SRH coach Tom Moody unhappy with D/L method after loss to RCB

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Hyderabad, May 16: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) coach Tom Moody has expressed unhappiness at the way the target for Royal Challengers Bangalore was revised under Duckworth/Lewis method in their rain-interrupted IPL cricket match and said that the system "needs to be looked at".

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"We had to play regardless of the weather. Because, one point made no difference to us and still disillusioned how D/L method comes up with the numbers. When you score a total in 11 overs, you face three powerplay overs, then you have a rain interruption and you have to defend with six overs with two powerplay overs," Moody said at the post match press conference last night.

File photo: SRH coach Tom Moody (right) with team's mentor VVS Laxman

"I am not the anyone, but it has been talked about for a fair period of time. Personally, I feel that it (D/L method) definitely needs to be looked at. Because, there is an imbalance there. You don't want rain interruption period. You also don't want skewed games with huge disadvantage like that," Moody said. (Match Report)

After a delayed start due to rain, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 135 for 3 in 11 overs. But the target for RCB was revised to 81 from six overs after their run chase was also delayed by rain.

A superlative performance of 35 runs in just 10 balls by Chris Gayle and unbeaten 44 runs in 19 balls by captain Virat Kohli helped Bangalore to score a six wicket victory with one ball remaining under D/L method.

Moody said each and every player of his side has done his best under the circumstances in the match.

"I am not going to apportion blame to any particular player. I thought every player did their very best under the circumstances," he said.

PTI

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