hardik Pandya and Nitish Rana's counter-attack, after being bogged down to 119 for 5 at the starting of the 17th over.

"Even in the first game (against Gujarat Lions), we struggled with death bowling. I thought we can improve a little more. Two games in a row, and it is high time we start thinking and applying our mind about this in the meeting," Pandey said in his after-match media conference.

He further said with good confidence, "It looked like we might win, but the two batsmen – Hardik (Pandya) and (Nitish) Rana – played really well. We could have bowled with a little more plan. We will bounce back."

Manish Pandey felt that Hardik Pandya is growing slowly and steadily in his confidence, which is a very good thing for the cricketer.

Pandey's 47 ball 81 went all in vain though he said he was satisfied with his innings. However, he mentioned, that the dew factor worked against his team in the second innings.

Two of the Mumbai Indians players were off the field for different periods during their run chase, and Pandey said while their captain Gautam Gambhir should be fine after recovering from the cramps, he was unsure how bad was the shoulder injury sustained by the Aussie batsman Chris Lynn while fielding.

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